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 represents a collaborative effort of faculty at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health and the School of Social Work. Learn More

Predoctoral Fellowship in Gender, Sexuality, and Health

The nation’s first multidisciplinary doctoral training program in gender, sexuality, and health, the Predoctoral Fellowship in Gender, Sexuality, and Health fellowship provides support for PhD students only in Sociomedical Sciences. This unique program prepares students for research and teaching careers focusing on the role of gender and sexuality in shaping reproductive and sexual health, both in the United States and abroad. The program serves as a model for the department’s future direction in developing support for doctoral studies, and is funded by the Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Development.

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 level training, and has provided support to many of SMS’s DrPH and PhD students over the years. Follow this link to learn more about the NDRI Behavioral Science Training program.

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.