Leadership

 laura bronstein
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Laura Bronstein

Dean and Professor; Executive Director
lbronst@binghamton.edu​

Laura Bronstein is a founding member of the Binghamton University Department of Social Work and currently serves as dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs and as executive director of the Institute for Justice & Well-Being. Laura's research revolves around interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration. She created the widely-used and internationally recognized Index of Interdisciplinary Collaboration and published A Model for Interdisciplinary Collaboration, which has been cited as one of the top ten most influential social work articles of the last decade. She is currently leading Binghamton University Community Schools, creating the nation's first county-wide system of university-assisted community schools. Laura has a 2016 co-authored book, School-linked Services (Columbia University Press) and a co-edited book under contract, A Guide for Interprofessional Collaboration. Laura has received far-reaching recognition for her work including the John A. Hartford Foundation Outstanding Dean in Aging award and Binghamton University's first Lois B. DeFleur Faculty Prize for "innovative work that crosses boundaries". Most recently she received the Esther W. Couper Memorial Award for "outstanding service and dedication to the children and families of our community".

nicole hassoun
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Nicole Hassoun

Associate Professor; Co-director
nhassoun@binghamton.edu

Nicole Hassoun heads the Global Health Impact project, intended to extend access to medicines to the global poor. Her research interests are in social and political philosophy, global justice, global health, and applied ethics. From 2006-2012 she was an assistant professor in philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University, affiliated with Carnegie Mellon's Program on International Relations and the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Bioethics and Health Law. In 2009-2010 she held a postdoctoral position at Stanford University and visited at the United Nation's World Institute for Development Economics Research. She has also been a visiting scholar at the Center for Poverty Research in Austria and the Center for Advanced Studies in Frankfurt. Her book Globalization and Global Justice: Shrinking Distance, Expanding Obligations was recently published with Cambridge University Press.

Youjung Lee
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Youjung Lee

Associate Professor; Co-director
yjlee@binghamton.edu

Youjung Lee is an Associate Professor in Binghamton University's Department of Social Work and currently serves as a co-director of the Institute for Justice and Well-Being. Her background includes social work practice with family caregivers, family engagement with immigrant families, and grandparent-headed families experiences in schools. Youjung's research centers on gerontology, family caregivers, family engagement with marginalized families in schools, working with grandparent-headed families in schools, and interdisciplinary services for grandparent-headed        families.