Disparities in health and mental health arise and persist as the result of complex individual, societal, and global factors. We bring together faculty and students from across Northeastern University, along with external research partners, to tackle these complex challenges. Our teams draw upon a wide range of research methods and interventions, but share a common commitment to promoting health equity and social justice through high-impact, community engaged research.
Institute for Health, Equity, and Social Justice (IHESJR)
APHA Thought Leadership Project
The Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice was honored by being chosen as one of the American Public Health Though Leaders for 2022. Click on the link to learn more about the work being done at the Institute.
Health Equity Intern Opportunity
Health Equity Interns are Northeastern University undergraduate students who commit to working four hours a week during one academic semester at the Institute on Health Equity and Social Justice Research in its mission of conducting research towards advancing health equity and social inclusion and reducing health disparities. Opportunities are available for interns to continue an affiliation with the Institute once the semester internship is completed.
Advancing Health Equity Pilot Awards
Our Faculty Scholars program provides an opportunity for faculty from colleges across the University engaging in research with shared commitments to health equity and social justice to come together for shared learning opportunities, mentor Health Equity Interns, and to facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations. With the support of the Dean’s Office of Bouvé College of Health Sciences, since 2018 the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research has been able to provide funding to support Faculty Scholars as they develop their research portfolios in advancing the goals of health equity for diverse populations made vulnerable through marginalization and exclusion through the Advancing Health Equity Pilot Awards.
Student PEAK Experiences Awards
The PEAK Experiences Awards are funded by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, a progressively structured sequence of opportunities designed to support learners as they continue climbing to new heights of achievement in undergraduate research and creative endeavor throughout their Northeastern journeys. From the beginner surveying the landscape with a Campfire Chat or establishing a Base Camp, to those gaining experience while making the Ascent and Building Bridges, to those reaching the Summit, Blazing new Trails, and Shouting Out their successes, the PEAK Experiences Awards offer something for everyone.
This has been an exciting and productive year for us at the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research. As you will see in the reports our teams of faculty, students and community partners, have been busy with new and exciting programmatic and research efforts…
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Health Equity Interns
Health Equity Interns are Northeastern University undergraduate students who commit to working four hours a week during one academic semester at the Institute on Urban Health Research in its mission of conducting research towards advancing health equity and social inclusion and reducing health disparities. Opportunities are available for interns to continue an affiliation with the Institute once the semester internship is completed.