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Dr. Paul von Hippel honored by the American Sociological Association

July 18, 2019

LBJ Associate Professor Paul von Hippel is the 2019 winner of the American Sociological Association's Leo Goodman Award, conferred by the organization's methodology section to recognize a scholar’s contributions to the field of methodology or innovative uses of sociological methodology early in his or her career — no more than 15 years after earning a Ph.D.

Dr. Todd Olmstead: Cost-Effectiveness of Electronic vs. Clinician Delivered Health Intervention

July 16, 2019

Providing substance-abuse intervention services for women, particularly in the setting of reproductive health centers, is critical to positive patient outcomes, and offering those services electronically is much less expensive and just as effective in reducing substance abuse as a clinician-delivered intervention, according to new research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin published in the journal Addiction.

Dr. Michael Hole delivers remarks, introduces Presidents Bush and Clinton at Presidential Leadership Scholars Commencement

June 26, 2019

Dr. Michael Hole, a pediatrician, social entrepreneur and joint faculty at the LBJ School and Dell Medical School, will deliver the commencement speech at the ceremony honoring his class of Presidential Leadership Scholars at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas on June 27. He was voted speaker by his PLS class, and will introduce Presidents George W.

Dr. Paul von Hippel: Is Summer Learning Loss Real?

June 5, 2019

In a new article for Education Next, Paul von Hippel of the LBJ School at The University of Texas at Austin reexamines the evidence around summer learning loss. He finds that the study most widely used to support claims of summer learning loss, at more than 30 years old, is based on outdated test-scoring methods. More recent and better-scored tests indicate that achievement gaps are unlikely to widen during students’ summer vacations. Read more (LBJ School).

Perspectives Blog > Beyond the Classroom: Health Services in Schools and How They Pay for Them

May 29, 2019

Beyond the Classroom: Health Services in Schools and How they Pay for It. By Anna Gu, Center for Health and Social Policy Ambassadorfilled with phlegm. I was managing not only my own cycle of sore throats and stomach bugs, but also those of the class – twenty-two small bodies with individual allergies, behavioral ticks, and swiss-cheese holes of attendance gaps.

Perspectives Blog > Addressing the Student Debt Crisis: Federal vs. State Solutions

May 22, 2019

Addressing the Student Debt Crisis: Federal vs. State Solutions. By Megan Kruse, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorAccording to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of students projected to enter colleges and universities in Fall 2018 was 19.9 million.

Perspectives Blog > Towards a Better Metric of Work

May 17, 2019

Towards a Better Metric of Work. By Jack Collis, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorIn 2018, the United States’ unemployment rate dropped below 4 percent for the first time since the end of the dot-com bubble in early 2000.

A Conversation with CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Mike Mackert

May 14, 2019

A Conversation with CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Mike Mackert. By Kat Sisler, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorDr. Mike Mackert is a professor in the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations and the Department of Population Health at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also the Director of the Center for Health Communication (CHC), a joint venture between Moody College of Communication and Dell Medical School geared at improving health through evidence-based communication research.

Perspectives Blog > Medicaid Work Requirements: Do They Work?

May 6, 2019

Medicaid Work Requirements: Do They Work? By Audrey Muntz, Center for Health and Social Policy Ambassador. When I began a semester-long research project on welfare work requirements for an Economics of U.S.

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