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Crack cocaine use among aging Mexican American men with heroin use histories: Motivations and polydrug use patterns
Social Policy
June 24, 2021
This study, published in Addiction Research & Theory, examines crack cocaine use among Mexican American men with heroin use histories. 
Gender and Prosecutorial Discretion: An Empirical Assessment
Social Policy
May 16, 2020
This study, published in the Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, examines the role of gender in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion.
It's About Time: Examining Inequality in the Time Cost of Waiting
Social Policy
June 03, 2021
This working paper, from Associate Professor Katie Vinopal, examines the scale and extent of socioeconomic differences in waiting time
Approaches for Overcoming Barriers to Cross-Sector Data Sharing
Social Policy
January 28, 2022
This study explores factors influencing the development and sustainability of data sharing in the Mid-Ohio Farmacy (MOF), a produce referral program implemented in partnership between a community-based organization and an academic medical center, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Utilization Patterns of a Food Referral Program: Findings from the Mid-Ohio Farmacy
Social Policy
November 12, 2021
There is limited evidence describing utilization of clinic-based food referral programs intended to support healthy eating for food-insecure patients. To address this gap, this study aims to describe the utilization of the Mid-Ohio Farmacy (MOF).
Community supported agriculture plus nutrition education improves skills, self efficacy, and eating behaviors among low income caregivers but not their children: a randomized controlled trial
Social Policy
August 31, 2021
Despite the benefits of adequate fruit and vegetable (FV) intake, most individuals in the U.S. do not eat recommended amounts, with lower intake among individuals with lower socioeconomic status. Findings suggesting that greater FV access is related to higher intake underpin ongoing public health efforts to increase FV intake.
Local Value Chain Models of Healthy Food Access: A Qualitative Study of Two Approaches
Social Policy
November 19, 2021
Country Fresh Stops (CFS) and Donation Station (DS) are two complementary programs that support local agriculture in Appalachia Ohio. As the first study of these programs in the peer-reviewed literature, this publication identifies factors that facilitate or hinder the implementation of these local value chain models of healthy food access.
Making community-supported agriculture accessible to low-income families: findings from the Farm Fresh Foods for Healthy Kids process evaluation
Social Policy
September 15, 2020
The purpose of this study was to assess Farm Fresh Foods for Healthy Kids reach, dose, and fidelity via a mixed methods process evaluation.
The relationship of financial stress with the timing of the initial claim of U.S. Social Security retirement income
January 04, 2022
This paper, published in the Journal of the Economics of Aging, explores why some older adults claim Social Security benefits early and whether the level of an individual’s financial stress prior to the claiming decision is associated with a benefit claim at age 62.
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