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Columbia University - Health Education and Adult Literacy: Volunteer Program


Category: Columbia
Type: Clinical
Location: New York New York



New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032

Description: The volunteer program at Columbia University Department of Psychiatry is service-oriented. Volunteers work in alliance with employees in various departments. They are an essential part of the staff. The Columbia University Department of Psychiatry is mainly a research organization; therefore, most of our volunteers choose to work on our many research studies. Volunteer tasks vary from clerical work to patient or research subject contact, usually observing interviews performed by our researchers.

Contact: Matt Gold, Director of Volunteer Division,

The Health Education and Adult Literacy (HEAL) program
Various locations

Descripion: HEAL is a volunteer driven project to promote health literacy and improve health outcomes for parents and children in outpatient pediatric clinics. The program aims to decrease medication errors and increase compliance with treatments prescribed by pediatricians through improving health literacy in the population served.


Program Coordinator
Emelin Martinez
Phone: (212) 305-0901

Faculty Lead/Medical Director
Dodi Meyer MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Phone: 212-305-6227