Department of
Sociology

Center for
Innovation

What's New at the Center

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named Jerald Hage a fellow of AAAS for his contributions to the theory of organizations and innovation, communication and the evolution of organizations among other topics. The investisure will take place at the annual meetings in Washington, D.C, in February 2016.

At the annual meetings of the American Evaluation Association in Chicago, IL in November, the Center for Innovation presented two papers:

The Institutionalizing and Sustaining Evaluations that Produce Social Change: The Case of Health Care in Uganda (Hage and Valadez)

Innovation Dilemmas in Large Size Public Research Labs: How to organize public research? (Hage and Clark)

The first study had been funded by the USAID. and the second study by the NSF.

Our study of the institutionalization of Lot Quality Assurance Sampling methods in Uganda [pdf], which was conducted in 2014, has been expanded to include a comparative analysis the relative success of reducing malaria in Uganda and India. The two programs differ considerably in the way in which various resources are mobilized. Our data indicate that the moderately centralized program of India has been the more successful intervention strategy.

Joint with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the Center for Innovation is studying the problem of lessons to be learned from the creation of a health management information system (HMIS) in South Sudan, a recently created country. This study is being funded by the World Bank.

Two papers have been published with the analyses of the LQAS data collected by the health services in Uganda to monitor their efforts to control HIV:

Associations with HIV testing in Uganda: an analysis of the Lot Quality Assurance Sampling database 2003-2012. Jeffery C, Beckworth C, Hadden WC, Ouma J, Lwanga SK, Valadez JJ.AIDS Care. 2015 Nov 19:1-5. [Abstract]

Sexual and Reproductive Health Among Ugandan Youth: 2003-04 to 2012. Crossland N, Hadden WC, Vargas WE, Valadez JJ, Jeffery C. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Oct;57(4):393-8. [Open access].

Gretchen Jones co-developed a framework that includes a logic model with six impact pathways, performance indicators, and a strategic multilevel data collection and analysis approach that provides guidance for multiple Canadian research agencies telling a more comprehensive and compelling performance story.

Updated 5 May 2017