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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.

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Celebrating Ten Years of Coexistence and Conflict

COEX's founding and current directors discuss the program's distinctive history and look forward to what's next.

News at Heller

The enormous racial opportunity gap in America's cities

Vox reports on the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy's Child Opportunity Index, which finds pervasive racial inequities for healthy child development in the country's 100 largest metro areas.

Will the recovery finally translate into better wages?

Job creation is increasing, but wages are not rising enough to improve living standards, Robert Kuttner writes in the Huffington Post.

Opioid addiction caused by overprescribing, not recreational abuse, is key driver of painkiller and heroin overdose crisis

Researchers say that preventing new cases of opioid addiction caused by both medical and non-medical use and expanding access to opioid addiction treatment is the best plan to curb the epidemic.

A Heller Event

The Demographic Tsunami: Will We Be Swamped By It or Is It a Pathway to Revitalizing America?

Our country is headed towards an era when more Americans will be at retirement age than ever before. What does this generation think about retirement and what it means for their future? Robert Romasco '69, former AARP President, will discuss what he calls the "demographic tsunami." How will our society adapt? Inter-generational conflict or solidarity? Get his take on these challenges and their impact on our society.

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Altman Amphitheater (G1), Irving Schneider and Family 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 student

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 Student

Yu Wen Kao • Taiwan • MA-SID '16

Jacquelyn Hodgson • USA • MBA '15

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

Lynn Garvin • USA • PhD candidate

Ev Evnen • USA • MPP/MBA '15

Kimiko Ebata • USA • MA-SID '15

Noella Bigirimana • Rwanda • MS '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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