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Dissertation examines the relationship between SNAP benefits and youth health

Dissertation examines the relationship between SNAP benefits and youth health
   May 8, 2019

By Tara Gomez, MA student in the Department of Communication Studies

On April 9, Public Policy Ph.D. student Katelin Hudak successfully defended her dissertation titled “Nutrition and health among low-income children: Estimating the association with SNAP using a quasi-experimental approach”. Hudak’s research examined a variety of health outcomes that can occur across different youth...

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Thinking about Public Policy career paths with UNC Charlotte alumna, Dr. Stephany De Scisciolo

   April 12, 2019

By Tara Gomez, M.A. student in the Department of Communication Studies

How can a doctoral degree in Public Policy advance a career? Just ask Dr. Stephany De Scisciolo, who earned her doctorate from UNC Charlotte in 2014. She serves as the Vice President of Knowledge, Impact, &...

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UNC Charlotte Public Policy Researchers Suggest Increased Regulation on Pharmaceutical Ads

   April 12, 2019

by Ercument Camadan, Public Policy PhD Program

and Tara Gomez, Communications Masters Program

 

Educating consumers about health issues is crucial to decreasing the level of individual health problems. Direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising is one effective way to educate people about health issues. In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published...

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Dissertation shows small towns near big cities have lower rates of income growth than more isolated cities

   April 10, 2019

By Tara Gomez, M.A. student in the Department of Communication Studies at UNC Charlotte

 

On March 14, Public Policy Ph.D. student Chuck McShane defended his dissertation titled “Economic Prosperity, Population Growth and Local Spending in America's Micropolitan Areas, 2002-2014.” Although people might expect isolated cities to have lower income growth than small towns...

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Research Co-Authored by Public Policy Student featured in "The Conversation".

Student Iván Flores Martínez researches racial inequality in Mexico
   March 22, 2019

Iván Flores Martínez (UNCC Public Policy student and Research Assistant for the Drug Policy Program, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas) and Daniel Zizumbo-Colunga (Assistant Professor of Drug Policy, Centro de Investigación y Docencia, and Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University) recently wrote an article featured in "The Conversation", an online nonprofit...

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Op-Ed by Public Policy Alumnae Featured in Raleigh News and Observer

   November 30, 2018

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Salem College and UNCC Public Policy Alumnae Elizabeth Wemlinger wrote an Op-Ed which was published in the Raleigh News and Observer this week. Her commentary entitled "My female students don’t want to run for office. That needs to change." describes how recent events, including the 2018 midterm election,...

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Christina Danis represents Public Policy Program at 3 Minute Thesis Competition

   November 14, 2018

Three Minute Thesis is professional international research communication competition where participants are challenged to clearly and engagingly communicate their research to a non-specialist audience in just 3 minutes with one, static, slide.  Public Policy student Christina Danis, advanced to the final competition, which was held on Friday, November 9...

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Funded Positions to Study Public Policy

   November 4, 2018

The Public Policy Program is accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Ph.D. Student Cohort. Join our faculty and students who study a range of important policy issues in the areas of education, elections, social and economic inequality, health, governance, crime, security, justice, economic development, transportation, energy, urban and regional development. Faculty and students also study...

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Talking Policy In the Queen City - 2018

The Public Policy Program holds its first-annual Talking Policy in the Queen City Symposium
   October 12, 2018

The event Talking Policy in the Queen City: Managing Conventions, Elections, and Mobilizing Voters  was an evening of community engagement and networking with two short panels of thought-provoking flash talks and panel discussions with time for...

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Graduate Student Research Focuses On Lessons of 1918 Flu Epidemic

   October 5, 2018

Flu season is upon us once again. Taking the necessary precautions, such as getting the proper immunizations, can help prevent the spread of this dangerous — and at times deadly — disease. This October marked the 100th anniversary of the Influenza Epidemic (Spanish Flu) of 1918 in North Carolina, and we can learn lessons from the historic event.

Lauren Austin ’18,...

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