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ICAP Receives Funding to Research Ebola Stigma and Health Services in NYC

January 28, 2015

ICAP has received a research grant from the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. The one-year award is the first of the Lerner Center’s Innovation grants, which pair MSPH faculty with faculty from other schools at Columbia to facilitate research that advances original public health communication solutions.

The project, “Ebola and the West African Diaspora in New York City: Deriving Lessons to Inform Health Promotion in the Community,” seeks to identify best practices and gaps in health communications during the recent Ebola outbreak and explore ways to tailor future health information to New York City’s West African communities.

The project is led by Dr. Maria Lahuerta, associate research scientist at ICAP, and Dr. Mamadou Diouf, director of the Institute for African Studies at Columbia University.