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  • Top 25% - Ranking among doctoral programs in "Public Policy, Public Affairs and Public Administration" according to the National Research Council
  • 72 - Number of students enrolled in the program in Fall 2016
  • 12 - Number of program graduates in 2015-16

Students Present at UCF's Graduate Research Forum

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The Doctoral Program in Public Affairs was well represented at UCF's 2016 Graduate Research Forum held April 5 in the  Pegasus Ballroom. Pictured below are students from the program who presented research posters.

Tina Yeung Poster
Amanda Raffenaud (left) and Tina Yeung
Utilizing Telemedicine in Oncology Settings: Patient
Favorability Rates and Perceptions of Use
Matt Bagwell Poster
Matt Bagwell
Emergency Room Utilization Disparities Among Older Adults Treated by Rural Health Clinics
 Vierne Placide Poster
Vierne Placide (right)
Examining Beliefs (Religious and Self Academic Perception) as Protective Factors in Adolescent Prescription Drug Abuse
 Shabu Varghese
Shabu Varghese (left) with Associate Professor Olga Molina
Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life of Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease
 Amanda Terry
Amanda Terry
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Policies and Youth Tobacco Use in Florida Public Schools



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If we can change the system and bring people together to have the right kind of conversations, then we can really make a long-term change in people's lives -- and that is the goal.
— Nancy Ellis,  Director, Center for Community Partnerships, UCF; Ph.D., public affairs, '07
I am especially proud to be a graduate of the program. The outstanding faculty and multidisciplinary curriculum have provided me with the unique opportunity to enjoy the kind of academic career I always envisioned.
— Joe Saviak,  Assistant Director and Associate Professor, Public Administration Program, Flagler College; Ph.D., public affairs, '07
Our goals are to offer students a venue for exploring interdisciplinary approaches to policy issues, building various skills for the professional work environment and creating comradery among PAF students.
— Lauren O'Bryne,  Doctoral Student and Secretary, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs Student Organization
I like the interactions that I have with my professors as advisors in developing my dissertation because they are critical, yet encouraging at the same time.
— Matt Bagwell,  Doctoral Student and Graduate Research Assistant, Rural Health Research Group
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