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Dianne Criswell (left) talks with Lori Peek, director of the Natural Hazards Center (right).

Natural Hazards Center welcomes FEMA administrator to strengthen academic partnerships

The Natural Hazards Center recently hosted Dianne Criswell, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Criswell met with CU Boulder researchers, faculty and staff to discuss improving the pipeline between new research and the public. Jolie Breeden, lead editor and science writer for the Natural Hazards Center, recounts the significance of this visit in her article

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Ten years after Sandy Hook, let’s act to reduce mass violence

“It is easy to feel powerless in the face of the horror of mass shootings. But we know what works. We know how to address this problem. It’s time to act”, says Beverly Kingston in her recent guest commentary in the Denver Post. Kingston, Director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence,

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Lori Hunter

IBS Director Lori Hunter Selected to Serve on Roundtable on Macroeconomic and Climate-related Risks and Opportunities to Advise White House Policy

IBS Director, Dr. Lori Hunter, has been selected as a member of the Roundtable on Macroeconomic and Climate-related Risks and Opportunities established by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The Roundtable, consisting of cross-disciplinary experts in academia, industry, and non-governmental organizations, will work to inform fiscal, monetary, and financial stability policies as the

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IBS Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence awarded $1.2 million grant aimed at violence prevention and education

The partnership between the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence and the campus police department is the result of a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As part of the project, the center will partner with the CU Boulder Police Department, student government leaders, and campus units to engage

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IBS Center for Resilience + Well-Being awarded $900,000 grant to reduce youth health disparities

The Center for Resilience + Well-Being has been awarded a $900,000 grant by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Their aim is to build the capacity of families and communities to reduce health disparities for underserved youth ages 3-17 impacted by violence. The Center will establish sustainable implementation of culturally-relevant, trauma-responsive, evidence-based interventions

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Dr. Katie Massey Combs

Youth in child welfare system lack access to birth control

CU Boulder Today interviewed Katie Massey Combs, Research Associate at the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence in the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, to ask about her research on the accessibility and knowledge of contraceptive use among youth in the child welfare system. Learn more about the

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Lori Hunter

Dr. Lori Hunter named director of Institute of Behavioral Science

The University of Colorado Boulder has named Dr. Lori Hunter director of its Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS), which applies leading edge social and behavioral science to inform and influence policies and actions with a national and international impact. Hunter, who joined CU Boulder and IBS in 2000, is a professor of Sociology and faculty fellow in IBS’s Research

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Ryan Masters

US life expectancy still falling, Native Americans hardest hit

“With the wide availability of vaccines in the United States, there was a lot of optimism that 2021 would look better than 2020,” said co-author Ryan Masters, an associate professor of sociology and IBS Affiliate. “That did not happen. The U.S. didn’t take COVID seriously to the extent that other countries did, and we paid a

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