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Recent Projects

Early Childhood Development Polls, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

A poll in Shelby County asking about early childhood education, day and childcare rating systems, public health issues, and child safety in motor vehicles.

Criminal Victimization in Memphis and Shelby County, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

A poll in Shelby County asking about crime in Memphis and Shelby County. Criminal victimization, policing, fear of crime, and other issues are examined.

Keep Tennessee Beautiful, 2006, 2008

A poll in Tennessee asking about public perceptions of litter in Tennessee.

Memphis Behavioral Risk Factors Survey, 2004, 2005

A joint University of Memphis and University of Tennessee Health Sciences project examining diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and other issues.

Public Attitudes Toward the Public Schools in Memphis and Shelby County, TN, 2006

A survey conducted for Partners in Public Edcation replicating questions asked of a national sample by Phi Delta Kappan to guage public attitudes toward the local public schools.

TennCare, 2006

A survey conducted for the University of Tennessee Health Sciences examining the impact of changes in TennCare coverage.

Identifying Barriers to Bone Density Testing, 2008

The purpose of the study was to identify and reduce barriers to bone density testing.

Perceptions of Domestic Violence in Shelby County:  Religion and Intimate Partner Violence, 2008

The specific aim of this study was to establish, within Memphis and Shelby County, the prevalence rate of domestic violence in faith communities.

Perception of Emergency Preparedness in Shelby County, TN, 2008

The purpose of this project was to examine the perception of Shelby County residents regarding emergency preparedness. 

University of Tennessee Health Science Center Benchmark Public Awareness Study, 2008

This study was commissioned in order to establish a baseline of information about public perceptions and understandings of the role of UTHSC in Memphis and Shelby County, TN in anticipation of a significant public information campaign scheduled to occur in early 2009. 

Labor Force Availability Survey in Southern Middle Tennessee, 2009

The purpose of the study was to gauge workforce conditions in Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Moore and Warren counties. 

Mortgage Re-Default and Customer Satisfaction Baseline Survey, 2010

This study was conducted for Affordable Housing Coalition (formerly Acorn Housing Corporation) to help them assess their effectiveness and to determine how they can best make changes to their foreclosure program to help even more families in danger of losing their homes. 

Drinking, Driving Behavior, Attitudes and Knowledge Awareness of DWI Prevention/Awareness Programs in New Mexico, 2010

The purpose of this study was to better understand alcohol consumption, driving behavior, attitudes and knowledge of DWI prevention and awareness programs in the state of New Mexico. 

Civilian Aeromedical Evacuation Sustainment Training: A Survey of Professionals Regarding Curriculum Content, Format, and Implementation, 2011

Funded by the Department of Defense, this was a web-based survey designed to measure attitudes and opinions to inform civilian practitioners engaged in disaster recovery activities to help them become more effective when working with military personnel during aeromedical evacuation.

Tennessee Physician Practice Improvement Preferences Survey, 2011

The purpose of the study is to assess challenges faced by primary care providers in Tennessee in their efforts to improve care delivery for their patients, level of readiness to participate in organized quality improvement (QI) activities, and preferences for types of QI support. 

National Police Officers' Opinions Regarding Professionalism, Higher Education, and Police Culture within the Country of Honduras, 2011

This survey is being conducted as part of a multi-national study on policing.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (October 2014)

Will begin serving as the Research Partner on the PSN grant administered through the U.S. District Attorney's office, primarily to conduct an evaluation of the program (2014-2015).  

Family Safety Center Grant Proposal (September 2014)

Currently working with the Family Safety Center on a grant proposal to evaluate the effectiveness of the FSC in terms of services for victims of domestic violence.

University of Memphis Faculty Survey of Upper-Level Administrators, 2013-2014 (Summer 2014)

A survey of faculty at the University of Memphis regarding their opinions and attitudes toward Deans, the Provost, and the President. Prepared for the Faculty Senate.   

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