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Research Spotlight

Despite great need, the pool of new, innovative psychotropic drugs is running dry. A Heller study examines the medications under development, and why so few reach the market.

Heller Magazine Fall 2014

Driving Positive Social Change

New Heller Magazine looks at the many ways that students, researchers, staff, and alumni are shaping pivotal policy debates and addressing the needs of vulnerable communities.

News at Heller

India has banned homosexuality, but it's better to be transgender there than in the U.S.

In Washington Post op-ed, Rajesh Sampath explains why America, despite recent gay rights successes, lags behind India on the transgender movement.

A Break from Greece's Tragedy

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner writes that Greece's new leader is ready to fight back against European austerity regarding the country's severe financial debt.

Will President Obama’s working families proposals work?

Pamela Joshi and Alison Earle of the Institute for Child, Youth, and Family Policy assess the president’s initiatives and their chances for success.

A Heller Event

Tuesday Talks: “Incentives to Shape Health Behaviors: How Can We Make Them More Person-Centered?”

Presented by Elizabeth L. Merrick, PhD '98, Senior Scientist and Lecturer; Dominic Hodgkin, Professor; and Constance M. Horgan, Professor and Director, Institute for Behavioral Health. Employers and health plans increasingly offer incentives to individuals to help shape their health behaviors, but incentives are often one-size-fits-all. “Person-centered incentives” take into account individual preferences that are often unobservable to those managing incentives programs and incorporate choice into the incentive structure.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 12:30 - 1:45 pm

163, Heller-Brown Building

full listing of Heller events
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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  •  Assistant 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

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

Shaun Willis • USA • MS '15

Callie Watkins • USA • PhD student

Tom Sannicandro • USA • PhD student

Henrietta Awo Osei-Anto • Ghana • PhD student

Davron Mirsagatov • Uzbekistan • MA-SID '16

Pa Kong Lee • USA • MA-SID '15

Ramandeep Kaur • India • PhD Student

Yu Wen Kao • Taiwan • MA-SID '16

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

Lynn Garvin • USA • PhD candidate

Kimiko Ebata • USA • MA-SID '15

Jodi Benenson • USA • PhD candidate

Taroon Amin • USA • PhD candidate

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

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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