Faculty Research and Achievements

Faculty Research and Achievements

Media Mention May 21, 2017

State of Texas: The threat of a special session

There’s just over a week to go in the legislative session. But state lawmakers learned that they may have to spend a little more time in Austin than they expected. On Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick promised to push lawmakers toward a special session unless House members approve two controversial

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News May 18, 2017

Early Medical Abortion Using Medication and Online Telemedicine can be Highly Effective and Safe

Medical abortion using online telemedicine and self-administered medication can be highly effective with low rates of adverse events according to new research from Abigail Aiken , an assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

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LBJ faculty member Abigail Aiken
Media Mention May 17, 2017

Seeking medical abortions online is safe and effective, study finds

Almost 95% of those seeking drugs and advice online safely ended their pregnancy without medical intervention, say LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken, although women should still be wary of scammers.

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Photograph: Fatima Faizi for the Guardian
Media Mention May 16, 2017


Medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic, according to a new study from the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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Media Mention May 16, 2017

UT study: Banned internet-supervised abortions are safe

University of Texas research into abortion has yielded a conclusion in stark contrast to state law: Abortions properly supervised over the internet are safe for women.

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Media Mention May 14, 2017

Fed Officials Test New Argument for Tightening: Protect the Poor

To protect the poorest Americans, should central bankers raise interest rates faster? At least one of them is making that argument. LBJ Professor James Galbraith discusses.

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News May 5, 2017

Policy Research Institute Provides LBJ School Faculty Opportunities for Worldwide Research

Policy Research Institute funding will grant 12 LBJ School faculty members the opportunity to pursue important research projects on complex, relevant policy issues.

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Map of the world with pins indicating regions where faculty are conducting supported research
News May 2, 2017

Dr. Cynthia Osborne Appointed to National Academy of Sciences Committee, Expands Research in Key Areas of Health, Social Policy

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) has appointed Dr. Cynthia Osborne, associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and one of the country’s foremost health and social policy researchers, to a 12-member interdisciplinary committee tasked with reducing the

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Cynthia Osborne speaks at the podium at the Fatherhood Summit
News April 27, 2017

Research from the LBJ School Informs Raise the Age Bill

LBJ School faculty, students and alumni are working to transform the juvenile justice system.

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LBJ School alumnus and Texas Representative Gene Wu at the Texas Legislature
Media Mention April 18, 2017

Why U.S. Strategy Must Adapt to Technological Change

LBJ Professor Eugene Gholz makes the case for technological innovation in U.S. grand strategy.

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A row of F18 fighter jets on the deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is prepared for patrols off the disputed South China Sea, March 3, 2017 (AP photo by Bullit Marquez).