Standing Faculty > Toorjo Ghose, MSW, PhDAssociate Professor
3701 Locust Walk, Caster Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6214
Dr. Ghose’s work focuses on structural interventions in the area of substance abuse, homelessness and HIV, both at the domestic and international levels. His research examines the manner in which contextual factors such as housing, community mobilization and organizational characteristics influence substance use and HIV risk. He is currently working with community-based agencies in New York city to study the effectiveness of providing housing as an intervention for substance using women with HIV released from prisons and jails. A second project involves a collaboration with scholars at the Treatment Research Institute in Philadelphia, state substance abuse agencies in the U.S. and addiction treatment centers to examine the effects of facility-level financial interventions in treatment effectiveness. Finally, Dr. Ghose works with collectives of sex workers and transgendered people with HIV in India, New York and Philadelphia to examine the effectiveness of social movement mobilization in reducing HIV risk. He has worked on the Gates Foundation-funded Parivartan HIV intervention project with sex workers in India, and is currently collaborating with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India on an HIV risk reduction intervention study with substance users. Dr. Ghose’s projects are funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Center For AIDS Research and the University Research Foundation.