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Osborne's Child and Family Research Partnership Co-Hosts 2018 Texas Fatherhood Summit

Feb. 1, 2018

Registration is now open for the popular Texas Fatherhood Summit, co-hosted by CHASP director and The LBJ School of Public Affairs professor Dr. Cynthia Osborne's family policy research group, the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP).

Dr. Todd Olmstead: New Paper on Using SBIRT and e-SBIRT to Reduce Substance Misuse by Women

Dec. 18, 2017

Women are at the highest risk of developing a substance use disorder during their reproductive years (18-44), yet 85% of those who need care for substance misuse neither receive it or feel like they even need it. Reducing substance misuse for this group is especially critical as these women may be either pregnant or contemplating pregnancy.

CHASP Event: +Tech in K-12: Educational Technology Integration and Its Impacts

Dec. 13, 2017

Public schools in the United States are making huge investments in digital education, but are the investments actually effective in increasing learning, especially for those students who face significant barriers to succeeding in school?

Please join us at the Symposium at the LBJ School of Public Affairs for a series of roundtable discussions about what educational technology looks like today and what the evidence is on its effectiveness on increasing student achievement and reducing achievement gaps.

CHASP Director Cynthia Osborne and the APPAM Policy Council

Dec. 11, 2017

Update: January 17, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Osborne on her re-election to the 2018 APPAM Policy Council. Each leadership cohort is for a period of four years. Read more.

Dr. Osborne’s statement:

Dr. Michael Hole and Social Innovation Addressing Child Poverty in Central Texas

Dec. 1, 2017

Update: January 26, 2018: Tax preparer volunteers spots are full (thank you!!!). They are still in need of Spanish/English Translators though. Click here for how to sign-up.


LBJ School Research Colloquium: Dr. Todd Olmstead on Austin’s Community Health Paramedic Navigation Program

Nov. 26, 2017

CHASP Faculty Fellow and policy professor Dr. Todd Olmstead will talk about Austin’s Community Health Paramedic Navigation Program at the LBJ School of Public Affairs Research Colloquium on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 12:15 pm.

UT Austin profiles Dr. Abigail Aiken and how she uses her research to inform the reproductive health policy debate in Texas

Nov. 7, 2017

Dr. Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, has dedicated her career to researching factors that affect sexual and reproductive health, including one of the most highly charged issues in society, access to abortion.

“It's very emotionally charged,” says Aiken, an expert in reproductive health. “I think data and scientific evidence can provide some common ground for discussion.”

CHASP Faculty Fellows Drs. Osborne and von Hippel at APPAM Fall Conference 2017

Oct. 31, 2017

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)’s Fall Conference is the leading policy research conference in the country and draws top scholars from multiple disciplines. Academics and researchers present their latest work contributing to the ever important knowledge base of evidence to inform data-driven policy decisions.

CHASP Faculty Fellow: Pediatrician and Social Entrepreneur Michael Hole, MD, MBA

Oct. 25, 2017

Michael Hole, MD, MBA recently joined The University of Texas at Austin (UT) as a joint faculty member of the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Dell Medical School. Dr. Hole is a pediatrician and social entrepreneur developing products, services, and policies to reduce US child poverty. Prior to coming to UT, he was a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School and practiced at Boston Children’s Hospital, the Boston Medical Center, and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Dr.

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