Dean's E-News | June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016
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Awards and Grants

Karen Minyard (right) was selected by the Augusta University Alumni Association as the recipient of the 2016 Augusta University College of Nursing Phoebe Kandel Rohrer Distinguished Alumna and Presidential Alumna award. She was officially recognized during Alumni Weekend events on April 29, 2016.  In her keynote address Minyard presented "Financial Innovations to Promote Population Health."


Charles Courtemanche, James Marton (pictured), & Yelowitz, A. (2016). Who Gained Insurance Coverage in 2014, the First Year of Full ACA Implementation? Health Economics, 25(6), 778-784.

Gregory B. Lewis & Stoycheva, R.L (Ph.D., Joint Public Policy- program with Georgia Tech, ‘11). (2016). Does Pension Plan Structure Affect Turnover Patterns? Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. doi: 10.1093/jopart/muw035.

Paula Stephan, Wang, J., & Veugelers, R. (2016). Bias against Novelty in Science: A Cautionary Tale. (Working Paper No. 22180), National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Digest,

Bruce Kaufman had the following articles published or accepted:
  • (2016). Langbert on Left-Leaning Industrial Relations: Bringing Balance to a Right-Leaning Account. Econ Journal Watch, 13(2), 200-223.
  • Great in Theory but Tough in Practice: Insights on Sustaining Employee Involvement at Delta Air Lines. Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, forthcoming.  
Dave Sjoquist & Emefa Sewordor (Ph.D., Public Policy, ’16). (2016). Lights, Camera, Action: The Adoption of State Film Tax Credits. Public Budgeting & Finance, 36(2), 5–25.
Brian Bride had the following two articles accepted for publication.
  • With Bond, M.E., Fields, D.L., Aletraris, L., & Roman, P.M. (2016). The United States’ Federal Parity Act and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders: Administrators’ Familiarity and Perceptions of Impact. International Journal of Drug Policy.
  • With MacMaster, S.A., Morse, S.A., Seiters, J., Watson, C.M., & Choi, S. (2016). A Comparison of Opioid and Non-Opioid Substance Users in Residential Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders. Social Work in Public Health.


The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) had a strong presence at the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) Annual Conference in New Orleans May 17-19, 2016, with a combined seven presentations, breakout sessions and posters. They included:

  • Karen Minyard and Tanisa Adimu presented at the pre-conference workshop, "Understanding the Rural Landscape: How to Engage Rural Communities in Research, Program and Policy Development," on May 17, 2016.
  • Mohammad Khalaf presented a poster, "Engaging Cross-Sectoral Stakeholders in Program Sustainability Planning," on May 17, 2016.
  • Chandrika Derricho presented at the May 18 breakout session, "Healthy Aging: Strategies for Systems Transformation."
  • Chris Parker facilitated a breakout session on May 18, "Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing."
  • James Dills spoke at a breakout session, "Deeper Dive: Opportunities at the Intersection of Community Development and Health," on May 19 and presented a poster, "Using Photovoice to Evaluate a Behavioral Health Program for Transition Age Youth in Georgia," on May 17, 2016.



Kristie Seelman’s study on “Transgender Adults' Access to College Bathrooms and Housing and the Relationship to Suicidality” was featured and/or cited in the following media:

Leah Daigle’s research on what type of student is more at risk of assault on campuses was featured in The Conversation article, “Are Some Students More at Risk of Assault on Campuses?,” June 8, 2016.


Mahmoud Elsayed, doctoral student (Public Policy). (2016). The Impact of Education Tax Benefits on College Completion. Economics of Education Review, Volume 53, 16–30.
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