MPA alumnus and Kaysville Police Chief Sol Oberg, was recently highlighted in a Fox13 News story after he was invited to a meeting on community policing at the White House.
MPA Program Director Lina Svedin recently participated in a panel presentation and discussion at the World Trade Center Utah entitled "Implications of Brexit for Utah Businesses."
Check out photos from the panel!
MPA student Todd Andersen recently completed an internship in the City Manager's Office of West Valley City. He had the opportunity to oversee the completion of a community mural project in a city park. Read more about the project under Internship Experiences.
The MPA Program has hired a new Program Manager! Erin Moore is a recent graduate of the MIAGE program here at the U. Join us in wecoming her to the program! Please visit the Staff page for her contact information.
Director pursues interdisciplinary research leadership in health policy and child maltreatment
Dr. Lina Svedin (College of Social and Behavioral Science, Political Science Dept. – Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy programs) has been awarded a 2016-2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant.
Over the next three years she will train together with her team members, Kristine Campbell University of Utah School of Medicine, Dept. of Pediatrics –Div. of Child Protection and Family Health and Tonya Myrup Deputy Director for the Utah Div. of Child and Family Services, to become interdisciplinary research leaders. The fellowship is a new RWJF program that will involve Princeton and the University of Minnesota, and will allow the team to conduct a pilot version of a larger study that will be submitted to the same Foundation in 2018. Svedin, Campbell and Myrup are going to study state policy systems around children who have been reported as maltreated in the U.S. and study the effects of a new Utah law, which increases communication among policy system actors, on child health outcomes in maltreatment cases in Utah.
Kristine Campbell explains that “the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program we have proposed requires immediate immersion in a fully collaborative process, asking each team member to apply her individual expertise to tackle a problem that cannot be solved—or even described—by an individual academic or clinical discipline.” Campbell also explains that the team aims to “create a new path for the action-oriented, policy-relevant research needed to improve health-related outcomes for children involved with the child welfare system.”
Svedin, Campbell and Myrup intend to present research findings as a team to policy, child welfare, and child health care audiences.