Funded Projects

  • Return on Investment Economic Evaluation Tool (10/01/13 – 01/01/14):
    The goal of this project is to develop a tool to predict ROI of using Boys Town Family Services instead of juvenile incarceration and placement by public agencies.
    (Funder: Boys Town)

  • UNMC Faculty Diversity Fund Program (07/01/13 – 06/30/15):
    The goal of this funding is to support work into causes and solutions for race/ethnic disparities in health outcomes within underserved communities.
    (Funder: University of Nebraska Medical Center)

  • Rural/Urban Commute Areas (RUCA) (06/15/2013 – 04/30/2014):
    Examine the supply of primary care health professionals based on RUCA and develop a new reporting format for primary care health professionals.
    (Funder: State of Nebraska DHHS) 

  • Examining Rural-Urban Differences in Preventable Hospitalizations Due to Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions – a Comparative Study of the United States, Nebraska, and Taiwan (06/01/2013 – 05/31/2014):
    Perform a comparative study of the rural-urban differences in health care systems.
    (Funder: National Taiwan University & UNMC College of Public Health)

  • Electronic Device Use and Distracted Driving Fatalities: Do State Regulations Matter? (11/15/2011 – 10/31/2013):
    Undertake a comprehensive analysis of regulatory methods in combating distracted driving from electronic device use that will allow us to recommend a “best practices” list of policies.
    (Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Public Health Law)

  • Economic Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Indiana (01/01/2013-01/31/2013):
    Conduct an economic impact analysis of Medicaid expansion for Indiana.
    (Funder: Indiana Hospital Association) 

  • ACA’s Impact on Omaha/Council Bluffs Latinos (09/15/2012-11/15/2012):
    Develop a fact sheet on the impact of health reform on Latino population in the metro area
    (Funder: UNO Office of Latino Latin American Studies)

  • Health Policy Short Course for Local Health Departments in Nebraska (09/01/2012 – 08/31/2014):
    Conduct public health policy training workshop for rural communities.
    (Funder: UNMC College of Public Health Collaborative Project)

  • Regulating Alcohol Outlet Density to Reduce Excessive Alcohol Consumption (09/01/2012 – 08/31/2013):
    Produce a new, innovative policy solution to the public health problem of alcohol outlet density as a way to reduce excessive alcohol consumption.
    (Funder: UNMC College of Public Health Mutual Fund Program)

  • Nebraska Health Policy Academy (02/01/2012 – 09/29/2015):
    Train Nebraska’s public health workforce to use health policy as a public health intervention.
    (Funder: State of Nebraska DHHS [1U58CD001310])

  • Community Health Needs Assessment (01/01/2012 – 03/31/2012):
    Conduct a community needs assessment to help the health department be more effective in addressing the health needs of the Tulsa area.
    (Funder: Tulsa City-County Health Department)

  • Community Context of Colorectal Cancer Screening Disparities (01/01/2011 - 12/31/2012)
    Understand community level factors responsible for disparities in colorectal cancer screening
    (Funder: National Cancer Institute [R03CA150486])