In the most recent installment of Innovate’s series highlighting research publications from faculty members at BCSSW, we focus on a pilot study that delves into the possibilities for developing individually-tailored programs to better serve the inactive older adults that need them.
The group is working on a project to create specific measureable indicators related to the sustainable development goals outlined during the UN’s conference on housing and urban development called Habitat III.
The study aims to analyze factors in the workplace that affect health and safety, including such measures as exposures to workplace policies and practices, work-related stress, and physical health hazards like lifting and bending.
Dorothy Book Scholar and Associate Dean of Research David Takeuchi and Assistant Professor Samantha Teixeira have co-edited a special edition issue of the W.E.B. Du Bois Review, a journal based at Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. The topic of this fall’s installment of the review is race and environmental equity.
Assistant Professor Scott Easton and PhD alumna Najwa Safadi are spanning the distance between Boston and Abu Dies in order to build interventions to help professionals in this war-torn region to practice better self-care.
Aakanksha Sinha is a visiting research fellow at the Institute for Human Development in New Delhi, India where she is the lead investigator on two projects studying nutrition and children in that country.
The research for Leia Saltzman’s dissertation was conducted at The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma at Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem. She has accepted a post-doctoral fellowship to work on an extension of this research and will return to Israel this coming fall.
In this Q&A, The RISE team discusses the impetus for building the program, its potential impact in addressing social ills from a race, place, and poverty-based framework, and their hopes for RISE today and into the future.
Professors Tiziana Dearing and David Takeuchi went to the White House for the launch of a new Obama Administration initiative for which BCSSW will serve as an initial academic research partner.
Doctoral candidates Aakanksha Sinha & Leia Saltzman, and Associate Professor Margaret Lombe introduce their paper “Exploring Factors Associated with Education Outcomes for Orphan and Abandoned Children in India.”