Sarah ('17) is a staff writer for Urban Affairs. She is interested in urban social policy.

Posts by Sarah Guminski

Using Social Networks to Predict Gun Violence in Chicago

As gun violence takes thousands of lives each year in Chicago, academics, journalists and policy makers continue to debate the...

Healthy Habits: Using Behavioral Science in Health Policy

Encouraging healthy behaviors is a significant policy challenge because efforts to spark conversation around a health topic often fail to...

Born Last: How Birth Order Affects Childhood Outcomes

Economic theory holds up competition as an ideal way for society to allocate limited resources. Although competition is often discussed...

Understanding Uncertainty: How to Improve Communication Around Climate Change Evidence

This piece, first published on July 6, 2016, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Triumphs, Challenges, and Lessons Learned from US Health Care Reform: A Rigorous Reflection by President Barack Obama

This is the first piece celebrating the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to learn more about the series from...

Understanding Uncertainty: How to Improve Communication Around Climate Change Evidence

Although the majority of the scientific community agrees that Earth’s climate is warming, there is still considerable public debate about...

Breaking the Cycle of Urban Poverty with Deanna Hallagan and LaToya Winters

In a candid conversation at Marillac House in East Garfield Park, Deanna Hallagan and LaToya Winters advocate for the importance of outliers in breaking the cycle of poverty on Chicago’s West Side.

Work Stress Is the New Secondhand Smoke

A recent article in The Behavioral Science & Policy Journal sheds light on the combined effects of several workplace stressors on overall health outcomes.

Citizenship: An Urban Asset

Researchers at the Urban Institute find compelling economic benefits of naturalization for eligible immigrants and the cities in which they live.

Stop, Look, and Listen: A Behavioral Approach to Reducing Teen Violence

A recent study finds that cost-effective behavioral intervention programs reduce crime rates by teaching teens to slow down and reflect before acting.

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