2018

Brandeis University receives $8.4 million bequest gift for social justice initiatives

Heller in the News
January 16, 2018

BrandeisNOW announces a major gift from Seymour S. “Sy” Bluestone, a long-time supporter of the SID program, whose bequest will also benefit the Center for Global Development and Sustainability.

Two studies show improved access to mental health and substance use treatment in insurance plans

Heller News Release
January 16, 2018

Research from the Institute for Behavior Health shows the long fight for behavioral health parity in health plans appears to be working.

Rahul Gandhi gives no guarantee for win in 2019 elections

Heller in the News
January 12, 2018

On page 58 of the South Asian Times, Rajesh Sampath comments on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's achievements.

Complaints from bike-share workers reflect new reality for labor force that powers sharing economy

Heller in the News
January 11, 2018

In GeekWire, David Weil discusses how the gig economy and increased use of contractors, rather than employees, is driving wage inequality.

Bigger Companies Once Meant Much Bigger Pay. No More.

Heller in the News
January 10, 2018

In the Wall Street Journal, David Weil reacts to a study that shows a significant drop in the pay premium that Americans used to receive for working at large companies, especially lower-wage workers.

The doctor who took on big pharma to stem the US opioid epidemic

Heller in the News
January 10, 2018

The New Scientist profiles Andrew Kolodny's sweeping efforts to combat the opioid crisis—and the backlash he's received.

The Integrity Of MACRA May Be Undermined By “Incident To Billing” Coding

Heller in the News
January 08, 2018

In Health Affairs, Jennifer Perloff argues that until other health providers are unable to bill under a physician's national provider number, the goals of MACRA will be undermined.

The Trump administration just changed its overtime guidance — and business cheers

Heller in the News
January 08, 2018

In the Washington Post, David Weil comments on the Trump administration's revival of letters that provide interpretations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Will Protests in Iran Pave the Way for Economic Changes?

Heller in the News
January 08, 2018

In a Knowledge@Wharton article and podcast, Nader Habibi discusses the impact of protests in Iran, which included economic grievances and calls for political freedom.

The real future of work

Heller in the News
January 04, 2018

POLITICO explores the profound ways in which the workplace social contract is changing, and interviews David Weil to discuss his efforts to curb workplace fissuring in the U.S. Department of Labor.

Why your child’s preschool teacher should have a college degree

Heller in the News
January 04, 2018

In the Conversation, alumna Anne Douglass, PhD'09, argues that it is beneficial and necessary for preschool teachers to attain a bachelor's degree.

Opioid addiction treatments that may surface in 2018

Heller in the News
January 04, 2018

In Healthline, Andrew Kolodny argues that it's critical to increase access to medication assisted treatments for people who are already addicted to opioids.

Heller author interview: "Designing Reality: How to Survive and Thrive in the Third Digital Revolution"

Heller News Release
January 03, 2018

A conversation with Professor Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld.