• In the News: Askelson Urges Americans to Get HPV Vaccine

    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. In an interview with KGAN TV, Natoshia Askelson, research fellow in the Health Policy Research, and Community Outreach and Engagement co-leader at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, urged parents to get their kids back on track for the vaccine, after vaccination rates waned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Project on Bilingual Speakers Funded for SPRP

    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

    Dr. Kristi Hendrickson, with the assistance of undergraduate student Emily Garcia, will conduct a study on meeting the needs of bilingual individuals, under the Summer Policy Research Program.

  • Berg Promoted to Full Professor and Named Collegiate Scholar

    Monday, June 7th, 2021

    Mark Berg, director the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, was promoted to full professor, and named Collegiate Scholar by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Askelson to Lead COVID Vaccination Study

    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.

  • Mitchell Awarded Summer Policy Research Program Funds

    Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

    Sara Mitchell was awarded funding to hire an undergraduate student to help with her project, "Disaster-Driven Migration and Conflict and the Role of Government and Third Party Action."

  • Heeren on Grant to Study Mental Health Disparities in Jail Populations

    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.

  • Reynolds Authors Issue Brief for AAPHD

    Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

    The American Association of Public Health Dentistry Council on Scientific Information has produced an issue brief on dentist participation in Medicaid. Dr. Julie Reynolds, assistant professor in preventive and community dentistry, was one of the two co-authors for the brief. The purpose of an issue brief is to provide a summary of the best available evidence on a public health problem or approach. You can read the issue brief here.

  • Students Present Work on Flint Water Crisis Email Accessibility

    Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

    On Wednesday, May 5, a team of undergraduate students presented their work analyzing emails that pertain to the Flint Water Crisis. 

    This project will increase the accessibility of a unique and important publicly-available set of emails on the Flint Water Crisis released by Michigan’s then-governor Rick Snyder. In early 2016, Snyder published a large archive (around 455,000 PDF pages) of emails related to the crisis sent to and from staff from multiple state government agencies. 

  • Summer Policy Research Program Grants Awarded

    Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

    The Summer Policy Research Program provides funding to researchers to hire students to work on their projects.

  • Dalrymple Receives CLAS Collegiate Teaching Award

    Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

    Kajsa Dalrymple, director of and senior research fellow in residence in the Media, Policy, and Public Opinion Research Program, was given the Collegiate Teaching Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences