Visualizing Equitable and Sustainable Communities in Iowa
In honor of its 30th Anniversary, the Public Policy Center showcased how our research impacts the lives of Iowans and our communities. In a fun, fast-paced, “3-minute thesis” style, and poster presentations, researchers talked about the issues they study, and participants provided feedback on the issues that are most important to them.
Iowa City Mayor, Jim Throgmorton and former Iowa City City Councilor, Kingsley Botchway presented remarks. The program was split into three oral presentation sessions, with 15-minute poster sessions in between. Read more about the event in the Daily Iowan.
Featured poster topics included (titles followed by an asterisk were also presented orally), click on title to view:
Can we identify new destination communities in the Midwest?
Natoshia Askelson, Health Policy Program
Can Iowa be a policy innovator?
Fred Boehmke, Politics & Policy Program
How do we strive for equity in schools? *
Sarah Bruch, Social & Education Policy Program
What is the association between material hardship & income in Iowa? *
Aislinn Conrad, Health Policy Program
Do restaurant prices and quality after an increase in the minimum wage?
Chelsea Crain, Social & Education Policy Program
Can Iowa provide equitable access to safe drinking water? *
Dave Cwiertny, Environmental Policy Program
Can public policy reduce the rise in obesity rates?
Dave Frisvold, Social & Education, and Health Policy Programs
How can systems work together to improve health for complex patients? *
Tessa Heeren, Health Policy Program
What is Iowa’s Fecal Population? *
Chris Jones, IIHR, Hydroscience & Engineering
How does an automated vehicle visualize the world? *
Dan McGehee, Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Program
Where are Iowa’s dentists? *
Susan McKernan, Health Policy Program
Will competition for scarce water resources lead to wars in the future? *
Sara Mitchell, Politics & Policy Program
Integrated Health Homes: How do policies affect vulnerable children? *
Betsy Momany, Health Policy Program
Has tax increment financing (TIF) helped or hurt Iowa communities?
Phuong Nguyen, Social & Education Policy Program
Are women state legislators ideologically different from men?
Tracy Osborn, Politics & Policy Program
Are there violent consequences of “too much” neighboring?
Ethan Rogers, Crime & Justice Policy Program
How much lead and copper is in Iowans’ drinking water? *
Michelle Scherer, Environmental Policy Program
Iowa Water Well program: Where does the money go? Can we do better? *
Silvia Secchi, Environmental Policy Program
Can broadband use lead to economic prosperity for communities? *
Caroline Tolbert, Politics & Policy Program
Can the Iowa Watershed Approach lead us to a more resilient water future? *
Larry Weber, Environmental Policy Program
What does trauma have to do with education?
Armeda Wojciak, Social & Education Policy Program