NIH Training Grants

HIV Training Program in the Criminal Justice System 

The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides funding for the HIV Training Program in the Criminal Justice System, a research training program that is a collaborative effort of faculty Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health and the School of Social Work. Learn More.

Initiative for Maximizing Student Development

The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development, a schoolwide initiative, aims to to increase the number of historically underrepresented students who receive doctoral training in public health, with the ultimate goal of developing a diverse research and scientific workforce in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

The IMSD program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in research. IMSD graduates are expected to enter academic and research-oriented careers specializing in behavioral or biomedical science approaches to public health.

Behavioral Science Training in Drug Abuse Research

The department partners with National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI), in developing research in behavioral science on drug use. NDRI offers both pre- and postdoctoral programs in which a number of SMS doctoral students have participated. There are currently six doctoral students in the programs.