• PPC Poster is "Best Fit to Theme" at Governor's Conference

    Monday, April 30th, 2018

    A PPC poster presented at the 2018 Iowa Governor's Conference on Public Health was given the "Best Fit to Theme" award.

  • Former PPC Undergraduate Researcher Presents at SURF

    Monday, April 30th, 2018

    Brenda Herrera, a Fall 2017 undergraduate researcher for the PPC, presented at the Spring Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) on April 18. Her poster, “Mechanisms Impacting Oral Health Equity in an Expanded Medicaid Program: Narratives from Program Members and Dentists,” reflects some of the work that she did while with the PPC. The project was led by Dr. Julie Reynolds, Jennifer Sukalski, and Dr. Susan McKernan.

  • Spak Featured in WalletHub Piece on Greenest States in US

    Friday, April 27th, 2018

    Scott Spak was recently featured as an expert in a WalletHub piece on the greenest states in the US.

  • Pieper Presents at College of Public Health HEAL Summit

    Friday, April 27th, 2018

    Health Policy Research Coordinator Felicia Pieper, and Student Researcher Grace Ryan presented a poster at the UI College of Public Health's HEAL Summit. The poster was about a needs assessment done for Dr. Natoshia Askelson’s (Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, UI College of Public Health and Researcher, Health Policy Research Program) Pregnancy Assistance Fund Project, which assists pregnant and parenting students at three Iowa community colleges.

  • Students Heiberg and Maller Present at Research in the Capitol

    Friday, April 27th, 2018

    PPC students Kaelynn Heiberg and Rachel Maller presented at the annual Research in the Capitol event. Their poster, "Evaluation of Educational Equity Interventions," highlighted the importance of the Equity Implemented Partnership between the Iowa City Community School District and the Public Policy Center Social & Education Policy Research Program.

    The research event showcases the work of outstanding student researchers from the Iowa Regents Universities.

  • PPC Faculty and Staff Make Impact on Students

    Thursday, April 26th, 2018

    PPC faculty and staff recognized by graduating seniors for having positive impact on their UI experience.

  • Osborn Awarded Collegiate Teaching Award

    Thursday, April 26th, 2018

    Tracy Osborn, Director of the PPC's Politics & Policy Research Program, was selected to receive the 2017-18 Collegiate Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

  • Sukalski wins award at National Oral Health Conference

    Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

    Jennifer Sukalski was awarded the Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement at the National Oral Health Conference.

  • Resources from AcademyHealth Fall meeting now available online

    Friday, April 13th, 2018

    Last October, AcademyHealth hosted a meeting to explore research priorities related to the evaluation of Section 1115 Medicaid demonstrations and Section 1332 state innovation waivers. PPC Director Peter Damiano presented on Iowa’s Medicaid Expansion: Key findings related to healthy behaviors incentives.

  • Schools in Iowa Benefit from Team Nutrition Work, Led by Askelson

    Monday, April 9th, 2018

    Starmont Elementary School in Arlington, IA is one of 20 schools to benefit in part from the school meal research done at the University of Iowa, according to an article in the Cedar Valley Daily Times.