Pardee RAND Well Represented at APPAM 2021 Fall Conference

Priya Gandhi received third place in Tuesday's poster session

Photos courtesy APPAM

Katie Loa received second place in Sunday's poster session

March 31, 2022

If you attended the rescheduled APPAM Fall 2021 Research Conference in Austin this week, you weren't alone. Numerous Pardee RAND students, alumni, and faculty presented their research, and students Katie Loa (cohort '12) and Priya Gandhi ('20) took home prizes for their poster presentations.

Student Poster Sessions

Four students presented their research at the two in-person poster sessions in Griffin Hall.

Sunday, March 27

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 29

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Papers and Panels

Numerous students, alumni, faculty, and RANDites participated in panels, either presenting their research or acting as chairs or discussants.

Sunday, March 27

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Prof. Rosanna Smart, discussant
Panel: The Origins, Evolution and Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic
Location: Room 306

Prof. Christopher Whaley, chair
Panel: Improving Value in Health: Alternative Payment Models in Public Programs
Location: Room 305

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Prof. Matthew D. Baird, discussant
Panel: Evaluating Higher Education’s Response to COVID-19
Location: Lone Star F

1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Jonathan Cantor, RAND, panelist Paper: Association of State Policies Related to Substance Use during Pregnancy with Tailored Programs for Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities, 2003-2014 (coauthors: Prof. Laura Faherty, Student Joshua Russell-Fritch, and Alum Bradley Stein)
Kandice A. Kapinos, RAND, panelist and chair Paper: Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities Among Older Americans (coauthors: Prof. Tadeja Gracner, Alum Bradley Stein, Prof. Maria DeYoreo, and Jonathan Cantor, RAND)
Panel: Studies on Substance Use Policies and Health
Location: Room 306

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Melissa Diliberti ('19), panelist
Paper: Remote Learning Is Here to Stay: Public K–12 Education in and after the COVID-19 Pandemic
Prof. Jonathan Schweig, panelist
Paper: “Holding Harmless”: Investigating the Pause in School Accountability during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Panel: Interrupted Schooling: Understanding How Students and Schools Are Faring during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Location: Room 301

Prof. Nancy Lopez, chair/discussant
Panel: Social Equity, Race and Gender in Latin America
Location: Room 311

Prof. Evan Peet, panelist
Paper: The Infant Health Effects of WIC: Exploring Variation By Predicted Risk Using Novel Machine Learning Methods
Panel: Machine Learning for Leveraging Rich Data Sources
Location: Lone Star B

Monday, March 28

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Jonathan Cantor, RAND, chair
Kandice Kapinos, RAND, panelist
Paper: Using Sovereign Immunity to Examine the Effect of Tort Liability on Defensive Medicine and Health
Prof. Christopher Whaley, panelist
Paper 1: Raising the Stakes: Physician Facility Investments and Provider Agency
Paper 2: The Effects of Physician Vertical Integration on Referral Patterns, Patient Welfare, and Market Dynamics
Panel: Health Regulations and Market Competition
Location: Room 305

Prof. Christine Mulhern, panelist
Paper: Inequality in Household Adaptation to Schooling Shocks: Covid-Induced Online Learning Engagement in Real Time
Panel: The Unequal Effects of Covid on Learning and Behavioral Outcomes
Location: Lone Star G

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Jonathan Cantor, RAND, panelist
Paper: Whom Did State and Local Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions Save from COVID-19? Evidence on Racial/Ethnic Inequities Using Detailed CDC Individual-Level Data
Prof. Christopher Whaley, panelist
Paper: Back to School: The Effect of School Visits during COVID-19 on COVID-19 Transmission
Panel: Policy Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic (organized by Whaley)
Location: Room 306

Prof. Kathryn Edwards, panelist
Paper: The Black-White Wealth Gap: Policy Context and Considerations
Panel: Equitable Data/Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities
Location: Room 212

Tuesday, March 29

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Alum Richard Bowman ('06), discussant
Panel: How Schools Adapted to COVID-19 and the Pandemic’s Ongoing Toll on Learning
Location: Room 301

Alum Ashley Muchow ('13), panelist
Paper: Creating a Latino Threat: The Consequences of Crimmigration for Police Arrests
Panel: Race, Ethnicity & Criminal Justice System Intervention
Location: Room 303

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Alum Ashley Muchow ('13), discussant
Panel: Immigrants & Labor Markets
Location: Room 212

Alum Sujeong Park ('15), panelist
Paper: Growth of Illicit Drug Use & Its Effects on Murder Rates
Alum Greg Midgette ('09), discussant
Panel: Responses to & Perceptions of Drug Policies, Illicit Drug Use & Illegal Drug Markets
Location: Room 303

Prof. Christopher Whaley, discussant
Panel: Non-Price Mechanisms to Reduce Low-Value Healthcare
Location: Room 305

1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Alum Melody Harvey ('12), panelist
Paper: Impacts of Parental Health Shocks on Adult Children’s Wealth Accumulation
Panel: Income Sources, Financial Decisions, and Family Wellbeing
Location: Room 205

Rachel M. Perera ('16), panelist
Paper: Estimating the Impact of Federal Civil Rights Investigations on Racial Disproportionalities in Discipline
Panel: School Discipline, Policing, and Education
Location: Room 307