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April 25th | Project ASPIRE: Syrian Refugee Health and Health Service Delivery in Jordan and Turkey

  • Room C06, School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY United States (map)

When: Thursday, April 25th, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Room C06, School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue

Free and open to the public | Livestream available | Registration required

Investigators based in the U.S., Jordan, and Turkey will present findings from the ASPIRE Project's first two studies, Women ASPIRE and Providers ASPIRE, on the health concerns of Syrian refugees.

Panelists include:

  • Nabila El-Bassel (bio), Willma & Albert Musher Professor of Social Work and University Professor

  • Neeraj Kaushal (bio), Professor of Social Policy

  • Maysa' Khadra (bio), Associate Professor, University of Jordan School of Medicine

  • Deniz Yukseker (bio), Professor, Political Science and International Relations Department, Istanbul Aydın University

  • Anindita Dasgupta (bio), Postdoctoral Research Scientist

  • Melissa Meinhart (bio), Doctoral Student

Advancing Solutions in Policy, Implementation, Research and Engagement for Refugees (ASPIRE), an INCITE-funded research initiative, takes a multidisciplinary approach to responding to the Syrian refugee crisis. ASPIRE currently encompasses three activities and programs dedicated to innovative approaches to this crisis:

  • An array of research projects, undertaken in collaboration with Columbia University researchers and partners at local universities, governmental agencies, UN and NGOs, to address the needs of this vulnerable population.

  • A consortium of Columbia University professional schools that seeks to bring together various experts working around this present crisis.

  • Opportunities for students engagement in our consortium, research projects and through dedicated coursework.

To learn more about ASPIRE's specific research projects and their team, please visit their website: