Institute of Health, Equity, and Social Justice (IHESJR)

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.

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.

2019 Annual Report

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 this first Annual Report our teams of faculty, students and community partners, have been busy with new and exciting programmatic and research efforts…


Why Am I Having Such a Hard Time When I’m Not Sick with the Virus?

  Director of the Institute, Dr. Alisa Lincoln shares her personal and professional experience with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in an interview for an article in News @ Northeastern. She provides resources and methods of coping with the stress, anxiety, and depression that may accompany many of the required actions during quarantine. Dr. Lincoln also […]

IHESJR Community Service

The Institute for Health Equity and Social justice had their first annual community service day.  Faculty, staff and students from the Institute community came together to provide needed volunteer services in the Boston community.  This year we worked with Community Servings, located in Jamaica Plain.  Community Servings is an organization whose mission is to actively […]

Student Researchers Receive PEAK Awards for Spring 2020

Ramya Kumar (under the supervision of Dr. Laura Senier), Andrew Lee (under the supervision of Dr. Claudia Santelices), Madeleine Wong (under the supervision of Dr. Tiffany Joseph), and Alice Yan Yun (under the supervision of Dr. Beth Molnar) received Base Camp award, designed for students who are trying to get a sense of what it […]

Alisa Lincoln Featured on What’s New Podcast

What’s New Podcast is an exploration of new ideas and discovery from Northeastern University Library hosted by Dan Cohen. The latest episode, “Inequality and Mental Health”, features Alisa Lincoln, an interdisciplinary Professor of Health Sciences and Sociology/Associate Dean of Research at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Director of the Institute for […]