Northeastern and IUHRP Receive National Recognition for Community Engagement

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected Northeastern to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classifications, a national recognition that highlights the university’s longtime institutional focus on community engagement.

In selecting Northeastern, the Carnegie Foundation noted that the university has shown “excellent alignment among campus mission, culture, leadership, resources, and practices that support dynamic and noteworthy community engagement.”

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When Cops Need Counseling

Dr. Beth Molnar’s Vicarious Trauma Toolkit and related work was recently featured in this article for The Crime Report. Click on the link below to learn more:


When Cops Need Counseling

Ten years into his law enforcement job, Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Louviere snapped, terrorizing the Louisiana town of Houma in an October 1996 rape and murder rampage that finally led him to the bank where his estranged wife worked, and where he took the employees hostage at gunpoint—still in his sheriff’s uniform.


To read more about Dr. Molnar’s work click here.

To read more about the Vicarious Trauma Tool Kit click here.


The evolution of food


The evolution of food

A new course launched this summer at Northeastern University called Food, Food Policy, and Health. It is the brainchild of John Auer­bach, director of the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice, and his husband Corby Kummer, restaurant critic for Boston Magazine and senior editor of The Atlantic.

To learn more click on the link above.

Tobacco Use in the MLB

Players Find Tobacco Habit Hard to Shake

Players Find Tobacco Habit Hard to Shake

By Peter Abraham

The Boston Globe

Smokeless tobacco use stubbornly remains a part of baseball, even though Major League Baseball has tried to discourage its use for the last few years because it is known to increase the risk of cancer. While smokeless tobacco use is not as prevalent in baseball as it was several years ago, a survey of the 58 Red Sox players invited to spring training this year found 21 who admitted to using it.

The Literacy Study
Public Health Minute with Dr. Alisa Lincoln

Dr. Alisa Lincoln, Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Sociology at Northeastern University and Associate Director of the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice, shares her expertise with Public Health Minute.

Click below to hear more about Dr. Lincoln’s work:
Alisa Lincoln

Medical Symbol

Tending to the Health Care Workers of America

By Timothy Hoff

Given the atten­tion now paid to imple­menting national health reform, the bulk of which is now upon us as 7 mil­lion new indi­vid­uals now have health insur­ance, one impor­tant issue remains largely ignored by policy makers and industry leaders–health care workers are very unhappy. 


Visiting Lecturer Opportunities: How To Apply

Mission Statement
Through its innovative, interactive, and interdisciplinary programs, the Experimental College strives to enrich the intellectual experience of undergraduates at Tufts. These programs serve as an incubator for new ideas about teaching, learning, and curriculum. They also aim to engage students actively in the design and delivery of new academic initiatives, often in collaboration with faculty.  Shared governance, collaborative learning, and involvement with the community are hallmarks of the ExCollege.

How we select our instructors and courses

Proposals are reviewed by members of the Tufts faculty from appropriate departments, references are solicited, and the large majority of applicants receive an interview conducted by two students and a faculty member. The Board of the Experimental College evaluates all the information generated and makes the final selection. Over the last few years, we have averaged more than 100 proposals each semester, all of which are competing for roughly twenty available slots.

Interested in teaching? Call us at 617-627-3384, or  .  Please specify whether you are a prospective visiting lecturer or a returning lecturer (if you have proposed and/or taught this course at the ExCollege within the last 5 years).

Applications are due in early March for the fall semester and early October for the spring semester. The deadline for applications is March 10, 2014 for the Fall 2014 semester.

For assistance in completing the application, please see this model of a previously selected course proposal. While some personal information has been redacted, it should serve as a helpful guide.


2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition

2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition
New Orleans, LA | November 15-19, 2014
Healthography: How where you live affects your health and well-being

Annual Meeting & Exposition

The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition attracts more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. APHA’s meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health. APHA has a world of public health in store for you!

 Call for Abstracts – Now Open
Submit an abstract to APHA’s 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition to join more than 13,000 public health professionals from around the globe to network, discuss and share the latest in research and policy.