COVID-19 resources for Heller students

As courses go online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, find answers to questions about the academic calendar, Zoom, the Student Emergency Fund, health services, ELP and more. 

Meet our Alumni

Nicole Rodriguez, MPP'14

Nicole Rodriguez, MPP'14, Research Director, New Jersey Policy Perspective

“When I was writing my policy reports and advocating at the Massachusetts State House, I had a jump-start because I had worked on these things in grad school. I actually used the reports I had written. It was a perfect transition into my professional policy life.”
Brooke Evans, PhD'19

Brooke Evans, PhD'19, Director for Behavioral Health and Opioid Stewardship, Washington State Hospital Association

“The Heller PhD experience is truly unique. It was a really great experience to see how data informs real-time practice change in health systems. There were so many different paths I could have taken, but I’m so grateful for my experience at Heller, and excited to see where my degree takes me.”
Adeyemi Okunogbe, MS'12

Adeyemi Okunogbe, MS'12, Health Systems Specialist, RTI International

“When I came to Heller, my understanding and perspective on health was limited to diagnosing and treating human ailments. After I graduated, I had the framework and paradigms for thinking about health policy, global health and social justice.”
Heller Career Development

Research at Heller

Heller's 11 research centers and institutes bring in $14 million in grant-funded projects annually, focusing on pressing social policy issues such as the racial wealth gap, substance use disorder, disability rights and more. Research faculty are a key part of a Heller education—they teach courses, employ students as research assistants and provide mentoring.
Research Centers and Institutes