• Mikucki-Enyart and Reed-Fitzke Join PPC as Summer Scholars

    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

    Sylvia Mikucki-Enyart, Assistant Professor in Communication Studies, and Kayla Reed-Fitzke, Assistant Professor in Couple & Family Therapy, join the PPC on July 10 as Summer Scholars-in-Residence.

  • Online Map Helps Iowans Learn More About Their Well Water

    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

    A team of University of Iowa researchers, including David Cwiertny, developed an online map to help Iowans learn more about their private wells.

  • Osborn and Kreitzer Continue to Study Women Running for Office

    Monday, July 1st, 2019

    Tracy Osborn, Director, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, and Director of the Politics and Policy Research Program, together with Rebecca Kreitzer, Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, are continuing their work this summer on "Gender Equality in Public Policy." The two are studying groups who recruit women candidates for public office, and their success in getting women to run for office.

  • McKernan Awarded NIH Grant

    Thursday, June 27th, 2019

    Dr.Susan McKernan was awarded a two-year, $300,000 NIH grant for her project, "Evaluation of Geographic Variation in Pedicatric Preventive Dental Services."

  • Research Highlight: Geography of Opioid Overdoses

    Friday, June 21st, 2019

    As part of a research partnership with Iowa State University and Syracuse University, Professor Mark Berg and co-authors were published in the American Journal of Public Health.

  • Research Highlight: Trends in the Lethality of American Violence

    Thursday, June 20th, 2019

    Professor Mark Berg was recently published in a special issue of Homicide Studies, which focuses on the recent homicide rise in the United States. 

  • Carter Completes Honors Thesis Using PPC Study Data

    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

    Travis Carter, a student of Professor Mark Berg, completed his honors thesis in early May using data from the current study, “Situational Factors and the Victim-Offender overlap.” In his thesis “Words Matter: A Situational Analysis of Alcohol, Conflicts, and Violence,” Travis examines the association between alcohol consumption and the likelihood of violence during conflicts.

  • Spencer Foundation Awards No-Cost Extension to Bruch

    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

    Dr. Sarah K Bruch continues her work partnering with the Iowa City and Waterloo School Districts with funding from the Spencer Foundation. This research-practice model leverages research and teacher knowledge to more effectively address persistent problems of policy and practice and improve students’ educational opportunities and outcomes. This project continues through May 2020. More information about the Equity Implemented partnership can be found here.

  • Berg Presents on Gun Violence at Dubuque Community Forum

    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

    Mark Berg, Associate Professor in the UI Department of Sociology and Director of the PPC's Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, presented at a community forum on gun violence in Dubuque last week.

  • Summer Scholars Seek to Build Media and Policy Program

    Monday, June 3rd, 2019

    Kajsa Dalrymple and Melissa Tully, Associate Professors in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, join the PPC in June as Summer Scholars-in-residence.