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July 28

Former HEI Sophie Wiltshire Featured in Online Florida Paper

Sophie Wiltshire is a recent Bouvé​ College of Health Sciences’ graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science. She was recently feature​d in St. Pete Catalyst, a local Florida news platform. During her time as an undergraduate student​at Northeastern University, Sophie had the opportunity to intern at Daystar Life Center which is dedicated […]

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June 2

Recent Publications from Faculty Scholars Chiehl Li & Bilge Erten

Faculty scholar Chiehl Li published a special issue on promoting social justice, titled Advancing social justice for English learners: Implications for school psychology training. This work addressed inequity of education of children who do not speak English fluently and how lack of multicultural training of educators and school psychologists contribute to the problems. The work […]

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June 2

2022 Tier 1 Awards

Several of our Bouvé faculty members and IHESJR affiliates were selected to receive 2022 TIER 1 Awards.     “TIER 1 Seed Grant/Proof of Concept Program awards are supported by the Colleges and the Senior Vice Provost for Research. This competitive program makes grants of up to $50,000 to support and encourage individual faculty members to […]

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June 2

Dr. Alisa Lincoln, Kaleem Ahmid and HEIs Tyreke Gaston and Samhita Koduri Receive RISE Award

Dr. Alisa Lincoln, Kaleem Ahmid and HEIs Tyreke Gaston and Samhita Koduri won the RISE Focus Award for Ethically Informed research.  “Ethically Informed Research Awards recognize RISE presentations that best incorporate attention to ethical considerations in research design and implementation, for example by addressing a significant ethical challenge, using value-sensitive project design, or demonstrating designing […]

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June 2

IHESJR Students Receive Huntington 100 Awards

The following IHESJR affiliated students had a positive impact on the campus community, demonstrated record of service, had high global engagement in the form of international co-op, study abroad, or other experiential learning outside the United States, demonstrated leadership, have an innovative spirit and embody the mission, ideals, and values of Northeastern. IHESJR Capstone student […]

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June 2

Northeastern University Public Evaluation Lab (NU-PEL) Selected for MetroWest Health Foundation Project

The MetroWest Health Foundation has selected the Northeastern University Public Evaluation Lab (NU-PEL) to lead a comprehensive evaluation project to understand and improve upon the current public health infrastructure in MetroWest. This evaluation project will take place from April to December 2021. The NU-PEL research team consists of Drs. Tiana Yom, Laura Senier, and Alisa […]

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June 2

Northeastern University Public Evaluation Lab (NU-PEL) and the Greater Boston Evaluation Network (GEBN) Virtual Event Recap

The Northeastern University Public Evaluation Lab (NU-PEL) and the Greater Boston Evaluation Network (GEBN) co-hosted a virtual event to continue their Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE) series. To embed diversity, equity, and inclusion in evaluation and assessment practices, there is an increasing need to focus on the role of culture, on Tuesday, April 6th from 10-11:30am […]

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May 26

LAUNCH/MYCHILD Model Practice Receives Innovation Hub Award 

The LAUNCH/MYCHILD Model Practice, recently received an Innovation Hub Award for being the highest scoring Best Practice submission for this past year from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) at their annual conference. It was officially included in the AMCHP Innovation Station Database as a Best Practice as of June, 2020.  Dr. Beth […]

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May 24

Honoring Academic Excellence- HEI Awards

Each year, Northeastern honors students, faculty, and staff who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, research, teaching, or service. These honorees reflect Northeastern’s mission and highest ideals: a global university powered by experience, innovation, and partnership. The following are three Health Equity Interns who earned recognition for their outstanding achievements.  HEI Taylor Smith won the Northeastern […]

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March 26

Recent Publications by Faculty Member Jessica Hoffman

Jessica Hoffman, an IHESJR faculty member and Associate Professor in Applied Psychology, recently published a paper entitled “Addressing the Consequences of School Closure due to COVID-19 on Children’s Physical and Mental Wellbeing” in World Medical & Health Policy Journal. This paper focuses on the “physical and emotional toll resulting from school closures and the withdrawal […]

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March 25

Institute SGA Sameera Nayak Selected as Communication Chair for the APHA International Health Student Committee

Sameera Nayak, an Institute SGA, was recently selected as the Communication Chair for the APHA International Health Student Committee. In this role she will be spearheading efforts to engage and support students in global health, including students from outside of the US. International Health (IH) is a section of APHA. It has a student section […]

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March 24

Former HEI Debby Nguyen Debuted a Book on Traditional Medicine

Debby Nguyen, former HEI, wrote a book about research practices among other cultures and medicine across the globe titled “Pills, Teas, and Songs: Stories of Medicine Around the World,” which will be released in April of this year. Institute Director Alisa Lincoln advised Nguyen throughout her writing process. The Huntington News quotes Alisa when she […]

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March 24

Recent Publications by IHESJR Faculty Scholars Hermine Poghosyan and Jeanne Madden

Jeanne Madden, Faculty Scholar and Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy, has led several new publications this winter. First is a qualitative report published in Journal of Affective Disorders, on the impact of health care costs for people living with bipolar disorder. The second is a related article about the research collaboration with a […]

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March 24

New Publication by Dr. Beth Molnar and her Early Childhood Mental Health Team

Dr. Beth Molnar and her early childhood mental health team recently had a paper, Engaging and supporting young children and their families in early childhood mental health services: The role of the family partner, accepted in Community Mental Health Journal. This paper explores the role of family partners, peer professionals with lived experiences of raising […]

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February 18

Health Equity Interns Endorsed for the Truman Scholarship

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February 10

New Article Quoting Dr. Beth Molnar and Dr. Alisa Lincoln

Institute Director Alisa Lincoln and Director of Violence Prevention and Trauma studies at the Institute, Beth Molnar are quoted in Northeastern’s News article titled “To Survive A Trauma Like the Capitol Riot. It Helps to Discuss It.” The article quoted an explanation from Alisa Lincoln about how discussions around trauma helps reduce the stigma of mental health. […]

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February 10

Culturally Responsive Evaluation – a Co-op Perspective

The Northeastern University Public Evaluation Lab (NU-PEL) hosted a virtual event on December 8th to discuss Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE) led by Isabelle Carrillo, the co-op student at the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research (IHESJR). Using case studies, Isabelle shared her experiences and understanding of CRE and how it looked like in practice as […]

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February 10

New Special Issue and Publications from Dr. Beth Molnar and VTT Team

Dr. Beth Molnar has co-edited a new special issue of the journal Child Abuse & Neglect, published December 2020, entitled Promoting a Healthy and Resilient Child Abuse & Neglect Workforce. The research studies include work from around the global describing both research and practice to build and retain a resilient child protection workforce. Dr. Molnar wrote […]

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February 10

New Publication from Dr. Carmel Salhi, Arielle Scoglio and Dr. Alisa Lincoln

Institute Faculty Scholar Dr. Carmel Salhi, IHESJR Graduate Research Assistant and doctoral candidate in the Population Health Program in Bouvé College of Health Sciences Arielle Scoglio, and the IHESJR’s Director, Dr. Alisa Lincoln, have a new publication in the Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology journal. This work was supported by an NIMHD grant in collaboration with […]

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December 18

Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE): Introduction and Inquiry

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December 9

​IHESJR Community Interviewer Featured in the New York Times and The Oregonian

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December 3

Salus Populi Advisory Board Formation

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November 24

IHESJR Collaborates with Mass DMH & McLean LEAP Center

On November 5, individuals within IHESJR attended the Massachusetts Strategic Meeting 2020. The conference, hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) and McLean Hospital’s LEAP Center, aimed to discuss and develop a Strategic Plan for Early Psychosis.  Alisa Lincoln, Raimy Jaramillo, and Atsushi Matsumoto worked with Mass DMH, the McLean Hospital LEAP center, […]

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November 16

Debby Nguyen awarded the Honors Propel Grant

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November 6

Student Researchers Receive PEAK Awards for Fall 2020

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October 28

IHESJR Presents at APHA 2020

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October 6

Zoë Harris and Taylor Smith awarded the MLK Fellowship

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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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