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Allison Becker
B.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.
 
 
Alex Greer
M.S. '12 and Ph.D. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
 
 
Andrew Haines
MPA '03 – An accomplished local government leader and appointed official.
 
 
Angela Gladwell
M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
 
 
Elizabeth Burland
M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
 
 
Chunjing Liu
M.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.
 
 
Cimone Philpotts
MPA '13 - Assistantship and Legislative Fellows experiences enrich doctoral student's blossoming career
 
 
Savannah Edwards
MPA '17 - Planning for sustainable and complete communities in Delaware and Maryland.
 
 
Scott Murphy Eisenhart
MPA '17 - Legislative aide credits SPPA experience for helping him excel in the world of politics and policy.
 
 
Taylor Hawk
MPA '17 - Graduate oversees every stage of policy development for Senate Majority Caucus.
 
 
Gwen Angalet
Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
 
 
Hira Rashid
M.A. '15, Ph.D. '20 – Fulbright scholar who studied global health economics and urbanization.
 
 
Katelyn Andrews (Hosey)
MPA '16 - Research assistant and Legislative Fellow experience help inform grad's career trajectory.
 
 
Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
 
 
James B. Goetschius
Ph.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.
 
 
Jenna Ahner
B.A. '12 and MPA '14 - Manages strategic priorities and provides legislative analysis
 
 
Jissell Martinez
MPA '10 - Manages fiscal affairs and serves as a liaison for the Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
 
 
John Carney
MPA '86 – Governor of the State of Delaware
 
 
Kelsey Edmond
B.S. '14, M.P.A. '18 - OCL program prepared her for success in pursuit of an interdisciplinary career.
 
 
Kirsten Jones
M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.
 
 
Laura Keeley
Laura Keeley found success working as an Architectural Historian after graduating from the Public Planning and
 
 
Lindsey Interlante
MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.
 
 
Mark D Stevens
MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
 
 
Matthew Garlipp
B.A. '13 - Enabling organizational accountability via performance metrics, evaluation, and strategic planning
 
 
Megan Wakelee
B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
 
 
Meredith Rubin
B.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.
 
 
Merritt Burke IV
MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
 
 
Evan Miller
MPA '17 - Local Government Management Fellowship kickstarts graduate's professional career.
 
 
Natasha R. Nau
MPA '12 - Advocating for efficient resource allocation and streamlined service delivery in local government.
 
 
Emma Odren
MPA '18 - From IPA fellow to nonprofit manager, grad attributes workplace success to grad school experience.
 
 
Paige Gugerty
B.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections between healthcare providers and resources.
 
 
Paul Ruiz
B.A. and M.A. '13 - Advocating for alternative fuels and reducing America's dependence on oil.
 
 
Ryan Burke
Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
 
 
Scott Beale
MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
 
 
Serita Porter
M.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.
 
 
Stephanie Ottino
B.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.
 
 
Fratern Masika Tarimo
MPA '09 - Supports nonprofit efforts to help communities in many African countries.
 
 
Thomas Martin
Ph.D. '14 - Directing the M.S. in Health Informatics program in the College of Public Health at Temple Univ.
 
 
Elizabeth Lockman
M.A. '15 - Delaware state senator with roots in advocacy.
 
 
Tom DeWire
MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.
 
 
Vitaly Lee
MPA '97 - energy industry project development, regulatory and asset management
 
 
Yuliya Brel
M.A. '15 - Continuing her public policy education and assisting with research at the University of Delaware.
 
 
Zack Adinoff
M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
 
 
Mary Kuna
M.A. '12 - Among the youngest women in PA governement to hold her level position
 
 
Dan Henne
MPA, ’19 – Anticipates and analyzes critical events that could impact worldwide operations
 
 
Wanja Thuku
MPA, ’19 – Expanding the reach of the BDT across the nation through strategic partnerships
 
 
Noah Toly
M.A. '05, Ph.D. '06 - Now provost with a career of scholarship and service that engages a broader public.
 
 
Madison Cann
B.A. '19 - Continuing her education to work in domestic policy for social justice.
 
 
Kohei Akiba
B.A. '20 - Advancing public health research using skills he learned as a student
 
 
Betsey Suchanic
MPA '19 – Supporting public libraries as an essential community resource
 
 
Lauren Camp Gates
MPA '17 - Advocacating for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families
 
 
Ellen Schenk
MPP '21 – Applies analytical skills to reproductive health and behavioral health projects
 
 
Frank Mieczkowski
MPA '03 – Experience as Legislative Fellow led to passion for public service and committment to justice
 
 
Dabney Brice
MPA '20 - Advocating for equitable investment in social entrepreneurs
 
 
Roger Huston
Ph.D. '19 - Applying organizational theory and management in higher education
 
 
Allie Foster
MPA ’22 – Overseeing the distribution of nearly $102 million in relief funding
 
 
Alexandra Tarantino
Alexandra Tarantino is a University of Delaware Alumni who graduated from the Historic Preservation Master's p
 
 
Jeremy Rothwell
M.A. '14, HP Cert '15 - Technical review of all city site-plans, subdivision and building permit applications.
 
 
Courtney Mogavero
B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
 
 
Janet Sheridan
M.A. '07 - Providing heritage preservation services, and cultural landscape research in southern New Jersey.
 
 
Melanie Ross Levin
B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.
 
 
Dená Brummer
MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
 
 
Eric Anthony Johnson
Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
 
 
David Rudder
Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
 
 
Erin Kennedy
MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
 
 
Tom Friedman
MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
 
 
Mike Morton
MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
 
 
Jonathan Kirch
MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
 
 
Albert Shields
MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
 
 
Kim Gomes
MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
 
 
Erika Farris
M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
 
 
Mike Fortner
MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
 
 
Emily Gonce
MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.
 
 
Bill Clark
MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
 
 
Barrett Edwards
MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
 
 
Benjamin Attia
MEEP'16 - Research and consulting on market trends in solar photovoltaics in Africa and the Middle East
 
 
Anastasia Kuzmina
MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
 
 
Wei-Ming Chen
Conducting renewable energy and electricity market researches
 
 
Michelle Kung
PHDUAPP'14 - Promoting innovation and technology through mentoring and investing technology startups
 
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All Center for Community Research & Service publications are archived in the University of Delaware's Institutional Repository, UDSpace. We are pleased to share our publications with the public whenever possible. It is important to us to provide these resources so that others may use and apply knowledge we have gained, as well as build on our research where appropriate.


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Recent CCRS Publications by Content Area

For some of our recent publications in the following areas:

Health Policy/Health Utilization Research/Social Determinants of Health

We focus on public health, health services utilization, and the social determinants of health.  Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age such as poverty and access to health insurance.  

KIDS COUNT

Comprehensive source for data & legislation on Delaware's children, youth and their families across categories of health, education, economic well-being and family/community.

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Recent CCRS Research Articles

  • Cunninham, P., Barnes, A., Mohamoud, S., Allen, L., talbert, J., Jarlenski, M., Kim, J., Gordon, A., Tang, L., Change, C., Junker, S., Mauk, R., Ahrens, K., Austin, A., Clark, S., McDuffie, M.​, Kennedy, S., Donohue, J., Burnes, M. (2022). "Follow-up after ED visits for opioid use disorder: Do they reduce future overdoses?​" Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment​, published on-line May 20, 2022. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsa​t.2022.108807​

  • Jarlenski, M., Chen, Q., Ahrens, K., Allen, L., Austin, A., Chappell, C., Donohue, J., Hammerslag, L.,; Lanier, P., McDuffie, M.J.​, Talbert, J., Tang, L., Krans, E., on behalf of the Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN)​ (2022)."Postpartum Follow-up Care for Pregnant Persons With Opioid Use Disorder and Hepatitis C Virus Infection​." Obstetrics & Gynecology. 139(5): 916-918.

  • Crone, B., Metr​aux, S. & Sbrocco, T. (2021). “Health Service Access Among African American Veterans Experiencing Homelessness.” Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Published online. DOI: doi:10.1007/s40615-021-01119-z.​

  • Ervin, E., Poppe, B., Onwuka, A., Keedy, H., Metraux, S., Jones, L., Sandel, M., Kelleher, K. (2021). "Characteristics Associated with Homeless Pregnant Women in Columbus, Ohio." Maternal & Child Health. Published online October 6, 2021; doi: 10.1007/s10995-021-03227-y. ​

  • Metraux, S​., (2021). "Review of Mean Streets: Homelessness, Public Space, and the Limits of Capital (by Don Mitchell)". European Journal of Homelessness 15(2): 355-357.​

  • Donohue, J.M., Jarlenski, M.P., Kim, J.Y., Tang, L., Ahrens, K., Allen, L., Austin, A., Barnes, A.J., Burns, M., Chang, C.H., Clark, S., Cole, E., Crane, D., Cunningham, P., Idala, D., Junker, S., Lanier, P., Mauk, R., McDuffie, M.J.​, Mohamoud, S., Pauly, N., Sheets, L., Talbert, J., Zivin, K., Gordin, A.J., Kennedy, S. (2021). "Use of Medications for Treatment of ​Opioid Use Disorder Among US Medicaid Enrollee​s in 11 States, 2014-2018​"​. Journal of the American Medical Association.. 326(2):154-164. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.7374​

  • Gifford, K., McDuffie, M.J., Rashid, H., Knight, E., McColl, R., Boudreaux M. & Rendall, M. (2021). “Postpartum contraception method type and risk of a short inter-pregnancy interval in a state Medicaid population.” Contraception. First published May 2021.doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2021.05.006​​

  • Knight, E., Bogan, C. ​(2021). "​What 2020 Taught Us about the Politics and Teaching of Public Health”​Delaware Journal of Public Health. Volume 7, Number 2, 64-67.

  • Cusack, M., Graham, F., Metraux, S.​, Metzger, D.Culhane, D. (2021). "At the Intersection of Homeless Encampments and Heroin Addiction: Service Use Barriers, Facilitators, and Recommendations from the City of Philadelphia's Encampment Resolution Pilot​". Social Work in Public Health, 36(2):150-163​.

  • Byrne, T., Cashy, J., Metraux, S., Blosnich, J. R., Cusack, M., Culhane, D. P., McInnes, D.K., Culhane, E., and Montgomery, A. E. (2020). "Association between registered sex offender status and risk housing instability and homelessness among veterans​". Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-12.

  • Bell, A., Gifford, K., Rashid, H., McDuffie, M. J. and Knight, E. (2020). Power of Mom A Mixed Methods Investigation of Mothers Influence on Womens Contraceptive Attitudes and Behaviors." Maternal and Child Health Journal, January 2020.

  • Rashid, H. (2019). Review of In Search of the Perfect Health System by Mark Britnell. Revue Franaise de Civilisation Britannique, Vol. XXIV-3

  • McDonough, K. (2019). Social determinants of health: Life expectancy and the relationship with race, education, and poverty in Delaware. Delaware Journal of Public Health, February, 2019, 105-107.

  • Gifford, K., McDuffie, M.J., Rashid, H., Knight, E., Boudreaux, M. (2018). Contraceptive method choice among Medicaid-enrolled women living in the same household. Conference Abstract. Contraception, Vol. 98, No. 4, 348-349.

  • Rosa, S. & Knight, E.K. (2018). Evaluating a complex health promotion intervention: case application of three systems methods, Critical Public Health, (20180523): 1-16,

  • McDermott, S., Royer, J., Cope, T., Lindgren, S., Momany, E., Lee, J.C., McDuffie, M.J., Lauer, E., Kurtz, S., & Armour, B. (2018). Using Medicaid Data to Characterize Persons With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Five U.S. States, American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 123, No. 4, 371381

  • Knight, E., Benjamin, G., & Yanich, D. (2016) Framing social determinants of health within the professional public health community: Research translation and implications for policy change., Journal of Applied Communication Research, 44(3): 256-275.

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