Parish comes to Northeastern from Brandeis University, where she is the Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Disability Policy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and inaugural director of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy.
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Getting healthy and staying fit are traditionally among the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Here, we offer up five tips for building a fitter physique in 2017, with insight from the alumni behind Mobility Prescription, a personal fitness consulting firm.
President Barack Obama will deliver his farewell address this evening in Chicago. We asked four Northeastern faculty members to reflect on how Obama will be remembered, with a particular focus on his impact on healthcare, human rights, and American culture.
In the first installment of our two-part series looking at some of the big stories and bright ideas primed to make headlines in the new year, faculty experts explain that politically motivated cyberattacks will continue, innovative solutions to climate change are on the horizon, and bipartisan support for healthcare legislation is possible.
Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. But it’s unclear what his plan would entail. We asked Wendy Parmet, a leading expert in public health law, to weigh in on what healthcare might look like under President Trump, who on Monday appointed an outspoken ‘Obamacare’ critic to be his secretary of health and human services.
Kyumon Murrell’s co-op and extracurricular activities underscore his commitment to empowering others to succeed. “Everything I do has to align with my values,” he says.
Christophe Weber, president and CEO of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd., shared his global vision, multicultural perspective, and long-term approach to running the 235-year-old Japanese company on Tuesday at Northeastern’s CEO Breakfast Forum speaker series.
We’ve heard about the power of stories to engage, delight, teach, challenge, and help us understand ourselves. Now new research co-led by Northeastern assistant professor Amy Lu shows the power of stories to help children fight obesity.
Massachusetts voters earlier this month overwhelmingly approved the legalization of recreational marijuana. We asked drug policy expert Leo Beletsky what happens next and how the Trump administration could impact the rollout of this new law, which takes effect Dec. 15.
Vanessa Kerry, a global healthcare revolutionary, discussed the ins and outs of her innovative nonprofit Seed Global Health at the latest installment of the Women Who Empower Speaker Series on Tuesday evening. “We think this is the new face of diplomacy,” Kerry said. “We are committed to raising the next generation of well-trained doctors and nurses who can be agents of change for their countries.”
Psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett provides perspective on the intensity of our emotions this election season, how the campaign might affect us psychologically over the long term, and how we can regain our equilibrium as individuals and as a nation.
Northeastern’s William R. Hobbs and colleagues suggest that Facebook use is associated with longer life, particularly if the time spent online is moderate and the user’s online activities reflect strong social interactions in the offline world.