As always, our CHASP faculty affiliates have been busy this semester. Have a look at what they’ve been working on in addition to teaching:
- Dr. Jacqueline Angel – Angel co-organized the annual International Conference on Aging in the Americas bringing together top researchers, speakers, and emerging scholars addressing key issues in aging, health, and policy in the Americas. The Dallas Morning News recently featured her op-ed “The risks of meddling with Obamacare while the nation’s health is on the line.” Angel was also appointed the new Graduate Advisor for the LBJ School’s Masters in Public Affairs program, replacing another CHASP faculty affiliate, Dr. Pat Wong.
- Dr. Erin Lentz – Top political news outlet, The Hill, featured Lentz’s op-ed “In the fight against hunger, why don’t we prioritize women?” that references her new research project on women’s nutritional outcomes in Bangladesh. Lentz also guested on the popular podcast The Secret Ingredient – The Future of Food on “Feeding Austin’s Hungry.”
- Dr. Cynthia Osborne – Osborne’s newest paper “Home Visiting Programs: Four Evidence-Based Lessons for Policymakers” was published in the journal Behavioral Science & Policy Association. Osborne also celebrated the 5th anniversary of her policy research center, the Child and Family Research Partnership, which is now the largest research group at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. She and CFRP are also hosting the second annual Texas Fatherhood Summit in March 2017 for policymakers, researchers, and practitioners from all over the state and country.
- Dr. Paul von Hippel – von Hippel’s new paper, From Kindergarten Through Second Grade, U.S. Children’s Obesity Prevalence Grows Only During Summer Vacations, was recently published in the journal, Obesity. von Hippel also was awarded a grant from the William T. Grant Foundation to improve the use of research evidence.