2023

National Academy of Social Insurance Welcomes Fifty-One New Members

Heller in the News
January 30, 2023

The Board of Directors of the National Academy of Social Insurance has approved the election of 51 distinguished experts to the Academy, including Lisa Lynch.

Biden Wage Rules Meet A Suspicious Judiciary

Heller in the News
January 24, 2023

In Law360, David Weil says the Biden administration needs to anticipate that its overtime rule will draw a lawsuit no matter what it looks like – but it doesn't mean it's a valid critique of the idea that the Department of Labor is within its authority to update the overtime rule.

EducationUSA hosts annual alumni fair for Indian students exploring diversity of US higher education opportunities

Heller in the News
January 21, 2023

In The Print, The Heller School is listed as a school that participated in the EducationUSA event that welcomed Indian students to learn about education opportunities in the United States.

‘It’s kind of Russian Roulette’: How an animal tranquilizer is adding new risks to street drugs in New Hampshire

Heller in the News
January 20, 2023

According to NHPR, Traci Green, a professor at Brandeis University and the drug-checking program’s lead investigator, says that gives people who use drugs a better understanding of the risks they may face. It also helps inform the health workers and first responders on the front lines of the overdose crisis.

Dean Madison Presents Keynote Address at Campus-Wide MLK Day Event

Heller News Release
January 17, 2023

In her remarks, Heller Interim Dean Maria Madison describes Dr. King's historic visits to Brandeis University and encourages the campus community to consider the day a clarion call for action.

The radical, forgotten experiment in educational integration that changed my life

Heller in the News
January 17, 2023

Susan Eaton was quoted by The Boston Globe because in 2017, the Brandeis professor and desegregation researcher, co-wrote a report on emerging approaches to building diversity in public schools. Among its themes were “equal access to learning . . . equal status and power in a school and classroom . . . opportunities to build relationships across racial categories, and develop critical thinking skills and empathy.”

Ten Years of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Heller in the News
January 17, 2023

In this video from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, Stuart Altman discusses the first decade of the HPC and its work to help monitor and guide sustainable growth in total health care spending.

Binance Volunteers Work for Swag and Hope for Jobs. It’s Raising Red Flags.

Heller in the News
January 13, 2023

In Barron's, David Weil says Binance asking people in their "Angels" program to volunteer in exchange for hope for full-time positions with the company can be compared to unpaid internships, which is a source of concern for exploitation and employer leverage and power.

Fatal R.I. overdoses remained high in 2022. Here’s what two organizations want to do about it

Heller in the News
January 13, 2023

According to the Boston Globe, it’s too soon to say whether 2022 will be the deadliest year on record for accidental drug overdoses in Rhode Island. However, Traci Green, a research scientist at Lifespan and epidemiologist who studies drug overdose, explains that “the data are definitely still trending in the wrong direction.”

Let pharmacists prescribe addiction medicine

Heller in the News
January 12, 2023

In The Boston Globe, Traci Green and co-authors write that pharmacies can offer more equitable access to life-saving drugs — if states cut some red tape.

American Urological Association Names New Public Policy Council Chair

Heller in the News
January 12, 2023

The American Urological Association reports that Mark T. Edney, EMBA'17, has been named the next public policy chair. He will assume the role of chair-elect on June 1, 2023.

Burns & Levinson Partner Debra Rahmin Silberstein Elected to National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Board

Heller in the News
January 12, 2023

According to CityBiz, Burns & Levinson announced today that Debra Silberstein, PhD'05, a partner in the firm’s industry-leading Private Client Group, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Massachusetts Chapter (MassNAELA).

Study taps pharmacies as addiction treatment option during opioid crisis

Heller in the News
January 11, 2023

On WBUR, Traci Green, who co-directs the Center for Biological Research Excellence on Opioids and Overdose at Rhode Island Hospital, said that the study shows pharmacies are a safe and effective way to expand addiction treatment. “We need a lot more [options] if we’re going to try to turn the tide in the opioid crisis,” said Green. “And pharmacists are at the ready.”

What’s a ‘gig’ job? How it’s legally defined affects workers’ rights and protections

Heller in the News
January 09, 2023

In The Conversation, David Weil writes about the "gig" economy and its impact on workers’ earnings, workplace conditions, and opportunities.

The Labor Market and the Soft Landing

Heller in the News
January 09, 2023

In The American Prospect, Robert Kuttner writes that the economy is on track to avert a recession, unless the Federal Reserve creates one.

How Southwest can work its way back to the top

Heller in the News
January 06, 2023

In Dallas Morning News, Professor Jody Hoffer Gittell and co-authors argue that the beleaguered airline needs to reignite its culture of collaboration and improve its tense labor relations.

Better neighborhood conditions lower obesity risk in youth

Heller in the News
January 06, 2023

According to Contemporary Pediatrics, a recent study found that children were more likely to present with high BMI and obesity if they had low Child Opportunity Index scores early in life.

Eunice Adjei receives Outstanding Leadership Award at Education 2.0 Conference

Heller in the News
January 06, 2023

Eunice Adjei, SID'23, was honored with the Outstanding Leadership Award at the Winter Edition of the Education 2.0 Conference, which took place at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, USA, on December 19-21, 2022.

An appetite for nutrition justice

Heller News Release
January 05, 2023

As a public health official, Visiting Scholar Mursal Manati learned firsthand how nutrition is linked to social justice for children in her home country of Afghanistan and worldwide

Dr. Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Ph.D., MPA-URP and HOPE National Resource Center Leadership to speak at Tufts’ Center for Community-Engaged Medicine 3rd Annual Virtual Summit – Practicing HOPE

Heller in the News
January 05, 2023

Digital Journal shares that the HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) National Resource Center invites the community to the Third Annual HOPE Summit – Practicing HOPE – a virtual summit on March 29-30, 2023, focusing on the impact positive childhood experiences (PCEs) have and how to implement HOPE practices in organizations, education, medical fields, and social work. Keynote speaker Dr. Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Ph.D., MPA-URP, will speak on Child Opportunity Index practical applications.

‘Why am I having to explain this?’: Seven stories of barriers to reproductive care for those with disabilities

Heller in the News
January 04, 2023

In STAT, Monika Mitra is quoted saying the Dobbs ruling has a huge, unfortunate, and detrimental impact on people’s lives.