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Current Research

Working Title Principal Investigator (Department) Sponsor
Towards an Economic Behavioral Science Approach to Cyber Securtiy Scott Farrow (Economics) University of Southern California
Adult day services: Cultural contexts and programming effects Robert Rubinstein (Sociology) National Institute on Aging
Narrowing early disparities: How does kindergarten advance Latino children's cognitive outcomes and social skills Claudia Galindo (Language, Literacy and Culture) American Educational Research Association
A cost-benefit study of Green & Healthy Homes Interventions in Baltimore, MD David Salkever (Public Policy)
Michael Abrams (Hilltop Institute)

U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development

Public health risk assessment tool Richard Bissell (Emergency Health Services) Maryland Deparment of Health and Mental Hygiene
Comparative effectiveness of care delivery interventions in serious mental illness David Salkever (Public Policy)
Michael Abrams (Hilltop Institute)
Johns Hopkins University/HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Impacts and state utilization of HCBS waiver services for families and children with autism Nancy Miller (Public Policy) Towson University/National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Autonomy in assisted living (Supplement) Robert Rubinstein (Sociology)
Ann Christine Frankowski (Center for Aging Studies)
National Institute on Aging
Autonomy in assisted living: A cultural analysis Robert Rubinstein (Sociology)
Ann Christine Frankowski (Center for Aging Studies)
National Institute on Aging
The subjective experience of diabetes among urban adults Kevin Eckert (Sociology/Anthropology
Sarah Chard (Anthropology)
National Institutes of Health
Multiple impact effectiveness of a state supported employment policy initiative David Salkever (Public Policy) National Institute of Mental Health
Developing a meaningful life: social reintegration of service members and veterans with spinal cord injury Seth Messinger (Sociology) Department of Defense

Research Reports

Private and Government Fiscal Costs of the Maryland Dream Act - T. H. Gindling and Marvin Mandell (2012)
Working Paper
Policy Brief

Community College Developmental Mathematics: Is More Better? - Elizabeth Flow-Delwiche (2012)

Healthiest Maryland Business Evaluation - Judith Shinogle and Lina Martinez (2012)

Perceived Benefits and Barriers to Aquatics Program Participation - Sarah Chard (2011)

Gambling Prevalence in Maryland: A Baseline Analysis – Judith Shinogle and Donald F. Norris (2011)

You Can't School Mother Nature: Using Weather-Related Closings to Identify the Impact of Schooling on Performance – Dave E. Marcotte (2009)

Family Separation and Reunification as a Factor in the Educational Success of Immigrant Children – T. H. Gindling and Sara Poggio (2008)

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Maryland's Medical Child Care Centers – David Greenberg (2008)

An Analysis of the Impact of Introducing Video Lottery Terminals in Maryland – Judith Shinogle, Robert Carpenter, Scott Farrow, and Donald F. Norris (2008)

Deer and Deer Management in Howard County, Maryland – Donald F. Norris (2008)

Focusing on Success: Pathways Out of Childhood Poverty – Mandell, Marvin B, George Galster, Dave Marcotte, Hal Wolman, and Nancy Augustine (2007)

A Study of Vote Verification Technologies – Donald F. Norris, Andrew Sears and Charles Nicholas (2006)

Maryland Registered Voters' Opinions About Voting and Voting Technologies – Donald F. Norris (2006)

A new agenda for e-democracy. Forum Discussion Paper No. 4. The University of Oxford for the Oxford Internet Institute - Stephen Coleman and Donald F. Norris (2005).

Slot Machine Gambling in Maryland: An Economic Analysis – Robert Carpenter (2003)

State Parks and Natural Resource Areas in Maryland: A Survey of Public Opinion – Donald F. Norris and Royce Hanson (2003)

Participation in Local Park and Recreation Activities in Maryland: A Survey of Households in Maryland and Seven Sub-State Regions – Donald F. Norris, Royce Hanson and Stephen Coleman (2003)

Maryland Residential Consumer Survey: Views About Electricity Service and Deregulation – Donald F. Norris, Sheila Cotten, Joseph Kirchner and Laura Hudgins (2003)

Policy Briefs

Policy Briefs are occasional papers that summarize MIPAR-sponsored research.

Value-based Wellness Programs: Are We There Yet? (Bloomberg BNA Health Care Policy Report) – Allison MacKenzie (RCM&D, Baltimore) and Judith Shinogle (2012)

Obesity Among Young Latino Children: Disparities and Changes Over Time (Salud America! Research Brief) – Claudia Galindo, Sergio Prada, Judith Shinogle, and Adele Kirk (2011)

Family Separation and the Educational Success of Immigrant Children – T.H. Gindling and Sara Poggio (2009)

The Concerned Citizen's Guide to Slot Machine Gambling and Horse Racing in Maryland – Robert Carpenter (2007)

Addressing Maryland's Structural Deficit through Better Performance Budgeting and Priority-Setting – Roy T. Meyers (2007)


Salkever, David, Brent Gibbons and Xiaotao Ran (2014). "Do Comprehensive, Coordinated Recovery-Oriented Services Alter the Pattern of Use of Treatment Services? Mental Health Treatment Study Impacts on SSDI Beneficiaries' Use of Inpatient, Emergency, and Crisis Services." Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Reseach, January 2014 (1-12).

Norris, Donald F. and Christopher G. Reddick (2012). "Local E-Government in the United States: Transformation or Incremental Change?" Public Administration Review. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2012.02647.x

McInnes, Melayne M. and Judith A. Shinogle (2011). "Physical Activity: Economic and Policy Factors." In Michael Grossman, Naci Mocan and H. Naci Mocan (Eds.), Economic Aspects of Obesity (249-282). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Carpenter, Robert E., Evan L. Perlman, and Donald F. Norris (2010). "Who Pays for the Maryland Lottery? Evidence From Point of Sale Data." The Journal of Gambling Business and Economics, Vol. 4, No. 1 (31-52).

Marcotte, Dave E. and Steven E. Hemelt (2008). "Unscheduled School Closings and Student Performance." Education Finance and Policy. 3:3, 316-338.

Galster, G., D. Marcotte, M. Mandell, H. Wolman, and N. Augustine (2007). “The Influence of Neighborhood Poverty During Childhood on Fertility, Education and Earnings Outcomes.” Housing Studies. 22(5), 723-51.

Norris, Donald F. Preliminary Report: E-Democracy and E-Participation Among Local Governments in the U.S. A research paper presented at the Symposium on E-participation and Local Democracy, Budapest: Hungary. August 3, 2006.

Norris, Donald F. (2003). “Leading Edge Information Technologies and their Adoption: Lessons from American Cities.” In G. David Garson (Ed.) Public Information Technology: Policy and Management Issues. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishers.

Norris, Donald F., and Charles J. Krautler (2004). "Metropolitan Organization in Baltimore: Does Structure Make a Difference?" In Donald Phares (ed.), Metropolitan Governance without Metropolitan Government? Brookfield, VT: Ashgate Publishing Co.

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