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The Heller School at Brandeis University rises in national rankings to number seven

Heller News Release
March 12, 2019

The U.S. News & World Report 2020 rankings for graduate schools of public affairs lists the Heller School for Social Policy and Management number seventh in social policy. The Heller School continues to be ranked in the top 20 percent of rankings-eligible graduate schools in the overall public affairs category and is among the top four graduate schools in New England for public affairs.

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Heller in the News
March 18, 2019

Indians Discuss Caste In America: Disparate Voices On A Divisive Issue

On WGBH, Jaspreet Mahal, MA SID'17, discusses her experiences being married to a Dalit and sitting on a Brandeis committee charged with creating by-laws to prohibit, for the first time, caste discrimination on a university campus.

Heller in the News
March 18, 2019

Will fewer opioid prescriptions help kick the crisis?

On PBS NewsHour, Andrew Kolodny comments on a new study that shows doctors are less likely to write first-time opioid prescriptions to patients than they were nearly seven years ago.

Stuart Altman, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy

Heller in the News
March 18, 2019

State officials concerned about health care billing surprises

In the Lowell Sun, Stuart Altman says surprise billing, when patients face unexpected charges, is a very important issue for the Health Care Financing Committee.

Heller in the News
March 12, 2019

Progressive Voice: We Know How You Can Cure White Guilt

In an op-ed piece in ARL Now, IASP's report, "The Racial Wealth Gap: Why Policy Matters" is cited as a resource for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to learn more about racial disparities.

Heller in the News
March 12, 2019

Pioneering alumnae honored at YaleWomen Excellence Awards

Yale Alumni News covers the YaleWomen Excellence Awards, which honored Anita Hill at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Rajesh Sampath

Heller in the News
March 11, 2019

Rajesh Sampath on race relations and demographic shifts

On CPL radio's show "Bridge the Divide," Sampath discusses generational differences and demographic trends in national conversations on race and social justice.

Heller in the News
March 05, 2019

Laurie Nsiah Jefferson Leads Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy as New Interim Director

Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson '80, PhD'06, says the position provides the opportunity to work with and connect with a diverse set of stakeholders.

Stuart Altman, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy

Heller in the News
March 05, 2019

Beth Israel And Lahey Merger Now Officially Complete

On WBUR, Stuart Altman joins the Morning Edition to talk about the merger.

Heller in the News
March 05, 2019

Unwise and unnecessary: Opioids for wisdom teeth extractions

In the Washington Post, Andrew Kolodny says dentists and oral surgeons are the number one prescribers of opioids to teenagers.

Heller in the News
March 01, 2019

WGBH series examines "Caste in America,” including at Brandeis

Brandeis Now discusses Larry Simon's feature in WGBH, where he discusses how he's led the charge for Brandeis to become a rare American university to ban caste discrimination.

Heller in the News
March 01, 2019

Quincy chamber urges employers to fight opioid epidemic

In the Patriot Ledger, PhD student Heidi Sulman says 55 percent of substance users hold down full-time jobs and urges employers to be allies in the fight to curb the opioid epidemic.

Heller in the News
March 01, 2019

Beth Israel Lahey Health Is Set To Become Official

On WBUR, Stuart Altman says a major challenge will be merging two large systems with distinct ways of doing business and providing health care.

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