Upcoming Events

Past Events

Mental health, violence and resilience among Somali refugees: How community-engaged work led to complex questions and the need for interdisciplinary approaches.

Panel Discussion with the Somali Youth Risk and Resilience Study

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 | 3 – 4:30pm

Where: Northeastern University, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02215, Renaissance Park, Room 909

Somali Panel

The Past, Present, & Future of Reproductive Justice

When: Friday, March 17, 2017 | 9am – 5pm

Where: Cabral Center at the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute

No Turning Back

Connecting Undergraduates to The Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice and The Undergraduate Health Sciences Research Coalition

Meet and talk with Bouvé and IUHRP Staff and Faculty as well as Undergraduates in UHSRC
When: December 3, 2015 12:45-1:45pm
Where: IUHRP Office – International Village, Room 308
RSVP: http://evite.me/gzPhFH44Yp

Dr. Barbara Ferrer

Health in Boston – Key Issues Facing the Residents of the City

September 24, 2014
12:00 – 2:00pm
Northeastern University, Egan Research Center, Room 440

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission, is a leader in the field of public health with over 25 years of experience working in health care. In addition to her role at the Commission, Dr. Ferrer is the Chair of the Big Cities Coalition of Health Departments. Join us as she shares her insights into the health of Boston and beyond.

Dr. Cleopatra Caldwell

Promoting Health and Well-Being by Focusing on the Family: Family-based interventions with nonresident African American fathers and sons

September 25, 2014
12:00 – 2:00pm
Northeastern University, Egan Research Center, Raytheon Amphitheater

Dr. Caldwell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education and Co-Associate Director of the Program for Research on Black Americans at the University of Michigan. She has published in the areas of help-seeking behaviors and informal social supports among African Americans, the Black church as a social service institution, and race-related socialization and academic achievement among African American youth.


IUHR Symposium, Northeastern University.  Boston, MA. November 2008, featuring:

  • Dr. Joanna Almeida. Is blood thicker than water? Social support, depression and the modifying role of ethnicity and nativity status.
  • Dr. Sheryl Mendlinger. The mother daughter relationship as a buffer from mental health distress in times of transition: immigration and childbirth.
  • Dr. Claudia Santelices. Drinking Behavior and HIV Risk among Migrant Farm Workers in the Connecticut River Valley.
  • Dr. Julie Cwikel.  Psychiatric Emergency Rooms: Barometers, Petri Dishes and Critical Points of Intervention. Northeastern University. Boston, MA. November 8, 2006.
  • Dr. Julie Cwikel. Using Social Epidemiology as a Tool for Understanding the Health Impact of Trafficking in Women for Work in the Sex Industry. Northeastern University. Boston, MA. November 8, 2006.