Regional APPAM Conference in April to Feature a Record 18 Students

Twelve of the 18 students who will be presenting at the APPAM regional conference in April.

Photo by Jennifer Prim/RAND Corporation

February 27, 2017

At APPAM's 2017 California Regional Student Conference, 18 Pardee RAND students will present their research across a wide variety of policy areas—including politics and policy, population and migration, tools of analysis, health policy, housing and community development, crime and drugs, science and technology, national security and foreign policy, international development, and family and child policy.

The conference, April 9-10 in Riverside, will occur in lieu of the Los Angeles Policy Symposium this year. It is being sponsored by Pardee RAND and the other organizers of the Symposium, as well as three other Southern California schools.

The conference is open to academics, practitioners, and other students. Pardee RAND's student participants include:

  • Gulrez Azhar ('cohort 14)
    • Paper: Heat Wave Vulnerability Mapping for India
    • Panel: Alternative Energy & Protecting Communities
  • Daniel Basco (cohort '14)
    • Paper: Role of Public Policy in Supporting Business Accelerators
    • Panel: Innovation, Technology, Progress: The Effect on Policy
  • Diana Gelhaus Carew (cohort '15)
    • Paper: Regulation of U.S. Shipbuilding: Potential Insights for Promoting a Competitive Space Industrial Base
    • Panel: National Security Strategy
  • Juliana Chen (cohort '15)
    • Paper: Long-Term Effects of Child Care Assistance Policies
    • Panel: Family & Child Policy
  • Steven Davenport (cohort '15)
    • Paper: Do Marijuana Stores Increase Local Car Crashes? Evidence from Oregon
    • Panel: How Drugs and Alcohol Impact Society
  • Melissa Felician (cohort '13)
    • Paper: Supportive Housing and Wellbeing in Los Angeles County: Does Neighborhood Matter?
    • Panel: Housing Supports that Help Lead to Community Integration
  • Carlos Gutierrez (cohort '13)
    • Paper: A New Urban Sprawl: Influence of Autonomous Vehicles in Local and Regional Property Tax Revenue
    • Panel: Innovation, Technology, Progress: The Effect on Policy
  • Simon Hollands (cohort '15)
    • Paper: Spatial Versus Non-Spatial Methods to Predict County-Level Primary Care Physician Supplies
    • Panel: A Look at Quantitative, Qualitative and Quasi-Experimental Methods
  • Ervant Maksabedian (cohort '12)
    • Paper: The Effects of Insurance Parity on Access to Medication Assisted Treatments for Opioid Use Disorders
    • Panel: How Drugs and Alcohol Impact Society
  • Tim McDonald (cohort '16)
    • Paper: Effective Leadership for Complex Global Problems: Jean Monnet's Methods for International Cooperation from WWII to European Integration
    • Panel: Terrorism & Dispute Resolution Abroad
  • John Speed Meyers (cohort '15)
    • Paper: Considering Conventional Strikes on the Chinese Mainland: A Scenario-Based Survey of U.S. Foreign Policy Elites
    • Panel: National Security Strategy
  • Ashley Muchow (cohort '13)
    • Paper: Exploring the Unintended Consequences of Local Immigration Enforcement: Evidence from Los Angeles County
    • Panel: Immigration and Refugee Programs
  • PhuongGiang Nguyen (cohort '14)
    • Paper: Trading Quality for Costs? the Impact of Payment Reductions on Hospital Length of Stay
    • Panel: Health Insurance: Costs, Risks and Responses
  • Claire O'Hanlon (cohort '13)
    • Paper: Impact of Physician Practice Consolidation on Referral Networks
    • Panel: Healthcare and the Promotion of Health Programs
  • Sujeong Park (cohort '15)
    • Paper: How Do Changes in the Monthly Fee Subsidy and Minimum Visit Rules for Gyms Have an Impact on the Health Promotion Program Participants' Behavior?
    • Panel: Healthcare and the Promotion of Health Programs
  • Julia Pollak (cohort '12)
    • Paper: Assessing the Effects of State Voting and Registration Laws on Voter Turnout
    • Panel: How the Mechanics of Elections Affect Policy
  • Diogo Prosdocimi (cohort '16)
    • Paper: Evidence-Based Policy Research in Brazil: A Systematic Literature Review (with coauthor Tim McDonald, cohort '16)
    • Panel: A Look at Quantitative, Qualitative and Quasi-Experimental Methods
    • Paper: A 2SFCA Method for Prioritizing Road Investments: Applications for the South African Road Network
    • Panel: International Development Policy & Infrastructure
  • Etienne Rosas (cohort '14)
    • Paper: Getting Even — an Econometric Analysis on Inequality's Role in Driving Islamist Terrorism in Nigeria
    • Panel: Terrorism & Dispute Resolution Abroad