May 24, 2012 — To celebrate its inaugural year, the Northeastern University Program on Health Policy and Law has awarded $20,000 in grants to four interdisciplinary research projects on health policy and law. 

“The health policy and law program seeks to foster cutting-edge interdisciplinary collaboration in health policy and law,” said Matthews Distinguished Professor of Law Wendy Parmet, who directs the program. “We are thrilled that from the strong pool of proposals we received, we are able to support four terrific projects.”

The grants will support exploratory research that is intended to result in the development of a request for external funding or support research that is intended to result in a publication.

Grant recipients:

  • A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Drug Overdose and Homicide Mortality in Miami Communities
    Professor Ramiro Martinez (Criminal Justice/Sociology) and Professor Justin Manjourides (Bouvé)
  • The Use of BreastfeedingRelated Reporting to Improve Health Care Quality
    Professor Roger Edwards (Pharmacy) and Professor Kristin Madison (Bouvé & Law)
  • Indoor Tanning Near Campus: University Policy, Health Risks and Student Perceptions: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
    Professor Richard Daynard (Law); Professor Debra Franko (Bouvé); Professor Rachel Rogers (Bouvé); Cara Wilking (Public Health Advocacy Institute) and Mark Gottlieb (Public Health Advocacy Institute)
  • Harnessing Interdisciplinary Perspectives to Inform Effective Health Policy and Law in HIV/AIDS Response
    Professor Leo Beletsky (Bouvé & Law); Professor Aziza Ahmed (Law); Professor Brook Baker (Law) and Professor Richard Wamai (Bouvé and Department of African American Studies)