ISRC Current Studies

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

 

Study Name
Dental Wellness Plan Provider Survey

Primary Investigator
Julie Reynolds DDS, MS

Who to Contact with Questions
Julie Reynolds: julie-reynolds@uiowa.edu or Brooke McInroy: brooke-mcinroy@uiowa.edu

Description of Project

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the provider's perspective of the state dental insurance program, the Dental Wellness Plan. Survey topics will include access to care, quality of care, costs, provider network adequacy, and member outreach and referral services. The information from this study will be used to evaluate the Dental Wellness Plan, an innovatively designed dental insurance program for low-income adults.

 

Study Name
Medication Empowerment & Deprescribing for Safety (MEDS) Study

Primary Investigator
Carri Casteel MPH PhD and Korey Kennelty PharmD MS PhD 

Who to Contact with Questions
Carri Casteel- 319-384-4388 

Description of Project
The purpose of the study is to learn how to prevent falls among adults 65+ years of age by identifying medications that increase the risk for a fall. As part of MercyOne’s commitment to improving patient care, your provider is working with the University of Iowa Colleges of Pharmacy and Public Health on this study.  

Project Web Site   
https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/people/carri-casteel/
https://pharmacy.uiowa.edu/directory/person/korey-kennelty

 

Study Name
Environmental Health in Iowa Schools

Primary Investigator
Brandi Janssen

Who to Contact with Questions
brandi-janssen@uiowa.edu

Description of Project This project is part of the Superfund Research Center’s Community Engagement core  to better understand barriers and facilitators to improving environmental health in schools and to gauge participants’ interest in serving on an advisory board about this topic. We will be interviewing Superintendents, Teachers, and Building & Grounds staff within the Iowa School district.