Second Century Initiative

College of Education and Human Development, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

GSU scholars are advancing research in the areas of family literacy, health literacy, basic literacy, workplace literacy, digital literacy, and numeracy. See the College of Education & Human Development’s Adult Literacy Research Center (ALRC) website for more details on related adult literacy initiatives and the broader list of affiliate faculty from across the university.

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. School of Public Health, College of Arts and Sciences

A research cluster has been established  with focus on health policy, health disparities and risky behaviors in conjunction with the 2011 arrival of the Atlanta Census Research Data Center. The ACRDC is jointly sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau and a consortium of area institutions led by Georgia State.

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

This initiative creates a focal point for research and outreach to promote policy-oriented research that supports policymaking based on high-quality evidence. Through their research and outreach efforts, the group of scholars hired as part of this initiative promote policymaking based on high-quality evidence in various fields including criminology, education, and environmental/energy policy.

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, College of Law

This initiative builds on GSU’s interdisciplinary approach to the study of growth and development of major metropolitan areas, facilitates collaboration across departments and disciplines (including urban planning, public policy and law), and facilitates ways to connect and make more visible the urban-focused scholarship and research at GSU.

Robinson College of Business, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

This initiative provides an opportunity for GSU scholars to engage in research on effective use of information technology in health care, and to transform the field in areas such as electronic health records and computerized provider order entry systems. This endeavor also has major workforce implications for Georgia, a hub for health information technology in the U.S. See Center for Health Information Technology for more details.