2016

Right in their backyard

Heller News Release
December 22, 2016

How three prominent Heller researchers and an alumna lend their strong voices to the cause of affordable housing in their hometown of Newton, Mass.

Abuse is not the answer: Shut down the Judge Rotenberg Center

Heller in the News
December 22, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Lurie Institute Ruderman Scholar Shayna Korol argues that the center’s use of aversive electric skin shocks on people with disabilities constitutes torture.

Heller alumna one of 100 most influential people in occupational therapy

Heller in the News
December 22, 2016

Joyce Lane, PhD'03, is listed in the Occupational Therapy Centennial for her influence in highlighting the need for social justice within the profession and in society.

Perspectives: My journey to belong and empower others to find their space in the world

Heller News Release
December 21, 2016

Tam Emerson, director of the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program, reflects on her recent visit to Columbia--her first time back since being adopted from Bogotá almost 30 years ago at the age of six months.

A Herculean tradition

Heller News Release
December 21, 2016

The Team Consulting Project comes full circle for one Heller MBA alumna.

Hacking bias in the tech industry

Heller News Release
December 21, 2016

Freada Kapor Klein, PhD'84, co-founder of Project Include, brings research to bear on diversity and inclusion efforts in Silicon Valley.

High-tech sewing machines are bringing a century-old Massachusetts textile mill back to life

Heller in the News
December 21, 2016

On PRI, Brenna Schneider, MBA'12, explores the role that her company, 99Degrees Custom, plays in creating high-quality jobs in Lawrence, Mass.

Trump and trade: A plus for workers?

Heller in the News
December 19, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner questions whether Trump's proposed trade policies will benefit average workers.

What’s fueling the current opioid epidemic?

Heller in the News
December 19, 2016

In NPR's Science Friday, Andrew Kolodny helps explain the drivers of the opioid epidemic and some policy solutions that can stem this national crisis.

Heller team advances to regional semi-final following inaugural Hult Prize@ Brandeis University

Heller News Release
December 16, 2016

Nearly 50 Brandeis students competed in a day-long business pitch competition, creating innovative social enterprises to restore rights and dignity to refugees.

How states can help curb opioid misuse

Heller in the News
December 16, 2016

In Route Fifty, Tom Clark co-authors an article on increasing prescribers' use of prescription drug monitoring programs to stop the opioid crisis.

Upstate New York sinks in flood of legal opioids

Heller in the News
December 16, 2016

Andrew Kolodny contributes to watchdog reporting on the opioid epidemic in upstate New York.

Are we stuck with inequality?

Heller in the News
December 15, 2016

In a Boston Globe op-ed, Robert Kuttner argues that inequality is not inevitable, and that the obstacles to equality are political, not economic.

2016's Neediest Cities

Heller in the News
December 14, 2016

In WalletHub, senior scientist Lisa Dodson is featured as an expert on the challenges facing low-income families today.

Here's what 60 Minutes got wrong about the ADA: Everything

Heller in the News
December 13, 2016

PhD student Robyn Powell says 60 Minutes failed to feature disability rights advocates, instead interviewing businesses who claim they had been frivolously sued and the attorneys that take such egregious action.

An $828 million private scholarship program

Heller in the News
December 12, 2016

For Inside Higher Ed, Joan Dassin remarks on the MasterCard Foundation’s scholarship program, which funds high school and higher education for thousands of students from Africa.

The containment of Trump begins

Heller in the News
December 12, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner lays out a scenario in which Republican senators may band together to block some of the president-elect's more controversial policy proposals.

Inside Man

Heller News Release
December 09, 2016

Originally appearing in the winter 2016 Heller Magazine, this profile focuses on sustainable international development student Edwin Pool's desire to be an agent of change for a sustainable future.

Social justice startups

Heller in the News
December 09, 2016

The Justice reviews the outcomes of the Hult Prize@ Brandeis business plan competition held last weekend at the Heller School.

Anita Hill speaks at the Massachusetts Conference for Women

Heller in the News
December 09, 2016

Brandeis University professor Hill, famous for testifying about Clarence Thomas during his Supreme Court confirmation process, was a highlight of the conference.

Heller to offer new course on immigrant integration in the U.S.

Heller News Release
December 08, 2016

In this Q&A, Susan Eaton describes the new class she and Jessica Santos designed and will co-teach this spring.

Rajesh Sampath gives keynote at Consulate General of India in NYC

Heller in the News
December 07, 2016

Professor Sampath provided the inaugural keynote lecture at the Consulate General of India in New York City to celebrate Constitution Day, the date when the Indian constitution was adopted after independence from British colonialism.

Heller Social Policy Debate: Inequality of Income and Wealth

Heller News Release
December 05, 2016

Watch footage of the first in the Heller Social Policy Debate series, in which participants consider current critical social policy issues.

The mommy economy

Heller in the News
December 05, 2016

In the Huffington Post, student Caroline Swaller, MPP/MA'17, argues that the United States hasn’t broken down the gendered division of labor--rather, we’ve globalized it and hidden it.

Trump succeeded in regions hit hardest by the drug epidemic: Study

Heller in the News
December 05, 2016

In WNYC, Andrew Kolodny comments on recent research which suggests that white working-class voters in opioid epidemic-affected areas may have voted more strongly for Donald Trump.

Global AIDS and HIV funding and research

Heller in the News
December 01, 2016

On C-SPAN, professor Allyala Nandakumar joins a panel in discussion of how national health ministries can make the most of their funding to fight HIV and AIDS.

Amanda Zehner, MA SID'11, is weaving business with social responsibility

Heller in the News
December 01, 2016

Zehner is the founder of Living Threads Co., which seeks to stabilize business for back strap loom weavers in Central America.

The politics of hope: Donald Trump as an entrepreneur of identity

Heller in the News
December 01, 2016

A chapter from Mari Fitzduff's upcoming edited book "Why irrational politics appeals: Understanding the allure of Trump" is featured in Scientific American Mind.

What it really takes to make ends meet in North Carolina

Heller in the News
November 30, 2016

On NC PolicyWatch, Brian Kennedy, MPP'16, speaks about the Living Income Standard and the drivers of poverty in North Carolina in his capacity as public policy fellow at the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center.

A Q&A with the winning social entrepreneurs from this year’s Heller Startup Challenge

Heller News Release
November 29, 2016

An interview with two winning teams: Team WorkAround (first place) and Team REST (runner-up) to learn more about their startup ideas and their experience at the Heller Startup Challenge.

Leading opioid epidemic expert speaks to medical experts in Lake Placid

Heller in the News
November 29, 2016

In a keynote address in Lake Placid, Andrew Kolodny described the causes and drivers of the ongoing opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic in the U.S.

Alumnus to lead UMass Boston initiative to improve long-term care

Heller in the News
November 29, 2016

Marc Cohen, PhD'87, will lead a new partnership between the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation and the Gerontology Institute of the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

The Democrats’ circular firing squad

Heller in the News
November 29, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner argues that Democrats should move on from debating how Trump won the election, and form a unified plan to move forward.

VA officials promise action in response to PhD student’s findings of shameful quality of inpatient psychiatric care

Heller News Release
November 28, 2016

Morgan Shields, first-year PhD student at the Heller School, is conducting research to learn more about the quality of care provided at inpatient psychiatric facilities.

Spearheading a curvey of caste in South Asian diasporas

Heller in the News
November 28, 2016

Prathap Balakrishnan, MA SID'17, coauthors a piece in Medium describing the needs and methods behind the Caste in the Diaspora Survey 2016.

Kenyan youth leader comes to Heller

Heller News Release
November 22, 2016

The MA Program in Sustainable International Development will host Raphael Obonyo, recently named as one of five runners-up for the 2016 U.N. Person of the Year Award in Kenya, as a Visiting Scholar in February 2017.

Now that recreational marijuana will be legal in Massachusetts, what will the impact be?

Heller News Release
November 21, 2016

The new law goes into effect on Dec. 15, but questions remain about both the health implications and the introduction of commercial marijuana dispensaries in local communities. Julie Johnson, PhD’15, offers her take.

Steve Bannon is not only anti-Semitic, racist and misogynistic--he is ableist

Heller in the News
November 17, 2016

In The Establishment, PhD student Robyn Powell describes many instances in which the incoming White House chief strategist has exhibited ableist speech, attitudes and behaviors.

Women who care for elderly parents need support

Heller in the News
November 17, 2016

In the Guardian, Anne Tumlinson, MMHS'95, explains why she created a network to help others cope with the emotional and practical challenges of caregiving.

Turning frustration to action after divisive election

Heller in the News
November 16, 2016

On NECN, Siiri Morley, MBA'09, comments on how the election results have reinvigorated her work as executive director of Strong Women, Strong Girls.

The future of feminism in the face of white supremacy

Heller in the News
November 15, 2016

In a Huffington Post op-ed, student Avery Brien, MPP'17, argues for an intersectional approach to justice and explains why Hillary Clinton can’t be our hero.

As a disabled woman, I am terrified by a Trump presidency

Heller in the News
November 15, 2016

In The Establishment, PhD student Robyn Powell explains her concerns about the impact that the future Trump administration may have on people with disabilities.

Bay Area family puts face on suburban opioid addiction

Heller in the News
November 14, 2016

On CBS San Francisco Bay Area news, Andrew Kolodny explains how young people with opioid addiction move from legitimate painkiller prescriptions to black market substitutes.

The vulnerability of Trump’s fake populism

Heller in the News
November 13, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner comments on the strength of president-elect Donald Trump's populist message.

Leap into the world of jumping spiders

Heller in the News
November 08, 2016

On NPR's Science Friday, Eric Olson tells listeners about the fascinating - and surprisingly vegetarian - world of jumping spiders.

Interview with professor Joseph Assan

Heller in the News
November 07, 2016

The Boston Network for International Development (BNID) interviews professor Joseph Assan on his work, his motivation and advice for future development practitioners.

As a disabled person, I implore you not to vote for Donald Trump

Heller in the News
November 07, 2016

In Bustle, PhD student Robyn Powell expresses what a Trump presidency may mean for people with disabilities in the United States.

10 threats to take seriously this Tuesday

Heller in the News
November 07, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner outlines ten key concerns that threaten American democracy this election day.

The simplest in health insurance, coming to a store near you

Heller in the News
November 04, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Michael Kahnowitz, MPP'16, explains how the federal health exchange has created new Simple Choice plans to improve insurance options for consumers.

Could Anthony Weiner's mishaps and personal disasters end up electing Donald Trump?

Heller in the News
November 04, 2016

In AlterNet, Robert Kuttner argues that the most recent Clinton email scandal could upend an already troubled campaign.

At end of life in Mass., hospital care is big cost

Heller in the News
November 03, 2016

In the Boston Globe, Stuart Altman comments on the tendency in Massachusetts to underuse palliative and hospice care for patients who are approaching end of life.

Alumna spotlight: Enka Tsendjav, MA SID’11, brings a sustainable development framework to the Mongolian media

Heller News Release
November 02, 2016

When Enka decided to enroll in Heller’s sustainable international development program, she never imagined it would lead to a career in the media.

VA inpatient psychiatric hospitals fall short on quality measures

Heller in the News
November 01, 2016

Heller PhD student Morgan Shields and colleagues at Harvard have found that VA hospitals are far less likely to conduct intake screenings and proper discharge procedures than other hospitals.

Intersectionality: The many layers of an individual

Heller in the News
November 01, 2016

Professor Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson delivered a lecture at Harvard University on how understanding the depth and complexity of a person's identities can contribute to diversity and inclusion efforts in the workplace.

Heller on the Hill

Heller News Release
October 25, 2016

An interview with Erin Robinson, MPP’16, legislative fellow for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated in U.S. Sen. Cory Booker’s office

The Jewish vote could swing key counties in battleground states

Heller in the News
October 25, 2016

In Salon, Daniel Parmer, PhD'16, and David Manchester, PhD student, explain how the Jewish vote in a number of swing states and counties is a potentially pivotal demographic in the upcoming presidential election.

Cecilia Flores wins 2016 Trailblazer Award from Fenway Health

Heller in the News
October 24, 2016

Flores, a PhD student in the behavioral health concentration, was honored at the 18th annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch.

Building a village in a city for Waltham seniors

Heller in the News
October 21, 2016

Walter Leutz' research study on healthy aging in Waltham has fostered discussions to consider a "village model" for local seniors who may be socially isolated.

Trumped-up trickle-down economics: A primer

Heller in the News
October 21, 2016

In Fair Economy, PhD student Ben Kreider explains the theory and the data behind trickle-down economics, and why it's failed to generate growth.

An urgent call for a national surveillance system for inpatient psychiatric facilities

Heller in the News
October 20, 2016

In the Health Affairs blog, PhD student Morgan Shields analyzes the scant data available on the quality of inpatient psychiatric facilities, and describes an opportunity to improve monitoring systems.

Taking a closer look at the impact of combat exposure among Army women

Heller News Release
October 20, 2016

In a new paper published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, Heller School researchers Rachel Sayko Adams and Mary Jo Larson reveal their findings on the consequences of combat exposure on U.S. Army women who have returned home from deployment.

Research and evaluation in the nonprofit sector

Heller in the News
October 20, 2016

For the Nonprofit Quarterly, Jodi Benenson, PhD'15, co-authors an article on the effects that soliciting and analyzing nonprofit data can have on equity, diversity and inclusion.

Is Anybody Paying Attention? Harm And Death Within Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities

Heller in the News
October 19, 2016

In the Huffington Post, PhD student Morgan Shields argues that policymakers who want to bring back asylums and institutionalization ignore the fact that inpatient psychiatric facilities have often been harmful to patients.

Why the election isn't quite locked

Heller in the News
October 18, 2016

In the American Prospect, Robert Kuttner argues that the results of the 2016 presidential election - and its aftermath - are far from certain.

Providers challenged to deliver quality care for less

Heller in the News
October 18, 2016

Stuart Altman, chair of the Heath Policy Commission, warns health care providers that costs cannot continue to rise in Massachusetts.

A diagnosis that turned a doctor into an activist

Heller in the News
October 18, 2016

In Stat News, Cynthia Tschampl contributes to the story of Dr. Kelly Holland, a tuberculosis patient and activist working to stop the spread of TB in Massachusetts.

The drug industry’s answer to opioid addiction: More pills

Heller in the News
October 17, 2016

In the Washington Post, Andrew Kolodny comments on how long-term opioid painkiller use causes side effects, leading patients to seek treatment and consume additional prescriptions.

Anita Hill responds to Donald Trump tape

Heller News Release
October 13, 2016

Anita Hill's recent op-ed in the Boston Globe and commentary on CBS and PBS NewsHour reminds viewers that Donald Trump's boasting about sexual assault should inspire concern and support for victims.

Six things I wish Clinton had said to Trump

Heller in the News
October 13, 2016

In AlterNet, Robert Kuttner offers a bit of hindsight on Hillary Clinton's responses to Donald Trump in the second presidential debate.

How to give wisely for disaster relief after Hurricane Matthew

Heller News Release
October 10, 2016

Laurence Simon, director of the Center for Global Development and Sustainability, offers five lessons and five questions.

NICHQ Board of Directors welcomes Dolores Acevedo-Garcia

Heller in the News
October 07, 2016

Acevedo-Garcia, who is director of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy, joined the board of the child health equity organization this year.

New center to support parents with disabilities, address systemic discrimination

Heller in the News
October 06, 2016

In the Mighty, the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy announces the creation of "Parents Empowering Parents," a new center to support parents with disabilities.

2016’s state uninsured rates: Ask the expert

Heller in the News
October 04, 2016

Wallet Hub features expert Mike Doonan in a Q&A on Obamacare's effectiveness and its path forward.

The widening racial wealth divide

Heller in the News
October 04, 2016

In the New Yorker, Thomas Shapiro explores the historical and present-day social policies that drive the black-white racial wealth gap in the United States.

Altman responds to Boston Children's Hospital expansion concerns

Heller in the News
October 04, 2016

In a televised interview on NECN, Stuart Altman represents the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission in a discussion of the proposed $1 billion hospital expansion and the future of the Affordable Care Act.

Belfast woman's charity reaching out to Cambodia's 'invisible' children

Heller in the News
October 04, 2016

In The Irish News, alumna Arlene Gormley, MA SID'16, discusses her Siem Reap charity, Feeding Dreams, and her children's book, "2030 Not A Fairytale."

Notes for the next debate

Heller in the News
October 04, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner offers some thoughts for how Clinton can maximize her performance at the next presidential debate against Trump.

Views on the News: Gandhi

Heller in the News
October 04, 2016

For the Brandeis student newspaper The Justice, Rajesh Sampath offers commentary on the recent petition at the University of Ghana to remove a statue of Gandhi.

Hard to believe, but Trump could win

Heller in the News
September 29, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner argues that a combination of demographics, economic factors and a populist desire for political outsiders are making it more likely for Trump to win the election.

Watchdog: Children’s Hospital expansion to hike patients’ costs

Heller in the News
September 29, 2016

Stuart Altman of the state's Health Policy Commission argues that the proposed expansion could drive out competition and raise health care costs in the state.

Health panel raises concern on Children’s Hospital expansion

Heller in the News
September 28, 2016

In CommonWealth Magazine, Stuart Altman discusses Mass. Health Policy Commission's opinion that the proposed Childrens' Hospital expansion could put other providers out of business, increasing overall health costs.

Women with hearing loss may likely give birth to preterm or low-birth-weight babies

Heller in the News
September 28, 2016

In Science World Report, Monika MItra's study on women with hearing loss reveals that they are significantly more likely to have poor birth outcomes.

MBA alumna-founded startup wins $125,000 award from MIT HUBweek

Heller in the News
September 28, 2016

The Boston Globe covers the winners of MIT's Sloan School of Management HUBweek awards, including 99°Custom, an apparel manufacturer in Lawrence that uses innovative new technology to narrow the income gap for its employees.

Closing the gender wage gap isn't enough

Heller in the News
September 27, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Anna Mahathey, MPP/MA'17, explains how the gender wage gap is just one contributor to the even wider gender wealth gap.

Building a Relational Public Sector

Heller in the News
September 27, 2016

In the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Jody Hoffer Gittell co-authors an op-ed arguing that the U.S. has a lot to learn from Denmark— and vice versa—about building a public sector that supports greater equality, workforce participation, and democratic engagement.

Finding alignment in federation mission (trips)

Heller in the News
September 27, 2016

In eJewish Philanthropy, Heller-Hornstein student Daniel Larson, MA/MBA'17, describes how a summer experience changed his formerly cynical view of mission trips to Israel.

Preterm, low-birth-weight babies more likely for women with hearing loss

Heller in the News
September 26, 2016

In Medical News Today, Monika Mitra's recent study shows that pregnant women with hearing loss may be more likely to have worse birth outcomes.

To slow costs, slow revenue, says healthcare economist

Heller in the News
September 23, 2016

In the second of a two-part conversation with HealthLeaders Media, Stuart Altman discusses the gap in hospital reimbursement rates.

Anita Hill talks Ailes and Title IX at women in law event

Heller in the News
September 23, 2016

The National Law Journal covers Anita Hill's keynote address at the the Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference in Washington, D.C.

The case for culture change

Heller News Release
September 21, 2016

Jody Hoffer Gittell’s new book investigates how organizations use relational coordination to achieve change.

Did the ACA impact behavioral health treatment disparities?

Heller News Release
September 21, 2016

PhD candidate Tim Creedon studies the effect of insurance expansion on access to mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Elevating the conversation on caste

Heller News Release
September 21, 2016

The Center for Global Development and Sustainability organizes the first academic program in the U.S. focused on social exclusion in India and South Asia.

Increasing inclusive care

Heller News Release
September 21, 2016

Monika Mitra researches disparities in prenatal and maternal health care for women with physical disabilities.

Coordinating care and corrections

Heller News Release
September 21, 2016

Diana Bowser joins national project to bring together the juvenile justice and behavioral health systems.

New $2.5 million research center to support parents with disabilities

Heller News Release
September 21, 2016

The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy will be home to Parents Empowering Parents.

One year after the launch of the United Nations Global Goals

Heller in the News
September 20, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Arlene Gormley, MA SID'16, presents five reasons why we can achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Alumni startup named one of 5 most innovative and fastest-growing companies in America

Heller in the News
September 20, 2016

Project Repat, a startup co-founded by Heller's Ross Lohr, MBA'16 and Nathan Rothstein, was named in Inc. Magazine's list of top companies that achieved massive growth through creative problem-solving.

Joe Scarborough is writing a ‘Hamilton’-inspired musical about Trump. Robert Kuttner already did that.

Heller in the News
September 20, 2016

In the Washington Post, news of the "Morning Joe" host's plans to pen a Trump musical is upstaged by Robert Kuttner, whose project has been in the works for months.

Sorry, Trump: So many reasons to welcome immigrants

Heller in the News
September 20, 2016

In her book "Integration Nation," Susan Eaton reminds us that America is at its best when it builds bridges rather than walls.

Refugee resettlement and integration: Can philanthropy step into the breach?

Heller in the News
September 16, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Sheryl Seller argues that philanthropy is well positioned to fund services for refugee resettlement.

Three ways to work better together

Heller in the News
September 16, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Jody Hoffer GIttell's research on relational coordination encourages us to elevate workplace outcomes through improved listening, shared goals and mutual respect.

Cost control efforts working 'so far' in MA

Heller in the News
September 16, 2016

In HealthLeaders Media, Altman discusses how Massachusetts' healthcare cost control efforts could impact hospitals across the nation.

Research shows legal cannabis may be part of the solution

Heller in the News
September 13, 2016

In MetroWest Daily News, Mass. Representative Tom Sannicandro, PhD'16, co-authors an opinion with Senator Jaime Eldridge on the potential positive effects that legalized marijuana could have on the opioid crisis.

Insurance data show a surge in spending on opioid treatment and testing

Heller in the News
September 13, 2016

On National Public Radio, Andrew Kolodny reacts to new research which shows a staggering increase in the economic costs associated with the opioid epidemic.

Relational coordination offers seven principles to connect across roles at work

Heller in the News
September 13, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Jody Hoffer Gittell explains how relational coordination helps organizations, their employees and their partners achieve desired goals while reducing wasted effort.

What does neuroscience have to offer peacebuilders?

Heller in the News
September 12, 2016

In Sustainable Security, Mari Fitzduff describes how lessons from neuroscience can help practitioners overcome many barriers to conflict resolution.

Fighting dengue fever outbreaks in India

Heller in the News
September 12, 2016

Donald Shepard's research shows that the burden of dengue in India is the heaviest in the world.

What’s behind US opioid addiction?

Heller in the News
September 07, 2016

On Michigan Public Radio via the BBC, Andrew Kolodny comments on the root causes of the current opioid epidemic.

Doonan reviews book on Obamacare and Federalism

Heller in the News
September 06, 2016

In Publius, Michael Doonan provides a critical review of "Obamacare Wars Federalism: State Politics and the Affordable Care Act" by Béland, Rocco and Waddan.

What happened to the Hyatt 100, and why we should care

Heller in the News
September 05, 2016

In this Boston Globe Labor Day op-ed, Janet Boguslaw and Margot Trotter Davis revisit the Hyatt 100 to learn the long-term effects of their dismissal by the hotel chain in 2009.

This Labor Day: Think Big

Heller in the News
September 04, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner argues that the U.S. could improve employment and jobs prospects by investing in national infrastructure and converting service sector jobs to middle class jobs.

In Greater Boston, a lopsided geography of affordable housing

Heller in the News
September 04, 2016

Data from the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy's project, diversitydatakids.org, form the foundation of this Boston Globe article on the landscape of affordable housing in the metro area.

Should Prostitution Be Legal?

Heller in the News
September 01, 2016

In a blog post for WalletHub, Rajesh Sampath explores arguments for and against the legalization/decriminalization of prostitution.

With bike locks, activists chain themselves to City Hall at demonstration

Heller in the News
September 01, 2016

Sonia Kikeri, MA COEX/MBA'17, quoted in the Harvard Crimson's coverage of a Black Lives Matter protest for affordable housing at Cambridge City Hall.

FDA heightens warning about drug combinations

Heller in the News
September 01, 2016

In the Wall Street Journal, Andrew Kolodny says heightened opioid warnings may raise awareness, but what's really needed are upper-dose limits.

Moms say, “Don’t make policy about us, without us!”

Heller in the News
September 01, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Lisa Dodson and colleagues' interviews with low-income mothers reveal a disconnect between policy and practicality.

Mass. budget gap has no easy fixes

Heller in the News
August 29, 2016

In the Boston Globe, Stuart Altman weighs in on the state's growing Medicaid costs.

Trumpism could be more dangerous than Trump

Heller in the News
August 29, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner considers how a "clash of grievances" among different groups of U.S. voters may keep Trump's message alive after the November election, regardless of its outcome.

Mother battles pill scourge that claimed son

Heller in the News
August 29, 2016

In USA Today's Courier-Journal, Andrew Kolodny commends the power of advocates who have lost family members in the fight against opioid addiction and overdose.

Education crowdfunding: An engine of good that could move us toward equity

Heller in the News
August 23, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Sillerman Center research associate Stephanie Hurley, MBA'16, questions online crowdfunding platforms that support public education.

Stopping the Russian roulette against democracy

Heller in the News
August 23, 2016

In the Huffington Post, professor Alain Lempereur argues that many governments are gambling on the strength of their democracies.

Hopes and fears accompany launch of Pa.'s new overdose-prevention tool

Heller in the News
August 22, 2016

In Philly.com, Peter Kreiner of the Institute for Behavioral Health comments on Pennsylvania's use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs.

Combat exposure among Army women - What are the consequences?

Heller in the News
August 22, 2016

In the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies blog, Rachel Sayko Adams and Mary Jo Larson describe recent research on trauma and PTSD for women in combat.

Studies show that hot weather brings out the worst in us

Heller in the News
August 19, 2016

In the Globe and Mail, Clemens Noelke's research on the effects of hot weather on well-being suggests that global warming may have a negative emotional impact.

They love me, they love me not: How the agriculture sector can woo today's youth

Heller in the News
August 17, 2016

USAID published a blog post by alumna Eliza Chard, MBA/MA SID'16, on how the development sector can make agribusiness a more attractive option for youth in developing countries.

Will Trump fire himself?

Heller in the News
August 15, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner explores the rumors that Trump may drop out of the presidential race, and what might happen if he does.

Counterterrorism doesn’t need more strategy, it needs action

Heller in the News
August 12, 2016

In the Huffington Post, alumni Naveed Noormal, MA COEX'16 and Karina Valenzuela, MA COEX'16, argue that more tangible action is needed at the grassroots and international level to fight terrorism.

What happens to developmentally disabled as parents age, die?

Heller in the News
August 11, 2016

In PBS NewsHour, Susan Parish weighs in on the need for public services to meet the changing needs of adults with developmental disabilities as their lifespans increase and family sizes decrease.

Women in combat, like men, at risk for PTSD

Heller in the News
August 11, 2016

In Reuters, Rachel Sayko Adams' recent study demonstrates that women exposed to military combat are more likely to screen positive for post traumatic stress disorder.

Can global warming impact happiness?

Heller News Release
August 10, 2016

Clemens Noelke’s recent study shows that higher temperatures reduce emotional well-being.

Anita Hill: 'We've come a long way since then'

Heller in the News
August 10, 2016

Professor Hill speaks with NPR's Morning Edition about the ways in which the U.S. continues to grapple with workplace sexual harassment today, 25 years after the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings.

Obamacare is making mental healthcare better for some

Heller in the News
August 04, 2016

In the Atlantic, PhD student Tim Creedon's recent study shows that while the Affordable Care Act has improved behavioral healthcare access, it hasn't reduced racial and ethnic disparities.

Aetna is notifying some doctors about their drug-dispensing habits

Heller in the News
August 04, 2016

In the Washington Post, Andrew Kolodny weighs in on the insurance giant's new tactic for decreasing excessive opioid prescribing.

Behavioral health organizations say providers are lukewarm on medication-assisted treatment.

Heller in the News
August 03, 2016

In Behavioral Health, Sharon Reif says that we need to change negative public perceptions around using medications to treat addiction.

A new social contract

Heller in the News
August 03, 2016

In the Stanford University Press blog, Jody Hoffer Gittell says that in order to tackle inequality, businesses, workers and the public sector need to come together.

Glass ceiling and class ceiling: Can Hillary smash both?

Heller in the News
August 02, 2016

In the American Prospect, Robert Kuttner proposes that Hillary Clinton must fight for more progressive pocketbook issues in order to appeal to a broader audience.

Worrying about money is tough on wallets and wrinkles

Heller in the News
August 01, 2016

In Gizmodo, Margie Lachman's research shows that long-term financial stress actually increases the effects of aging on appearance.

Opioid dependence leads to ‘tsunami’ of medical services, study finds

Heller in the News
August 01, 2016

In Kaiser Health News, Andrew Kolodny comments on recent research which reveals a 3,000 percent increase in medical services for those with opioid dependence diagnoses from 2007 to 2014.

Elisa Morales' research on images in voluntourism marketing and her advice for more ethical photography

Heller in the News
July 28, 2016

NGO Storytelling interviews Heller alumna Elisa Morales, MA SID/MBA'16, on her research on the photos that are commonly used to market voluntourism, and the implications they may have on host communities.

Is data the answer to getting a handle on prescription drug abuse?

Heller in the News
July 26, 2016

In Government Technology's online magazine, IBH researchers Peter Kreiner and Tom Clark weigh in on the effectiveness of prescription drug monitoring program data in the fight against the opioid epidemic.

Can Hillary unite the center-left and left?

Heller in the News
July 25, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner posits ways that Clinton could garner not just bipartisan support, but unified support from the political left.

Massachusetts House Votes to Remove 'Mental Retardation' from State Laws

Heller in the News
July 21, 2016

Tom Sannicandro, PhD'16 and Mass. state representative, sponsored this bill which will remove the last of the phrase from state lawbooks.

The nonprofit world needs more MBAs

Heller in the News
July 20, 2016

Bethany Romano gives mission-driven professionals five reasons why they should get a business degree.

Measuring childhood Inequity and opportunity in U.S. cities

Heller in the News
July 20, 2016

A comprehensive new tool by ICYFP compiles an array of data about children’s neighborhood environments, race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

Zika virus spreads to NYC, about to cost U.S. this shocking amount

Heller in the News
July 19, 2016

In Money Morning, professor Don Shepard lends his expertise as a health economist to a discussion of the projected costs of the Zika virus.

Congress passes opioids bill to address addiction and support recovery

Heller in the News
July 19, 2016

In the Guardian, senior scientist Andrew Kolodny says that without proper funding the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act will have limited impact.

Greenfield a healthy place to retire: Plenty for seniors to do, new study says

Heller in the News
July 19, 2016

In The Recorder, Walter Leutz's research on senior life in Greenfield, Mass. makes headlines.

Hillary Clinton and the Obama legacy

Heller in the News
July 17, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner traces Obama's connections with Wall Street and predicts how they might spill over into Hillary Clinton's potential presidency.

How is your taste in music formed?

Heller in the News
July 13, 2016

In the Boston Globe, Ricardo Godoy's research with indigenous communities in the Amazon challenges the common notion that preferences for musical sounds are innate, rather than learned.

Massport, convention center have different takes on Uber bill

Heller in the News
July 13, 2016

Thomas Glynn, MSW '72, PhD '77, chief executive of Massport, comments on the proposed ride share legislation in the Boston Globe.

Alumna Kate Barrett named executive director of GreenLight Fund Boston

Heller in the News
July 12, 2016

Barrett, MBA'12, will lead the GreenLight Fund's founding office after having served as the organization's associate director.

Heller professor and AJWS founder Laurence Simon remembers Elie Wiesel

Heller in the News
July 12, 2016

In the American Jewish World Service blog, Laurence Simon shares his reflections and memories of AJWS founding board member Elie Wiesel.

Drumpf: The musical

Heller in the News
July 12, 2016

The Nation covers Robert Kuttner's new musical theater project, which chronicles Donald Trump's meteoric rise through the Republican primary.

Economic inequality is the cause and the consequence of our racial problems

Heller in the News
July 12, 2016

In the Los Angeles Times, Tom Shapiro and his team at the Institute on Assets and Social Policy are cited in an article on the racial wealth gap and homeownership inequality.

President Trump: an accident waiting to happen

Heller in the News
July 11, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner calls on the media, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders supporters and others to work together in opposition to Donald Trump's candidacy.

Janet Boguslaw speaks at Pew Charitable Trusts

Heller in the News
July 08, 2016

Boguslaw joined a panel discussion on the current landscape of employer-sponsored benefits and family financial security (video).

Indigenizing development and enhancing traditional knowledge

Heller News Release
July 06, 2016

A Q&A with Gabriela Corbera, MA SID'17, on her participation in Columbia University's Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Policy Fellowship.

American Prospect Q&A: Trump’s Deceptive Trade Stance

Heller in the News
July 05, 2016

In the American Prospect, Robert Kuttner interviews Economic Policy Institute president Lawrence Mishel on Trump's policy views.

Quarter-century after Thomas hearing, Anita Hill fights on against harassment

Heller in the News
July 05, 2016

Professor Anita Hill will be a keynote speaker at this year's Pennsylvania Conference for Women.

Why Britain Is likely to remain in the E.U.

Heller in the News
June 29, 2016

In the American Prospect, Robert Kuttner argues that Britain, after a period of muddle, will not exit the European Union after all.

Marijuana liberalization policies: Science doesn’t have your answers yet

Heller in the News
June 29, 2016

In the Huffington Post, PhD alumna Julie Johnson cites the lack of research on marijuana use policies as a reason to slow the tidal wave of legalization.

Heller team places second in Tibetan Innovation Challenge

Heller News Release
June 28, 2016

Three students propose an entrepreneurial business plan to improve the agricultural capacity of Tibetan refugee communities in India with an organic achar pickling cooperative.

The 4 big takeaways of Brexit that the media and pundits missed

Heller in the News
June 28, 2016

In AlterNet, Robert Kuttner proposes that that the larger E.U. economic system is serving elites at the expense of most voters.

Increasing inclusive care

Heller News Release
June 27, 2016

Monika Mitra researches disparities in prenatal and maternal healthcare for women with physical disabilities.

Two stories from the frontlines of millennial caregiving

Heller in the News
June 27, 2016

In the Huffington Post, the Institute on Assets and Social Policy's research on the racial wealth gap supports this article on the growing impact of Alzheimer’s on communities of color.

Doctors wrestle with mixed messages when deciding whether to prescribe painkillers

Heller in the News
June 27, 2016

In USA Today, Andrew Kolodny explains how a policy that links hospital payments to patient satisfaction surveys incentivizes the overprescribing of opioid painkillers.

Why the racial wealth gap harms everyone—even whites

Heller in the News
June 23, 2016

In this Slate article, Thomas Shapiro's research helps explain both the causes and the effects of racial wealth inequality.

Queer lives lost: When will safety be the priority?

Heller in the News
June 21, 2016

In the Huffington Post, student Ty Leisey considers the nation's reaction to the Pulse nightclub shooting, arguing for greater protections against persistent discrimination and marginalization of LGBTQ people in the U.S.

Trump, over-exposed

Heller in the News
June 20, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner considers several likely paths that the presidential election could take, given Donald Trump's extreme media exposure.

Unmet needs, barriers to care for pregnant women with disabilities

Heller in the News
June 20, 2016

Monika Mitra and colleagues at UMass Medical School demonstrate that women with disabilities face serious challenges when accessing prenatal and maternal healthcare.

Explaining the Affordable Care Act

Heller in the News
June 16, 2016

In the Pacific Outlier, a University of Auckland blog, Michael Doonan explains what Obamacare has accomplished and describes current political attitudes toward the contentious healthcare reform bill.

Access to mental health services still lags

Heller in the News
June 15, 2016

In Health Leaders Media, PhD student Tim Creedon discusses recent findings from his Health Affairs study on access to behavioral health treatment.

Minnesota has a prescription drug database that could help reduce opioid overdoses — if doctors would use it

Heller in the News
June 15, 2016

In MinnPost, Institute for Behavioral Health researcher Tom Clark weighs in on prescription drug monitoring programs.

Clinton, Warren and the vice presidency

Heller in the News
June 14, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner considers the arguments for and against choosing Elizabeth Warren as Hillary Clinton's running mate.

The Philippines largely dodged the AIDS crisis. That's changing.

Heller in the News
June 09, 2016

In the Los Angeles Times, Genesis Samonte, MS'14, comments on increasing HIV infection rates in the Philippines, where she heads the Department of Health's HIV/AIDS tracking unit.

Drug used by Prince linked to surge in fatal overdoses

Heller in the News
June 06, 2016

In USA Today, Andrew Kolodny describes the recent surge in overdoses of fentanyl, a prescription opioid which can be illegally synthesized and added to heroin.

So you want to be a millionaire? Can you pay the freight?

Heller in the News
June 03, 2016

For WGBH News, Robert Tannenwald explains a proposed new progressive state tax on millionaires in Massachusetts.

Addicted to a treatment for addiction

Heller in the News
June 01, 2016

In the New York Times, Andrew Kolodny defends against critics of suboxone, a medication to treat opioid dependence.

SID alumna committed to women’s inclusion in clean energy honored with prestigious award

Heller in the News
June 01, 2016

Rebecca Pearl-Martinez, MA SID'01, will receive the Advocacy Award from Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E), an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy, MIT and Stanford University.

Can Democrats avoid the circular firing squad?

Heller in the News
May 31, 2016

In AlterNet, Robert Kuttner proposes several paths that the Democratic Party might take to unify party voters around likely nominee Hillary Clinton.

Is Afghanistan really a “fanatically corrupt” country?

Heller in the News
May 25, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Naveed Noormal, MA COEX'16, analyzes the factors that drive corruption in Afghanistan--many of which originate in the West.

The plight of female refugees in Turkey remains largely ignored

Heller in the News
May 24, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Andrea Eisinberg, MA SID'16, argues that Turkey's response to Syrian refugees should accommodate the gender-specific needs of this majority-female population.

How workplace violence prevention programs could have saved my aunt, and thousands of others

Heller in the News
May 24, 2016

In the Huffington Post alumna Wendy Gutierrez, MA SID'15, describes the role that employers play in preventing domestic violence at the workplace.

Graduate Speaker, Brandeis University Commencement: Naveed Noormal, MA COEX'15

Heller News Release
May 22, 2016

Read a transcript of his speech.

PhD Commencement Speaker: Michelle Shain, PhD'16

Heller News Release
May 22, 2016

Read a transcript of her speech.

MS Commencement Speaker: Pamela Titi, MS'16

Heller News Release
May 22, 2016

Read a transcript of her speech.

MPP Commencement Speaker: Brian Kennedy, MPP'16

Heller News Release
May 22, 2016

Read a transcript of his speech.

MBA Commencement Speaker: Emilia Dunham, MBA/MPP'16

Heller News Release
May 22, 2016

Read a transcript of her speech.

MA SID Commencement Speaker: Rodrigo Moran, MA SID'16

Heller News Release
May 22, 2016

Read a transcript of his speech.

MA COEX Commencement Speaker: Ghinwa Alsalman Hneide, MA COEX'16

Heller News Release
May 22, 2016

Read a transcript of her speech.

Stories of justice prevail at commencement 2016

Heller News Release
May 22, 2016

Read the graduate speakers' speeches and see pictures from commencement weekend.

The Libertarian Party could provide insurance for Hillary Clinton

Heller in the News
May 22, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner speculates that the Libertarian Party could attract Republican votes, benefiting a Clinton candidacy in the general election.

Drug databases can save lives in 60 seconds. Why don’t more doctors use them?

Heller in the News
May 21, 2016

In the Charlotte Observer, Peter Kreiner comments on the use of prescription drug monitoring programs by physicians to prevent opioid addiction and abuse.

Could state ballot initiative destroy hospitals?

Heller in the News
May 20, 2016

In the Boston Globe, Stuart Altman warns that the proposed ballot initiative attempts to do too much too fast.

Resolving slow job growth in South Sudan

Heller in the News
May 18, 2016

In Voice of America's program South Sudan in Focus, recent graduate Boboya James Edimond Barnaba, MA SID'16, describes how South Sudan could combine two industries to maximize job growth and diminish food insecurity in the country.

PhD student Robyn Powell speaks at the White House

Heller News Release
May 12, 2016

Powell, a lawyer and co-founder of the Disabled Parenting Project, spoke at the White House's forum on the civil rights of parents with disabilities.

Problem drinking starts before military deployment

Heller in the News
May 09, 2016

In Reuters, Mary Jo Larson comments on research findings which show a culture of drinking among Marines and Navy members.

Tam Emerson listed in El Planeta's Powermeter 100

Heller in the News
May 09, 2016

Tam Emerson, Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program director, was named in the publication's list of the 100 most powerful people for Massachusetts' Hispanic community.

PhD student Robyn Powell speaks at White House

Heller in the News
May 06, 2016

Powell, a lawyer and co-founder of the Disabled Parenting Project, spoke at the White House's forum on the civil rights of parents with disabilities (her remarks begin at ~19:40).

Dengue costs the world $8.9 billion every year

Heller in the News
May 05, 2016

In the International Business Times, Don Shepard's recent study shows that the economic burden of dengue is much higher than many other diseases such as cholera and rabies.

Brandeis University’s conference on Caste discussed contemporary issues

Heller in the News
May 04, 2016

Twocircles.net provides a recap of the Center for Global Development and Sustainability's second annual international conference on caste, inequality and economic growth in South Asia.

What we know - and don't know - about Suboxone

Heller in the News
May 04, 2016

For New Hampshire Public Radio, Cindy Thomas comments on the research of medications that can be used to treat opioid addiction.

Women in tech band together to track diversity, after hours

Heller in the News
May 04, 2016

Freada Kapor Klein, PhD'84, and a group of seven other Silicon Valley women have unveiled Project Include, a nonprofit venture to diversify the tech industry workforce (New York Times).

Protecting consumers from predatory debt collectors

Heller in the News
May 03, 2016

On BNN News, Ginger Haggerty, MPP'15, talks about ways to help consumers struggling with debt, and legislation to curb predatory collection practices in Massachusetts.

Can corporate leaders be good citizens?

Heller in the News
May 03, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner commends the trend of corporate CEOs who use their influence for the public good.

Motherhood is not off limits to disabled women, and I'm sick of doctors telling me otherwise

Heller in the News
May 03, 2016

Robyn Powell pens a powerful article on the experience she and many others face when physicians do not support the reproductive rights of women with disabilities.

Do Waltham and Greenfield, Mass. enable healthy aging?

Heller News Release
May 02, 2016

Walter Leutz leads volunteer co-researchers in study of healthy aging in two Massachusetts towns.

Dengue fever’s economic ‘bite’ estimated in Lancet Infectious Disease article

Heller News Release
May 02, 2016

Donald Shepard and a group of Schneider Institutes for Health Policy researchers find that the mosquito-borne disease has an annual global economic cost of $8.9 billion.

International policymakers, scholars and practitioners gather for GDS conference on caste, inequality and economic growth in South Asia

Heller News Release
April 29, 2016

This year's conference focuses on issues of growth and modernization.

Cultivating resilience among Bolivian farmers

Heller News Release
April 29, 2016

Rosemarie Caward, SID’17, shares her practicum experience with Catholic Relief Services with video and photography.

It's true, America is an overweight welfare state...But for whom?

Heller in the News
April 28, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Nicholas Croce, MPP/MBA'17, digs into our nation's tax code to see who benefits most from homeownership tax programs.

Preschool-to-prison pipeline

Heller in the News
April 26, 2016

In the Huffington Post, MPP student Shayna Jones explains the disturbing statistics behind the preschool-to-prison pipeline for young black students in the United States.

Let's hear it for tax and spend

Heller in the News
April 25, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner weighs Bernie Sanders' and Hillary Clinton's arguments about proposed tax policy.

Will Bernie’s people back Hillary in November?

Heller in the News
April 21, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner speculates on how to unite the Democratic party after a prolonged primary race.

Can we care less about the war in Yemen?

Heller in the News
April 18, 2016

In the Huffington Post, student Kais Aliriani, MA COEX'16, argues that the world has turned a blind eye to the actions of a Saudi Arabia-led coalition in war-torn Yemen.

Majority of food and beverages meet nutrition standards in Massachusetts middle and high schools

Heller in the News
April 18, 2016

In the American Journal of Public Health, Lindsay Rosenfeld co-authored a paper analyzing Massachusetts schools' compliance with new nutrition standards.

‘Confirmation’ — A cautionary tale for a new generation

Heller in the News
April 15, 2016

In the Boston Globe, Anita HIll pens an op-ed on her 1991 testimony in the confirmation hearings for now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Healthcare reform is saving lives

Heller in the News
April 14, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Sean Cahill defends the Affordable Care Act against accusations that it has been a "disaster."

Refund anticipation checks: The real tax fraud

Heller in the News
April 14, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Judith Garber, MPP'16, reveals the often exorbitant fees that accompany refund anticipation checks, a service commonly marketed to low-income taxpayers by tax preparation companies.

Two women and the impact of war in the middle east

Heller in the News
April 14, 2016

On WBUR's Here and Now, Heller students Phoenicia Lewis (a U.S. Army veteran) and Wafaa Arbash (a Syrian expatriate) discuss the human impact of war.

Zika And Ebola Grab Headlines, But Lingering TB Worries Many In Public Health More

Heller in the News
April 08, 2016

In WBUR's CommonHealth blog, Cynthia Tschampl explains that tuberculosis is becoming more complex at a time when budgets for TB treatment and case management are scaling back.

Anita Hill on the Thomas hearings, 25 years later: ‘I would do it again’

Heller in the News
April 08, 2016

In PBS NewsHour, university professor Anita Hill discusses what it's been like to relive the 1991 Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings through the new HBO film, 'Confirmation.'

GE is a $145m bet. How will we know if Mass. won?

Heller in the News
April 06, 2016

In the Boston Globe, Bob Tannenwald is cautiously optimistic that the incentives package that lured GE to Boston will pay off.

Anita Hill on Confirmation, what Joe Biden did wrong and the Clintons

Heller in the News
April 06, 2016

In an interview with Time Magazine, Anita Hill talks about the progression of women's rights in the 25 years since the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings.

The Opportunity Project: creating digital tools with open data

Heller in the News
April 05, 2016

In HUD's online magazine The Edge, Drew Zachary, PhD student and policy advisor at the White House Domestic Policy Council, discusses the open data effort to increase access to opportunity for all Americans.

Sorry, Uber. Customer service ratings cannot replace managers

Heller in the News
April 05, 2016

Jody Hoffer Gittell's research on management bolsters this article in Fortune which asserts the importance of employee coaching.

Cuba after Obama: One Cuban-American’s hope

Heller in the News
March 30, 2016

In the Huffington Post, student Josh Cramer-Montes describes the impact of President Obama's visit to Cuba on Cuban-American emigrants and their children.

The second racial wealth gap

Heller in the News
March 28, 2016

In the Utne Reader, Tom Shapiro's research reveals the many small inequities that contribute to the severe and persistent racial wealth gap in the U.S.

Sanders, socialism and the shafted generation

Heller in the News
March 28, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner examines Bernie Sanders' appeal among younger voters, whose experiences in a challenging economy make socialism seem attractive.

And opportunity for all

Heller News Release
March 25, 2016

Researchers from the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy talk about the tool they developed for the White House's Opportunity Project.

Follow the money

Heller News Release
March 24, 2016

Examining a number of intertwining factors, a new paper follows the trajectory of treatment dollars being funneled to substance use disorders

How the on-demand economy threatens workers and democracy

Heller in the News
March 24, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Erica Brien, MBA/MPP'17, explores how companies like Instacart and Uber avoid standard employment regulations by classifying their workers as independent contractors.

The Pulse: Is Medicaid reform, a year in, saving money?

Heller in the News
March 23, 2016

On Rhode Island Public Radio, Anya Rader Wallack, PhD'07, discusses the "reinvention" of Medicaid in Rhode Island since she became its director last year.

Williamson: Vignettes from a coal town

Heller in the News
March 23, 2016

Fulbright Scholar Nidhi Sen, MA SID/MA'17, shares her experience documenting a sustainable development initiative in Williamson, West Virginia.

What the next president should do about the racial wealth divide

Heller in the News
March 23, 2016

The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) has proposed that the next president take executive action to bridge racial economic inequality by conducting a government-wide audit, modeled after work by Thomas Shapiro of IASP.

Bill seeks to address health care disparities among people with disabilities in Bay State

Heller in the News
March 23, 2016

Monika Mitra of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy contributes meaningful information about healthcare inequities to this article in MassLive.com.

On the frontlines

Heller News Release
March 21, 2016

Cynthia Tschampl's research seeks to strengthen tuberculosis treatment systems in Massachusetts.

After five years, some Syrian refugees succeed against all odds

Heller in the News
March 18, 2016

Al Arabiya features alumnus Iyad Yousef, MA COEX'15, whose academic work has contributed to the broader understanding of the conflict in his home country of Syria.

A Painful Price

Heller News Release
March 16, 2016

Professor Donald Shepard's research on the economic costs of suicide suggest that previous estimates severely underestimated the frequency and severity of this phenomena.

Heller ranked among nation’s top graduate schools for social policy and public affairs

Heller News Release
March 16, 2016

Heller is ranked in the top 10 for social policy and the top 50 for public affairs in the latest U.S. News & World graduate school rankings

Free trade on the campaign trail

Heller in the News
March 15, 2016

Robert Kuttner discusses the arguments made against free trade agreements in this year's election cycle on WBUR's Here and Now.

Alain Lempereur gives keynote address at APEX conference in Montreal

Heller in the News
March 15, 2016

Lempereur's keynote on negotiation at the conference for executives was covered by Montreal weekly magazine Les Affaires (in French).

Hooked on heroin: Did the FDA enable the epidemic?

Heller in the News
March 14, 2016

In ABC 8News, Andrew Kolodny says the FDA approved opioid painkillers as safe and effective despite overwhelming dissent from the scientific and medical community.

White House features Heller data tool in "The Opportunity Project" initiative

Heller in the News
March 08, 2016

The diversitydatakids.org research team at the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy presented the "How Affordable is Opportunity?" open data tool at the White House on Monday.

In battle against heroin, Maine seeks new rules for prescribing opioids

Heller in the News
March 04, 2016

Institute for Behavioral Health researcher Tom Clark quoted extensively in in the Portland Press Herald on regulating prescription painkillers in Maine.

Why I support Hillary Clinton: A disabled woman's perspective

Heller in the News
March 04, 2016

In the Huffington Post, PhD student Robyn Powell argues that Clinton best understands and advocates for issues that are important to the disability community.

Wealth inequalities in greater Boston: Do race and ethnicity matter?

Heller in the News
March 03, 2016

IASP's Tatjana Meschede published a second study in her position as Visiting Scholar with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston which examines the relationship between race and wealth disparities.

Proposed legislation jeopardizes welfare of children with disabilities

Heller in the News
March 03, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Ruderman Scholar Kimberly Zayhowski argues against the SAIL Act, which will cut social security benefits for some adolescents with disabilities.

Striking out

Heller in the News
March 02, 2016

In the Huffington Post, MBA/MPP student Darcy Kennedy examines Michigan's anti-strike legislation and the Detroit Public Schools sick-outs

Rapid evidence reviews for health policy and practice

Heller in the News
March 01, 2016

In Academy Health, MPP student Jared Hite shares strategies for producing fast, high-quality reviews for policymakers.

New EMBA for physicians program off to a healthy start

Heller News Release
February 29, 2016

Jon Chilingerian and a diverse team of Heller faculty are training 36 doctors in the new science of medicine and management.

Trump, Berlusconi, Hitler and the Populist Moment

Heller in the News
February 29, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner examines the social factors that have historically influenced the rise of right-wing populists.

Ways to curb recidivism among young people weighed at Statehouse

Heller in the News
February 26, 2016

In the Worcester Telegram, Mary Brolin says rehabilitation is the key to reducing recidivism among youth in the criminal justice system.

Heller Forward Welcomes Spring With Community Day

Heller News Release
February 24, 2016

On January 12, students came together to further the discussion at Heller about diversity and the concepts of power and privilege experienced both inside and outside the classroom.

Avoid withdrawal symptoms from prescription painkillers

Heller in the News
February 23, 2016

In Consumer Reports, Andrew Kolodny advises readers on the signs of addiction and the effects of tapering off of these powerful drugs.

Here’s how the government could close the staggering racial wealth gap

Heller in the News
February 22, 2016

The Huffington Post cites research from the Institute on Assets and Social Policy in this article on wealth disparities by race.

Robyn Powell receives Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award

Heller News Release
February 19, 2016

PhD student Robyn Powell received the award from the American Association of People with Disabilities for her work as team leader and cofounder of the Disabled Parenting Project.

The problematic legacy of Justice Scalia

Heller in the News
February 14, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Rajesh Sampath analyzes the repercussions of Scalia's career for the future of gay and abortion rights in the U.S. and abroad.

A new direction for juveniles serving life sentences

Heller in the News
February 12, 2016

MPP student Brie McLemore examines the implications of the Supreme Court's recent ruling on life sentences for juvenile offenders, and what it means for the 2,570 individuals who may now reenter society.

Alumna receives $175,000 J.M.K. Innovation Prize

Heller in the News
February 12, 2016

Ruth Abram, MSW'71 and founder of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, received the prize for founding a new contemporary museum without walls: Behold! New Lebanon.

SID student nominated for the Nelson Mandela – Graça Machel Innovation Award

Heller in the News
February 11, 2016

Teyei Pam, MA SID'17, received the nomination in recognition of his work with Jtownperspectives, an online Facebook group to inform and involve people in the peace process in Jos, Nigeria.

Baring it all for campaign finance reform

Heller in the News
February 09, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Michael Appell challenges presidential candidates to be more transparent about their campaign donors if they're serious about opposing Citizens United.

Generation Sanders

Heller in the News
February 08, 2016

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner says the appeal of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign is a blend of the generational and economic.

Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever?

Heller in the News
February 08, 2016

In The Atlantic, Thomas Shapiro shows how the racial wealth gap contributes to residential segregation that persists today.

Susan Eaton interviewed about her new book "Integration Nation: Immigrants, Refugees, and America at Its Best"

Heller in the News
February 05, 2016

On the Majority Report with Sam Seder, Eaton discusses the importance of immigrant integration efforts in cities and towns across the U.S.

Anticipating the 2016 election in light of major Supreme Court decisions on voting rights

Heller in the News
February 05, 2016

In the Huffington Post, associate professor Rajesh Sampath discusses voting rights and political demography in light of the current presidential race.

How health systems respond to Zika

Heller News Release
February 04, 2016

Diana Bowser, director of the MS in global health policy and management program, discusses the framework that countries need to have in place to stem the growth of this public health crisis.

Increasing judicial power and diminishing democratic will in America

Heller in the News
February 03, 2016

Rajesh Sampath discusses the paradox between the two in the Huffington Post.

Constitutionality and LGBTQ rights in India

Heller News Release
February 02, 2016

On Al Jazeera America, professor Raj Sampath discusses the Indian Supreme Court's recent hearing on a law that criminalizes homosexuality.

Unpaid family leave is leaving the sandwich generation behind

Heller in the News
February 02, 2016

In this Huffington Post op-ed, Pamela Joshi of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy describes how unpaid family leave policies affect working parents who must also care for their own parents.

A conversation with Arlene Gormley, Heller student and children’s book author

Heller News Release
February 01, 2016

Arlene Gormley, MA-SID’16, has self-published a children’s book called “2030 Not a Fairytale” that explains the United Nations’ goals for sustainable development.

Solving complex social challenges with relational coordination

Heller News Release
January 25, 2016

Professor Jody Hoffer Gittell presents data and insights from her forthcoming book about relational coordination and culture change.

Heller is home to expertise on the opioid crisis

Heller News Release
January 21, 2016

Andrew Kolodny discusses the epidemic on the national scale, while Constance Horgan and Sharon Reif from the Institute for Behavioral Health discuss the bills currently under consideration in Massachusetts.

How student debt impacts the racial wealth gap

Heller News Release
January 19, 2016

IASP researchers team up with Demos to examine the issue in the latest Racial Wealth Audit report.

Nurse practitioner patients less costly to Medicare than physician patients

Heller News Release
January 07, 2016

First national study contradicts previous research on health care costs.