The University of Texas at Austin is home to some of the world’s leading scholars. What starts here really does change the world. The impact of the scholarship, however, is much greater when there is collaboration across the 40 acres, and beyond.
Through the Research to Practice (R2P) Roundtable initiative, the Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) of the LBJ School of Public Affairs brings together high level policymakers with faculty experts from multiple disciplines across the University whose research is aligned with the policy issue. Policymakers share their top priorities, and the group discusses current and potential research that could enhance their goals.
The R2P Roundtable is a unique, mutually beneficial forum. Policymakers learn about the most current research for more informed decision-making. Scholars learn if they are asking the most relevant research questions to make real impact on policy.
Sample Research to Practice Roundtable events include:
- Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Commissioner John Specia, Jr. on Child Welfare in Texas. UT participants included scholars from the College of Education, College of Natural Sciences, School of Social Work, the Population Research Center, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
- Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath on Pre-K and Early Childhood. UT participants included scholars from the College of Education, Dell Medical School, College of Natural Sciences, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
- Office of the Governor Criminal Justice Division Director of Victim Services Dr. Zena Cooper on Criminal Justice in Texas. March 2017.
To participate in the Research to Practice Roundtable Series or to suggest a topic/guest, please contact CHASP Director, Dr. Cynthia Osborne.