2014

IASP research featured by Washington Post

Heller in the News
December 30, 2014

Thomas Shapiro is cited in an editorial on the racial wealth gap.

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo appoints Anya Rader Wallack, PhD'07, head of the state's health insurance exchange

Heller in the News
December 30, 2014

Rader Wallack previously worked on health policy for two Vermont governors and on health care reform in Massachusetts.

Recalling the Biggest Social Policy Developments of 2014

Heller News Release
December 26, 2014

From a Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action in public higher education to the evolution of the Affordable Care Act, this year was full of pivotal decisions, advancements, and events.

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

Heller in the News
December 16, 2014

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

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

Heller in the News
December 11, 2014

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

The Cheap Oil Curse

Heller in the News
November 30, 2014

Lower oil prices promote increased use of carbon fuels when we should be investing in substitutes, writes Robert Kuttner in the Huffington Post blog.

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

Heller in the News
November 24, 2014

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

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

Heller in the News
November 22, 2014

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

Healing Invisible Scars

Heller in the News
November 20, 2014

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

Helping, in Just the Right Way

Heller in the News
November 20, 2014

Sara Plachta Elliott, PhD'13, encourages youth-development experts to focus on what young people say they need.

The Reality of the American Dream

Heller in the News
November 20, 2014

Hannah Thomas, PhD'12, and Alexandra Bastien, MPP'12, devote their time to thinking about the human toll of the racial wealth gap and promoting policy solutions that strengthen financial security for individuals, families and communities.

Real Lives, Real Dreams

Heller in the News
November 20, 2014

Faith Behum, MPP'10, works to promote system change for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Bridging the Doctor-Patient Disconnect

Heller in the News
November 20, 2014

Linda Long-Bellil, PhD'07, focuses on the health care and long-term service and support needs of people with disabilities.

Big Data, Big Insights into Healthy Aging

Heller in the News
November 20, 2014

Heller alums advance aging policy in Massachusetts with the Healthy Aging Data Report, which profiles 367 communities in the state.

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

Heller in the News
November 16, 2014

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

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

Heller in the News
November 13, 2014

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

Heller joins Brandeis in going global during International Education Week

Heller in the News
November 12, 2014

Activities and events celebrate diverse cultures throughout the world.

Jennifer Lee selected for Ruderman fellowship

Heller in the News
November 12, 2014

Heller's Susan Parish directs the Ruderman Program.

Heller Student Recognized by Max Warburg Courage Curriculum

Heller in the News
November 11, 2014

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

Child Opportunity Index outlined at Health Affairs event

Heller in the News
November 11, 2014

Dolores Acevedo-Garcia discusses the new measurement tool that rates the quality of opportunities for children on a neighborhood and regional level.

Ruderman Scholars committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities

Heller in the News
October 28, 2014

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

Remembering Attila Klein

Heller News Release
October 26, 2014

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

Lisa Lynch appointed Brandeis provost

Heller in the News
October 07, 2014

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

Study: Dengue fever vastly underreported in India

Heller in the News
October 06, 2014

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 in the News
September 30, 2014

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

Heller in the News
September 16, 2014

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

Heller in the News
September 15, 2014

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

Spending on health care rises in Mass.

Heller in the News
September 02, 2014

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

Heller in the News
August 26, 2014

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

5 disturbing stats on black-white inequality

Heller in the News
August 21, 2014

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

Heller in the News
August 13, 2014

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 in the News
August 01, 2014

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

Heller in the News
July 24, 2014

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

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

Heller in the News
July 07, 2014

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

Heller in the News
June 26, 2014

U.S. Department of State honors Heller alumnus.

N.E. governors convene, discuss opioid abuse crisis

Heller in the News
June 17, 2014

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

Heller in the News
June 09, 2014

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

Summer Letter from the Dean now online

Heller in the News
May 27, 2014

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

Heller in the News
May 13, 2014

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

Heller in the News
May 02, 2014

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

Rwandan president meets with faculty and students

Heller in the News
April 25, 2014

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

Heller in the News
April 24, 2014

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

Heller in the News
April 20, 2014

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

Heller in the News
April 04, 2014

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

Heller in the News
April 01, 2014

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

Angela Glover Blackwell: Achieving equity shows economic results

Heller News Release
April 01, 2014

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

Scholars focus on the rights of people with disabilities

Heller in the News
March 27, 2014

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

Heller in the News
March 26, 2014

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

Ronny Zinner, trustee, vice-chair of Heller overseers

Heller in the News
March 20, 2014

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"

Heller in the News
March 20, 2014

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

Heller in the News
March 12, 2014

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

Groundbreaking new website launches, giving public access to measures of child wellbeing and equity throughout the U.S.

Heller News Release
March 11, 2014

Diversitydatakids.org is the first nationally comprehensive, interactive tool for data and policy analysis on child wellbeing across racial and ethnic groups.

Anita Hill Is Celebrated in the Documentary "Anita"

Heller in the News
March 11, 2014

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 in the News
March 03, 2014

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 in the News
February 28, 2014

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

Heller in the News
February 18, 2014

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

Heller in the News
February 13, 2014

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

Are you Generous U?

Heller in the News
February 10, 2014

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

Heller in the News
February 03, 2014

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

Heller in the News
January 30, 2014

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 in the News
January 24, 2014

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

Health care maven

Heller in the News
January 20, 2014

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

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

Heller News Release
January 20, 2014

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.

Three reasons to raise the federal minimum wage

Heller in the News
January 16, 2014

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

Heller in the News
January 10, 2014

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

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

Heller in the News
January 10, 2014

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