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Dr. Layla Khayr and Mahlet Meshesha

Lecturers Dr. Layla Khayr and Mahlet Meshesha Join BUSSW

After an extensive national search, BUSSW has hired two new salaried lecturers who bring compelling expertise to their roles. Dr. Layla Khayr, LCSW, (she/her) is a clinical social worker, researcher, and educator. A school social worker by training, she spent more than eight years providing social emotional counseling, training and support in private Islamic schools.  […]

Prof. DeVoe Named Associate Dean for Research

Professor Ellen DeVoe, a nationally recognized expert in trauma and families, has been appointed associate dean for research as of July 1, 2021, following the successful tenure of Professor Renée Spencer as interim associate dean. DeVoe has been a faculty member at the BU School of Social Work since 2005, when she joined the clinical […]


NIH: Prof. Sprague Martinez’s Work is Highlighted in Story on Academic-Community Partnerships

The NIH/National Institute on Environment Health Sciences showcased the work of Professor Linda Sprague Martinez and partners in “Academic-Community Partnership Informs Policy and Practice to Reduce Air Pollution Exposure,” a story highlighting the Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health Study (CAFEH) partnership. Excerpt from “Academic-Community Partnership Informs Policy and Practice to Reduce Air Pollution […]

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BUSSW Professors Receive Grant for Innovative Youth-Led Research on Racial Capitalism from BU Center for Antiracist Research

Professors Dawn Belkin Martinez and Linda Sprague Martinez take a novel approach to their research on effective mental health interventions for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color) youth and young adults.  The project, titled “YPAR (youth-led participatory research), Activism, and Organizing as a Mental Health Intervention for BIPOC Youth: Building the Case for Practice Informed […]