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Dr. Leah Hamilton Conducts Research on Universal Basic Income


Dr. Leah Hamilton is a Professor in the Department of Social Work at Appalachian State University. She is currently working with close to 1.5 million dollars in external and internal grant funding; she has published one solo authored book with Palgrave MacMillan and co-authored a second book with NASW press; she has published 28 peer-reviewed articles in quality journals and 22 other articles in various other publications (with 5 more manuscripts under review); she has presented 47 papers and sessions nationally and internationally; she is a Faculty Affiliate of the Social Policy Institute of Washington University in St. Louis; she is a Senior Fellow of the Jain Family Institute; she is a Research Fellow of the Appalachian Institute for Health and Wellness here at App State; and her work has received media coverage in publications and broadcasts including The Atlantic, The New York Times, Marketplace, CNBC, PBS News Hour (a personal favorite of mine), National Public Radio (another favorite), the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The Chicago Tribune. Read more.

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Adam Hege was awarded $4,000 from Oak Ridge Association of Universities (ORAU) for an Innovations Partnerships Award to support the development and implementation of a conference titled, Understanding and Addressing Health Disparities in Rural Central and Southcentral Appalachia. The conference is in partnership with East Tennessee State University, Western Carolina University, UNC-Asheville, University of Tennessee, Wake Forest University, University of Kentucky, Appalachian Regional Commission, local health departments, and local health agencies.  It will take place on the campus of Appalachian State University in Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences on May 20-21 with the goal of establishing sustainable partnerships for public health research and practice projects and the pursuit of external grant funding.

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