The Heller School for Social Policy and Management


Heller's Stuart Altman analyzes the past and future of healthcare reform

Heller in the News
December 10, 2008

Prof. Altman sits down for an interview with Dr. Kenneth Cohn of

John Lippitt, MMHS '96, PhD '03, appointed executive director of Boston's new Thrive in 5 initiative

Heller in the News
November 26, 2008

The 10-year strategic initiative aims to get every child in Boston ready for school.

Area hospitals feel economic downturn; layoffs force a careful look at patient care

Heller in the News
November 26, 2008

WCFR-FM talks to Heller professor Michael Doonan, PhD '02, executive director of the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum.

For foster kids, next stem a long one

Heller in the News
November 12, 2008

Heller's Della Hughes leads task force on youth aging out of Department of Children and Families Care.

Professor Laurence Simon Interviewed for Berkeley's "Conversations with History"

Heller News Release
November 11, 2008

Professor Laurence R. Simon was recently invited by the University of California at Berkeley to deliver a university lecture and be interviewed in their renowned series called Conversations with History.

Soaring jobless rate offers sign of weak economy

Heller in the News
November 07, 2008

On the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, dean Lisa Lynch calls for speedy policies to stem recession.

The man in the middle on Election Day

Heller in the News
October 31, 2008

Thomas Shapiro’s research is changing the way we look at the middle class—and policymakers are starting to pay attention

Racial amnesia may be the cure

Heller in the News
October 29, 2008

After this election, we may never see the issue of race in the same way again, writes Anita Hill in a Boston Globe op-ed.

Parity legislation helps people with mental illness

Heller in the News
October 16, 2008

The Institute for Behavioral Health's Constance Horgan and Dominic Hodgkin discuss new legislation prohibiting insurers from discriminating against people with mental illness and addictive disorders

Palin must learn from JFK if she wants to be a "friend"

Heller in the News
October 16, 2008

Children with disabilities benefited under Kennedy, Provost Marty Krauss writes in the Houston Chronicle.

Life sciences' $1B woman

Heller in the News
October 12, 2008

The Worcester Telegram and Gazette profiles Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD '77

Heller's Sajed Kamal featured as one of Boston Globe Magazine's "Earth Angels"

Heller in the News
September 28, 2008

Kamal, an adjunct lecturer at Heller, was one of six "local heroes" profiled for their work on environmental issues

Sub-Prime as a Black Catastrophe

Heller in the News
September 22, 2008

The racial targeting of predatory loans spelled disaster for African-Americans, writes professor Thomas Shapiro in The American Prospect.

Dean Lisa Lynch to Speak at Brandeis Spotlight Series on Economic Distress

Heller News Release
September 12, 2008

The program, entitled "Financial Crisis at Home and Abroad," will be held in Boston on September 23 and at Brandeis on September 24.

Heller Community Mourns Passing of Former Faculty Member David Austin, PhD '69

Heller in the News
September 12, 2008

Austin received the Social Work Pioneer Award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Click to read the obituary posted on the NASW blog.

Former Dean Stuart Altman Joins Obama and McCain as One of the "100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare"

Heller in the News
August 25, 2008

Click here to read Modern Healthcare's annual rankings.

Single women slammed by housing mess

Heller in the News
August 25, 2008

Heller professor Anita Hill talks about women and the mortgage crisis.

Q&A with Massachusetts' Billion-Dollar Woman

Heller in the News
August 21, 2008

Xconomy Boston talks with Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD '77.

Heller Professor Is Awarded Germany's Order of Merit First Class

Heller in the News
August 15, 2008

Brenda McSweeney receives recognition for her service to the United Nations. Click to read the citation from the Lord Mayor of Bonn.

Physician who led launch of Head Start dies

Heller in the News
July 30, 2008

The Heller community mourns the passing of former Board of Overseers member Dr. Julius Richmond. Click here to read the Boston Globe obituary.

Federal minimum wage rises to $6.55

Heller in the News
July 24, 2008

Heller dean Lisa Lynch is quoted in an Associated Press story on the minimum wage increase.

Institute on Assets and Social Policy Receives Rockefeller Foundation Innovation Award

Heller in the News
July 23, 2008

IASP researchers are among twelve recipients who will identify specific ways to improve Social Security for a range of vulnerable groups.

Brandeis eyes aging masters

Heller in the News
July 21, 2008

The Boston Herald reports on Heller's educational partnership with Hebrew SeniorLife

The End of Youth?

Heller in the News
July 11, 2008

Newt Gingrich's anti-poverty strategy is long on ideology, short on thoughtfulness, writes Heller professor Andrew Hahn '78

Darfur survivors remember dead, inspire local activism

Heller in the News
June 27, 2008

Sudanese refugees and immigrants living in Massachusetts, including recent Heller grad Sarra Ali, MS '08, and current MA student Panther Alier, are leading local activism against the Darfur genocide.

Youth Entrepreneurship Boosts Academic and Life Skills

Heller in the News
June 19, 2008

Heller professor Andrew Hahn, PhD '78, is quoted in the Christian Science Monitor

Heller Kicks Off Educational Collaboration with Hebrew SeniorLife

Heller News Release
June 06, 2008

John W. Rowe, M.D., author of Successful Aging, spoke on “Opportunities and Challenges of an Aging Society.”

State’s $1 billion biotech CEO

Heller in the News
May 29, 2008

Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD '77, has been chosen to lead the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.

SAGE Publications Awards 2008 Scholarships to Heller MBA Students

Heller News Release
May 28, 2008

Scholarship recipients are Ondrea Austin, MBA '09, and incoming Heller MBA student Jessica Ratey, MBA '10.

Ganging up on the gangs

Heller in the News
May 05, 2008

Joan Serra Hoffman, PhD '00, Visiting Scholar at the Heller School's Center for Youth and Communities, writes about the gang injunction bill in a Boston Globe op-ed piece.

President and CEO of CARE USA to Speak at Heller Commencement

Heller News Release
May 02, 2008

Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE USA, one of the world’s premier international relief and development organizations, will deliver the commencement address at Heller's commencement ceremony on May 18.

Brandeis, Harvard, Boston University to Co-Sponsor Conference

Heller News Release
April 11, 2008

The Institute for Behavioral Health at Heller's Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, along with the School of Public Health, Boston University; and the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, are co-sponsoring the upcoming 2008 Addiction Health Services Research conference (AHSR 2008), to be held at the Hyatt Harborside, Boston, on October 20-22.

Governor Patrick Announces Membership of Council of Economic Advisors

Heller in the News
March 10, 2008

Lisa M. Lynch, incoming dean of the Heller School and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank, has been named to the nonpartisan council advising the governor on matters related to economic development in Massachusetts.

Healthcare Costs on the Rise

Heller in the News
February 27, 2008

Heller professor Michael Doonan talks to New England Cable News about a new government report predicting dramatic increases in healthcare costs by the year 2017.

Middle Class Families Struggling to Make Ends Meet

Heller in the News
February 24, 2008

The Boston Globe cites the Institute on Assets and Social Policy's research in an article about middle-class families on Boston's North Shore.

Many African-American and Latino Families in Danger of Falling Out of Middle Class, According to New Report

Heller News Release
February 21, 2008

Landmark study based on new "Middle Class Security Index" developed by Demos and Heller's Institute on Assets and Social Policy finds that 3 out of 4 African-American and 4 out of 5 Latino middle-class families are on shaky financial ground.

Sillerman Center Draws Crowd for Inaugural Philanthropy Lecture

Heller News Release
January 30, 2008

Philanthropy expert Joel Fleishman inaugurated the opening of the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at the Heller School with a standing-room only lecture.

Candidates Lack Concrete Plans to Aid Middle Class

Heller in the News
January 16, 2008

In a Newsday op-ed piece, Heller professor Thomas Shapiro writes about middle class security and the presidential campaign