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Publications

Our team routinely publishes in diverse outlets.

Below, find CRESP reports and journal articles on issues of education, nutrition, health, and social policy. Use the search bar to narrow the selection by author, title, description, or keywords.

Publications

USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Vendor Criteria: An Examination of US Administrative Agency Variations

March 2021
Matthew Landry, Kim Phan, Jared McGuirt, Alex Ostrander, Lillian Ademu, Mia Seibold, Kathleen McCallops, Tara Tracy, Sheila Fleischhacker, Allison Karpyn

The food retail environment has been directly linked to disparities in dietary behaviors and may in part explain racial and ethnic disparities in pregnancy-related deaths. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) …


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Lori’s Hands: Impacts on Participating Clients Final Evaluation Report

January 2021
Allison Karpyn, Joy Kim, Julia Larock, Tara Silberg, Tara Tracy, Mia Seibold

Lori’s Hands, founded in 2009, is a service learning organization based in Newark, Delaware. Every year, over 100 community members receive visits from college student volunteers through Lori’s Hands. The organization’s clientele includes individuals w …


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Lori’s Hands: Impacts on Participating Students

January 2021
Allison Karpyn, Mia Seibold, Tara Tracy, Joy Kim, Julia Larock, Tara Silberg,

Lori’s Hands, founded in 2009, is a service learning organization based in Newark, Delaware. Each year over 100 community members are served by Lori’s Hands with the help of college student volunteers. The organization’s clientele includes individuals …


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Innovative Title III Senior Healthcare Program: Year 1 Implementation Lessons Learned and Early Outcomes

September 2020
Allison Karpyn, Elizabeth Orsega-Smith, Julia O’Hanlon, Henry Wolgast Tara Tracy,

In 2019, CHEER, an organization which provides a full range of services for mature adults, including meals on wheels and congregate meals as part of the Older American’s Act (OAA) Title III Nutrition project, was awarded a grant from the Administration …


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Public-Private Partnerships to Promote Healthy Food Access

September 2020
Allison Karpyn, Kathleen McCallops, Henry Wolgast, Erecia Hepburn

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17 calls for revitalizing global partnerships for sustainable development and strengthening the means of implementation of strategies, in part through that approach. One of the key and fundamental aspects of SDG 17 is …


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Assessing the Implementation of Kids’ Meals Healthy Default Beverage Policies in the State of California and City of Wilmington, Del.

August 2020
Authors: Allison Karpyn, Lorrene Ritchie, Phoebe Harpainter, Laura Lessard, Marisa Tsai, Jesse Atkins, Kathleen McCallops, Tara Tracy, Gail Woodward-Lopez, Wendi Gosliner

HER Default Drinks Brief There is clear and consistent evidence that reducing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) would improve kids’ health. SSB consumption is closely tied to increased risk for developing overweight and obesity, getting de …


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SNAP Incentive Reports

August 2020
Allison Karpyn, Sara Grajeda, Rui Wang, Tara Tracy, Tiffany DeMenna, Nicole Kennedy

Click on the link below to review these reports regarding the Randomized Control Trial (RCT) which was managed and evaluated by the University of Delaware’s Center for Research in Education and Social Policy at 76 farmer’s markets (FMs) in 13 states an …


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Using Youth Risk Behavior Survey data to analyze housing instability among Delaware public school students

August 2020
Ann M. Aviles, Kathleen McCallops, Maryam Hussain, James Highberger, Rachel Ryding, Sharon Merriman-Nai & Henry May

This study provides information about the prevalence, living conditions, and demographic characteristics of housing instability among students in the state of Delaware. Data were obtained from the Delaware Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) for the 2011 …


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K12 Teacher Academy Survey Results

March 2020
Jeff Klein, Ed.D. Danielle Riser, M.S.

K12 Teacher Academy Survey Results The Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) at the University of Delaware (UD) was asked by the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) to examine one of their career pathways: the K12 Teacher Acade …


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Parent Perspectives on Family-Based Psychological Interventions for Congenital Heart Disease

November 2019
Authors: Colette Gramszlo, Allison Karpyn, Abigail Demianczyk, Amanda Shillingford, Erin Riegel, Anne Kazak, Erica Sood

Parents of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) want individualized, formal psychosocial support during their children’s in-hospital stays, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics. The study by researchers from Nemours C …


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Understanding the Landscape of Default Beverage Policies and Preliminary Data from Delaware Restaurants

October, 2019
CRESP

The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) such as soda and energy drinks has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, among other negative health outcomes. The consumption of SSBs is of particular concern for children, because the …


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Bookworms Case Study Brief

January 2019
CRESP

In the summer of 2018, the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) at the University of Delaware (UD) was approached to conduct a case study of the implementation of the Bookworms curriculum at a Case Study District (CSD) in rural So …


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Bookworms Case Study Report

January 2019
CRESP

In the summer of 2018, the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) at the University of Delaware (UD) was approached by staff of UD’s Professional Development Center for Educators (PDCE) to conduct a case study of the implementation …


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Mapping the Field: Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice

October 2018
Elizabeth N. Farley-Ripple, Annette Boaz, Kathryn Oliver, Robert Borst, Xiaoxue Zhang

The use of research evidence (URE) in policy and practice is relevant to many academic disciplines; and indeed many policy and practice domains. Different methods and approaches to measuring, evaluating, promoting and describing the various ways in whi …


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Food and Public Health: A Practical Introduction

October 2018
Allison Karpyn, PhD (Ed.)

A new introduction to public health’s most elemental topic Food is baked in to most things that public health is and does. But for a field charged with carrying torches as divergent as anti-hunger and anti-obesity, it’s unlikely, even impossible, to sh …


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Mental and Behavioral Health

October 2018
CRESP

The prevalence—as well as social and economic costs—of mental, emotional, and behavioral health disorders among American students is alarming. According to the National Academy of Medicine, nearly 1 in every 5 American students struggles with mental, e …


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Responsive Classroom

August 2018
CRESP

For too many students and teachers, a nurturing, safe, positive school climate is out of reach. Issues such as adverse childhood experiences, bullying, and chronic absenteeism present daily challenges. Measures to address these challenges have fallen s …


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Chronic Absenteeism and Its Impact on Achievement

June 2018
CRESP

An overwhelming body of research demonstrates the negative short- and long-term consequences of chronic absenteeism on academic achievement. Students who are chronically absent are missing critical instruction time and are at the greatest risk of falli …


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Middle School Mathematics Instructional Coaching

March 2018
CRESP

Research supports the long-term use of highly trained instructional coaches for improving the teaching of middle school mathematics and increasing the mathematics achievement of students. Coaches work with teachers, both in and outside of classrooms, t …


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Education Data Systems: A Systematic Look at State Practices Related to Researcher Access

June 2017
Elizabeth N. Farley-Ripple, Jesse Sheeks, Amanda B. Jennings, Andrew Millin

As expectations for research and data to inform educational decision making continue to grow under federal policy, state longitudinal data systems (SLDS) are in place in nearly all states and offer a unique resource for generating evidence to support i …


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