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Thursday Policy Lunch

The Thursday Policy Lunch exposes doctoral students to the nuts and bolts of methods-based public policy research, gives students the opportunity to present their own research, and facilitates the communication of policy research among participants. The workshop is run by Rockefeller College's Department of Public Administration and Policy. Guests from throughout the University are welcome to attend.

Spring 2015 Policy Lunch Schedule

We meet Thursdays from 12:00-1:00pm in Milne Hall 215 on the University at Albany downtown campus. You are encouraged to bring your lunch.

22 January - Dr. Christine Bozlak (School of Public Health)  and Wangsik Kim (MPA)

Title: Implementing and evaluating policy, systems, and environmental change strategies: Lessons learned from obesity prevention.

Title: Is Voluntary Compliance Oxymoron? Evidence from Randomized Controlled Experiment.

29 January - Dr. Erika Martin (Public Administration) and Dante Salto (Educational  Administration and Policy Studies)

Title:  The Impact of State Policies on Organ Donation and Transplantation in the  United States

Title:  Organizational responses to graduate education accreditation in Argentina: regulation for competition

5 February - Amani Edwards & Lucila Zamboni (Public Administration)

Title: Identity and the Strength of Symbolic Representation of Street-Level Bureaucrats

Title: Quantifying emergency preparedness: An index for Community Resilience for NYS

12 February - Dr. Feng (Johnson) Qian (School of Public Health)

Title:  The value of adding laboratory data to coronary artery bypass grafting  registry data to improve models for risk-adjusting provider mortality rates

19 February - Dr. Kimberly Fredericks (School of Management. Sage Colleges)

Title: Analysis of the Robert Wood Johnson and the Institute of Medicine's  Initiative on the Future of Nursing

26 February - Dr. Kate Strully (Sociology)

Title: Health Consequences of the U.S. Earned Income Tax Credit

5 March - Dr. Virgina Eubanks  (Womens Studies)

Title: When Policy Targets Push Back

12 March -  Danielle Durant  & Ashley Davis-Alteri (Public Administration)

Title: Are federal labor-management partnerships increasing collaboration?: Evidence from the last eight years of reported data

Title: Measuring the Impact of a healthy beverage procurement and serving program in three NYS counties

26 March -  Dr. David McCaffrey (Public Administration)

Title: What Two Cases of Changes in Financial Market Structure Suggest About  Institutional Change and Regulation

2 April - Dr. Johannes Karreth (Political Science)

Title: Bayesian data analysis (for pragmatic social scientists)

9 April -  Dr. Kevin Kinser (Educational Administration and Policy Studies)

Title: A Recent History of For-Profit Higher Education

16 April - Hina Khalid (Public Administration)

Title:  Strengthening the public health system: A study of the socio ecological determinants of stunting among children in Punjab, Pakistan

30 April - Dr. Ellen Rubin & Ashley Davis-Alteri (Public Administration)

Title: Discrimination Complaints in US Federal Agencies: Learning from Ten Years    Under the No FEAR Act

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