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NewsMay 13, 2021

Austin screening initiative strikes a cost-effective balance in colorectal cancer prevention among underserved populations

We are one step closer to identifying an optimal solution for colorectal cancer screening among low-income populations – one that is both impactful and cost effective – thanks to researchers from The University of Texas at Austin. The study of more than 22,000 adults is published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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NewsApril 9, 2021

Todd Olmstead on team awarded $3.5M grant to study peer recovery support in substance use treatment

LBJ School Professor of Public Affairs Todd Olmstead is a co-investigator on a recently awarded National Institutes of Health grant to examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of using peer recovery supports (paraprofessionals who have "lived experience" with substance use problems) to improve treatment adherence and reduce treatment dropout among emerging adults (ages 18-25) with substance use disorders.

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NewsApril 9, 2021

April 9: Faculty Research, Policy Engagement and News

10 features from the week 

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NewsJune 9, 2020

LBJ faculty lauded for achievements during 2019–20 academic year

While this past academic year saw some remarkable changes in the academic process, the continued excellence of LBJ School faculty remained constant. Here is a collection of the recognition that LBJ faculty garnered in 2019–20.

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NewsNovember 6, 2019

LBJ School researcher explores employment outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS

Many persons living with HIV/AIDS experience unemployment with estimates as high as 60 percent. Todd Olmstead, a health economist and professor of public affairs at the LBJ School, along with colleague and principal investigator Dr. Carla Nash from UConn Health, will conduct research on how to improve employment outcomes for unemployed persons living with HIV/AIDS through a $3.3 million five-year R01 grant funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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NewsJuly 16, 2019

Electronic intervention is a cost-effective way to help women with substance abuse issues

Providing substance-abuse intervention services for women, particularly in the setting of reproductive health centers, is critical to positive patient outcomes, and offering those services electronically is much less expensive and just as effective in reducing substance abuse as a clinician-delivered intervention, according to new research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin published in the journal Addiction.

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NewsMarch 20, 2019

LBJ's Olmstead on a team awarded a $2.8M grant to study HIV testing intervention

African-American and Latina women, as well as women living in poverty, are at disproportionate risk for contracting HIV. Prevalence is increased further in these women if they have other risk factors, including substance use, history of intimate partner violence, and homelessness. Despite the relatively high prevalence rates in these populations, many of these women have never been tested — and knowledge of one's HIV status is crucial for rapid access to treatment and reducing its spread.

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NewsSeptember 16, 2013

The LBJ School welcomes two new permanent faculty members in health policy and environmental economics

The LBJ School is pleased to announce the addition of Todd Olmstead, former Associate Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University's School of Public Policy, and Sheila Olmstead, former Associate Professor of Environmental Economics at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, to the permanent faculty.

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LBJ School Student Researchers Reimagining Emergency Health Care

For the 2014-15 school year, Professor Todd Olmstead is running a Policy Research Project to benefit Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (ATCEMS). Over the course of the year, students will participate in research and analysis including ridealongs, guest speakers, and listening to emergency calls to determine how to optimize ATCEMS in the face of a changing healthcare scene.

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