Dr. Allen Parrish, Chair of the Cyber Science Department at the U.S. Naval Academy, visited Mississippi State University and led a special seminar titled “Cybersecurity: Here to Stay or Gone Tomorrow?” on Thursday, November 16th. He was hosted by Dr. Art Cosby and the Social Science Research Center.

Survey Lab

The Wolfgang Frese Survey Research Laboratory (SRL) completed the 2017 Client Satisfaction Survey for the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS). The SRL has been collecting MDRS client satisfaction data for more than fifteen years and is honored to have such a long-standing partnership with a state agency that provides critical services to the people of Mississippi. During each quarter of 2017, the SRL completed approximately 250 telephone-based surveys with individuals who had received rehabilitation services from MDRS in the past year. The scientists leading this project are Dr. Wolfgang Frese, Director Emeritus of the Survey Research Laboratory and Dr. John F. Edwards, MAFES Research Scientist and Associate Research Professor at the Social Science Research Center.

In addition to completing the 2017 Client Satisfaction Survey for the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, the SRL has also completed the 2017 Client Satisfaction Survey for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (MDMH). This project involved data collection from a representative sample of approximately 800 clients who received mental health services from MDMH in recent past. Members of the team overseeing this survey included Izzy Pellegrine, SSRC Research Associate, Laura Grandfield, SRL Call Center Manager, and Amanda Gochanour, SRL Research Assistant.

Acknowledgements & Recognitions

Dr. Robert McMillen was quoted and featured in multiple news outlets on the topic of a possible tobacco tax increase:
MS News Now
Daily Journal
Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Presentations, Panels & Conferences

McMillen, R., Tanski, S., Wilson, K., Klein, J. D., & Winickoff, J. P. (2017). Product preferences among light and regular adolescent e-cigarette users: Results from the first wave of the PATH Study. Poster presented at the 144th Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Robert McMillen was an Invited Speaker for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Policy Forum on Tobacco Control on November 16th, 2017. The forum took place at the Mississippi Capitol Building in Jackson, MS.

Stubbs-Richardson, M., May, D. C., Wells, M., Sinclair, H. C., Sellers, J., McCleon, T., & Goldberg, R. (2017). Examining Responses to Rejection among Students in a High School Setting. Presented at the National Institute of Justice Panel at the American Society of Criminology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Reid, A., Ragsdale, K., Read-Wahidi, M. R., Feher, E., Miller, S., Coleman, M., Middleton, D., Mueller, T., & Tevendale, H. (Accepted). Using In-depth Interviews to Explore Multi-level Factors Associated with Teen Pregnancy in the Mississippi Delta: Unique Insights from Social/Behavioral Support Providers Serving Local Youth. Poster to be presented at the 2018 Conference on Adolescent Health.

SSRC Chronicles: November 2017
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