Sep 18, 2019
Pamela Spain is a healthcare delivery expert who helps to translate research for a variety of audiences. She has done considerable work on cancer care. Recently, she was diagnosed with cancer. On this episode, we talk about her journey and its implications for future healthcare delivery research.
Sep 11, 2019
In many jurisdictions around the United States, a bureaucratic trail of sexual assault evidence kits has sat largely unprocessed and unresolved. A team of researchers is using social science to understand the scope and underlying causes for that delay. On this episode, we talk with Patricia Melton of RTI International...
Aug 28, 2019
Many of us can remember someone calling us at home on a landline phone or stopping us in a parking lot with a pencil and paper to ask survey questions. Machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other new technologies are transforming the work of measuring public opinion, though, and we seem to be at the dawn of a...
Aug 21, 2019
Many news stories in recent years have referred to climate change and yet it isn’t yet clear how families are talking about the phenomenon or how that sort of discussion might matter for society. At least one team thinks that engagement with middle school students offers an important path forward. In this episode, we...
Aug 14, 2019
Popular culture has tended to depict bureaucracy in a negative light but social science research has suggested some opportunities to model well-functioning organizations. In this episode, Leisha DeHart-Davis of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill talks about innovations in improving how bureaucracies function.