Session 4: Overview of the WINGS model: Lessons learned and future directions in times of COVID (Dr Louisa Gilbert and Mr Danil Nikitin)

Louisa Gilbert (Columbia University, USA, ) Dr. Louisa Gilbert is a licensed social worker with over 25 years of experience developing, implementing, evaluating and disseminating multilevel interventions to address gender-based violence (GBV), HIV/AIDS, substance misuse, opioid overdose, and trauma among key affected communities. Her research has advanced evidence-based computerized GBV prevention models that have been integrated into a continuum of HIV prevention, testing, and treatment interventions. She has served as the co-director of the Social Intervention Group (SIG) since 1999 and co-founder and co-director of the Global Health Research Center of Central Asia (GHRCCA) since 2007. 

Danil Nikitin (Kyrgyzstan, Since 2007 Danil Nikitin has been representing the Global Health Research Center of Central Asia, and heading the Global Research Institute (GLORI Foundation) since 2011. He earned his Masters in Social Work from Columbia in 2006. Internship with the UJA-Federation, Open Society Institute, and Social Intervention Group at Columbia University contributed a lot to his professional development. Prior to the graduate studies, he worked with Osh Regional Narcological Center as a program administrator. After graduating from Columbia, Danil returned to Kyrgyzstan and as a Director, PI and co-investigator, led intervention research focused on GBV and HIV prevention in drug-using communities. 

  • Session 4: Overview of the WINGS model: Lessons learned and future directions in times of COVID

  • Сессия 4: Обзор модели WINGS: извлечённые уроки и перспективы дальнейшего развития в условиях COVID

In this video, created by Ms Ana Singh, Dr Louisa Gilbert is telling about WINGS intervention being applied for helping women who survive Gender-based violence:

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