ISRC Current Studies

The following are studies that the Iowa Social Science Research Center is currently supporting: 

 

Study Name
2019 National Nursing Home Social Services Director Survey

Primary Investigator

  • Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD

Who to Contact with Questions: Professor Bern-Klug at mercedes-bern-klug@uiowa.edu

Project Website: https://clas.uiowa.edu/socialwork/nursing-home/national-nursing-home-social-services-study-2019

 

Study Name
2019 Polk County Health Services Supported Community Employment Survey

Primary Investigator

  • David Klein, PhD

Who to Contact with Questions: Dr. David Klein at the UI Law, Health Policy and Disability Center at david-klein@uiowa.edu

 

Study Name
Healthy Behaviors Incentive Program Evaluation

Primary Investigator
Natoshia Askelson (UI College of Public Health - Community & Behavioral Health)

Project Description
The objective of this study is to help assess parts of the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan: the Healthy Behaviors Incentive Plan and Dental Wellness Plan.  One method for evaluating these Healthy Behaviors Programs (HBIs) has been to contact individuals who have participated in the program (or are eligible to participate) and ask them questions about their understanding of that program, the enrollment process, their opinions of its effectiveness and other questions. The Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) will be involved in this 2019 telephone data collection effort, as it has been in past studies on this topic.

Who to Contact with Questions
Patrick Brady, patrick-j-brady@uiowa.edu

Project Website
http://ppc.uiowa.edu/health/study/healthy-behaviors-incentive-program

 

Study Name
Farm Safety Study

Primary Investigator
Dr. Marizen Ramirez

Project Description
The Farm Safety project underway in the state of Iowa in 2019 has been commissioned by the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health. Through this study, University of Iowa is seeking to understand what characteristics of a farm make it more safe or less safe for its employees.  The University of Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) will be placing telephone calls to row crop farm owners/operators in pre-determined areas across the state to ask if they are interested and willing to schedule a farm visit.

Project Website
https://gpcah.public-health.uiowa.edu/surveillance-workers-compensation/