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Population Studies Center: In the News

Eugenia C. South and John m. macdonald op-ed on reduction in gun violence, by fixing up abandoned homes, penn ldi

The study conducted by Eugenia C. South and John M. MacDonald, which suggests that fixing up abandoned homes can lead to a reduction in gun violence, is highlighted by Penn LDI.Ciations:"Fixing Up Abandoned Homes Can Reduce Gun Violence," Penn LDI, Nancy Stedman, February 22, 2023.E C South, J M MacDonald, et al. 2022. "Effect of Abandoned Housing Interventions on Gun Violence, Perceptions of Safety, and Substance Use in Black Neighborhoods," JAMA Internal Medicine. 

--February 22, 2023

Courtney Boen's recommendations on policy making are discussed for shaping the lives of immigrants, Penn ldi

Penn LDI highlights the study and recommendations made by Courtney Boen, on how policymakers can improve the health of Latin American immigrants.Citations:"States are Increasingly Powerful in Shaping the Lives of Immigrants," Penn LDI, Karl Stark, February 15, 2023.R A Schutt, C Boen, 2022. "State Immigration Policy Contexts and Racialized Legal Status Disparities in Health Care Utilization Among U.S. Agricultural Workers," Duke University Press.

--February 15, 2023

Linda H. Aiken is quoted on a law about Nurse-to-Patient Ratio in hospitals, kuow

Linda H. Aikens was recently quoted by KUOW in a report about Washington legislators considering the implementation of mandated Nurse-to-Patient ratios in hospitals. Citations:"WA legislators weigh mandating nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals," KUOW, Kate Walters, February 15, 2023.

--February 15, 2023


Alison Buttenheim – Research Associate

Recently the Demography Library staff sat down with Alison Buttenheim. Alison is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Health Policy, a Research Associate of both the Population Studies Center and the Population Aging Research Center, as well as the Interim Director of the Penn Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics.

Quartet Pilot Project Competition

Request for Proposals: 2023-2024 Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition
Proposals are due on Monday, March 20, 2023

The Pension Research Council (PRC) and Boettner Center, the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), the Population Aging Research Center (PARC), and the Population Studies Center (PSC) invite investigators to submit pilot proposals for the annual 2023-2024 Quartet Pilot Research Project competition. Pilot funds are targeted to support small-scale, innovative, or exploratory projects with a duration of one year. Funded projects must have the potential to generate academic publications and priority will be given to projects with potential to develop small-scale or preliminary research findings that would lead to applications for extramural funding, especially to the National Institutes of Health. Total costs are generally limited to $10,000-$20,000 per application; however, larger budgets may be considered if the project is well-suited for generating applications for NIH funding.

Click here to download the application materials and to read the RFP Guidelines.

Click here to read about former and currently funded projects