In the Media

More baby boomers turning to marijuana, study says

BU School of Social Work assistant professor Christopher P. Salas-Wright gives CNN an evidence-based perspective on baby boomers' rising marijuana use. By SUSAN SCUTTI @ CNN | September 6, 2018 (CNN) - Seniors are increasingly passing the pipe. About 9% of US adults between the ages of 50 and 64 have used marijuana at... More

Immigrants are less likely than US-born individuals to experience mental disorders

By ERIC W. DOLAN @ PsyPost | July 12, 2018 New research provides evidence that immigrants to the United States are far less likely than US-born individuals to experience a number of psychiatric disorders. The study appears in the journal Psychiatry Research. “Over the last several years, my colleagues and I have conducted more than... More

How will the Thai cave incident affect the rescued boys’ mental health?

Q&A with trauma expert and social work professor Ellen R. DeVoe on lessons learned from the rescue mission originally deemed impossible By Lexi Herosian (COM’19) On June 23rd in Chiang Rai, Thailand, a group of 11 to 16 year-old boys and their soccer coach entered the Tham Luang cave complex. Little did they... More

U.S. News Ranks BU School of Social Work Among Top 10 in the Nation

March 20, 2018 — The most recent U.S. News edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranks the Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW) #10 in the country, up from its #12 ranking in 2016. “We are thrilled to learn of our top 10 ranking by U.S. News, the first time we... More

BU Today: Jorge Delva Chosen as New School of Social Work Dean

Dr. Jorge Delva, a nationally recognized expert on substance abuse and ethnic health disparities, will assume his post as BUSSW's new Dean on January 1, 2018. He aims to grow and develop BUSSW so that it becomes the most competitive choice for prospective students seeking "a top-notch education in social work research and practice." He is... More

BU Today: How Many Profs Does It Take to Teach Trauma?

One of our professors was recently featured in BU Today! Ellen DeVoe, a BUSSW associate professor of clinical practice, has extensive experience working with traumatized patients as a clinician. Her primary practice and scholarly focus includes the effects of violence exposure on children, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. Her research focuses on interventions with children and families... More

NH1: New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu Appoints Marty Boldin (PhD’18)

Concord, NH – Governor Chris Sununu today reiterated his continued emphasis on strengthening substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery efforts by announcing the hiring of Marty Boldin to serve as the Governor’s Policy Advisor on Prevention, Treatment and Recovery. He will work directly with James Vara, Governor Sununu’s Advisor on... More