Developing Firearm Suicide Prevention Programs Tailored to Gun Owner Population Subgroups

This study is designed to (a) identify subgroups of gun owners who share similar attributes and similar suicide risk profiles and then (b) conduct qualitative research with the subgroups to explore barriers and facilitators to the development of targeted firearm suicide prevention programs that can be adopted by each subgroup.

Northeastern University Public Evaluation Lab (NU-PEL)

The evaluation lab’s vision is to build community-academic evaluation partnerships to improve our communities and the people living in them through the use of evaluation.  This will be accomplished by bringing together evaluation expertise and resources to advance the theory, practice and utilization of evaluation through research, education, and service.

Project Launch

Project LAUNCH

The LAUNCH project promotes the emotional, social, and behavioral health of young children by enhancing early childhood service systems.

Quantifying Health Policy Impacts on Substance Use and Treatment among Women with and at risk for HIV: a longitudinal multilevel analysis using the Women’s Interagency HIV Study

This research will generate evidence on how health policies (e.g., medical and recreational marijuana laws, prescription drug monitoring programs) impact substance use and drug and alcohol treatment among women with and at risk of HIV in the United States, and elucidate the pathways through which these policies shape HIV viral suppression among women with HIV.

Developing the Evidence Base for Overdose Policies: A Multilevel Analysis of NHBS

This research integrates CDC National HIV Behavioral Surveillance data on ~38,800 people who inject drugs living in 20+ US metropolitan statistical areas in 2009, 2012, 2015, and 2018 with existing data on the places where these PWID live to learn whether and how specific drug- and health-related laws and place characteristics (e.g., spatial access to substance use disorder treatment) relate to a variety of overdose related outcomes among people who inject drugs, overall and by race/ethnicity, gender, age, and HIV status.

Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures

Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures (HKHF) aims to prevent childhood obesity by supporting health promoting environments where young children live (home), learn (preschool) and play (community).

Literacy Education for Improving Engagement in Treatment and Community Inclusion for People with Serious Mental Illness

This is a pilot study to develop and implement an adapted Adult Basic Education (ABE) course in a public urban outpatient mental health clinic for those with limited literacy and living with serious mental illness.

Pathways to healing: A mixed methods investigation of the role of justice in healing of mental, physical, and social wounds of sexual assault survivors

The multidisciplinary team of researchers (Health Sciences, Law, Criminal Justice) will establish a core team at Northeastern focused on sexual violence and justice. They will collect pilot data and test different methods of recruitment, retainment and assessment to prepare for research proposals to fund a longitudinal cohort study of the role of justice in the healing of sexual assault survivors.

Somali Youth Risk and Resilience Project

A mixed-method multi-site longitudinal study of young Somalis in the United States and Canada to better understand pathways to and away from violence. We ultimately hope to better understand the factors that promote or prevent violence among refugee youth, as well as the role that communities play, to create a model for the prevention and intervention of youth vulnerability to violence and other negative outcomes.