Dozens to Attend APPAM Fall Research Conference in Atlanta
October 10, 2023
At least 12 Pardee RAND students and alumni, as well as 11 faculty and RAND colleagues, will present their research (or have it presented) at the APPAM Fall Research Conference November 9-11 in Atlanta.
Pardee RAND will also have representatives at the Career and Ph.D. Program Fair on Friday, November 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
We look forward to sharing more information (and photos) after the event.
(If we missed you or a colleague in the list below, please let us know so we can update it!)
Zara Abdurahaman (cohort '21) will present An Organizational Biotechnology Mapping System to Support Policy Makers and the General Public at the Saturday Poster Luncheon.
Meghan Franco (cohort '17) will present Modeling Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Exploring Regularities across the Economic and Biological Sciences during the Student Research Session on Friday at 1:45 p.m.
Heather Gomez-Bendaña (cohort '19) will present The Impact of COVID-19 on Household Adaptation Among Families with Children with Disabilities: The Social Determinants of Health, Program Participation, and Educational Attainment during the Disability panel on Saturday 1:45 p.m.
Lucas Greer (cohort '20) will present The Labor Market Prospects of Adult Learners with Online Bachelor's Degrees: A Correspondence Audit Field Experiment at the Friday Poster Reception.
Alex Sizemore (cohort '21) will present A Qualitative and Community-Engaged Analysis of Barriers People Experiencing Homelessness in Los Angeles Face When Filing SSI/SSDI Appeals during the panel on Poverty and Economic Well-Being on Thursday at 1:45 p.m.
She will also act as a discussant for the panel on Financial Health and Economic Security for People with Disabilities on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
Her research paper with Phil Armour, Public Housing Assistance and Social Security Disability Program Participation, will be presented during the panel on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Disability Program Participation and Disabled Worker Outcomes, on Friday at 1:45 p.m.View all Pardee RAND-affiliated entries in the APPAM program
Hannah Acheson-Field (cohort '18) will chair the panel Getting Ready, into, and through College: Strategies to Support Postsecondary Readiness, Access, and Completion on Friday at 8:30 a.m.
A research paper she coauthored, Crossing the Finish Line: Impacts of a Transition Coaching Program on College Completion, will also be presented during the panel.
She will also present What Can We Learn from the Maine Educational Opportunity Tax Credit? during the panel Investigating the Effects of Postsecondary Education Finance Policies, on Saturday at 10:15 a.m.
Maya Buenaventura (cohort '14) will have her research, Transition Age Foster Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Predicting Risk and Identifying Service Needs in Los Angeles, presented during the panel on Institutional Responses to Child and Youth Housing Insecurity, Thursday at 10:15 a.m.
Ashley Muchow (cohort '13) will present Framing an Immigrant Threat: Does Media Coverage Influence Local Involvement in Immigration Enforcement? during the panel on Outside Influences on Local Policymaking on Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
She will also chair the panel Internal and External Factors Affecting Immigrants’ Work, Educational, and Family Outcomes on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
She will also present Exploring the Impact of Local Media Coverage on Ethnic Arrest Disparities during the panel on Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System on Friday at 1:45 p.m.
Claire O'Hanlon (cohort '13) will present Populations Served and Care Quality in Hospices Affiliated with Health Systems on the panel Policy Changes Affecting Medicare Beneficiaries on Friday at 8:30 a.m.
She will also act as a discussant for the Aging and Health panel on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Sujeong Park (cohort '15) will present Oxycontin Reformulation and Incidence of Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome at the Friday Poster Reception at 5:00 p.m.
Bogdan Savych (cohort '02) will present Impact of Vertical Integration on Medical Payments, Use of Care, and Duration of Disability during the Disability panel on Saturday at 1:45 p.m.
Yuyan Shi (cohort '05) will have her research, Examining Cannabis Taxes through the Passage of Legalization: Standardizing the Tax Measure and Estimation of State Cannabis Prevalence, presented during the panel on Risky Behavior on Saturday at 1:45 p.m.
Faculty and RAND Presenters
Professor Phil Armour will present Public Housing Assistance and Social Security Disability Program Participation during the panel on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Disability Program Participation and Disabled Worker Outcomes, on Friday at 1:45 p.m.
He will also act as a discussant for the panel on Making Social Security Disability Programs Work for Applicants and Beneficiaries: Individual Experiences and Options on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Professor Kathryn Edwards will act as a moderator during the APPAM Communities session Women in Econ on Thursday at 1:45 p.m.
Kandice Kapinos will chair the panel Maternal Health on Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
She and Samuel Mann will also act as moderators during the APPAM Communities session First-Gen Researchers on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
Amy Mahler will act as a discussant for the panel on Early Career Experiences: Factors Driving Initial Placements and Long-Term Outcomes on Thursday at 1:45 p.m.
She will also present The Impact of Working Conditions on Productivity: Evidence from the U.S. Public Defense System during the panel on Improving Outcomes for Indigent Clients of the U.S. Public Defense System on Saturday at 10:15 a.m.
Samuel Mann will present Gender Transitions, Mental Health, and Family Support: A Retrospective Panel Analysis during the panel on Public Policy in LGBTQ+ Family Life, on Saturday at 1:45 p.m.
Christine Mulhern will have her research, The Impacts of Expanding School Counseling on Children’s Mental Health and Academic Achievement, presented during the panel School-Based Interventions for Improving Children’s Mental Health and Educational Success on Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
Her paper STEM CTE Dual Enrollment Pathways: Participation and Impacts will be presented during the panel Dual Credit, STEM, & CTE on Friday at 10:15 a.m.
Umut Ozek will present Sibling Spillover Effects of Grade Retention during the panel on K-12 Educational Evaluations, on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
He will also chair the panel Multilingual Learner Experiences in U.S. Education: Present Outcomes, Promising Policies on Friday at 8:30 a.m.
He will also present Does One Plus One Always Equal Two? Examining Complementarities in Educational Interventions during the panel on Educational Interventions and Evaluations, on Friday at 10:15 a.m.
And a paper he coauthored, Using Regression Discontinuity to Examine Whether Earning a Red or Orange Color on a Given Indicator Led California Principals to Put More Focus on Improving Student Outcomes and Implementing Instructional Strategies on the Area of Underperformance, will be presented during the panel Principals and Evaluation on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Petra Rasmussen will act as a discussant for the panel Unintended Consequences of Health Insurance Policy Decisions, on Friday at 10:15 a.m.
Stephanie Rennane will present Examining the Impact of Inflation on the Economic Security of DI and SSI Beneficiaries during the panel Assessing the Role of Public Programs in Providing Economic Security to People with Disabilities on Thursday at 1:45 p.m.; she is also the organizer of the panel.
She will chair the panel Financial Health and Economic Security for People with Disabilities on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
Daniel Siconolfi will present The Medicaid Balancing Incentive Program and Long-Term Institutionalization Among Older Adults at the Friday Poster Reception at 5:00 p.m.
He will also present “Come Hell or High Water”: Stakeholder Visions for Policies and Programs That Could Improve Home- and Community-Based Services for Older Adults and Persons with Dementia during the Aging and Health panel on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Rosanna Smart will present Substate Estimates of Firearm Ownership Rates over Time during the panel Reducing Firearm Death and Injury through Improved Policy on Friday at 3:30 p.m.View all RAND-affiliated entries in the APPAM program