Author: Andrea Horsman

Social & Behavioral Science Spotlight – Janani Thapa

Janani Rajbhandari-ThapaOIBR AffiliateAssistant Professor, Health Policy & ManagementDirector, Economic Evaluation Research GroupTopic: Corona virus is likely to continue to attack regions and populations in Georgia that have the poorest, overall health. Dr. Janani Thapa is the director of the Economic Evaluation Research Group...

Social & Behavioral Science Spotlight – Henry Young

Henry Young, Ph.D.OIBR AffiliateClinical and Administrative PharmacyAssociate ProfessorKroger ProfessorDirector, Pharmaceutical Health Services, Outcomes and Policy (PHSOP)Topic:  Understanding Factors that Contribute to Negative Outcomes in Vulnerable Populations with COVID-19 During this time of social distancing, Dr. Henry Young has implemented distance technology...

Social & Behavioral Science Spotlight – Jiaying Liu

Jiaying Liu, PhDOIBR Grantsmanship Development Program participantAssistant Professor, Communication StudiesTopic: How Social Media Exposure Affects People's Knowledge About COVID-19 In collaboration with a colleague in China, Dr. Jiaying Liu (PI) conducted an online survey and collected a representative sample of Chinese...

Social & Behavioral Science Spotlight – Erin Dolan

Erin Dolan, PhDOIBR FellowProfessor, Biochemistry & Molecular BiologyTopic: Momentary Assessment of Research Learning Environments Dr. Erin Dolan (PI) was awarded a $1.4M NSF Rapid grant to study the participation of undergraduate research experiences (UREs), including course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs). These...

Social & Behavioral Science Spotlight – Denise Lewis

Denise Clark Lewis, PhDOIBR FellowAssociate Professor, Human Development and Family ScienceTopic: COVID-19 impact on Cambodian and Laotian families Dr. Denise Lewis (PI) has had more than 20 years of research history with the Cambodian and Laotian communities on the Alabama coast....

Social & Behavioral Science Spotlight – Kerstin Gerst Emerson

Kerstin Gerst Emerson, PhDOIBR Grantsmanship Development Program, Class of 2021Clinical Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management, Institute of GerontologyTopic: How are older adults coping with the COVID-19 restrictions? In March and April Dr. Kerstin Gerst Emerson sent out a...

Social & Behavioral Science Spotlight – Michelle vanDellen

Michelle vanDellen, PhDOIBR AffiliateAssociate Professor, Behavioral and Brain Sciences ProgramSocial PsychologyTopic: Psychological reactions to the pandemic Understanding how people react to policies, governmental authorities, and situations can improve implementation of policies. Dr. Michelle vanDellen is leading the PsyCorona project and is...

Social & Behavioral Science Spotlight – Kristen Shockley

Kristen Shockley, PhDOIBR Grantsmanship Development Program Graduate, Class of 2019OIBR AffiliateAssociate Professor, Psychology Dept.Topic: Rapid Transition to Remote Work The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people into working remotely. Many organizations did not previously have any type of remote work...

April 28, 2020, Volume 39 | Issue 9

In This IssueFEATURED NEWSAdvocates Working to Promote Social Science Amid COVID-19 CrisisSenate Returns Next Week with Uncertain Agenda; House Staying HomeCensus Launches COVID-19 Household SurveyNotable COVID-19 ResourcesCOSSA IN ACTIONDemographer Allison Plyer Answers "Why Social Science?"Letters & StatementsFEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION...

April 14, 2020, Volume 39 | Issue 8

In This IssueFEATURED NEWSCongress Split on Content, Timing of Next SupplementalCensus Bureau to Add COVID-19 Questions to Business Surveys, Request Additional Time for DecennialOHRP Issues Guidance on Human Subjects Protections for Coronavirus ActionsNIMHD Seeking Research Proposals on the Impact of...

March 31, 2020 | Volume 39, Issue 7

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS COSSA Compiles Social Science Resources Related to COVID-19 COSSA's Analysis of Enacted COVID-19 Supplemental Funding Legislation, FY 2020 April's Headlines Webchat to Feature Deep Dive on Social Science During the Coronavirus Crisis Census Bureau Temporarily Suspends 2020 Field Operations,...

March 3, 2020 | Volume 39, Issue 5

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS OSTP Requests Information on Open Access in Peer-Reviewed Publications COSSA IN ACTION March's Headlines Webchat to Feature OSTP Assistant Director for Academic Engagement Advocacy Day Hotel Block Closing March 9 Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS House Science Committee Holds Hearing on FY 2021...

February 18, 2020 | Volume 39, Issue 4

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Administration Plans to Eliminate DOD Social Science Research Program COSSA IN ACTION Administration Releases FY 2021 Budget Request; Read COSSA's Analysis COSSA Urges Advocates to Oppose FY 2021 Budget Cuts to Social Science FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS OBSSR Seeks Input on...

February 4, 2020 | Volume 39, Issue 3

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS COSSA Releases 2020 Rankings of College and University Social Science Investment COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Responds to JCORE RFI Early Bird Pricing for Social Science Advocacy Day Extended through Feb. 14 Still Time to Register for February's Headlines Webchat on the...

Interdisciplinary Seed Grants bring researchers together

Seven faculty teams were awarded funds for projects that span 15 colleges, schools and other units at the University of Georgia. When the first Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grants were awarded in 2017, 12 faculty teams received funds totaling some $1.37...

Dr. Lillian Eby Incoming Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology

Dr. Lillian Eby, current director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research and a professor of psychology, has been named the incoming editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology. Having served as associate editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology as well...

January 21, 2020 | Volume 39, Issue 2

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS HOT TOPIC: Foreign Interference in the U.S. Research Enterprise & Policy Responses COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Sends Letter in Support of Panchanathan Nomination to Lead NSF CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Impeachment, Natural Disasters, and Elections Signal Difficult Road Ahead for FY 2021 Appropriations...

January 7, 2020 | Volume 39, Issue 1

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Sethuraman Panchanathan Nominated to Lead National Science Foundation COSSA IN ACTION Early Bird Registration Open for 2020 Social Science Advocacy Day Still Time to Register for January's Headlines Webchat APA's Office of International Affairs Answers "Why Social Science?" CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Congress Completes FY...

December 10, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 24

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Congress Rushes to Finish FY 2020 as Schedule Fills COSSA IN ACTION December's Headlines to Feature Deep Dive on Threats to Research Security Advocacy Day Registration to Open Later this Month Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Members of Congress Request Feedback on Cures...

November 26, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 23

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS President Signs One-Month Continuing Resolution, Temporarily Averting Government Shutdown COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Seeks Nominations for 2020 Public Impact Award Rush Holt Answers "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Senate Subcommittee Releases Report, Holds Hearing on Securing U.S. Research from Foreign...

Shining a Spotlight on the Hidden World of Human Trafficking

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Dr. Gene Brody to headline NIH inaugural Rural Health Seminar

Dr. Gene Brody Gene Brody, Regents Professor, OIBR Fellow and director of UGA’s Center for Family Research, will deliver the keynote address on Monday, Nov. 18, at the National Institutes of Health’s inaugural Rural Health Seminar in Bethesda, Maryland....

November 12, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 22

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Census Bureau Releases "Demonstration" Decennial Data Products, Working with National Academies to Collect Public Input COSSA IN ACTION November's Headlines to Feature Deep Dive on 2020 Census FY 2020 Spending Still Uncertain, Continuing Resolution Likely Through December White House Hosts Summit...

October 29, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 21

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS National Academies Releases Review of Minerva Initiative COSSA IN ACTION NC State Psychologists Answer "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Senate Continues to Debate Spending Bills as CR End Looms Senate Science Subcommittee Holds Hearing on "Research and Innovation: Ensuring America's...

October 15, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 20

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Nita Lowey, House Appropriations Chair, Announces Retirement COSSA IN ACTION Advocacy Day Hotel Block Opens FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS OBSSR Seeks Nominations for Matilda White Riley Keynote Nomination Opportunities Funding Opportunities COMMUNITY NEWS & REPORTS Jennifer Eberhardt Delivers 2019 Henry and Bryna David Lecture Fellowships...

October 1, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 19

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Senate Makes Progress on FY 2020 Appropriations for NSF, Census, NIH, Education, USDA COSSA IN ACTION October's Headlines Webchat to Feature Deep Dive on Challenges Facing USDA Research and Statistics Adam Seth Levine of Researh4impact Answers "Why Social Science?" CONGRESSIONAL NEWS President...