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.

Program Manager

The Program Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating the work of the final months of two evaluation projects in collaboration with the MA Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Boston Public Health Commission, and their corresponding clinical sites and councils, each of whom have been carrying out the interventions presently being evaluated.

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…


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 […]

Student Researchers Receive PEAK Awards

Nur Selin Akbulut (under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Parker), Abigail Cahill (under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Parker), Sumire Maki (under the supervision of Dr. Alisa Lincoln), Jenna Bourassa (under the supervision of Dr. Laurie Dopkins) received PEAK awards, through a competitive process, for the research they are doing from the Office of Undergraduate […]

Faculty Scholar Dr. Collette Ncube Awarded 5-year Grant from NIH

Dr. Collette Ncube, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences, was awarded a competitive 5-year K01 award from National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at NIH, for her grant titled “Understanding racial and ethnic disparities in preterm birth: a systems science approach”. The mortality, morbidity and societal economic costs associated with preterm […]

New Publication from Beth Molnar and VTT Team

From the Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT) project, for which she was the Principal Investigator, Beth Molnar and colleagues have a new publication demonstrating the excellent validity and reliability of the measurement tool they created, the Vicarious Trauma Organizational Readiness Guide (VT-ORG). This tool is available on the VTT and is being used by first responder […]