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Policy Research Scholar Cohorts


Cohort 13: 2013-2014

Celeste Arrington, Political Science [ESIA]

Christopher Carrigan, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration (CCAS)

Lara Cartwright-Smith, Health Policy [SHPHS]

Evgeny Finkel, Political Science [CCAS]

Jasmine McGinnis Johnson, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration (CCAS)

Eun-Hee Kim, Strategic Management & Public Policy [GSB]

Leigh Alison Phillips, Psychology [CCAS]

Ellen Scully-Russ, Counseling, Human & Organizational Studies [GSHED]

Caitlin Talmadge, Political Science [ESIA]

James Williams, Educational Leadership [GSHED]

Cohort 12: 2012-2013

Robin Bernstein, Anthropology [CCAS]

Eleanor Brown, Law

Diana Burley, Human and Organizational Learning [GSEHD]

Henry Farrell, Political Science [ESIA]

Stephen Kaplan, Political Science [ESIA]

Sara Cho Kim, Counseling and Human Development [GSEHD]

Jorge Rivera, Strategic Management and Public Policy [GWSB]

Cohort 11: 2011-2012

Antwan Jones, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Rebecca Katz, Assistant Professor of Health Policy

Rehman S. Scheherazade, Professor of International Business and International Affairs

Elizabeth Rigby, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration

Joost Santos, Assistant Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

John Sides, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Travis Wright, Assistant Professor of Educational Research

Steven A. Tuch, Chair and Professor of Sociology

Cohort 10: 2010-2011

Steven Balla, Associate Professor of Political Science

Brandon Bartels, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Alexander Dent, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Charis Kubrin, Associate Professor of Sociology

Sharon Lambert, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Sharon Jo Lynch, Professor of Teacher Preparation and Special Education

Robert Phillips, Professor of Economics

Liesl Riddle, Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs

Roberto Samaniego, Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs

Greg Squires, Professor of Sociology

Cohort 9: 2009-2010

Susan Aaronsen
Associate Research Professor of International Affairs
The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative

Alasdair Bowie
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Decentralization, Democracy, and Local Governance

Fran Buntman
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Challenging Mass Imprisonment: Policy Continuity and Change from Grassroots to Governance

Jennifer Brinkerhoff
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration
Diasporas, Indigenous Governance, and Development

Angela Gore
Assistant Professor of Accountancy
Municipal Debt Costs and Governance

Hiromi Ishizawa
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Trajectories of Civic Engagement Among Children of Immigrants

Jennifer Lee
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
The Prince William County Anti-Immigrant Resolution: Effects on Immigrant Health Care Utilization

Cynthia Rohrbeck
Associate Professor of Psychology
Psychological Consequences of Terrorism: The Role of Terrorism Preparedness

Michelle Stock
Assistant Professor of Psychology
The Impact of Racial Discrimination and Masculinity on Health Disparities

Paul Wahlbeck
Professor of Political Science
Shaping Legal Policy: The Role of Information and Persuasion in the Courts


Cohort 8: 2008-2009

Paul Carillo
Assistant Professor of Economics
Information and Real Estate Transactions: The Effects of Pictures and Virtual Tours on Home Sales

Stephanie Cellini
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration
Understanding For-Profit Colleges: Quality, Choice, and Policy

Ilana Feldman
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs
Life Lived in Relief: Tracing the Palestinian Experience in Humanitarianism

Melissa Goldstein
Associate Research Professor of Health Policy
The Effects of Health Information Technology on Traditional Concepts of Informed Consent

Huynh-Nhu (Mimi) Le
Associate Professor of Psychology
Prevention and Treatment of Perinatal Depression on Latinas

Chad Rector
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Origins of Federal Unions

Tara Sinclair
Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Evaluation of Policy Decisions that Involve Forecasts

Chao Wei
Assistant Professor of Economics
Progressive Income Taxation, Investment, and Asset Pricing

Susan Wood
Research Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health
Scientists in Government: An Examination of Their Rights and Responsibilities in Civil Society


Cohort 7: 2007-2008

Maggie Xiaoyang Chen
Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Estimating the Network of Preferential Trade Agreements

Ana Fostel
Assistant Professor of Economics
Emerging Markets and International Globalization

Joel Kuipers
Professor of Anthropology & International Affairs and Human Sciences
Reasoning and Participation in Diverse Middle School Science Classrooms: Using Evidence to Close the Achievement Gaps

Frederic Lemieux
Associate Professor and Director of Police Science
Tackling Transnational Crime Effectively: Assessing Police Cooperation in Drug Trafficking Cases

Kristin Lord
Assoc Dean for Strategy, Research, & External Relations (ESIA)
Winning the War of Ideas: Lessons from the Academy

Holger Schmidt
Instructor in International Affairs and Political Science
Perpetual Terror: Explaining the Terrorist Penchant for Attacking Liberal Regimes

Ronald Weitzer
Professor of Sociology
Legal Prostitution in Comparative Perspective

Alyssa Zucker
Assistant Professor of Psychology and of Women's Studies
Health Consequences of Sexist Environments


Cohort 6: 2006-2007

Meghana Ayyagari
Assistant Professor of International Business
Institutions and Economic Development: Role of Law and Finance

Gregg Brazinski
Assistant Professor of History
American Cold War Nation Building in Asia

Marco Cipriani
Assistant Professor of Economics
Financial Crises, Herding Behavior, and the Regulation of Security Markets

Dylan Conger
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration
Immigrant Incorporation

M. Shahe Emran
Assistant Professor of Economics
Microfinance and Missing Markets

Charis Kubrin
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Explaining Suicide in the U.S.: Incorporating Firearm Availability in Macro-Level Research

Cynthia Lee
Professor of Law
Reducing Racial Bias Through Jury Instructions

John Sides
Assistant Professor of Political Science
The Problem of Statehood

Emmanuel Teitelbaum ,
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Political Unions and Economic Development


Cohort 5: 2005-2006

Pamela Davidson
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Children's Developmental Outcomes in Single Mother Households

James Goldgeier
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Overcoming a New European Divide

Sharon Lambert
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Neighborhood Effects on Children and Families

Gina Lambright
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Policymaking in Africa: Do Parties Matter?

Jeffrey Levi
Assistant Research Professor of Health Policy
Racial, Ethnic, and Economic Disparities in Access to Flu Vaccine

Srinivas Prasad
Associate Professor of Management Science
Responding to Bioterrorism

Greg Squires
Professor of Sociology
Cybersegregation

Erik Voeten
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Anti-Americanism and Its Foreign Policy Consequences


Cohort 4: 2004-2005

Jonathan Deason
Professor of Engineering Mgmt / Systems Engineer
Optimizazation Model to Improve National Energy Security and Environment Quality
Assessment of Environmental Sustainability Trends in Federal and State Parks: Implications for Policy Development

Tonya Dodge
Assistant Professor of Psychology
The Gateway Theory: Implications for Public Policy and Steroid Use in Adolecents

Marty Finnemore
Associate Professor of Political Science
Global Governance by NGOs: Policy Formation and Implementation

Kimberly Morgan
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Tax Policy as Social Policy: The Comparative Politics of Taxtion in Advanced Industrialized States

Wally Mullin
Associate Professor of Economics
Electricity Market Design and Performance

Bob Rycroft
Professor of International Science & Technology Policy and International Affairs
Innovation Networks, Knowledge Spillovers, and the Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Tehnological Change

Stephen Smith
Professor of Economics
Impact of the BRAC Targeting the Ultrapoor Program in Bangladesh: A Rigorous Study of an Innovative and Promising Poverty Program

Jennifer Spencer
Assistant Professor of International Business
High-Tech Innovation and National Competitiveness: Implications for Public Policy

Paul Wahlbeck
Associate Professor of Political Science
Institutional Development on the U.S. Supreme Court


Cohort 3: 2003-2004

Ernie Englander
Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy

Managerial Power, Corporate Accountability, and Public Policy

Frederick L. Joutz
Associate Professor of Economics
Combining Short-Run Energy and Macroeconometric Models for Forecasting Purposes

Robert A. Penney
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Social Movement Unionism and Community Activism: Community Reinvestment in Highly Unionized Settings

Jiawen Yang
Associate Professor of International Business
Small Enterprises and Globalization


Cohort 2: 2002-2003

Jennifer Griffin
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy
Policy Implications following Mergers and Acquisitions

Graciela Kaminsky
Professor of Economics 
Procyclical Policies and Globalization

Charis E. Kubrin
Assistant Professor of Sociology
A Tale of Two Cities: Youth Crime, Detention Rates and the Detention Diversion Advocacy Project in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore

Yas Nakib
Associate Professor of Education Policy  
Understanding the Policies and Practices of Allocating School Staff

Donald Parsons
Professor of Economics 
Redesigning Public Unemployment Insurance: A Two Tier System

Christopher Snyder
Associate Professor of Economics 
Buyer Power in the Market for Prescription Drugs

Ronald Weitzer
Professor of Sociology 
Police Relations with Racial Minorities


Cohort 1: 2001-2002

Steven Balla
Associate Professor of Political Science
Bureaucratic Democracy: Public Participation in Agency Policymaking

Samantha Friedman
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Community Development Corporations and Their Impact in Washington, DC and Beyond

Forrest Maltzman
Associate Professor of Political Science
Legislative Ambiguity

Robert Stoker
Associate Professor of Political Science
The Welfare Generosity Project

Langche Zeng
Associate Professor of Political Science
Observational Studies of Causal Effects: Propensity Score Methods and Neural Network Models