MPP Faculty

Janet Boguslaw, Associate Director, MPP Program, and faculty member Tatjana Meschede Heller counts more than one hundred faculty and researchers engaged in advancing social and public policy and educating the next generation of leaders. Their public engagement reaches the highest levels of government, nonprofit, and international organizations. Many have designed, implemented, or evaluated large-scale policies and programs that affect the lives of millions, domestically and globally. Like you, they are believers in the power of knowledge to promote positive social change. Faculty share your passion for social policy and are committed to helping you to make a difference.
Heller Professor Michael Doonan conducting a lecture

Michael Doonan, PhD'02

Associate Professor and Director, MPP Program

Expertise: State health policy, the uninsured, federalism, Medicaid, access to health care for vulnerable populations, health care system change, federal state relations, governance, public health

781-736-4831 Schneider 207
Head shot of Janet Boguslaw, Senior Scientist and Senior Lecturer

Janet Boguslaw

Senior Scientist and Senior Lecturer; Associate Program Director, MPP Program

Expertise: Poverty, assets and social policy, workforce and economic development, stakeholder engagement

781-736-3738 Heller-Brown 361
Head shot of Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Director of the Institute for Child Youth and Family Policy

Dolores Acevedo-Garcia

Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy; Director, Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy

Expertise: Public health, racial ethnic disparities in health and social determinants of health and social policy

781-736-3715 Heller-Brown 364
Head shot of Professor Stuart Altman

Stuart Altman

Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy

Expertise: Healthcare economics and policy; healthcare industry reform, medicare

781-736-3803 Schneider 214
Head shot of Senior Lecturer Brenda Anderson

Brenda Anderson

Senior Lecturer, the Heller School and the International Business School

Expertise: Financial and managerial accounting; auditing

781-736-8423 Schneider 205
Head shot of Professor Larry Bailis

Larry Bailis

Associate Professor

Expertise: Service programs, service-learning and experiential education; university-community partnerships; program evaluation, evaluation of advocacy programs

617 868-2468 Heller-Brown 369
Professor Christine Bishop

Christine Bishop

Atran Professor of Labor Economics

Expertise: Health economics, economics of long-term services and supports and post-acute care, economics of aging

781-736-3942 Schneider 212
Mary Brolin, PhD'05, Scientist and Lecturer

Mary Brolin, PhD’05

Scientist and Senior Lecturer

Expertise: Health services research and community-based evaluation with a focus on behavioral health

781-736-5737 Heller-Brown 254
Head shot of Carole Carlson, Director of the MBA Program

Carole Carlson

Senior Lecturer and Director, MBA Program

Expertise: Social entrepreneurship, strategy, organizational effectiveness, consultative skills, impact optimization for mission-driven organizations

781-736-3861 Schneider 203
Professor Jon Chilingerian

Jon Chilingerian

Professor

Expertise: Leadership and organizational behavior, management and healthcare organizations, organizational theory and behavior, health policy

781-736-3828 Schneider 204
Head shot of Susan P. Curnan, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Youth and Communities

Susan Curnan

Associate Professor and Director, Center for Youth and Communities

Expertise: Social Policy and Management, emphasis on leadership and management innovations with mission driven organizations and businesses

781-736-3771 Heller-Brown 341
Head shot of Susan Eaton, Director of the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy

Susan Eaton

Professor of the Practice and Director, Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy

Expertise: racial and economic inequality in public education, demographic change and its implications for schools and municipalities, causes and remedies for racial and economic segregation and concentrated poverty in schools and neighborhoods, civil rights law and education, immigration policy and immigrant integration practice, social justice philanthropy

781-736-3918 Heller-Brown 375
Head shot of Stephen Fournier, Senior Lecturer at the Heller School and Adjunct Professor at the International Business School

Stephen Fournier

Senior Lecturer at the Heller School and Adjunct Professor at the International Business School

Expertise: Statistics, econometrics, IT, data analysis and applied casual modeling and data maintenance
781-736-3898 Heller-Brown 368
Head shot of Professor Anita Hill

Anita Hill

University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Expertise: Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy (Gender and Race)

781-736-3896 Heller-Brown 374
Head shot of Professor Dominic Hodgkin

Dominic Hodgkin

Professor

Expertise: Health economics, managed care, economics of mental health and substance abuse, prescription drugs

781-736-8551 Heller-Brown 264
Head shot of Constance M. Horgan, Professor and Director, Institute for Behavioral Health

Constance Horgan

Professor and Director, Institute for Behavioral Health

Expertise: Organization and financing of behavioral health services

781-736-3916 Heller-Brown 257
Robert Kuttner, Meyer and Ida Kirstein Visiting Professor in Social Planning and Administration

Robert Kuttner

Meyer and Ida Kirstein Visiting Professor in Social Planning and Administration

Expertise: Inequality, politics of the welfare state, international political economy and globalization, politics and history of managed capitalism

781-736-5311 Heller-Brown 367
Tatjana Meschede, Senior Scientist and Senior Lecturer

Tatjana Meschede

Senior Scientist and Senior Lecturer

Expertise: Poverty, economic security, homelessness and housing, research methods/statistics, working with large national data sets

781-736-8678 Heller-Brown 359
Jeffrey Prottas, Professor and Director, PhD Program

Jeffrey Prottas

Professor; Director, PhD Program

Expertise: Organizational research, community-based research, health policy and implementation studies, case studies, surveys and qualitative analysis

781-736-3955 Schneider 209
Marji Erickson Warfield, Senior Scientist and Lecturer

Marji Erickson Warfield, PhD’91

Senior Scientist and Lecturer; Director, Nathan and Toby Starr Center on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Expertise: Children and youth with developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs; family adaptation; longitudinal studies; program evaluation

781-736-3833 Heller-Brown 350
Head shot of Ellen Smith, Associate Professor of the Practice and Director of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program

Ellen Smith

Associate Professor of the Practice and Director, Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program

Expertise: Israel and Contemporary Jewish Studies; the American Jewish Community; Modern Jewish Culture

781-736-2998 Lown 204
Head shot of Robert Tannenwald, Adjunct Lecturer

Robert Tannenwald

Adjunct Lecturer

Expertise: Public economics, with emphasis on state and local public finance