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Remembering Attila Klein

Klein, a member of the Brandeis faculty for over 40 years, has died at the age of 84, following a long illness.


Angela Glover Blackwell: Achieving equity shows economic results

Inaugural Richman Fellow addresses graduate students, leads conversation with local leaders at Heller-sponsored events during her recent visit to Brandeis.


Groundbreaking new website launches, giving public access to measures of child wellbeing and equity throughout the U.S. is the first nationally comprehensive, interactive tool for data and policy analysis on child wellbeing across racial and ethnic groups.


Heller School Team advances to regional finals of fifth annual Hult Prize

Top-tier schools go head-to-head in world’s largest student competition, competing for $1 million in start-up funding to solve President Clinton’s Healthcare Challenge.

Heller in the Media


How will you retire? Half of us have nothing saved, and many others far too little

The Institute on Assets and Social Policy's Tatjana Meschede offers her perspective in a Providence Journal article.


Finding alternatives to opioids for service members and veterans with chronic pain

Heller scientist Mary Jo Larson wins $3 million to evaluate alternatives to highly addictive prescription painkillers


Department of Labor hosts Center for Youth and Communities conference, "Enough is Known for Action"

The conference focused on efforts to employ, educate and support youth.


Heller joins Brandeis in going global during International Education Week

Activities and events celebrate diverse cultures throughout the world.


Jennifer Lee selected for Ruderman fellowship

Heller's Susan Parish directs the Ruderman Program.


Heller Student Recognized by Max Warburg Courage Curriculum

Iman Abdul-Musawwir, MA-COEX/MBA'15, traveled with a classmate to Lebanon to help implement the curriculum in two schools.


Ebola in West Africa: The outbreak's impact and a look to the future

Heller School professors assess the virus' effect on health care systems and the economy.


Ruderman Scholars committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities

Susan L. Parish, director of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, heads the Ruderman Program.


Lisa Lynch appointed Brandeis provost

The Heller School dean and nationally renowned economist is named the university’s senior academic officer.


Study: Dengue fever vastly underreported in India

Researchers from Heller's Schneider Institutes for Health Policy calculate the disease’s economic burden on India totals $1.11 billion annually.


Ghanaian President John Mahama visits Brandeis

Heller's Sustainable International Development Program sponsored Mahama's visit to campus, where he celebrated Ghana's ties to Brandeis.


Stopping America's hidden overdose crisis

Time Magazine quotes Heller's Peter Kreiner and discusses the work of Brandeis' Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Center of Excellence.


Robert Reich awarded first Heller School Dean's Medal

The medal was awarded as part of Heller's 55th Anniversary Celebration.


Spending on health care rises in Mass.

Heller health policy experts Stuart Altman and Michael Doonan comment on the latest reports in the Boston Globe.


Segal Fellowship trains students to be citizen leaders

BrandeisNOW profiles this year's Fellows, which include two Heller students.


5 disturbing stats on black-white inequality

CNN Money cites the Institute on Assets and Social Policy's research on the racial wealth gap as it relates to the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.


Education isn't enough for a just recovery

The sources of equality and prosperity mainly lie in areas other than education, Robert Kuttner writes in a Boston Globe opinion piece.


New Web-based version of Heller Highlights published

Heller's research newsletter is now available in a convenient online format.


Fernando Torres-Gil, MSW '72, PhD '76, Receives American Society on Aging's 2014 Hall of Fame Award

Read a conversation with Dr. Torres-Gil in ASA's newspaper Aging Today.


Justices set up a slippery slope in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

Assistant Professor Theodore Johnson responds to the Supreme Court decision in a letter to the Boston Globe.


Anti-slavery rescuer earns a hero’s recognition

U.S. Department of State honors Heller alumnus.


N.E. governors convene, discuss opioid abuse crisis

Heller's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Center of Excellence will assist the New England states by analyzing data and recommending best practices.


Troubled future for young adults on autism spectrum

Professor Susan Parish discusses young adults aging out of autism services on WBUR's CommonHealth blog.


Summer Letter from the Dean now online

Read about Heller faculty, staff and student achievements, research news, events and more.


Professor Stuart Altman Named 2014 Recipient Of The William B. Graham Prize For Health Services Research

The Prize recognizes the contributions of health services researchers who apply analytic methods to examine and evaluate the organization, financing, and/or delivery of health services.


Heller recognizes faculty, staff excellence

Dean Lisa Lynch presents the Heller Teaching, Mentoring, and Staff Service Awards.


Rwandan president meets with faculty and students

The Heller School's Sustainable International Development program and Coexistence and Conflict program sponsored President Paul Kagame's visit to Brandeis.


Prescription monitoring data can reduce abuse, deaths

Brandeis's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Center of Excellence has issued a ground-breaking report recommending that medical insurers use prescription monitoring data to reduce overdoses, deaths and health care costs.


To Reduce Inequality, Start With Families

The New York Times "The Great Divide" series cites research by Heller's Institute on Assets and Social Policy.


Sexual harassment in America, then and now

Anita Hill discusses her new film “Anita” about the Senate’s confirmation hearing for Clarence Thomas in 1991 and the importance of confronting sexual harassment.


Anita Hill steps back into the spotlight in documentary

In conjunction with the Boston opening of the documentary "Anita," the Boston Globe features Anita Hill in a front-page story.


Scholars focus on the rights of people with disabilities

Susan L. Parish, director of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, oversees the Ruderman Social Justice in Disability Scholars Program.


Latest issue of Heller Highlights is online

Read about recent research activities of Heller faculty and researchers, including publications, grant awards, and presentations.


Ronny Zinner, trustee, vice-chair of Heller overseers

The Heller community mourns the passing of Rhonda Zinner, who with her husband, Michael, established the Zinner Forum in Heller's Schneider Building.


"With Ronny, it was personal"

Read Dean Lisa Lynch's tribute to Rhonda Zinner, Brandeis trustee and vice-chair of the Heller Board of Overseers.


New online database tracks wellbeing of US children

The Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy launches new tool to analyze child wellbeing and equity across racial and ethnic lines.


Anita Hill Is Celebrated in the Documentary "Anita"

The NY Times feature story discusses the new documentary “Anita,” the story of the woman who brought sexual harassment into public awareness.


Brandeis team ready to tackle worldwide challenge

Heller students are members of the team competing in the regional finals for the 2014 Hult Prize.


Nomination period for Heller Awards extended to March 7

Heller students and recent alumni may submit nominations for the Heller Teaching and Mentoring Awards; the entire Heller community may submit nominations for the Heller Staff Service Award.


A Necessary Hero

Brandeis Magazine profiles Van Ta, MA/SID '12, who uses old-fashioned detective work and modern technology to rescue human-trafficking victims sold into prostitution and sweatshop labor, and bring their abusers to justice.


Apprehensive, Many Doctors Shift to Jobs With Salaries

The New York Times quotes Heller Senior Fellow Robert Mechanic, Executive Director of the Health Industry Forum.


Are you Generous U?

Philanthropic student groups vie for $10K in Sillerman Center’s upcoming competition.


Charity Doesn't Always Begin at Home: Student Philanthropy Experience Path to Future Giving

On her latest post for the Huffpost blog, Claudia Jacobs discusses a recent report from the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy.


Inaugural Ruderman Scholars selected

The Ruderman Social Justice in Disability Scholars Program, co-sponsored by Heller's Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, is an opportunity for Brandeis undergraduates with an interest in disability issues to expand their knowledge and experience in the field.


Study shows disparities in aging across state

Heller's Massachusetts Health Policy Forum collaborated on the report, which was presented at its January 24 meeting.


Health care maven

Heller professor A.K. Nandakumar takes on a newly developed policy position in USAID.


Three reasons to raise the federal minimum wage

Dean Lisa Lynch shares her thoughts on the Fair Minimum Wage Act, proposed legislation that would incrementally raise the federal minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $10.10 by 2016.


Weak job growth, unemployment drop signal "unwinding" of labor participation

Dean Lisa Lynch discusses the December 2013 jobs report on PBS' NewsHour.


Unemployment's slow drip: Top economists on the 2013 jobs record

On PBS' Business Desk blog, Dean Lisa Lynch discusses the increasing number of people dropping out of the work force.