Congratulations to Hira Rashid, CCRS Graduate Research Assistant! Hira successfully defended her doctoral dissertation: Health and Vulnerability Among Internally Displaced Persons in Burundi and Somalia.
The next round of Delaware INBRE awards will soon be announced in April. The DE INBRE Core Center Access Awards in the amount of $8,000 per project are available to use in support of research projects requiring the analysis of Medicaid data. Up to 3 projects will be funded in the current cycle. Look to this site for more information in the upcoming weeks.
Abstract titled An Empirical Approach to the Study of IDP Vulnerability and Health Using Latent Class Analysis by Hira Rashid, PhD, CCRS graduate research assistant, was accepted at 2020 PEGASUS conference in Ontario, Canada to be held in late April.
The abstract Postpartum contraceptive method selection among Medicaid-covered women in Delaware before and after LARC-promoting initiatives, 2012-2018 has been submitted to the American Public Health Association for the November annual meeting. Co-authored by the CCRS research team: Katie Gifford, PhD, Mary Joan McDuffie, MA, Erin Knight, PhD, MPH and Rebecca McColl, MA along with University of Maryland's Michel Boudreaux, PhD and Michael Rendall, PhD, this work is part of the on-going Del-CAN evaluation project.
Stephen Metraux (with Dana Hunt and Will Yetvin) produced a white paper, "Criminal Justice Reentry and Homelessness: A Review of the Literature" that will be the focus of a webinar organized by the Center for Evidence Based Solutions to Homelessness on April 28.
Erin Lynch, MS, represented KIDS COUNT in Delaware through presenting at two meetings this winter: the Delaware Early Childhood Council and a Non-Profit Census Luncheon sponsored by New Castle County. Each presentation included information surrounding how to make sure we #CountAllKids in the 2020 Census. She shared research-informed messaging strategies to encourage families, especially those with very young children, to fill out the census in a complete and accurate manner.
Stephen Metraux was a panelist in the session "Employing Your Sociological Imagination: Careers Outside of Academia" held at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society held on February 27-28.
Delaware Division of Public Health will be included in Apolitical's new How to Innovate for Equity. 10 Days. 100 Ideas. Excerpts from Health Equity Guide for Public Health Practitioners and Partners, co-authored by Erin Knight, PhD, Kalyn McDonough, MS, PhD Research Assistant and Cassandra, Codes-Johnson, Associate Deputy, Delaware Division of Public Health will be part of Apolitical's project. Starting March 16, hundreds of public servants and policymakers will receive bite-sized emails, each with new ideas related to a new dimension of equity, for 10 days.