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Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff Appointed Director of the Population Research Center at UT Austin

June 5, 2020

Elizabeth Gershoff, Ph.D., a Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences, has been appointed as the Director (September 2020) of the Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin. She has been an integral part of the PRC and has served as the Development Core Director and Postdoctoral Training Director.

Guidance for Sheriffs and Jail Officials in Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

March 20, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis grips the world, prison and jails face especially challenging conditions that could lead to catastrophic outcomes. Correctional facilities are ill-prepared to implement social distancing and other public health measures in such densely populated environments, and the virus can spread like wildfire in these settings.  Add to that the fact that so many people in prisons and jails have chronic health conditions, and the situation has the potential to be a death sentence for many people in custody. And public health experts warn that if outbreaks are not controlled in cus

CHASP Lunch Talk 2/12 with Dr. Cynthia Osborne: Program Evaluation 101

Feb. 3, 2020

Whether you are a policymaker or a program manager, you will need to determine if your program actually works as intended and why or why not. Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Associate Dean for Academic Strategies and director of the Center for Health and Social Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, will discuss how to begin to answer the question of “Does it work?” including how to develop a strong logic model that guides the evaluation of programs. More.

Dr. Michael Hole Helps Bring Mobile Health Services to More Kids

Dec. 3, 2019

Dell Children's Express bus makes rounds in Central Texas. Dell Children’s is partnering with Texas Women Infants and Children to offer health care for WIC clients.

Dr. Todd Olmstead & new grant to research employment outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS

Nov. 6, 2019

CHASP Faculty Fellow and LBJ School of Public Affairs Dr. Todd Olmstead joins as health economist on $3.3 million 5-year R01 grant funded by the NIH's National Institute on Minority Health & Health Disparities on how to improve employment outcomes for unemployed persons living with #HIV/#AIDS. Learn more: https://lbj.utexas.edu/lbj-school-researcher-explores-employment-outcome... #LBJsocialpolicy

Dr. Cynthia Osborne Presents Child and Family Policy Work at APPAM

Nov. 1, 2019

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) is the premier policy research professional organization and their fall conference is the top event of the year to hear about the latest and emerging research and dive deep in today's challenging issues.

Michele Deitch to Serve on Urban Institute Advisory Board to Transform Prisons

Oct. 22, 2019

Prisons in America affect millions of lives, not just those who live and work there, but the families who are left behind. They consume a meaningful share of state budgets, house over 1.3 million people, and employ over 200,000 corrections officers in state-run correctional institutions. Yet despite the scale and impact of prisons, they are among the least transparent and most understudied public institutions in our country.

Dr. Mary Steinhardt Receives $3.3M Grant to Study Type 2 Diabetes in African American Community

Oct. 15, 2019

Mary Steinhardt received a $3.3 million grant in October 2019 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Steinhardt is using the grant to study Type 2 diabetes in Austin’s African American community. Read more.

Dr. Jacqueline Angel Op-Ed: We Need to Better Prepare for an Aging and Hispanic America

Oct. 9, 2019

We know world population projections call for a rise in the number of people 60 years or older from 900 million to 2 billion by 2050. What we do not know is what we are going to do with all of them. Read more.

Elisa Borah Launches New Institute for Military & Veteran Family Wellness

Sept. 24, 2019

After years of continuous war, multiple deployments and barriers to accessing targeted and effective programming, U.S. military and veteran families face a diverse set of needs, including addressing the effects of military trauma, stresses on the family from prolonged separation, and the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life. Read more.

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