Category: Community Engagement

Feb. 18: Prof. Augsberger Co-Leads “Creating and Nurturing Community Advisory Boards” for BU’s CTSI Education Series

Learn the ins-and-outs of community advisory boards with BU School of Social Work assistant professor Astraea Augsberger and Kimberly Nelson, assistant professor at BU School of Public Health.  Their one-hour session, “Creating and Nurturing Community Advisory Boards,” is part of the BU Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s 3rd Thursday Community Engagement Education Series, an initiative […]

Tang Yan Receives ACOSA Doctoral Student Award for Work with Linguistically Diverse Families

Student joins forces with community advocates to promote language justice and equity for culturally diverse families BUSSW doctoral candidate Catalina Tang Yan has received the Association for Community Organization and Social Action’s (ACOSA) 2020 Doctoral Student Award. This award honors PhD students who demonstrate outstanding scholarly potential in community and/or organizational practice through their dissertation, […]

WCVB Channel 5: “Youth Researchers Focus on Public Health,” with Prof. Sprague Martinez

Emily Riemer from WCVB Channel 5 interviews BUSSW associate professor Linda Sprague Martinez and a young participant about their research empowering Boston-area adolescents to investigate health and well-being in their own communities. Excerpted from “Youth researchers focus on public health in Boston neighborhoods”: “Young people are very well aware of social factors that influence their […]

Profs. Augsberger & Sprague Martinez Land Funding for Youth-Led Health Promotion Project with BU School of Medicine

BU’s Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has awarded a research grant to professors Astraea Augsberger (BUSSW), Dr. Katherine Gergen Barnett (BU School of Medicine) and Linda Sprague Martinez (BUSSW) for their project, “Data-Driven, Youth-Led Health Promotion Strategy for a Safety Net Accountable Care Organization.” The aim of the project, devised within a “participatory action research” […]