Master of Public Policy (MPP)

MPP Faculty

Janet Boguslaw, Associate Director, MPP Program, and faculty member Tatjana Meschede Heller counts more than one hundred faculty and researchers engaged in advancing social and public policy and educating the next generation of leaders. Their public engagement reaches the highest levels of government, nonprofit, and international organizations. Many have designed, implemented, or evaluated large-scale policies and programs that affect the lives of millions, domestically and globally. Like you, they are believers in the power of knowledge to promote positive social change. Faculty share your passion for social policy and are committed to helping you to make a difference.
Michael Doonan, PhD'02, Director, MPP Program

Michael Doonan, PhD'02

Associate Professor and Director, MPP Program

Expertise: State health policy, the uninsured, federalism, Medicaid, access to health care for vulnerable populations, health care system change, federal state relations, governance, public health

781-736-4831 Schneider 207

Dolores Acevedo-Garcia

Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy; Director, Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy

Expertise: Public health, racial ethnic disparities in health and social determinants of health and social policy

781-736-3715 Heller-Brown 364
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Stuart Altman

Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy and Co-director, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy and Research

Expertise: Healthcare economics and policy; healthcare industry reform, medicare

781-736-3803 Schneider 214
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Larry Bailis

Associate Professor

Expertise: Service programs, service-learning and experiential education; university-community partnerships; program evaluation, evaluation of advocacy programs

617 868-2468 Heller-Brown 369
Professor Christine Bishop

Christine Bishop

Atran Professor of Labor Economics

Expertise: Health economics, economics of long-term services and supports and post-acute care, economics of aging

781-736-3942 Schneider 212
Janet Boguslaw

Janet Boguslaw

Senior Scientist and Senior Lecturer

Expertise: Poverty, assets and social policy, workforce and economic development, stakeholder engagement

Mary Brolin, PhD'05, Scientist and Lecturer

Mary Brolin, PhD’05

Scientist and Senior Lecturer

Expertise: Health services research and community-based evaluation with a focus on behavioral health

781-736-5737 Heller-Brown 254
Head shot of Carole Carlson, Director of the MBA Program

Carole Carlson

Senior Lecturer and Director, MBA Program

Expertise: Social entrepreneurship, strategy, organizational effectiveness, consultative skills, impact optimization for mission-driven organizations

781-736-3861 Schneider 203
Jon Chilingerian, Professor and Director, EMBA for Physicians Program

Jon Chilingerian

Professor and Director, Executive MBA for Physicians

Expertise: Leadership and organizational behavior, management and healthcare organizations, organizational theory and behavior, health policy

781-736-3828 Schneider 204
Susan Curnan, Director, Center for Youth and Communities

Susan Curnan

Florence G. Heller Associate Professor of the Practice and Director, Center for Youth and Communities

Expertise: Social Policy and Management, emphasis on leadership and management innovations with mission driven organizations and businesses

781-736-3771 Heller-Brown 341
Robert Dunigan, PhD'04

Robert Dunigan, PhD'04

Senior Research Associate and Lecturer

Expertise: Behavioral health and social policy; substance use disorders and mental health prevention and treatment for minority populations; the impact of criminal justice involvement and behavioral health outcomes for marginalized adult and adolescent populations
781-736-3988 Heller-Brown 253
Head shot of Susan Eaton, Director of the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy

Susan Eaton

Professor of the Practice and Director, Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy

Expertise: racial and economic inequality in public education, demographic change and its implications for schools and municipalities, causes and remedies for racial and economic segregation and concentrated poverty in schools and neighborhoods, civil rights law and education, immigration policy and immigrant integration practice, social justice philanthropy

781-736-3918 Heller-Brown 375
Susanna Flug-Silva, Director, Segal Program Leadership Team

Susanna Flug-Silva

Segal Program Director; Segal Program Leadership Team; IERE

Head shot of Stephen Fournier, Senior Lecturer at the Heller School and Adjunct Professor at the International Business School

Stephen Fournier

Senior Lecturer at the Heller School and Adjunct Professor at the International Business School

Expertise: Statistics, econometrics, IT, data analysis and applied casual modeling and data maintenance
781-736-3898 Heller-Brown 368
Anita Hill, University Professor

Anita Hill

University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Expertise: Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy (Gender and Race)

781-736-3896 Heller-Brown 374
Dominic Hodgkin, Professor

Dominic Hodgkin


Expertise: Health economics, managed care, economics of mental health and substance abuse, prescription drugs

781-736-8551 Heller-Brown 264
Constance Horgan, Professor, Director of the Institute for Behavioral Health

Constance Horgan

Professor; Director, Institute for Behavioral Health; Co-director, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy and Research

Expertise: Organization and financing of behavioral health services

781-736-3916 Heller-Brown 257
Della Hughes, Senior Fellow and Lecturer

Della M. Hughes

Senior Fellow

Expertise: Hughes’s focus is the intersection of education, youth employability, and youth development to ensure youth are prepared for post-secondary education and training and work in the 21st century and as contributors to their communities.
781-736-3609 Heller-Brown 343
Rabbi Shirley Idelson

Shirley Idelson

Leon A. Jick Director and Associate Professor, Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program

781-736-2998 Lown 204
Sakshi Jain, Lecturer

Sakshi Jain


Expertise: Applied microeconomics; development economics; quantitative methods; economics of education; health; gender and racial inequality; policy and impact evaluation; public finance
Heller-Brown 156
Robert Kuttner, Meyer and Ida Kirstein Professor in Social Planning and Administration

Robert Kuttner

Meyer and Ida Kirstein Professor in Social Planning and Administration

Expertise: Inequality, politics of the welfare state, international political economy and globalization, politics and history of managed capitalism

781-736-5311 Heller-Brown 367
Lisa Lynch, Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy and director, Institute for Economic and Racial Equity

Lisa M. Lynch

Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy; Director, Institute for Economic and Racial Equity

Expertise: Labor markets, unemployment, organizational innovation
781-736-8690 Heller-Brown 357
Tatjana Meschede

Tatjana Meschede

Senior Scientist and Senior Lecturer

Expertise: Poverty, economic security, homelessness and housing, research methods/statistics, working with large national data sets

781-736-8678 Heller-Brown 361
Alexandra Pineros-Shields, PhD'07

Alexandra Piñeros-Shields, PhD'07

Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice

Expertise: Community-based research; participatory action research; urban renewal and community building; immigrant political activism, immigration policy; cross-racial and cross-national organizing
781-736-3598 Heller-Brown 366
Jeffrey Prottas, Professor

Jeffrey Prottas


Expertise: Organizational research, community-based research, health policy and implementation studies, case studies, surveys and qualitative analysis

781-736-3955 Schneider 209
Janelle Ridley

Janelle Ridley

Co-Chair, MPP Concentration in Economic and Racial Equity

Sarah Soroui, PhD'19

Sarah Soroui, PhD'19

Adjunct Lecturer

Expertise: Technology and globalization for social safety net policies; employment relations; workforce policy and practice; and community development
Sangeeta Tyagi, Senior Scientist and Lecturer

Sangeeta Tyagi, PhD'93

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Expertise: Youth employment systems at scale; creating cross-systems workforce strategies for marginalized youth; post-secondary access and success for out-of-school youth; organizational development strategies for scale, sustainability, and impact
Marji Erickson Warfield, Senior Scientist and Lecturer

Marji Erickson Warfield, PhD’91

Senior Scientist and Lecturer

Expertise: Children and youth with developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs; family adaptation; longitudinal studies; program evaluation

781-736-3833 Heller-Brown 350