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This new photo collection gives a behind-the-scenes view of the different ways that Heller alumni and students are affecting social justice and policy change around the globe.

Heller students on Wallack Terrace of Schneider Building

Fall Admissions Open House

Our annual Fall Open House will be held on Saturday, November 7. The Open House is the best way to learn about our degree programs and experience Heller firsthand. It's also an excellent opportunity to meet program directors, current students, and alumni.

News at Heller

Bernie Sanders is about as radical as Harry Truman

In the American Prospect, Robert Kuttner argues that the politics of the self-defined democratic socialist are actually quite mainstream.

Heller at work: Jeanne Mansfield, MPP/MBA’15

Student Jeanne Mansfield uses her summer internship to promote equitable access to healthy foods at Boston Public Market.

American opioid addiction keeps growing

On NPR's On Point, Andrew Kolodny describes the current opioid crisis as an epidemic created by pharmaceutical companies and prescribing physicians.

A Heller Event

Tuesday Talks: "The Power of Numbers: How Statistical Data Get Their Meaning and Authority"

Is quantitative analysis as accurate, trustworthy and scientific as it’s cracked up to be? No, of course not. Statistics courses teach you how to look for problems in “reliability” and “validity.” Deborah Stone, Distinguished Visiting Professor, will talk about much deeper problems in the conceptual basis of counting and in the social processes by which statistical data are gathered and manipulated.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 12:15 - 1:30 pm

Room 163, Heller-Brown Building

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Laurence Simon  •  Professor of International Development

Thomas Shapiro  •  Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy and Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy

Susan Parish  •  Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Disability Policy, Director, Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, and Associate Dean, Research

A.K. Nandakumar  •  Professor of the Practice; Director, PhD Program; Director, Institute for Global Health and Development

Walter Leutz  •  Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Personnel

Alain Lempereur  •  Alan B. Slifka Professor of Coexistence and Conflict Resolution

Peter Kreiner  •  Scientist and Principal Investigator, Prescription Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center

Nina Kammerer  •  Senior Lecturer

Constance Horgan  •  Professor and Director, Institute for Behavioral Health

Anita Hill  •  Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies

Ricardo Godoy  •  Professor of International Development

Jody Hoffer Gittell  •  Professor and Executive Director, Relational Coordination Research Collaborative

Deborah Garnick  •  Professor

Angela Duger  •  Adjunct Lecturer

Michael Doonan  •  Associate Professor and Director of the Master’s in Public Policy Program (MPP); Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum; Director of the Council for Health Care Economics and Policy

Diana Bowser  •  Scientist, Lecturer and Director, MS Program in International Health Policy and Management

Janet Boguslaw  •  Scientist and Senior Lecturer; Associate Director, Master of Public Policy Program; Associate Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy

Joseph Assan  •  Assistant Professor

Stuart Altman  •  Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy

Shaun Willis • USA • MS '15

Callie Watkins • USA • PhD candidate

Tom Sannicandro • USA • PhD student

Sherria Saafir • USA • MBA '15

Princess Osita-Oleribe • Nigeria • MBA/MS '15

Henrietta Awo Osei-Anto • Ghana • PhD student

Bashir Najeeb • Afghanistan • MS '15

Helene Mukeya • Democratic Republic of the Congo • MS '15

Davron Mirsagatov • Uzbekistan • MA-SID '16

Pa Kong Lee • USA • MA-SID '15

Ramandeep Kaur • India • PhD '15
Public Health Research Analyst, Research Triangle Institute’s Waltham office

Yu Wen Kao • Taiwan • MA-SID '16

Jacquelyn Hodgson • USA • MBA '15

Rachel Gold-Brown • USA • MA-SID/MA-COEX '15

Ev Evnen • USA • MPP/MBA '15

Kimiko Ebata • USA • MA-SID '15

Noella Bigirimana • Rwanda • MS '15

Jodi Benenson • USA • PhD '15
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University

Taroon Amin • USA • PhD '15
Senior Advisor, National Quality Forum

Gregg Weltz • USA • MMHS '97
Director, Division of Youth Services, Department of Labor

Rachael Weiker • USA • MBA '13

Travis Warrington • USA • MA-SID/MA-COEX '13

Lisa Wang • Taiwan • PhD '91
Professor and Library Director, National Chung Cheng University

Anya Rader Wallack • USA • PhD '07
President, Arrowhead Health Analytics

Sara Wall • USA • MPP '10
Program Director, Project Access

Safia Trabelsi • Tunisia • MA-COEX '10
Communication and Partnership Officer, UN Women

Peter Ter • Sudan • MA-SID/MA-COEX '14

Rob Seidner • USA • MBA '03
HR Specialist, U.S. Department of Transportation

Neyha Sehgal • USA • MBA '13

Brian Schon • USA • MBA/MPP '11
Director of Policy and Strategy, Primary Care Progress

Brenna Schneider • USA • MBA '12
Founder and CEO, 99Degrees Custom

Genesis Samonte • The Philippines • MS '14

Angelique Rwiyereka • Rwanda • MS '07, PhD '13

Jennifer Ross • USA • MPP '11

Julie Rosen • USA • MMHS '89
Executive Director, Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

David Portowicz • USA • PhD '80
Chairman and Co-Founder, the Jaffa Institute

Gustavo Payan • Mexico • MA-SID '05
Project Director, International Development Division, Education Development Center

Jayanta Patra • India • MA-SID '13

Paula Paris • USA • MMHS '79
Deputy Director, JFYNetWorks, Boston

Jacqueline Okanga • Kenya • MA-SID/MA-COEX '13

Akiko Mera • Japan • MA-SID '05
Executive Director, Oxfam Japan

Heather McMann • USA • MBA '12
Executive Director, Groundwork Lawrence

Grace Majiakusi • Kenya • MA-SID '13

Henrieta Madarova • Czech Republic • MS '06
Partner, Advance Healthcare Management Institute

Masoud Juya • Afghanistan • MS '11
Co-Founder, Kahkashan-e-Sharq University

Bulat Idrisov • Russia • MS '14

Antoinette M. Hays • USA • PhD '90
President, Regis College

Cariann Harsh • USA • MBA '04
Director, Autism Division, Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services

Abraham Gore • USA • MBA '13

Jessica  Girard '10 • USA • MA-SID '14

Pertula George-Redd • St. Lucia • MA-SID '08
Manager of Volunteer Programs, DC Central Kitchen

Lynn Garvin • USA • PhD '14
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health

Cara Fuller • USA • MBA '05
Program Director, YouthBuild, Sasha Bruce Youthwork

Katherine Fitzgerald • USA • MBA '13

Sarah Emond • USA • MPP '09
Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, Massachusetts General Hospital

Michelle Dworkin • USA • MA-SID '07
Program Officer, USAID

Bevin Croft • USA • MPP '10, PhD Candidate

Matthew Brown '08 • USA • MPP/MA '13

Mary Brooks • USA • MA-SID '03
Lecturer and Assistant Director for Student and Academic Services, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Sara Bonizio • USA • MBA '10
Assistant Vice President for Quality Assurance, Work Inc.

Ronald Bernard • Haiti • MA-SID '12

Neal Bermas • USA • PhD '81
Founder, Streets International

Jessie Babcock • USA • MBA '09
Country Director for Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Panther Alier • South Sudan • MA-SID '09
Team Leader, Winrock International

Tanwir Ahmad • India • MS '13

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