Tag: Shawn Dorius

Shawn Dorius presents research at ISU Day at the Capitol

Shawn Dorius, associate professor of sociology, had his research featured at ISU Day at the Capitol on March 5. With funding by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Data Science for the Public Good is a summer fellows program that trains the next generation of social and computer scientists … Continue reading Shawn Dorius presents research at ISU Day at the Capitol

Shawn Dorius receives grant to advance substance use recovery

An Iowa State team of researchers, led by associate professor of sociology Shawn Dorius, has received a $260,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to provide scientific support to the Iowa Department of Public Health as it works to advance substance use recovery resources in Iowa. The ISU team will collect … Continue reading Shawn Dorius receives grant to advance substance use recovery

Shawn Dorius is part of an ISU research team that received a $1 million grant

Associate professor of sociology Shawn Dorius is part of an interdisciplinary team of Iowa State researchers that received a $1 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their study titled, “Big Data in Small Places: Building a Data Science for the Public Good Program to Support Rural Economic Mobility.” The Iowa State … Continue reading Shawn Dorius is part of an ISU research team that received a $1 million grant

Shawn Dorius participated in a presentation to the Iowa DHS

Shawn Dorius, associate professor of sociology, was part of a research team that presented a talk titled “Substance Use Among Iowa Families: What We Learned About Child Removals” to the Iowa Department of Human Services in December. The researchers presented results of a recent substance use investigation. The focus of the presentation was to report … Continue reading Shawn Dorius participated in a presentation to the Iowa DHS

Shawn Dorius is leading USDA-funded workforce project

Shawn Dorius, associate professor of sociology, is the co-principal investigator of a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded project to promote the creation of a data-savvy and community-aware workforce. The project aims to bridge the gap between data science applications and solving problems in rural America through agricultural, economic, social and behavioral sciences. As part … Continue reading Shawn Dorius is leading USDA-funded workforce project

Shawn Dorius led workshop for Iowa Department of Public Health

Shawn Dorius, associate professor of sociology, co-led a “Design Thinking for Policy Development” workshop for the Iowa Department of Public Health and representatives of other state agencies on Nov. 15. The workshop provided a forum to disseminate the findings of recent substance use research by Dorius and other colleagues to relevant Iowa stakeholders. Workshop participants … Continue reading Shawn Dorius led workshop for Iowa Department of Public Health

Shawn Dorius led several summer workshops

Shawn Dorius, associate professor of sociology, participated in several workshops over the summer, both on and off campus. He was an instructor at the National Science Foundation-funded Midwest Big Data Summer School, held in May at Iowa State. He taught two seminars, including “An Introduction to Computational Propaganda Research” and “Visualizing Administrative Data with Tableau.” … Continue reading Shawn Dorius led several summer workshops