Professor Todd Olmstead is directing a policy research project with students aimed at rethinking the delivery of pre-hospital emergency care.According to Olmstead, ambulance transportation and emergency department visits are expensive and may not be the most cost-effective ways to seek treatment. Olmstead wants his students to become familiar with EMS culture through standard practices such as assigned readings, but also interactive experiences including ambulance ride-alongs, guest speakers, and listening to 911 calls. Throughout the year, the students taking the PRP will brainstorm alternate points of contact and protocols for improving patient-centered, out-of-hospital care.
Associate Director Heath Prince has been promoted to the position of Director at the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Prince joined the Center as Research Scientist and Associate Director in 2012, where he has led research efforts in the areas of education and workforce development.
In this video playlist, hear from 8 LBJ School graduates as they highlight the reasons they chose the LBJ School of Public Affairs and careers in public service.