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EIC Podcast on the 2020 US Census

Nov 5, 2021

The 16th episode of the Evidence-to-Impact Podcast tackles all things related to the U.S. Census. We discussed the decennial Census, the data products created and released from the U.S. Census Bureau, the current demographic trends and challenges, and measuring hard-to-reach populations. We spoke…
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New EIC Podcast on healthcare innovations now available

Oct 1, 2021

This month on the Evidence-to-Impact Podcast, we explored innovations in healthcare. We dive into how we can get more value out of the country's healthcare system without sacrificing the quality of care as well as lowering barriers for underserved populations. We spoke to Dr. Doug Jacobs, M.D., M.P…

EIC Podcast Episode 14: Navigating PA’s Child Welfare System and Issues of Child Maltreatment

Aug 29, 2021

On the latest Evidence-to-Impact Podcast, we explored Pennsylvania’s child welfare system and issues of child maltreatment through the lens of an existing partnership between Penn State and government partners. We spoke to Jennie Noll, Ph.D., professor of human development and family studies and…

New EIC Podcast - Unemployment and the Labor Market

Jul 13, 2021

This month on the Evidence-to-Impact Podcast, we continue the Pandemic Perspective series and examine how the pandemic impacted unemployment and the labor market. To debunk some of the concerns and myths of unemployment and dive into the shifting economy, we spoke to Sarah Damaske, Ph.D., associate…

New EIC Podcast on food insecurity during the pandemic

May 20, 2021

This month on the Evidence-to-Impact Podcast, we continue the Pandemic Perspective series and examine how the pandemic has revealed the “hidden crisis” of food insecurity throughout Pennsylvania and the rest of the country. We spoke to Muzi Na, Ph.D., M.H.S., assistant professor of nutritional…

EIC Podcast on childcare during the pademic with Karen Grimm-Thomas and Philip Sirinides now available

Apr 19, 2021

This month, the Evidence-to-Impact Podcast returns to the Pandemic Perspective series and explore the state of the childcare system in Pennsylvania during the pandemic. We discuss the challenges and opportunities to funding, access, and quality for the childcare system. We spoke to Karen Grimm-…

EIC Podcast on PacMAT with Max Crowley and Laura Fassbende now available

Mar 24, 2021

This month, the Evidence-to-Impact Podcast is taking a short break from our Pandemic Perspective series to examine an existing working relationship between academia and government. For our March episode, we explore the Pennsylvania Coordinated Medication-Assisted Treatment Program, or PacMAT, which…
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Podcast’s new series explains impact of COVID-19 to our society and institutions

Feb 4, 2021

The Evidence-to-Impact Podcast, from Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute, asks the question: How can academia and government work together to tackle our country’s biggest problems? In its newest series, aptly titled “The Pandemic Perspective,” the Evidence-to-Impact Podcast aims to bring…
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EIC Podcast on the Centre County Pandemic Perspective - Part 2

Jan 29, 2021

The Evidence-to-Impact Podcast is currently publishing a new series called The Pandemic Perspective, in which we examine how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and various aspects of our society, institutions, and other systems have collided, changed, and even collapsed in the last nine months.  This…

New EIC Podcast on the Centre County Pandemic Perspective

Jan 21, 2021

The Evidence-to-Impact Podcast's new series, The Pandemic Perspective, examines how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and various aspects of our society, institutions, and other systems have collided, changed, and even collapsed in the last nine months. This month’s episode features a two-part…
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EIC Podcast on examining the delivery of special education services during COVID-19

Dec 13, 2020

The Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative Podcast is offering a new series called The Pandemic Perspective, where we examine how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and various aspects of our society, institutions, and other systems have collided, changed, and even collapsed in the last nine months. For the…

New EIC podcast on income inequality

Oct 16, 2020

SSRI's latest Evidence-to-Impact Podcast episode features a discussion with Alexis Santos, assistant professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State, and David Saunders, director of the Office of Health Equity for the Pennsylvania Department of Health, about different disparities…

EIC Podcast on the opioid crisis is now available

Sep 2, 2020

The fifth episode of the new Evidence-to-Impact Podcast features a discussion with Glenn Sterner, PhD, assistant professor of criminal justice at Penn State Abington, and Stephen Forzato, deputy chief for tStatewide Drug Initiatives at the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General about reducing the…

EIC Podcast on the chronic crisis of housing

Jul 8, 2020

SSRI has released the fourth episode of the new Evidence-to-Impact Podcast. The fourth episode features a discussion with Bryce Maretzki, director of policy and planning for the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, and Selena Ortiz, assistant professor of health policy and administration and…

EIC Podcast on aging in America

Apr 22, 2020

Penn State's Social Science Research Institute has released the second episode of the new Evidence-to-Impact (EIC) Podcast, focusing on aging in America. The episode features a discussion with Marty Sliwinski, director of the Center for Healthy Aging and professor of Human Development and Family…

New podcast bridges the gap between academia and policymakers

Mar 20, 2020

How can academia and government work together to tackle problems? That’s the question that a new podcast launched by the Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative, a unit of Penn State's Social Science Research Institute, is trying to answer.   The podcast, aptly titled the “Evidence-to-Impact Podcast,” …