The Heller School for Social Policy and Management


Visiting professor Ellen Messer is named a 2009 AAAS Fellow

Heller News Release
December 17, 2009

Anthropologist researches the "right to food."

Job Loss Slows in November, Signaling Some Recovery

Heller in the News
December 04, 2009

Dean Lisa Lynch discusses the latest jobs numbers on PBS' NewsHour.

Heller School researchers focus on a visionary approach to improving eyesight

Heller News Release
December 02, 2009

They assess the clinical and economic benefits of the scleral lens.

Drug industry still has many ties to university researchers

Heller in the News
November 23, 2009

Heller's Darren Zinner talks with American Medical News about his recent study.

Southern Vermont College names Anita Hill to board

Heller in the News
November 20, 2009

"Professor Hill brings a wealth of talent, experience and wisdom," says college president Karen Gross.

Institute on Assets and Social Policy releases Asset Security and Opportunity Index

Heller News Release
November 17, 2009

New report finds that four in ten families can't cover essential household expenses when hit by unemployment.

Doctors urge a focus on geriatrics

Heller in the News
November 16, 2009

Stuart Altman comments in Boston Globe article about need for medical students to learn how to treat senior citizens.

Less industry support for life sciences

Heller News Release
November 03, 2009

Heller's Darren Zinner leads study, survey of academic life science researchers.

Aspen Institute gives Heller MBA high marks for social and environmental stewardship in business education

Heller News Release
October 22, 2009

Program ranked third out of Boston-area MBA programs.

Eric Olson's along came a spider story

Heller News Release
October 19, 2009

Heller biologist discovers vegetarian behavior in jumping spider.

Heller at 50

Heller in the News
October 16, 2009

New England Cable News looks at Heller's people and mission on our 50th anniversary.

In Memoriam: James Sabourin, 1964-2009

Heller News Release
October 15, 2009

James Sabourin, the Heller School's long-time director of international admissions, died October 15, 2009, after a brief battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Jim was 45 years old.

Health plan's effect on costs may be slight

Heller in the News
October 12, 2009

Stuart Altman talks about health care reform costs in the Boston Globe.

Heller health care experts hit NPR talk shows

Heller News Release
September 19, 2009

Stuart Altman chats with "Talk of the Nation" and Michael Doonan is a guest on "Here and Now."

Medicare for All? "Crazy," "Socialized" and Unlikely

Heller in the News
September 19, 2009

Stuart Altman comments in New York Times' "Prescriptions" blog.

Jobless Rate Hits 26-Year High, but Hints of Recovery Remain

Heller in the News
September 04, 2009

Dean Lisa Lynch discusses the latest unemployment figures on PBS' NewsHour.

Heller's Darren Zinner coauthors JAMA study on academic research

Heller News Release
September 02, 2009

Study finds diverse research efforts, some unfunded.

Kennedy's Lasting Devotion to Health Care for All

Heller in the News
August 26, 2009

On NPR, Stuart Altman reflects on Senator Edward Kennedy's legacy.

Drunken driving arrests among women increase as new public health issue emerges

Heller in the News
August 23, 2009

Heller professor emerita Janet Zollinger Giele comments in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Healthcare reform doesn't hinge on public insurance plan

Heller in the News
August 19, 2009

The LA Times quotes Stuart Altman.

Sotomayor and Woodrow Wilson's vision

Heller in the News
August 08, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor's story of hard work and high achievement is an extension of Wilson’s idea of "educational democracy," Anita Hill writes in a Boston Globe op-ed piece.

Job losses will continue

Heller in the News
August 07, 2009

On Fox Business News, Dean Lisa Lynch explains why the unemployment rate will rise.

Study finds lower earners use credit as safety net

Heller in the News
July 28, 2009

The Detroit Free Press quotes Thomas Shapiro.

Waste in federal health systems?

Heller in the News
July 23, 2009

Stuart Altman talks health care reform on PBS' NewsHour.

Airline Trends

Heller in the News
July 17, 2009

Jody Hoffer Gittell joins a FOX Business News panel on the airline industry.

Many Patients Pass Up Life-Saving Cardiac Rehabilitation

Heller in the News
July 09, 2009

Voice of America talks with Don Shepard about his research on the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation.

Raising Children Who Care in Times That Need It

Heller in the News
July 03, 2009

The New York Times quotes Andrew Hahn on philanthropy.

Boston Center for Community and Justice names first BCCJ Heller Leadership Scholar

Heller News Release
June 25, 2009

Winner Johnny Charles will begin MBA program in fall 2009.

For philanthropy courses, students become the givers

Heller in the News
June 25, 2009

The Boston Globe covers the Sillerman Center's national conference on teaching philanthropy.

Unemployment Rate Hits 26-Year High, but Job Cuts Slow

Heller in the News
June 05, 2009

Dean Lisa Lynch explains the latest unemployment numbers on PBS' NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

Heller Alumna Appointed Massachusetts Secretary of Elder Affairs

Heller in the News
June 01, 2009

Ann Hartstein, MMHS '83, will assume her new role on July 1.

Financing Comprehensive Health Care Reform

Heller in the News
May 14, 2009

Stuart Altman's testimony to the Senate Finance Committee on health care.

Obama and Health Care: Big Hurdles Yet to Come

Heller in the News
April 29, 2009

Stuart Altman grades Obama's healthcare initiatives for NPR.

Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri to deliver Heller commencement address

Heller News Release
April 27, 2009

Dr. Pachauri is Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi and chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Students hope to apply water concepts in Third World

Heller in the News
April 27, 2009

Heller students from Maria Green and Eric Olson's Right to Water class visit Milford Water Company to learn about its slow sand filtration system.

Long-Term Care Gains Attention in Health Reform

Heller in the News
April 15, 2009

Stuart Altman weighs the pros and cons for WBUR.

Heller's Ricardo Godoy explores modern times in the Amazon

Heller News Release
April 14, 2009

A Stone-Age culture meets the global-market economy.

Summer Jobs Return for Poor Kids

Heller in the News
April 14, 2009

In a Youth Today op-ed piece, Andrew Hahn discusses the benefits of summer employment programs for poor youth, and how these programs can be made more effective.

Everyone's covered

Heller in the News
April 14, 2009

Stuart Altman talks to Dan Rather about the Canadian and US health care systems.

Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program announces 2009 Fellows

Heller News Release
April 10, 2009

Recipients include two students from Heller's MPP program.

Good news from the tax man

Heller in the News
April 10, 2009

Research from Heller's Institute on Assets and Social Policy forms the basis of a Boston Globe editorial.

A Cheat Sheet for a Down Economy

Heller in the News
March 23, 2009

In the NonProfit Times Weekly, Heller's Tom McLaughlin tells executives what questions they should be asking.

No Harry and Louise

Heller in the News
March 14, 2009

Stuart Altman revisits health care reform in Newsweek.

February layoffs take a toll

Heller in the News
March 09, 2009

Dean Lisa Lynch talks job losses on Minnesota Public Radio.

Real foundation story was buried

Heller in the News
March 08, 2009

The Sillerman Center's Claudia Jacobs responds to an article in the Boston Globe.

A Lost Boy Finds His Calling

Heller in the News
March 01, 2009

Panther Alier, MA student and one of Sudan's "Lost Boys," is profiled in his employer's magazine.

Frank shares his economic insights

Heller in the News
February 10, 2009

Waltham Daily News Tribune covers Barney Frank's lecture at Heller.

Gloomy Job Numbers Signal New Woes for Economy

Heller in the News
February 06, 2009

Dean Lisa Lynch breaks down the latest unemployment statistics on PBS' NewsHour.

American seniors living longer on less

Heller News Release
January 28, 2009

3 out of 4 senior households lack the economic security needed to sustain them through their lives, according to a new study.

Improving the quality and value of health care

Heller News Release
January 27, 2009

Health Affairs features commentary by Heller's Stuart Altman and Robert Mechanic.

Kennedy's 40-Year Push for Universal Coverage

Heller in the News
January 22, 2009

Stuart Altman gives his perspective on WBUR.

Exciting times, for an economist

Heller in the News
January 11, 2009

The Boston Globe profiles Heller Dean Lisa Lynch.

WBUR and PBS tap Stuart Altman for healthcare and economic analysis

Heller News Release
January 08, 2009

Altman consistently ranked among the top thinkers in healthcare policy.