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News

September 24

Highlighting Past Health Equity Interns

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July 31

Alisa Lincoln, Suzanne Garverich, and Rachel Rodgers featured in Bouvé’s Women Who Inspire Series

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July 23

Announcing the Summer 2020 Advancing Health Equity Pilot Awards

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July 23

Student Researchers Receive PEAK Awards for Summer 2020

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May 28

IHESJR Researchers Present Projects at RISE

RISE is Northeastern’s annual research conference. RISE stands for Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Entrepreneurship. Over 100 judges come together to measure the ingenuity of Northeastern research and determine recipients of the annual RISE Awards. Health Equity Intern Nur Selin Akubult presented the project titled “Supporting Family Efficacy in Physical Activity Using Reminiscence Technologies” with co-authors […]

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May 21

Faculty Scholar Dr. Beth Molnar’s VTRI Project Provides Webinar Recordings

  IHESJR faculty member Dr. Beth Molnar, Director of Violence Prevention and Trauma Studies at the Institute, and Population Health PhD student Samantha Meeker, invite you to view webinars provided by their project, the Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative (VTRI) to discuss challenges and identify resources for first responders and victim service providers during the COVID-19 […]

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May 4

Meghna Iyer Receives Ascent PEAK Award

Meghna Iyer, an IHSEJR health equity intern, has received a PEAK Ascent Award for her project titled “The Effect of Guardrails on Motor Vehicle Safety.” The project intends to collect data sources examining guardrails and their contributions to preventable fatalities and injuries and analyze this data to determine how guardrails impact Massachusetts. The conclusion of […]

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May 4

Dr. Tiffany Joseph Publishes Op-Ed in Newsweek Magazine

​IHESJR Health Equity Faculty ​Scholar Dr. Tiffany Joseph, ​from the College of Social Science and Humanities recently published an op-ed article titled “Trump’s Immigration Policies are Making the Coronavirus Pandemic Worse” in Newsweek. The ​op-ed discusses the possible ramifications of Trump’s immigration policies, such as the ICE detainments and the public charge rule, on COVID-19’s […]

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April 21

COVID-19: How to Be Safe and Resilient

Global Health experts around Boston collaborated on a COVID-19 safety course titled “COVID-19: How to be Safe and Resilient” released from Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute. The course features information presented by scientists, clinicians, and professors from Northeastern, Harvard Medical School, and Beth Israel Medical Center as well as The Institute’s director, Dr. Alisa Lincoln. The […]

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April 21

New Publication from Jessica Hoffman and WE PLAY Team

The implementation of their WE PLAY program has earned faculty  member Dr. Jessica Hoffman, Ellyn Schmidt, PhD ’20, Dr. Mara Ellyon, and their colleagues, a new publication in the School Psychology, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Psychological Association. Their study demonstrated preliminary effectiveness of WE PLAY, a program created to educate preschool teachers on […]

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April 20

Faculty Scholar Dani Snyder-Young Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Faculty scholar Dr. Dani Snyder-Young, Director of the Institute, Dr. Alisa Lincoln, and Dr. Young’s team, have been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for their research project investigating the impact of theatre participation and art-integrated peer leadership in the substance addiction recovery process. The study examines the way theatre programs […]

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April 2

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 […]

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February 28

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 […]

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February 19

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 […]

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December 4

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 […]

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October 23

Student Researchers Receive PEAK Awards for Fall 2019

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 […]

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October 21

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 […]

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October 2

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 […]

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September 25

Experience of a Student Researcher

One of the Health Equity Interns, working on research related to mental health stigma in the Jamaican community, was featured in Northeastern News. Read more about her and another Northeastern student’s experience with research here.  

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September 25

Alisa Lincoln and Co-authors are Recognized by SAGE

SAGE publication held a call for nomination in late 2018 for articles that have had a significant real-world impact on policy, education, practice, or research in the field. The hopes of this call is to showcase high quality content that may not be captured in traditional metrics. Dr. Alisa Lincoln and her team’s article, The […]

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June 5

Dr. Tiffany Joseph to Participate in the 2019 Health Disparities Research Institute

Dr. Joseph is a faculty scholar at the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research and will be attending the Health Disparities Research Institute, sponsored by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities in Bethesda, MA this year from August 12 to August 16. The NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute aims to […]

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May 9

Student Receives Northeastern University’s Constance K. Green Award for Outstanding Field Experience

Hyun Sue (Caroline) Kim, a Health Equity Intern at the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research, was given the Constance K. Green Award for Outstanding Field Experience.

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May 8

Announcing the Summer 2019 Advancing Health Equity Pilot Awards

The Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research is committed to supporting work which advances the goals of health equity for diverse populations made vulnerable through marginalization and exclusion both locally and globally.   

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April 10

Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE)

Students affiliated with the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research had a great showing at Northeastern University’s Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE) this year. 

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March 8

Impact Evaluations Panel

Northeastern University’s Public Evaluation Lab (a collaboration between the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research and the Institute for Race and Justice) and the Greater Boston Evaluation Network co-sponsored a panel presentation on impact evaluations on February 5th at Northeastern University. 

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March 8

Images of Urban Health

The Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research hosted a photography contest in collaboration with the College of Art, Media, and Design (CAMD). 

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February 8

PhotoVoice Panel

Northeastern University’s Public Evaluation Lab (a collaboration between the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research and the Institute for Race and Justice) and the Greater Boston Evaluation Network co-sponsored a panel presentation on impact evaluations on February 5th at Northeastern University.  

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February 4

New Toolkit Designed to Help Those Who Help Trauma Victims

In addition to high-stress and dangerous environments, organizations that support victims of trauma must grapple with an occupational challenge called vicarious traumatization.

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