The last few years have brought greater public awareness to the state of policing, including police officers’ relationships with local communities, internal dynamics and policies within police departments, and the public call for increased transparency. Watch this to recording to hear from two Northeastern University experts, Professor Jack McDevitt and Professor Amy Farrell, as they shared research into the reforms sweeping through police departments across the country. Our speakers had a robust conversation about the movement towards increased accountability in policing and the impacts on both communities and police departments.
COVID-19 created unprecedented sources of individual, social and societal disruption. In this session, the topics of ongoing research at the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research, Department of Health Sciences, and from the APPEAR team in the Department of Applied Psychology, examining the impact of COVID-19 on mental health – specifically examining the impact of the pandemic on people with serious mental illness; and the impact on disordered eating were discussed. Also discussed were emerging strategies to support mental health and well-being during COVID and to address the long lasting impacts on mental health of the pandemic.