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Heller Researchers Receive Grant to Build and Curate Online Repository of Opioid Epidemic Research

Heller News Release
December 03, 2018

Researchers at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management have received a two-year, $332,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to build the Brandeis Opioid Research Clearinghouse. The project is headed by Principal Investigator (PI) Cindy Parks Thomas, PhD’00 and co-PI Andrew Kolodny.

This new online project will help community-level agencies and programs respond to the ongoing opioid addiction epidemic by acting as a resource hub for state legislation, new relevant research, public data, case studies and innovative care models. 

Recent News

Heller News Release
January 11, 2019

Dean Weil and the fissured workplace featured in South Korea’s SisaIn magazine

During his trip to Seoul in December, Dean David Weil spoke at length with SisaIn magazine about his tenure as the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2014 to 2017.

Heller in the News
January 11, 2019

The Rape of an Arizona Woman in a Coma Is Not an Isolated Incident

In Rewire.News Robyn Powell says this is another example of the pervasive issue of sexual assault against people with disabilities as well as Native women.

Heller in the News
January 10, 2019

Anita Hill brings #MeToo perspective to Elon

In The Times News, Anita Hill says we have to come to terms with the past — a past filled with denial and erasure of sexual harassment and assault.

Heller News Release
January 07, 2019

Patient Safety During Inpatient Psychiatric Care: A Q&A with Morgan Shields

PhD candidate Morgan Shields shares findings and recommendations from her article published in Health Affairs.

Heller in the News
December 31, 2018

Books 2018: Key to Survival for Global Capitalism: Include More People

In Global Atlanta, retired Coca-Cola President Ahmet Bozer reviews Robert Kuttner's book, "Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?"

Heller in the News
December 24, 2018

Pandora's Pill Bottle: What Needs to be Done About Opioids?

In the Progressive Farmer, Andrew Kolodny says rural America needs sustained federal investment to build opioid treatment centers.

Dean Weil delivering keynote address in Seoul

Heller News Release
December 20, 2018

Dean David Weil delivers keynote at international labor forum and meets mayor of Seoul

During his visit to Seoul, the dean presented on his research, met with the mayor of Seoul, caught up with alumni and explored some local sights.

Heller in the News
December 20, 2018

'The ship deserting the sinking rat': How will Republicans respond to mounting allegations against Trump?

On the CBC radio, Robert Kuttner says, the relationship between the president and Republicans in the U.S. Senate is 'totally transactional.

Heller in the News
December 20, 2018

Happy Birthday, GOP Tax Law. More Workers Might Become Contractors Because Of You.

In the Huffington Post, Dave Jamieson and Arthur Delaney quote David Weil's book, 'The Fissured Workplace.'

woman holding a baby laughing while speaking with another woman

Heller News Release
December 19, 2018

Building Welcoming Places

The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy engages philanthropic organizations in northern New England around immigrant integration efforts.

Heller News Release
December 19, 2018

Get to Know the Incoming 2018 Class of Heller Students

This past August, the Heller School proudly welcomed 200 new students from 45 countries and 28 states to our graduate school community--get to know six of them here.

illustration of a man standing in front of a wall that's blocking him from a large pile of medications

Heller News Release
December 19, 2018

Redefining Opioid Addiction Treatment

An excellent medication exists to treat people addicted to opioids. Why aren't we using it?

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