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Our faculty are research active. Learn about their projects below and their intergenerational research team.


Statewide Networks: Advancing and Strengthening Human Services

Given the considerable inter-dependency between state governments and community-based organizations in successfully delivering needed human services, Northeastern University researchers mapped and explored the statewide human services networks that exist across the country, detailing their functions and strategies through document and interview-based research and building an interactive database of the existing networks and their memberships.

View the Statewide Human Services Networks Website

Learn more about the project here.

Current Projects

PI: Emily Mann
Harm Reduction Training (HaRT) Program Evaluation
Co-PIs: Margot Abels and Lori Gardinier
Funding from RIZE MA

Students: Marie Senescall, Olivia Coxon, Medha Sthalekar, MPH Practicum students

Health Equity Interns: Ivy Khevali and William Schweitzer

Rebecca Riccio and Graduate Student Summer Marion

“Cultivating agency and self-authorship through student reflection in an experiential philanthropy course”

Funding:  Khaled & Olfat Juffali Family
Student supported: Emily Breen, Ava Gallo, Gabriel Garcia, Rebecca Green

Completed Projects

PI: Jean McGuire
Human Service State Profiles
Co-PIs: Lori Gardinier and Emily Mann
Funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Students: Aeshna Badruzzamana, Alexandra Cantaffa, Juliana Di Nardo, Kellen McAuliffe, Kamyab Salehi-Pirouz (health equity intern), Marie Senescall, Blen Wondimu, Sarah Weihl.

Alumni: Hannah Flath

Learn more about the project here.

Emily Mann and Lori Gardinier


Funding is from 826 Boston, 826 National and Hearst Foundation
Students supported: Kaleem Ahmid, Sarah Faude, and Marie Senescall*

*Part of Marie’s research experience is supported by the Health Equity Research Internship Program

Megan Kleber, Emily Mann and Lori Gardiner


Unpublished report to Mayor Setti Warren, City of Newton, MA.

Lori Gardinier and Emily Mann


Funding:  anonymous donor to CSSH
Student supported: Monica Vega, Maria Lopez

Emily Mann, Lori Gardiner, Sarah Faude and A. Soto Viquez


Unpublished report to the Barr Foundation and Family Services of Greater Boston

Emily Mann, Lori Gardiner, Ryan McCarthy, and Carl Barrows.


Unpublished report to the Northeastern University Public Affairs.

Student supported: Rachel Altman, Thalía Chicojay, Sarah Faude, Georgina Kemp,

Topic Areas

  • Educational Interventions
  • Youth Development
  • College and career readiness
  • Higher educational access
  • Bystander Interventions
  • Experiential Education
  • Pedagogy and Experiential Education
  • Poverty Attributions and Service-Learning
  • Social Mobility, Public Housing and Immigrant Networks
  • Community, Families, and Work Research
  • Urban Health Research
  • Social movement studies
  • Intergroup Conflict and Violence
  • Clinical Theory and Practice
  • Experiential Education Practice – local and global settings
  • Educational Interventions
  • Experiential Philanthropy Education
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Mental Health
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Policy Development
  • Race Relations and Immigration Issues
  • Racial Disparities in Suspensions and Expulsions From Public Schools
  • Rape Crisis Intervention Counseling
  • Sexual Assault Related Legal Issues
  • Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
  • Strategic Philanthropy
  • Social Justice
  • Social Mobility
  • Social Movements
  • Violence and Conflict
  • Welfare of Woman, Children and Minority Populations in the US and abroad
  • Women’s Health
  • Youth Development