Funded Projects

State level analysis of telehealth policies (03/2015 – 02/2016)

The goal is to examine the impact of state telehealth policies on healthcare cost and utilization
(Funder: Health Care Cost Institute)

Remote interventions improving specialty complex care (09/2014 – 08/2017) 

The goal is to test a telehealth delivery system for medically underserved areas
(Funder: Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation)

E-learning module (08/2014 – 10/2014) 

The goal is to develop an online module on health policy
(Funder: UNMC E-Learning Steering Committee)

Health care policy analysis (07/2014 – 06/2017) 

The goal is to analyze policy issues relevant to hospitals and health clinics in Nebraska
(Funder: Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center)

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])