Faculty and Staff Grants from October 2019
Congratulations to the following faculty and staff members who received grants and awards in October 2019:
David Bohl, senior research associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures and Jonathan Moyer, assistant professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures
- Grant from the United Nations Development Programme for "North Macedonia SDG Analysis with IFs"
- Project abstract: Pardee will operationalize scenarios within the International Futures model based on input from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) team. These scenarios will constitute the backbone of analysis for a report aimed at supporting UNDP's recommendations for Northern Macedonia's plan for sustainable development goal (SDG) achievement and EU accession.
Daniel Brisson, professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and executive director of the Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness and Jennifer Wilson, doctoral student at the Graduate School of Social Work
- Grant from the Piton Foundation for "Shopworks Collaboration"
- Project abstract: Homeless service providers have sought to acknowledge both the traumatic experience of homelessness as well as the potential of previous traumas using a widely-regarded framework known as trauma-informed care. However, there is limited literature informing trauma-informed care as it relates to the architectural design of housing for individuals and families without shelter. This project will examine the application of trauma-informed design in permanent supportive housing for individuals and families who have experienced homelessness. The goal of this research is to identify and disseminate architectural best practices for developing housing that promotes healing and community for individuals and families who have experienced homelessness through intentional design.
Michael Campbell, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Grant from Boston University, subaward from the Charles Koch Foundation for "The Changing Tides of Mass Incarceration: Explaining State Variation in Decarceration Reforms"
- Project abstract: The purpose of this research is to understand what has led some states but not others to initiate new policies that could reduce imprisonment. This project takes advantage of the shift in national context and the new variation in state-level reforms to answer how state level actors and organizations, the resources they deploy and their norms and commitments interact to create or impede significant decarceration reforms.
Elysia Clemens, deputy director of the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab at the Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise
- Grant from the University of Colorado Denver for "Perinatal Substance Use Data Linkage Project"
- Project abstract: The goal of this data linkage project is to inform efforts to strengthen families affected by substance use during a pregnancy and substance exposure of a newborn. The ways we define dyads of mothers and substance-exposed newborns can bring into focus opportunities for prevention, treatment and support. This project will examine a comprehensive set of definitions for substance-exposed newborns, in order to understand which mothers and children are at greatest risk for vulnerable life experiences in the prenatal and infant years.
Kimberly Gorgens, clinical research professor at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology
- Grant from Denver Health and Hospitals Authority, Inc., subaward from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for "Denver Health HRSA Development Project"
- Project abstract: This project will work with Denver Health on its new HRSA internship training grant. It will provide clinical training in the administration and scoring and then ongoing supervision of trainees conducting neuropsychological screens in correctional settings that can better inform treatment.
Jonathan Moyer, assistant professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures
- Grant from the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Agency for "Strengthening AUDA-NEPAD Capacity on Prospective Analysis and Generating Information and Knowledge to Support Member States on Strategic Development Planning"
- Project abstract: AUDA-NEPAD, in collaboration with the Pardee Center for International Futures, will build on past engagements and products, and will continue to undertake prospective analysis on Africa's development issues. The analysis generates important information and knowledge that helps member states to make informed and strategic choices on development policies and investments. This is critical with the increasingly complex and dynamic factors coming into play in making decisions on the development front pathways to bring about desired progress in economic growth and development.
- Grant from the Overseas Development Institute for "Zambia Poverty Analysis Using IFs"
- Project abstract: Over half (57.5%) of Zambia's population was under the $1.90 poverty line in 2015. Declining and unpredictable rainfall, limited access to markets coupled with high food prices, chronic food insecurity and poor healthcare are just some of the constraints preventing rural Zambians from escaping poverty. Many are thus likely to be trapped in chronic poverty. The study seeks to establish a dynamic understanding of the chronically poor in the post-2000 period in Zambia to draw conclusions about who is being left behind, why and what can be done about it, as well as investigating broader poverty dynamics.
Peter Organisciak, assistant professor in the Department of Research Methods and Information Science at the Morgridge College of Education
- Grant from the University of Tennessee, subaward from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for "Collaborative Analysis Liaison Librarians (CALL)"
- Project abstract: This project will create a new, three-year master's level instructional project to educate a cohort of 14 leaders in library liaison roles and develop model experiential learning and curriculum for the future. An interdisciplinary and interagency team will recruit, educate and mentor this cohort with a specific focus on building science liaison skills through collaboration with researchers in science-focused agencies and to develop curriculum and skills that can be shared with others. Each student will graduate with an ALA-accredited Master's degree with a specialization in liaison librarianship.