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CHASP Professor Cynthia Osborne Elected to APPAM's 2014 Policy Council


March 3, 2014 - Congratulations to CHASP Professor Dr. Cynthia Osborne for being elected to the prestigious Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) 2014 Policy Council! Cynthia OsborneThe Policy Council is the leadership team responsible for setting policy and strategy for the association. Dr. Osborne will serve a four-year term through 2017.

APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education. APPAM promotes multidisciplinary public policy research through their annual research conference, peer-reviewed journal, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and active involvement with leaders in policy, academia, and research.

In addition to her role as a CHASP faculty member, Dr. Osborne is also Director of the Child and Family Research Partnership at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Learn more about Dr. Osborne in her CFRP bio and on her LBJ School faculty page. Read more about the APPAM Policy Council.

CHASP Welcomes New Faculty Member Todd Olmstead


August 12, 2013 - The Center for Health and Social Policy at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, in conjunction with the Seton/UT Southwestern Clinical Research Institute, is thrilled to announce the hire of Dr. Todd Olmstead as Associate Professor of Public Affairs. At the LBJ School, Professor Olmstead will both teach and conduct research in the fields of health economics and health policy.

Todd OlmsteadAs a researcher, Professor Olmstead's goal is to provide policy makers with critical information to help them evaluate alternatives for addressing the myriad issues related to behavioral health. His current research projects include estimating the cost and cost-effectiveness of various behavioral health interventions and estimating the elasticities of demand for illicit drugs. Professor Olmstead is the health economist on several large grants funded by the National Institutes of Health and the US DHHS Office on Women's Health.

Prior to coming to the LBJ School, Professor Olmstead was a faculty member at George Mason University's School of Public Policy, University of Connecticut's Medical School, and Yale University's School of Public Health. He holds degrees in public policy (PhD, Harvard University), operations research (MS, UNC-Chapel Hill), and industrial engineering (MS, BS, SUNY-Buffalo). Please help us give Dr. Olmstead a warm welcome to Austin and the University of Texas community!


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