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Dana Goldman conducts influential health economics research. (Photo/Dave Scavone)

Are state Medicaid policies sentencing people with mental illness to prison?

July 22, 2014

Researchers from the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics have linked tighter Medicaid policies governing antipsychotic drugs with increased incarceration rates for schizophrenic individuals. The study, published July 22 in The American Journal of Managed Care, comes amid media scrutiny over whether cutbacks in mental health actually save money, when other costs are taken into account.

Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff (Photo by Tom Queally)

CREATE celebrates decade of homeland security research

May 2, 2014

Department of Homeland Security officials, counterterrorism leaders, current and former members of Congress, and the most famous pirate survivor of this generation gathered to help the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special event on April 24. The day-long agenda featured congratulatory remarks, panel discussions, research exhibits, descriptions of CREATE’s accomplishments in its first decade and analysis of the role that the center will play in the future.


Painter co-authors study focusing on high-tech immigrant entrepreneurs

April 16, 2014

An open and culturally diverse environment helps promote high-tech entrepreneurship among both immigrants and the U.S.-born, according to a new research report co-authored by USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Gary Painter. The study, released on March 25 by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, shows that immigrant-owned businesses are more likely to be located in ethnically diverse metro areas that have high foreign-born populations — an important implication for metro areas seeking to attract and retain such businesses.

Schaeffer faculty present HIV/AIDS research at Washington briefing

March 28, 2014

Dana Goldman and John Romley of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics presented new HIV/AIDS research findings to an audience of policymakers, Congressional staff, journalists and advocacy organization leaders on March 11 at a Health Affairs issue briefing in Washington, D.C.

Professors Robert and Janet Denhardt

Denhardts’ article among Public Administration Review’s most influential

March 20, 2014

A landmark article co-authored by USC Price School of Public Policy professors Robert Denhardt and Janet Denhardt published in Public Administration Review, “The New Public Service: Serving Rather than Steering,” has been selected as one of the 75 most influential articles ever to appear in the journal. The article, published in 2000, was chosen from more than 3,500 articles that have appeared within PAR’s pages since its inception in 1940.

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