Lina M. Svedin

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

Lina Svedin_IRL Fellow
  • Associate Professor, Political Science Department
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Population Health Science
  • Director of Public Affairs Programs (MPA, MPP & MIAGE), College of Social and Behavioral Science


Research Summary

Dr. Lina Svedin’s research examines critical governing functions under adverse circumstances. Lina particularly focuses on ethical decision-making and actions, accountability, and organizational cooperation in crises, in an effort to strengthen public policy and support collaboration and trust in governing institutions. Her latest book Accountability in Crises and Public Trust in Governing Institutions can be found on

Research Keywords

  • crisis communication, Interest Level: 4
  • Public Policy Systems Analysis, Interest Level: 5
  • Public Policy, Interest Level: 5
  • Public Administration, Interest Level: 5
  • Organizational Theory and Behavior, Interest Level: 5
  • Organization and management studies, Interest Level: 4
  • Government Accountability, Interest Level: 5
  • Ethics, Interest Level: 5
  • Emergency or Disaster Planning or Policy, Interest Level: 5
  • Emergency Preparedness (defense), Interest Level: 4
  • Emergency Management, Interest Level: 4
  • Disaster preparedness and mitigation, Interest Level: 5
  • Disaster Studies, Interest Level: 4
  • Democracy, Interest Level: 5
  • Business, Organizational and Professional Ethics, Interest Level: 5
  • Applied Ethics, Interest Level: 5

Research Groups

  • Developing a Culture of Health around at Risk Children, Research Professor. Division of Child Protection and Family Health, Primary Children's Hospital/ the Center for Safe and Healthy Families at the University of Utah. 11/2015 - present.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Interdisciplinary Studies of Policies and Practices Supporting Child Welfare and Child Health Collaboration. PI: Campbell, Kristine. Co-PI(s): Svedin, Lina; Myrup, Tonya. Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 09/01/2016 - 08/31/2019. Total project budget to date: $350,000.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Climate Change Science & Politics. PI: Kevin Werner. Co-PI(s): Lina Svedin. 06/2015 - present.
  • American Taboos in the Public Policy Process. PI: Lina Svedin. 08/2014 - present.
  • American Taboos: Governing the Unspoken. PI: Lina Svedin. 01/2013 - present.