The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, of which BCSSW Dean Gautam N. Yadama is a commissioner, has released a report analyzing the scope of the health and economic costs of air, water, soil, and occupational pollution in the world today. The report represents the first global analysis of the impacts from all forms of pollution measured together, while exploring the enormous economic costs (estimates suggest as much as $4.6 trillion) and the social injustices of pollution.
Meet the School of Social Work’s three new faculty members: Salem Professor in Global Practice Theresa Betancourtand assistant professors Vincent Fusaro and Praveen Kumar. Betancourt’s research delves into issues of global mental health, Kumar focuses on environmental inequities and poverty, and Fusaro examines poverty policy in the United States.
BCSSW Dean Gautam Yadama and Associate Dean Tom Walsh met with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, as the Baker administration announced a first-in-the-nation set of educational core principles for social workers designed to address opioid addiction and treatment.
Theresa S. Betancourt, Sc.D., M.A., comes to Boston College from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she was director of the Research Program on Children and Global Adversity. To date, she has received more than $8.5 million in research funding for work on child development, humanitarian responses, global mental health, and implementation science.
Associate Professor Westy Egmont discusses empowering immigrants and socialworkers to be agents of integration »
Associate Professor Westy Egmont comments on President Trump’s halt to the United States refugee program in the Boston Herald »
Associate Professor Westy Egmont responds to President Trump's immigration executive order on NECN's 'The Take' »
Faculty members Tiziana Dearing, Summer Hawkins, and David Takeuchi released RISE3 reports during an event on campus that featured speakers from the Obama administration team. "RISE3 Publishes Data-Driven Reports from Partnership with Obama White House"»