WELCOME TO "MAKE THE CONNECTION"
Make the Connection is the University of Utah,
Interdisciplinary Exchange for Utah Science Podcast.
We aim to bring collaborators together from across campus and disciplines.
Our conversations vary widely, and we are always looking for ways to communicate research to the community at large.
Episode 8 - Crossing the Policy Divide: Translating Health and Behavioral Drivers
of Utah Air Quality into Public Policy Solutions
w/ Dr. Tabitha Benney
Crossing the Policy Divide: Translating Health and Behavioral Drivers of Utah Air Quality into Public Policy Solutions. Dr. Tabitha Benney describes the research study in describing and explaining how public policy is shaped and formed around air quality in Utah.
Episode 7 - Environmental Justice Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Disparate
Exposures to Air Pollution Part 2
w/ Dr. Daniel Mendoza
Environmental Justice Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Exposures to Air
Pollution Part 2 takes us through how air pollution affects those experiencing homelessness
in Salt Lake County.
Dr. Daniel Mendoza
Dr. Jeff Rose
Episode 6 - Environmental Justice Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Disparate
Exposures to Air Pollution Part 1
w/ Dr. Daniel Mendoza
Assessing and Addressing Disparate Exposures to Air Pollution in Salt Lake County
- Part 1.
In this episode Dr. Daniel Mendoza, Dr. Tim Collins and Casey Mullen discuss disparate exposure to air pollution and how that affects school districts, test scores and other factors in Salt Lake County.
Episode 5 - Leveraging the Zoo, Arts and Parks Summer Passport Program to Promote
Physical Activity and Human Development
w/ Dr. David Curtis
In this episode we speak with NEXUS Pilot Grant Recipient, Dr. David Curtis. The overarching aims of the expedition grant were to learn about the ZAP Kids Summer Passport and consider program enhancements to increase participation and improve program effectiveness.
Episode 4 - Uncovering the Framework for Spring Sustainability in Complex Socio-hydrological Systems
in the Remote Arid Highland of Baja California Sur, Mexico
w/ Dr. Brenda Bowen, Dr. Shane MacFarlan and Jory Lerback
In this episode we speak with NEXUS Pilot Grant Recipients, Dr. Brenda Bowen, Dr. Shane MacFarlan and Jory Lerback. Their research explores the complex sociohydrologic framework of water resource availability, use, and sustainability in remote arid highland communities of the Sierra de la Giganta in Baja California Sur, Mexico, and works to address the mismatches between hydrologic and geologic controls on water resources, and the social systems that have evolved within those constraints.
Episode 3 - The Influence of Web-Based Hate on Bias-Motivated Criminal Behavior w/ Dr. Emily Nicolosi
In this episode we begin our discussions with NEXUS Pilot Grant Recipients. Dr. Emily Nicolosi worked with Dr. Rich Medina on his project about The Influence of Web-Based Hate on Bias-Motivated Criminal Behavior. The overarching objective of this research is to examine barriers to victim and police reporting of hate crimes and to leverage these insights to inform the further development of our mobile application (the Hate Crime Reporting System). The Hate Crime Reporting System (HIRS) will help identify hotspots and trends of hate and better target law enforcement efforts, policy design, and community support programs.
Episode 2 - Exploring Utah's High-Elevation Caves: Fossil Archives of Ecosystem Change w/ Dr. Tyler Faith
In this episode we begin our discussions with NEXUS Pilot Grant Recipients. Dr. Tyler Faith works at the University of Utah with the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Anthropology Department. He discusses how his study in Utah's high-elevation caves helps us better understand ancient mammalian diets, ecosystem change and how that affects our lives today.
Episode 1 - NEXUS Introduction
NEXUS is a newcomer to campus, and with all the information floating around most people are wondering what it is and who works there. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Ken Smith, who is the director of NEXUS, the Utah Population Database and a Distinguished Professor in Family & Consumer Studies. He discusses the origins of NEXUS, what it hopes to achieve and what plans are in the future.
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