Alum Receives Social Work Lifetime Achievement Award
Betty J. Ruth, director of BU’s Dual Degree Program in Social Work and Public Health, will receive the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award in November.
Four Ways COVID-19 Has Exposed Gaps in the US Social Safety Net
Disaster preparedness isn’t just the National Guard, personal protective equipment, and bottled water anymore.
“The Other” and Our Health
By scapegoating “the other,” the administration’s non-immigrant visa proclamation creates division that undermines health at a difficult moment.
Professor Receives $6 Million in NIH Grants to Study Air Pollution, Noise, and Dementia Risk
Jennifer Weuve received two grants from the National Institute on Aging to study the impact of air pollution and community noise on one’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
maternal and child health
MCH Center of Excellence Offers New Training, Research, and Practice Opportunities
With renewed funding, the SPH maternal and child health center will expand interprofessional education and field programs across BU and three New England states.
High Deductible Health Plans Are Widening Racial Health Gaps
For example, Black cancer survivors on high deductible plans were more than twice as likely to have to skip medications than white cancer survivors on the same plans, while Black and white cancer survivors on other kinds of plans were equally unlikely to skip medication.