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 Mill Girls of Lowell Photovoice Project - Then and Now

August 2015 - Through funding provided by the Mass Humanities Grant, Girls Inc. is pleased to be able to implement the Mills Girls of Lowell Project. The Photovoice program puts cameras in the ands of girls 10 and older and enables them to write narratives about their communities. The focus of their work was "The history of Lowell Mills girls, then and now" Since the majority of the girls that attend our programs have grown up in Lowell, we educated them on how the Mill girls lived and how theoretically this has impacted the quality of their lives today, all while learning about a very important part of Lowell history.

For more information about the project, exhibit, and a copy of the flyer please click here.


The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum - Severe Brain Injury in Massachusetts: Assessing the Continuum of Care

Join us on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the Omni Parker House for a half-day forum entitled “Severe Brain Injury in Massachusetts: Assessing the Continuum of Care." This forum will examine treatment and service disparities for survivors of severe brain injury in light of coverage expansions and health care system and financing changes under state and national reform. The research will quantify the problems, costs, and the potential consequences to both the brain injury survivors and the state as a whole. The forum will explore potential options and action steps to reduce disparities and move towards a more equitable distribution of critical resources. A full agenda and event invitation will be distributed this fall.

The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum was created in 1998 to bring public and private health care leaders together to engage in focused discussion on critical health policy challenges facing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Modeled after the successful National Health Policy Forum of George Washington University, the Massachusetts Forum conducts approximately four forums per year for an invited audience of health care leaders and legislators.

For more information about this forum Severe Brain Injury in Massachusetts: Assessing the Continuum of Care please click here, to register for the forum please click here Registration.

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Disability and Qualitative Inquiry   Hardcover 258-Pages  ISBN: 978-1472432896  -Forthcoming-

Ronald Berger and Laura Lorenz Editors. This groundbreaking text makes an intervention on behalf of disability studies into the broad field of qualitative inquiry. Ronald Berger and Laura Lorenz (Ed), introduce readers to a range of issues involved in doing qualitative research on disabilities by bringing together a collection of scholarly work that supplements their own contributions and covers a variety of qualitative methods: participant observation, interviewing and interview coding, focus groups, autoethnography, life history, narrative analysis, content analysis, and participatory visual methods.

The chapters are framed in terms of the relevant methodological issues involved in the research, bringing in substantive findings to illustrate the fruits of the methods. In doing so, the book covers a range of physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments. 

For more information about this book please click here...


Lorenz, L. S. and Chilingerian, Jon A. (2011). Using Visual and Narrative Methods to Achieve Fair Process in Clinical Care. JoVE - Journal of Visualized Experiments (February 16th 2011) over 16,053 viewings.  Video (14:32 Min).  Read more about  this video by clicking here.


Peer review Journals and Papers:

  Journal - Lorenz, Laura S. Co-author with Kolb, B. (2009). Involving the public through participatory visual research methods. Health Expectations, 12(3), pp. 262-274.  Read more on this paper by clicking here

  Journal - Lorenz, Laura S. (2010). Discovering a new identity after brain injury, Sociology of Health and Illness, 32(6), pp 862-879, available as of June 21st 2010 online, and in print in September   Read more on this paper by clicking here

   Lorenz, Laura S. (2011, Online February 18th). A Way Into Empathy: A 'Case' of Photo-elicitation in Illness Research. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, 15, 3, May 2011, pp 259-276, Special Number on ‘Another way of knowing: art, disease, and illness experience.’ Guest Editors, Alan Radley and Susan Bell.  Read more on this paper by clicking here.
Lorenz, Laura S. (2010, December). Visual metaphors of living with brain injury: Exploring and communicating lived experience with an invisible injury. Visual Studies, 25(3), pp 210-223, Special Issue on Visual Research Methods and Issues of Voice, Guest Editors Wendy Luttrell and Richard Chalfen.
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