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Research Scholar Initiatives

IGPA’s Research Scholar Initiatives catalyze large-scale policy inquiries to undergird the development of policy decision making models by teams of scholars across the University of Illinois System and maximize public engagement and impact.

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Since 1947, the Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) has connected scholars across the University of Illinois System with legislators, civil servants, and key decision makers in Springfield, throughout the Land of Lincoln, and beyond. As the only System-level institute dedicated to policy engagement, we connect world-class research with the state’s needs—and we support policymakers in pursuing research-driven solutions.

IGPA’s Research Scholar Initiatives catalyze large-scale policy inquiries to undergird the development of policy decision making models by teams of scholars across the University of Illinois System and maximize public engagement and impact.

FY 2023 Research Scholar
FY 2022 Research Scholar
FY 2021 Research Scholar

FY 2023 Research Scholar Initiatives

An Evaluation of the Intersection of Illinois State-Funded Agencies and the Native American Graves Protection Act: A Data-Driven Policy Initiative
An Evaluation of the Intersection of Illinois State-Funded Agencies and the Native American Graves Protection Act: A Data-Driven Policy Initiative
Principal Investigator
Cris Hughes
Clinical Associate Professor, UIUC Department of Anthropology
Jenny Davis
Citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, UIUC Associate Professor of Anthropology and American Indian Studies & Director of the American Indian Studies Program
Krystiana Krupa
NAGPRA Program Officer, UIUC NAGPRA Office
Marynia Kolak
Assistant Professor, UIUC Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science
Graduate Research Assistant
Arielle Reich, MA
Ph.D. Student, UIUC, Department of Anthropology
The relationship between multi-jurisdictional employment policies and food insecurity
The relationship between multi-jurisdictional employment policies and food insecurity
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MPI: Elizabeth (Betsy) Porter, JD
Clinical Assistant Professor University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health, Health Policy and Administration Affiliate faculty: University of Illinois Chicago Law School
MPI: Sage Kim, PhD
Associate Professor University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health, Health Policy and Administration
Co-I: Vanessa Oddo, PhD
Assistant Professor University of Illinois Chicago Applied Health Sciences, Kinesiology and Nutrition
Co-I: Emily Stiehl, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health, Health Policy and Administration
Co-I: Elizabeth Powers, PhD
Associate Professor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Department of Economics

FY 2022 Research Scholar Initiatives

Building the Next Generation of Engage Researchers: Utilizing Youth Participatory Action Research to Engage Teens in Community Policy Change
Building the Next Generation of Engage Researchers: Utilizing Youth Participatory Action Research to Engage Teens in Community Policy Change
Principal Investigator
Amy Leman
Professor, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Leadership Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Co-Investigators
Jacinda Dariotis
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Aisha Griffith
Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Zachary Kennedy
Extension State Specialist, Community and Economic Development, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Ye Rang Park
Research Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Mynda Tracy
4-H Youth Development Educator, Illinois Extension, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The Ecology of Rental Housing Regulation in Illinois
The Ecology of Rental Housing Regulation in Illinois
Principal Investigator
Andrew Greenlee
Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Co-Investigators
Sharon Legenza
Executive Director, Housing Action Illinois

FY 2021 Research Scholar Initiatives

Farm Bill Mapping Initiative
Farm Bill Mapping Initiative
Principal Investigator
Jonathan Coppess
Director of the Gardner Agriculture Policy Program and Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Co-Investigators
Jong Lee
Deputy Associate Director, Software Directorate, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Christopher Navarro
Lead Research Programmer, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Effects of COVID-19 and Work From Home on Local Government Revenue Initiative
Effects of COVID-19 and Work From Home on Local Government Revenue Initiative
Principal Investigator
David Merriman
James J. Stukel Presidential Professor, Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois Chicago
Co-Investigators
Kenneth Kriz
Director, Institute for Illinois Public Finance and Distinguished Professor, School of Public Management and Policy, University of Illinois Springfield
Richard Funderburg
Associate Professor, School of Public Management and Policy, University of Illinois Springfield
Yonghong Wu
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois Chicago
Effects of COVID-19 on Vaccine Uptake and Mental Health Initiative
Effects of COVID-19 on Vaccine Uptake and Mental Health Initiative
Principal Investigator
Jacinda Dariotis
Pampered Chef, Ltd., Endowed Chair in Family Resiliency, Professor and Director of the Family Resiliency Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Co-Investigators
Liza Berdychevsky
Associate Professor, Department of Recreation, Sport, & Tourism, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Brenda Koester
Associate Director, Family Resiliency Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Rebecca Smith
Associate Professor, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Leona Yi-Fan Su
Associate Professor, Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, College of Media, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Brent McBride
Director of the Child Development Laboratory and Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Family Resiliency Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
For More Information about the Research scholar Initiatives please contact
Brenda Hixson (bwaller7@uillinois.edu)

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