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Prof. Margaret Lombe Shares Expertise on Gender-Based Violence at National Center for PTSD

BU School of Social Work’s (BUSSW) Prof. Margaret Lombe  presented her research on women’s health outcomes in conflict settings as part of the US Department of Veteran Affairs’ National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) lecture series. “From a global social justice perspective, there’s a lack of attention on how war affects women’s well-being,” […]

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Early Parenting Practices Linked to Resilience from Racial Trauma in Asian and Asian American Young Adults, Prof. Hahm & Colleagues Find

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world in 2020, anti-Asian sentiment and hate crimes rose at an alarming rate. Hyeouk Chris Hahm, PhD, professor and associate dean of research at Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW) and an expert in Asian American health, knew that documenting and analyzing the impact of the increasingly […]


Bostonia: Alum Jill Shames (SSW’83) Provides Frontline Emergency Services to Ukrainian Refugees Near Site Where Her Ancestors Fled Anti-Semetism 140 Years Ago

BU School of Social Work alum and social worker Jill Shames (COM’82, SSW’83) is providing on-the-ground emergency services for Ukrainian refugees just across the Ukraine border in Moldova, where she’s volunteering with the non-profit group United Hatzalah of Israel.  As an aid worker in the group’s Advanced Psychotrauma Unit, Shames says she is “summoned to […]


Prof. Hahm Presents on AAPI Health Post-COVID-19

On October 29th, Rutgers University held their 2021 Culture Conference featuring research on the ways that race, culture, and ethnicity impact people’s health and happiness. BUSSW Prof. Hyeouk Chris Hahm joined top academics in the field with her presentation, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Anti-Asian Discrimination: Asian Americans and Non-Asian American Young Adults.”  Hahm’s talk […]