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Mary Jo Larson, Heller senior scientist

Research Spotlight

Senior scientist Mary Jo Larson awarded $3 million to evaluate alternatives to opioids for service members and veterans with chronic pain.

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

Can government policies correct race and ethnicity disparities in child health?

Dolores Acevedo-Garcia and Pamela Joshi talk with PBS NewsHour about the racial and ethnic equity of federal policies impacting child health.

Stuart Altman explains what a Tufts-Boston Medical Center merger would mean for Massachusetts' healthcare system

The Health Policy Commission chair talks with Radio Boston about the potential union.

Healing Invisible Scars

Two Heller students join forces to help children in war-torn Lebanon let go of hatred.

A Heller Event

Tuesday Talks Series Resumes in February 2015

Tuesday Talks is a special series of talks by Heller faculty and researchers on select Tuesdays throughout the year. Upcoming lectures include:

  • February 3, 2015: Elizabeth L. Merrick, Dominic Hodgkin, and Constance M. Horgan, "Incentives to Shape Health Behaviors: How Can We Make Them More Person-Centered?"
  • March 3, 2015: Lindsay Rosenfeld, "The NOURISH Study: Implementation of the School Nutrition Standards in Massachusetts"
  • April 4, 2015: Diana Bowser, "M (mobile)Health: Improving Antenatal Care in Nigeria"
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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

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

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

Tom Sannicandro • USA • PhD student

Genesis Samonte • The Philippines • MS '14

Henrietta Awo Osei-Anto • Ghana • PhD student

Pa Kong Lee • USA • MA-SID '15

Ramandeep Kaur • India • PhD Student

Bulat Idrisov • Russia • MS '14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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