2007

Brandeis University Earns AACSB International Accreditation for Business Programs

Heller News Release
December 17, 2007

The Heller MBA and the graduate degree programs at the International Business School have earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, one of the highest designations a business degree program can earn.

Profitable Complications

Heller in the News
December 17, 2007

Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD '83, talks about efforts to eliminate infections from hospitals in a Modern Healthcare cover story.

Former President Bill Clinton Charges Brandeis Crowd to Become "Social Entrepreneurs"

Heller News Release
December 04, 2007

The 42nd President delivers the inaugural lecture for the university's Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program.

Two Out of Three Middle Class Families on Shaky Financial Ground

Heller News Release
November 28, 2007

Heller's Tom Shapiro coauthors a landmark study based on a new "middle class security index."

Tufts Economist Named Dean of Heller School

Heller News Release
November 28, 2007

Lisa M. Lynch, Ph.D., will take the helm July 1, 2008.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton to Visit Brandeis

Heller News Release
November 21, 2007

He will deliver the inaugural lecture for the program named in memory of Heller Overseer Eli Segal.

Sillerman Family Makes $10 Million Gift to Heller to Begin New Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy

Heller News Release
November 16, 2007

The Sillerman Center will serve as a powerful resource to strengthen social justice philanthropy with assistance to philanthropists and family foundations.

The Skill of Teaching Life Skills

Heller in the News
November 16, 2007

Programs that aim to teach young people life skills need further evaluation to see whether they are effective, writes Heller professor Andrew Hahn in the November issue of Youth Today.

Heller MBA Program Goes to the Head of the Class in Social and Environmental Stewardship

Heller News Release
November 15, 2007

The Heller School's MBA Program ranks nineteenth in Beyond Grey Pinstripes' just-out Global 100 rankings of business schools.

The Wealth Gap Persists

Heller in the News
November 14, 2007

Heller professor Thomas Shapiro talks to NPR's Talk of the Nation about income disparities between blacks and whites.

The affirmative action provocateur

Heller in the News
November 05, 2007

Republicans and Democrats should be concerned about Ward Connerly's campaign against affirmative action, Heller professor Anita Hill writes in the Boston Globe.

Getting on with life after a heart attack

Heller in the News
October 29, 2007

The Los Angeles Times features a Brandeis study and interviews coauthor Donald Shepard in a story about cardiac rehabilitation.

Pink diplomacy and first spouses

Heller in the News
October 29, 2007

Heller professor Anita Hill writes in the Boston Globe about the role of the first lady.

Seniors' healthcare choices expand

Heller in the News
October 24, 2007

Heller Senior Scientist Cindy Parks Thomas is quoted in a Boston Globe article on private fee-for-service health insurance plans.

Women and the subprime crunch

Heller in the News
October 22, 2007

In her latest opinion piece for the Boston Globe, Heller professor Anita Hill writes about the consequences of subprime lending practices for women.

Discrimination, harassment, and the NBA

Heller in the News
October 15, 2007

Heller professor Anita Hill writes in the Boston Globe that the NBA commissioner should question whether the lack of women in management roles contributes to sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination against them.

Dr. Paul Farmer Speaks at Heller School

Heller News Release
October 11, 2007

The medical anthropologist and physician was the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony for the renovated Heller-Brown Building.

Anita Hill, stung by justice's book, stands by story

Heller in the News
October 03, 2007

She defends 1991 testimony about Thomas.

Consumers May Gain on Drug Costs

Heller in the News
October 02, 2007

The New York Sun asks Stanley Wallack, director of the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy at the Heller School, for his thoughts on prescription benefit managers.

The Smear This Time

Heller in the News
October 02, 2007

Anita Hill stands by her testimony against Clarence Thomas.

Good Morning America interviews Anita Hill

Heller in the News
October 02, 2007

Heller professor responds to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's new book.

Nancy Lurie Marks Family Makes $5 Million Gift to Brandeis for Disability Policy Institute at Heller

Heller News Release
September 28, 2007

The Lurie Institute will help improve the lives of people living with autism and other disabilities.

Walmart's Discount Drugs

Heller in the News
September 28, 2007

Heller dean Stuart Altman talks to NPR's Day to Day about Walmart's growing discount drug program.

New Leader Aiming for Stronger Coppin State University

Heller in the News
September 26, 2007

Reginald Avery, PhD '80, will become the fifth president of the 107-year-old West Baltimore institution in January.

Few Heart Attack Survivors Use Life-Prolonging Cardiac Rehab

Heller News Release
September 25, 2007

Study by Heller researchers finds striking differences in rehab rates by gender, geography and race.

Heller Professor Anita Hill Appears on NBC's Today Show

Heller News Release
September 20, 2007

She talks about being in the national spotlight accusing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991.

Romney vs. Clinton on Healthcare

Heller in the News
September 18, 2007

Heller professor Michael Doonan offers his perspective to the Boston Globe.

Wary of Past, Clinton Unveils a Health Plan

Heller in the News
September 18, 2007

Stuart Altman comments in the New York Times.

Hillary and Health Care

Heller in the News
September 18, 2007

Stuart Altman is a guest on WBUR's "On Point."

Health Coverage Rates Will Rise Again

Heller in the News
September 13, 2007

The Boston Globe asks Heller dean Stuart Altman about healthcare costs.

Many Modern Conflicts Are Food Wars, Say Experts

Heller in the News
September 12, 2007

USINFO, a publication of the US Department of State, interviews Heller faculty member Ellen Messer about her research exploring the link between persistent hunger and armed conflict.

Heller Professor To Be Featured in New PBS Documentary

Heller News Release
September 06, 2007

"These Kids Mean Business," featuring an interview with Andrew Hahn, PhD '78, is scheduled for broadcast on September 9

Healthcare Guru

Heller in the News
August 27, 2007

Heller School dean Stuart Altman ranks #46 among the nation's 100 most powerful in healthcare, according to Modern Healthcare's annual list.

Romney to Pitch a State-by-State Health Insurance Plan

Heller in the News
August 24, 2007

Heller dean Stuart Altman speaks to the New York Times.

"I Knew It Was Going to Be a Learning Experience"

Heller in the News
August 22, 2007

The Boston Globe interviews Heller alumna Joan Wallace-Benjamin, PhD '80, about her time as chief of staff to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.

She Took City Job to Bridge Gaps in Care

Heller in the News
August 20, 2007

Barbara Ferrer, PhD '94, talks with the Boston Globe about her role as director of the Boston Public Health Commission.

Junior Investigator Receives His First Independent Researcher Award from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Heller News Release
August 15, 2007

Robert Dunigan, PhD '04, Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Behavioral Health, will study relapse and recidivism rates among African-American and Latino males with histories of criminal justice involvement and substance abuse.

Fellowship, Lecture Series to Honor Heller Overseer Eli Segal '64

Heller News Release
August 06, 2007

The skilled political strategist and passionate citizen leader, who died in February 2006, founded AmeriCorps and created the Welfare to Work Partnership

Learning and Growing

Heller in the News
August 02, 2007

Jiway Tung, MA '05, runs The Learning Farm, a program outside Jakarta, Indonesia that helps improve the lives of city youth by teaching them agricultural and other skills.

Study Shows Need for Local Service

Heller in the News
August 01, 2007

Heller professor Larry Bailis, adviser to the Waltham Action Research Project, offers his perspective on the group's work, which determined that after-school programs need to do more to reach a wider audience.

Health Director on a Mission: Racial Disparities, Preparing for Emergency Top Priorities

Heller in the News
July 24, 2007

Barbara Ferrer, PhD '94, director of the Boston Public Health Commission, talks with the Boston Herald.

Universal Healthcare Checkup

Heller in the News
July 15, 2007

Heller dean Stuart Altman gives The Boston Herald a progress report on healthcare in Massachusetts.

Screening for Behavioral Health First Step to Getting Treatment

Heller News Release
July 10, 2007

But health plans rarely require screening for substance abuse and mental health issues, says study led by Heller professor Constance Horgan.

U.S. Airline Unions Showing Signs of Revival

Heller in the News
July 01, 2007

Heller professor Jody Hoffer Gittell speaks to Reuters about the negative impacts of cost-cutting by airlines.

Alleviating Poverty in America

Heller News Release
June 21, 2007

Heller professor Thomas Shapiro participates in June 22nd webcast to discuss reducing U.S. poverty.

Kicking Kids off the Couch, into Programs

Heller in the News
June 14, 2007

The Waltham Action Research Project, developed by Heller faculty at the Center for Youth and Communities, aims to increase youth involvement in after-school programs.

The "Grannie Mae" Solution?

Heller in the News
June 12, 2007

United Press International quotes Heller professor Christine Bishop on long-term care in the U.S.

Assistant Dean for Career Services to Present at Maine Career Development Association Annual Conference

Heller in the News
June 11, 2007

Thomas Broussard, Ph.D. '06, will speak on "Getting from Here to There, when 'There' Just Keeps Changing" at the June 18 event.

Economic Impact of Hunger Affects All Americans

Heller News Release
June 05, 2007

Heller professor Donald Shepard leads economic analysis of new study on hunger in America.

Anita Hill Stands Up Against Put-Downs

Heller in the News
June 02, 2007

In the St. Petersburg Times, Heller professor Anita Hill outlines a strategy for changing media portrayals of women and minorities.

Obama Calls for Wider and Less Costly Health Care Coverage

Heller in the News
May 30, 2007

New York Times asks Heller dean and health care economist Stuart Altman to size up Democratic candidate's health plan.

Medicare Drug Plan Gets Mixed Grades

Heller in the News
May 30, 2007

The Boston Globe reports on Heller's Massachusetts Health Policy Forum study sizing up Medicare drug benefit

Our Wallets Can Shock the Jocks

Heller in the News
May 23, 2007

Heller professor Anita Hill writes about radio "shock jocks" in an op-ed piece for The Boston Globe.

Film Offers New Talking Points in Health Care Debate

Heller in the News
May 22, 2007

Heller dean Stuart Altman comments on Michael Moore's new documentary about health care in The New York Times.

Celebrating the First Anniversary of Massachusetts Healthcare Reform

Heller News Release
May 18, 2007

Governor Deval Patrick, key legislators, state officials, providers and consumer advocates gathered at the event, co-sponsored by Heller's Massachusetts Health Policy Forum.

Color, Gender, and Voters

Heller in the News
May 18, 2007

Heller professor Anita Hill talks to Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman about the 2008 presidential race.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston President To Speak at Heller Commencement

Heller News Release
May 16, 2007

Linda Whitlock, BGCB President and CEO, will give the commencement address at the May 20 ceremony.

Honoring Mothers Around the World

Heller in the News
May 09, 2007

Heller students share their experiences of motherhood during a Mother's Day discussion at Brandeis' Women's Studies Research Center.

Heller Lecturer Receives Award for Leadership in Climate Protection

Heller News Release
May 04, 2007

Sajed Kamal receives Boston “Mayor’s Green Award for Community Leadership in Energy and Climate Protection.”

SAGE Publications Offers Heller MBA scholarships

Heller News Release
May 04, 2007

SAGE Publications teams up with the Heller School to support MBA students to lead organizations with a social mission.

The burden of dengue infection

Heller News Release
April 28, 2007

Donald Shepard, Jose Suaya publish commentary in the Lancet on five-year study of rural children in Thailand.

Heller Students Volunteer in Louisiana during Spring Break

Heller News Release
April 25, 2007

Seventeen students from the MA, MBA, and MS programs spent their spring break in Louisiana helping to rebuild communities hit by Hurricane Katrina.

Creating an Opportunity Society

Heller in the News
April 22, 2007

Asset-building strategies can broaden the American promise of ownership. But they can't succeed on the cheap, or by shifting even more risks to the poor, writes Heller professor Thomas Shapiro in the latest issue of The American Prospect.

Study reveals importance of life skills development to youth outcomes

Heller News Release
April 17, 2007

A six-year collaboration between International Youth Foundation and Nokia demonstrates positive changes in young lives, according to a study co-authored by Heller professor Andrew Hahn.

Heller Alumna Named to Governor's Cabinet

Heller in the News
April 17, 2007

Jean Flatley McGuire, PhD '96, has joined Mass. Governor Deval Patrick's cabinet as Assistant Secretary for Disability Policies and Programs.

Environmental Issues Take Center Stage at Waltham Event

Heller in the News
April 14, 2007

Heller students and faculty were among the organizers of the recent Climate Change Action march and rally on the Waltham Common. Heller professor Eric Olson spoke at the rally, which was part of a national event called "Step It Up 2007" taking place at over 1000 different locations across the U.S.

SID Alumni Return to Heller for First-Ever MA/MS Alumni Event

Heller News Release
April 12, 2007

Approximately 25 Boston-area alumni attended the gathering, which was the first of its kind for the Programs in Sustainable International Development.

States' Health Plans May Aid Small Firms

Heller in the News
April 09, 2007

Heller dean Stuart Altman is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the impact of health care reform on small businesses.

Health Insurance Fails to Protect Americans from Financial Risk

Heller News Release
March 22, 2007

A new report, co-authored by Heller professor Jeffrey Prottas, says illness or injury can lead to serious medical debt, even among those who are insured.

Mass. Health Care Benefits Take Shape

Heller in the News
March 21, 2007

The New York Times interviews Stuart Altman, dean of the Heller School, about the state's universal health care plan.

High-Cost Mortgages for Minorities

Heller in the News
March 16, 2007

Heller professor Thomas Shapiro talks to the Boston Globe about subprime mortgage loans to blacks and Latinos.

World Bank Chooses Brandeis as One of Eight Training Institutions in the US

Heller News Release
March 15, 2007

Brandeis, specifically the Heller School, one of eight universities in the United States, and one of only fifty-four in the world, approved as host institutions for World Bank Scholars pursuing graduate degrees.

Moving Toward Universal Coverage

Heller in the News
March 14, 2007

Heller Dean Stuart Altman testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance to make the case for health care reform.

Cost Control Measures Limit Patient and Physician Choice in Psychotropic Medications

Heller News Release
March 01, 2007

Private health plans increasingly rely on escalating copayments to manage drug costs, says a study led by Heller's Dominic Hodgkin.

Internet Source of Behavioral Health Information, Not Counseling

Heller News Release
February 28, 2007

A national survey of health plans, led by the Heller School's Dr. Constance Horgan, shows very few provide online counseling.

"I Was Born Strong"

Heller in the News
February 18, 2007

The Charleston (WV) Gazette profiles Betty Jane Cleckley, PhD '74.

Health Care Boom to Aid Local Economy

Heller in the News
February 14, 2007

Government unlikely to cut Medicare and Medicaid, Dean Stuart Altman tells South Dakota's Argus Leader newspaper.

AARP Names Heller Alum New Foundation Board Member

Heller in the News
February 12, 2007

Fernando Torres-Gil, MSW '72, PhD '76, associate dean of academic affairs at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, has been appointed to the board of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation.

Interview with Stuart Altman

Heller in the News
February 02, 2007

The Journal of Healthcare Management talks to Heller Dean Stuart Altman.

Heller Dean Stuart Altman Comments on Bush Health Plan

Heller in the News
February 02, 2007

Bush's bid to revise tax deductions would increase the number of uninsured, Altman writes in Modern Healthcare.

The Battle Over the Bulge

Heller in the News
January 25, 2007

Michael Doonan, PhD '02, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, joins WBUR-FM's discussion.

Experts Weigh In on Obesity

Heller in the News
January 25, 2007

The Boston Herald interviews speakers at the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum's meeting on the increase in obesity among state residents.

Help in Achieving Economic Security

Heller in the News
January 22, 2007

In a Boston Globe opinion piece, the Heller School's Sandra Venner and her coauthor urge Governor Patrick to adopt programs that help vulnerable people build assets and create economic security.

Brandeis Evaluates $14 Million Project

Heller News Release
January 11, 2007

Heller School researchers partnering with Mass. Department of Public Health to evaluate its $14 million substance abuse screening, brief intervention, referral and treatment project.

Health Affairs Lists Most-Read Papers

Heller in the News
January 10, 2007

Heller School Dean Stuart Altman's articles in the leading journal of health policy are among the most read in 2006 and the most read ever.

A Cure for Spiraling Healthcare Costs

Heller in the News
January 02, 2007

Having government pay a portion of healthcare costs for the sickest patients is key to lowering health insurance premiums, says Heller School Dean Stuart Altman.