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Social Policy & Analysis

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Joshi, P. K., K. Geronimo, et al. (2014). Integrating Racial/Ethnic Equity Into Policy Assessments To Improve Child Health. Health Affairs 33(12): 2222-2229

Schmidt, NM, Lincoln, A, Nguyen, QC, Acevedo-Garcia, D, & Osypuk, TL. (2014). Examining mediators of housing mobility on adolescent asthma: Results from a housing voucher experiment. Social Science & Medicine, (107):136-144.

Osypuk, TL, Joshi, P, Geronimo, K, Acevedo-Garcia, D (In Press). Do Social and Economic Policies Influence Health? A Review, Current Epidemiology Reports. 

Acevedo-García D, Rosenfeld L, McArdle N, Hardy EF, Osypuk TL. (2013). Future Directions on Research on Institutional and Interpersonal Discrimination and Child Health. American Journal of Public Health.

McManus, B, McCormick, M C, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Ganz, M, & Hauser-Cram, P (2009). The Effect of State Early Intervention Eligibility Policy on Participation Among a Cohort of Young CSHCN. Pediatrics, 124(Supplement 4): S368-374.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, Osypuk TL, Werbel RE, Meara ER, Cutler DM, Berkman LF. (2004). Does Housing Mobility Policy Improve Health?  Housing Policy Debate. 15(1), 49-98. 

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Books and Book Chapters

Osypuk T, Joshi P & Acevedo-Garcia D. (2012). Do Social Policies Influence the Health of Women and their Children? A Summary of Strong Evidence and Implications for Designing Future Policies Using a Social Determinants of Health Lens. In Women and Health, Second Edition. M.B. Goldman, R. Troisi, & K.M. Rexrode (Eds.). Elsevier Publishing. 

Acevedo-García D, Rosenfeld L, McArdle N, Osypuk T. (2010). The Geography of Opportunity: A Framework for Child Development. In Men and Boys of Color. University of California Press. 358-406. Available Online.

McArdle, N. & Eaton, S. (April 2007). Race, Ethnicity and Citizenship in the United States 150 Years After Dred Scott v. Sandford. The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. Harvard Law School.

Earle A, Heymann SJ, and Lavis JM. (2005). Using Research In The Public Policy-Making Process. In: Heymann SJ, Hertzman C, Barer M, Evans R. eds. Healthier Societies. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Heymann SJ, Simmons S, and Earle A. (2005). Global Transformations. In: Bianchi S. Casper L, King, eds. Work, Family, Health and Well-being. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.   

Earle A and Heymann SJ. (2003). “Work, family, and social class.”  In:  Ryff C, Kessler R, eds.  How Healthy Are We? A Portrait of Midlife in the U.S.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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Issue Briefs

diversitydatakids.org, (2014). Unequal Family Leave: Are working parents eligible, and can they afford it? Data-for-Action Fact Sheet, April 2014, Waltham, MA: diversitydatakids.org; Available Online.

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Policy Briefs

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (April 2011). What is the Future of Black Girls? Policy Brief. Long Island Think Tank for African-American Progress. 

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Presentations and Proceedings

Rosenfeld L. (Feb 2013). Health Impact Assessment: An Introduction to the Practice, with Applications to a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax. University of New England, Health Impact Assessment Training. Freeport, ME.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (June, 2012). Implications of the Moving To Opportunity health findings for housing policy research. Fifth National Conference on Assisted Housing Mobility, Poverty & Race Research Action Council and the Urban Institute, Washington, DC.

Rosenfeld L. (April/May, 2012). Exploring the Promise and Practice of Health Impact Assessments: A New England Training Series. Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (April, 2012). Health in All Policies, Designing Cross-Sector Policies to Improve Health. Social Determinants of Health: Law & Public Policy. Providence, RI.

Rosenfeld L. (November, 2011). Understanding and Conducting Health Impact Assessments: Putting the Focus on Health Disparities. Northeast Prevention Institute Webinar. Lawrence, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (October, 2011).The “Built Environment” and Public Health: Synergies and Strategies. Schweitzer Achieving Health Equity Together Conference. Boston, MA.

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (May 29-31, 2011). Challenges Addressing Public Policy and Intersectionality. Intersectionality Learning Institute, Simon Fraser University and selected other Canadian universities. Squamish, British Columbia.  

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (October, 2010). Using Rental Assistance to Improve Children’s Access to High-Opportunity Neighborhoods. White House Conference on the Future of Rental Housing Assistance, Washington, DC.

Rosenfeld L. (September, 2010). The Use of Evidence in Health Impact Assessment. Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management. Baltimore, MD.

Rosenfeld L. (September, 2010). The Geography of Opportunity: A Framework for Child Development. Building Healthy Communities Through a Focus on Young Men and Boys of Color Conference. The  Warren Institute at UC-Berkeley and the California Endowment. Los Angeles, CA.

Joshi P. (July, 2010). Documenting racial/ethnic inequity among children: Implications for state policy. Presentation at the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI) grantee meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (June, 2010).  The Housing Choice Voucher Program and Health. National Conference on Housing Mobility, Poverty & Race Research Action Council, Washington, DC.

Rosenfeld L. (June, 2010). The Use of Evidence in Health Impact Assessment. Academy Health. Boston, MA.

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (April 23, 2010). What is the Future of Black Girls?, "We Really Are All That." Think-Tank for African-American Progress - Long Island. Mental Health Prevention Strategies for Black Girls on Long Island. Long Island, New York.  

Rosenfeld L. (April, 2010). Health Impact Assessment: Applications for Toxic Traffic. Museum of Science. Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (January 2010). Race, Income, and Education: Analyzing America’s Achievement Gap. Northeastern University. Boston, MA.

Joshi P. (July, 2009). The third wave of employment, child support and family support interventions for low-income families. Paper presented at the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics annual meeting, Albany, NY.

Quane J, Joshi P, Rankin B & Sharkey P. (November, 2004). Welfare reform and the well-being of urban youth from a cumulative risk and protective factors perspective. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations annual meeting, Orlando, FL.

Quane J, Joshi P, Rankin B & Sharkey P. (August, 2004). Welfare status, multiple risk factors, and the well-being of adolescents in low-income families. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Quane J & Joshi P. (August, 2003). Wage reliance and receipt of welfare among families with a housing subsidy. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting, Atlanta, GA.

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Reports

Joshi P, Flaherty S, Corwin E. Bir A. & Lerman R. (2011). Piloting a community approach to healthy marriage initiatives in five sites: Minneapolis, Minnesota; Lexington, Kentucky; New Orleans, Louisiana; Atlanta, Georgia; and Denver, Colorado. Prepared for the Administration for Children and Families.

Joshi P. (2010). Faith-based and community organizations’ participation in emergency preparedness and response activities. Prepared for the Department of Homeland Security.  

Joshi P, Hardy E & Hawkins S. (2009). Final report: The role of religiosity in the lives of the low-income population: A comprehensive review of the evidence. Prepared for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). Waltham, MA: RTI International. 

Schmitt J, Rho HJ, Earle A, and Heymann J. (June, 2009). Paid Sick Days Don’t Cause Unemployment.  Issue Brief, Washington DC:  Center for Economic Policy Research. Available Online. 

Rho HJ, Schmitt J, Earle A and Heymann SJ. (May, 2009).  A Review of Sickness-Related Leave in 22 High Human Development Index Countries. Issue Brief, Washington DC:  Center for Economic Policy Research. Available Online.

Heymann J, Rho HJ, Schmitt J, and Earle A. (May, 2009). Contagion Nation: A Comparison of Paid Sick Day Policies in 22 Countries. Issue Brief, Washington DC:  Center for Economic Policy Research. Available Online.

Joshi P, Hawkins S & Novey J. (2008). Innovations in effective compassion: Compendium of research papers presented at the faith-based and community initiatives conference on research, outcomes and evaluation. Prepared for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

Joshi P, Pilkauskas N, Bir A & Lerman R. (2008). Piloting a community approach to healthy marriage initiatives in three sites: Boston, Massachusetts; Jacksonville, Florida; and Chicago, Illinois. Prepared for the Administration for Children and Families.  

Corwin E, Bir A, Joshi P & Lerman R. (2008). Marriage education, financial literacy, and asset development roundtable: Meeting summary. Prepared for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. 

Earle A. (November 6, 2007). The Importance of Establishing Paid Sick Days to the Health of Families and Children in Massachusetts.  Written Testimony submitted to the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. 

Heymann SJ, Earle A, and Hayes J. (2007). Work, Family, and Equity Index:  Where Does the United States Stand Globally?  Project on Global Working Families, Harvard School of Public Health and Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University.

Heymann SJ, Earle A, and Penrose K. (2007). Importance of the Healthy Families Act to the Health of American Families. Issue Brief II, Institute for Health and Social Policy.

Heymann SJ, Earle A, and Hayes J. (2007). Implications for U.S. Policy of the Work, Family, and Equity Index. Issue Brief I, Institute for Health and Social Policy.  

Heymann SJ, Earle A, and Hayes J. (2007). How Does the U.S. Rank in Work Policies for Individuals and Families? Policy brief for Council on Contemporary Families. 

Child Health Impact Assessment Working Group (including Rosenfeld L). (November, 2006). Unhealthy Consequences: Energy Costs and Child Health - A Child Health Impact Assessment of Energy Costs and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Available Online.

Earle A. (June, 2006). The Strong Families Act: The Importance to Massachusetts’ Families and Children. Written testimony submitted to the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Children and Families and the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.

Child Health Impact Assessment Working Group (including Rosenfeld L). (June, 2005). Affordable Housing and Child Health - A Child Health Impact Assessment of the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program. Available Online.

Earle A. (May 4, 2005). An Act Establishing Paid Sick Days: Benefits to the Health and Welfare of Massachusetts Families and Children.  Written testimony submitted to the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development 

Heymann SJ, Earle A, Simmons S, Breslow SM, & Kuehnhoff A. (June, 2004). Work, Family, and Equity Index:  Where Does the United States Stand Globally?  Project on Global Working Families, Harvard School of Public Health.  

Quane, J., Rankin, B., & Joshi, P. (2001). Housing assistance, housing costs and welfare reform. Welfare, children and families: A three-city study policy brief (02-4). Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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