• 2011 IDD Report Released

    Friday, August 5th, 2011

    The Health Policy Program has released on the web, "Use of Preventative Services by Children and Adults with IDD: Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009." The report is one in a series that responds to a mandate from the Iowa legislature to determine whether the physical and dental health needs of recipients of medical assistance who are persons with intellectual and/or developmental disability (IDD) were being regularly and fully addressed.

  • McGehee Interviewed on NPR

    Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

    PPC Human Factors Program Director Dan McGehee spoke with NPR's John Hockenberry about the dangers of what Hockenberry calls the "texting problem." Hockenberry suggests texting should be considered equivalent to drunk driving, since the risks are comparable.
  • Scott Spak to Join PPC

    Thursday, June 9th, 2011

    Scott Spak will join the Public Policy Center's Environmental Research Program on August 1st. His research focuses on understanding connections between complex environmental systems, and their changes in technology, policy, land use, and society.
  • ISRC Director Leicht Discusses the Vanishing Middle Class

    Monday, June 6th, 2011

    Kevin Leicht joined Heather McGhee in a discussion of why the American dream is slipping away for middle class Americans and if it's possible to get it back on an NPR podcast.
  • PPC Wins Commonwealth Fund Grant

    Monday, June 6th, 2011

    The Public Policy Center will examine the effect of the health care reform law on the health care safety net for uninsured, Medicaid and other vulnerable patients in Iowa.
  • Leicht Discusses the Status of Middle Class America on CNN

    Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

    Kevin Leicht discussed the status of the middle class in America with CNN American Sauce host, Lisa Desjardins on the segment, "This is Rich Vs. Poor."
  • E-Health Report Looks at Health Information Technology in Iowa

    Monday, May 16th, 2011

    Dr. Peter Damiano, Ki Park, and Kristi Law released a report that investigates the current technology use in five health care provider settings.
  • ISRC Research Published in E-Health Report

    Sunday, May 15th, 2011

    Dr. Peter Damiano, Ki Park and Kristi Law released data that investigates the current technology usage in five health care provider settings.
  • Tests to Determine Who Is OK to Drive

    Thursday, May 5th, 2011

    In Impaired Driving From Medical Conditions, appearing in the March issue of JAMA, PPC Professor Matthew Rizzo discusses how best to determine fitness to drive in the face of medical conditions such as Parkinson disease. His research indicates that neurocognitive tests, driving simulation, and road tests provide complementary sources of evidence to evaluate driver safety. According to Dr.

  • PPC Transportation Researcher to Chair KSEA Meeting

    Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

    Hosin 'David' Lee, professor of civil and environmental engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering and transportation researcher in the UI Public Policy Center, will serve as chair of the 40th anniversary meeting of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) Aug. 10-14 in Park City, Utah. The annual conference ( will focus on successful U.S.-Korea cooperative research efforts in all areas of science and engineering.