Dean's E-News | July 13, 2016
July 13, 2016
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Awards and Grants

Paula Stephan was recently designated a National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences'  National  Research Council in recognition of her past service to the council by Ralph Cicerone, president of the National Academy and chair of the council.

Congratulations to the Andrew Young School’s Experimental Economics Center (ExCEN). It is ranked 13 out of 1,676 such centers internationally in the Research Papers in Economics (RePEC) rankings, placing ExCEN in the top 10 percent worldwide. Find out more about the rankings at:


Karen Minyard (pictured), Chris Parker & John Butts. (2016). Improving Rural Access to Care: Recommendations for Georgia's Healthcare Safety Net. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, 5(4), 387-396.

Angela Snyder (pictured), Mei Zhou, Neunert, C., Gibson, R.W., Lane, P., Verma-Bhatnagar, P. & Barry, V. (2016). Determining Adherence to Quality Indicators in Sickle Cell Anemia Using Multiple Data Sources. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(1), S24 - S30.
David L. Sjoquist (pictured) & John Winters (Ph.D., Economics ‘09 ). The Effects of State Merit Aid Programs on Attendance at Elite Colleges. Southern Economic Journal, forthcoming.
Neven Valev. Fear of Floating: Survey Data Evidence. The Economics of Transition, forthcoming.


The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) had a strong presence at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Boston June 26-28, 2016, with a combined six posters:
  • Angela Snyder and Ann DiGirolamo presented the poster, “Benefits and Barriers to Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Services for Children with ADHD in Georgia,” on June 27.
  • Bill Rencher presented a poster, “Medicaid Manuals: How State Administrative Procedure Laws Affect Agency Sub-Regulatory Guidance to Medicaid Providers,” on June 27. Angela Snyder presented the poster “Accuracy of ICD-9 Coding for Sickle Cell Disease in Children and Adolescents: Results from the Georgia Rush Surveillance Project” on June 27.


Harvey Newman (pictured) and Rebecca Serna (M.S., Planning and Economic Development ’07) were quoted in the Atlanta Magazine article, “Winning Gold and Chauffeuring Ali: Memories of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics,” June 21, 2016.
Cynthia Searcy’s upcoming two-day session on cost analysis was highlighted in the Association County Commissioners of Georgia’s County Line newsletter, July 2016.
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ involvement with the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was featured in the Global Atlanta article, “Clark Atlanta and Georgia State, Once Again, Host Mandela Fellows,” July 7, 2016.
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