Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Academia Profile


Several American communities have made it illegal to smoke anywhere in multi-unit buildings (apartments, condominiums, cooperatives) because of the risks to residents from inhaling secondhand smoke that seeps into nonsmokers' units or is wafted through ventilation systems.
Housing industry background analysis evaluates issues and resources for implementing smoke-free policies in a private, cooperatively-owned residential high-rise building – but in ways so that no one will be hurt in the process. This research is to inform both decisionmakers and implementation by identifying successful implementation elsewhere of 100% nonsmoking policies in large multiunit dwellings and local and other resources supporting these specific changes, and their background in policy development and implementation in Boston. Optimally, implementation will be a ‘happy process’ respecting all long-term real interests; an optimal/optimizing outcome would see all current residents who smoke save money and their health by quitting smoking and everyone becoming happy together.
A March election could bring Board membership changes in governance. Research collaborates with current and future Board officers and reports to the “new Board” ( perhaps in March) on management information relevant to Charlesbank’s specific situation, including (1) resources for ongoing implementation support and (2) cost savings and other income impacts resulting from implementation.
Parties who could affect or be affected by these actions (“stakeholders”) include the Charlesbank residents (tenants are: “shareholders” can vote and, at present, and those termed “residents” cannot vote) and their elected Board, the contracted management company and its staffmembers (who are responsible for implementing policies, as directed by the Board), workplaces of residents where impacts of living conditions are unrecognized but not unfelt, and property insurers and public agencies with interests in building security and safety and tenant health and comfort.


Mental processes, Comparative psychology, Comparative Religion, Professional Ethics, Anthropology, Animal Cognition, +113


Emmanuel College, Boston, Research Administration, Graduate Student
Chb, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Consultant
Harvard University, School of Public Health, Department Member
Children's Hospital Boston, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Department Member
Harvard Medical School, Global Health and Social Medicine, Department Member
Tufts University, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Past Department Member
Harvard Medical School, Developmental Medicine/Children's Hospital Boston, Department Member
Harvard Medical School, Communications and External Relations, Past Department Member
Harvard Medical School, Program in Medical Education, Past Department Member
Boston University, Economics, Past Department Member
Harvard School of Public Health, Health Policy and Management, Past Department Member
Wheaton College, Philosophy, Department Member
Harvard School of Public Health, Global Health and Population, Department Member

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