Iowa Social Science Research Center
 

ISRC Current Studies

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

 

Study Name
Understanding Workplace Violence Among Young Workers in the U.S.

Primary Co-investigators

  • Dr. Kimberly Rauscher (UWV)
  • Dr. Carri Casteel (UI)

Project Description
The objective of this study is to generate the first national profile of workplace violence among young workers age 14-24 with the long-term goal of informing workplace violence prevention approaches for this special population at risk. A national telephone survey will be conducted with a sample of 1000 young workers who have held a formal job in the past year.

Project Website
https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/iprc/research/research-projects/occupational-injuryworkplace-violence/

 

Study Name
Active Ottumwa

Primary Investigator

  • Barbara Baquero (UI)

Project Description

Active Ottumwa is a community-based applied research study to increase physical activity in adults in Ottumwa.

Project Website

https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/prc/active-ottumwa-2/

 

Study Name
NSF Rapid California Wildfire Project

Primary Co-investigators

  • Charles Benight, PhD, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • Erika Felix, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Project Description
The UI is contacting California residents on behalf of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and the University of California, Santa Barbara. The broad goal of this project is to assess the impact of, and subsequent recovery after, recent natural disasters in specific areas of California. This study is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Project Website

https://www.uccs.edu/thhc/California-Wildfire-Recovery-Study

Related Websites

https://education.ucsb.edu/news/2018/study-looks-participants-learn-how-people-cope-aftermath-recent-wildfires-and-mudslides

https://www.facebook.com/ucsb.ggse/photos/a.295286507575352.1073741828.295272744243395/473663696404298/?type=3&theater