Health News

  • Monday, August 16th, 2021

    Several PPC research fellows were awarded grants in the first round of Jumpstarting Tomorrow grants, sponsored by the Research Development Office (RDO) and the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).

  • Friday, August 13th, 2021

    An interdisciplinary team of investigators from the University of Iowa Public Policy Center’s (PPC) Health Policy Research Program has received a five-year extension of their project evaluating the Iowa Wellness Plan, Iowa’s version of the Medicaid expansion.

  • Monday, July 12th, 2021

    A survey conducted by a team that includes Natoshia Askelson, senior research fellow in the Health Policy Research Program, shows that only half of parents were in favor of having their adolescents vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

    A team of summer scholars in residence will study the impact of political representation on COVID-19 racial and ethnic disparities in Iowa.

  • Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

    The UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center joined other National Cancer Institute designated cancer centers across the country in issuing a statement urging Americans to get human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations of adolescents back on schedule.

  • Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

    Natoshia Askelson will lead a project to examine COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy in less densely populated areas of Iowa and to promote community confidence in the vaccine.

  • Monday, May 24th, 2021

    Tessa Heeren, evaluation research specialist in the Health Policy Research Program, is part of a team at the the Law, Health Policy & Disability Center (LHPDC) that was recently awarded a $35,000 grant from the Nellie Ball Trust Research Fund to support a one-year research project in collaboration with Polk County Health Services (PCHS) and the Polk County Jail Diversion Program.

  • Monday, May 10th, 2021

    Charlie Arndt, a graduate research fellow in the Health Policy Research Program, presented her poster, "Factors Affecting Access to Dental Care for Seniors in Rural Iowa" at the National Oral Health Conference® (NOHC) on Saturday, April 24.

  • Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

    Dr. Julie Reynolds was awarded a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Maternal and Child Health Bureau, to study access to Medicaid dental care among pregnant women and young children.

  • Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

    A ten-state project funded by the CDC examined utilization of emergency and inpatient care for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and was published in the Journal of Pediatrics.