College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

FSU researchers receive National Institutes of Health grant to study effects of resiliency

Researchers in Florida State University’s College of Social Sciences and Public Policy received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for more than $400,000 to study the health effects of psychological resiliency. Dawn Carr, an associate professor of sociology and the director of FSU’s Claude Pepper Center, and Miles Taylor, a professor of sociology […]

FSU experts available to comment for 2022 World Cup

Amid pageantry and controversy, the 2022 FIFA World Cup begins Sunday in Qatar. News about athletes, cultural exchange and developmental projects has been overshadowed by headlines about bribery allegations, human rights violations and the World Cup’s $220 billion-plus price tag. Florida State University experts are available to speak about economic development and coaching with reporters […]

FSU professors awarded grant to study climate change and health equity

Two professors in Florida State University’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning received a collaborative grant for over a half-million dollars from the Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions team at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to pursue research on community climate change and health equity. Assistant Professor Tisha Holmes, the project’s principal investigator, and Associate […]

FSU faculty available to comment on aftermath of Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in its wake, and communities in Florida and elsewhere are working to rebuild in the aftermath. Florida State University faculty are available to speak to media covering post-storm recovery efforts. COMMUNITY RESILIENCE Brad Schmidt, professor, Department of Psychology schmidt@psy.fsu.edu Schmidt researches the nature, causes, treatment and prevention of […]

Omer Turkomer

Inspired by his own experience of immigrating to the United States from Turkey, Florida State University junior Omer Turkomer has immersed himself in campus clubs and organizations to help FSU in its mission of making campus more welcoming and cohesive to students of all backgrounds. Turkomer has found a passion for advocacy and bringing diversity […]

FSU public health expert available to comment on extreme heat

Extreme heat is the leading weather-related cause of death in the United States. It can kill through heat exhaustion or heat stroke, as well as by contributing to deaths from heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure and other diseases. Vulnerable populations, such as older adults, infants, outdoor workers and others, are at increased risk. Florida State […]

FSU economist sees economic slowdown as ‘best-case scenario’

A recession likely looms from the Federal Reserve’s attempts to control inflation through interest-rate increases, according to Florida State University economics professor Randall G. Holcombe. “The best-case scenario would be an economic slowdown,” said Holcombe, the DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics. “Economic growth would slow, with minimal effects on unemployment. Even so, expect the unemployment […]

Expert available to comment on age and gender for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month in the United States has grown from its origins in the 1970s into a month-long celebration of women’s accomplishments. Florida State University Professor Anne Barrett can speak to reporters covering Women’s History Month about how gender and age intersect in different ways for men and women. Anne Barrett, professor, Department of Sociology […]

FSU experts available for context after Chauvin verdict

Florida State University has experts available to offer context on topics related to the Derek Chauvin trial and verdict. POLICING AND POLICE REFORM Emma E. Fridel, assistant professor, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice (201) 452-0384; efridel@fsu.edu Fridel researches violence and aggression with a focus on homicide, including school violence, homicide-suicide, serial and mass murder […]

FSU experts available to reflect on past year of COVID-19 pandemic

In the early days of March, COVID-19 cases were shutting down Europe and starting to spread throughout the United States. And on March 11, the World Health Organization officially classified the virus as a pandemic.  Thus far, COVID-19 has killed more than 2.5 million people worldwide and touched every aspect of society – education, employment, personal […]

FSU researcher investigates whether city investments in green space help human health

A new NASA grant is facilitating a four-year Florida State University project to investigate whether city investments in green space helps lower temperatures and thus reduce heat-related health problems. Associate Professor of Geography Chris Uejio received $400,000 from NASA to look at New York City’s investments in green space infrastructure and the effects of that investment. “Due to how we construct our cities, these areas […]