Doctoral student gets hands-​​on research experience in population health

Through Northeastern’s pop­u­la­tion health doc­toral pro­gram, Cas­sidy Griffin com­bines her doc­toral studies with research at MEDITECH, a Massachusetts-​​based health infor­ma­tion com­pany. In so doing, she is learning how to con­duct both dis­covery– and innovation-​​driven research on how pop­u­la­tion health and data ana­lytics can help orga­ni­za­tions improve effi­ciency and effec­tive­ness of health­care delivery.

Northeastern kicks-​​off Holocaust Awareness Week with heartrending presentation

The images sear them­selves into your heart and soul,” Jef­frey Burds, asso­ciate pro­fessor of his­tory at North­eastern, said as part of a pre­sen­ta­tion on the July 1, 1941, pogrom in Lem­berg, Ukraine, where more than 3,000 Jews were killed.

Study finds human trafficking is judged unevenly by law, public

In the first-​​ever report on the effi­cacy of the nation’s anti-​​human traf­ficking efforts, co-​​authored by North­eastern crim­i­nol­o­gist Amy Far­rell, researchers found that com­pre­hen­sive laws that invested in fiscal and human resources—not harsher crim­inal penalties—increased arrests and prosecutions.

How can a campus be a model community?

Mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity gath­ered Thursday night to dis­cuss that ques­tion, par­tic­u­larly in terms of inclu­sion and diver­sity, as part of the “Con­flict. Civility. Respect. Peace. North­eastern Reflects” edu­ca­tional series.

How to do a ‘digital detox’

We’ve all seen them—and per­haps been them—that person mean­dering through campus, eyes fixed on their phone rather than enjoying the world around them. Mariya Shiyko, assis­tant pro­fessor of applied psy­chology, offers tips on helping you con­quer your reliance on social media and technology.

How to follow through on learning a new skill in the new year

Whether it’s learning to speak a new lan­guage or play a new instru­ment, Susan Ambrose, Northeastern’s senior vice provost for under­grad­uate edu­ca­tion and expe­ri­en­tial learning, sug­gests a step-​​by-​​step approach for broad­ening your horizons.