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New study explores effect of preemption laws on infant mortality rate

Douglas A. Wolf, Shannon M. Monnat & Jennifer Karas Montez
January 19, 2021

Landes, London study on self-reported ADHD and adult health published

Scott D. Landes & Andrew S. London
January 19, 2021

Landes comments on vaccine prioritization for people with IDD in Washington Post

Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, says if states had a greater focus on the pandemic’s impact on the disabled," vaccination prioritization would be much clearer. You would have the evidence to tell you what needs to be done."
January 13, 2021

Monnat weighs in on Central New York COVID-19 deaths in Syracuse.com article

"To keep things in perspective, there have been 330 COVID deaths in the county over the whole year so far," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "There are still far more deaths annually from heart disease and cancer," she adds. But, "If these numbers are similar for 2020," Monnat says, “COVID will be the third-leading cause of death in the county this year."
January 5, 2021

Associated Press: Purser discusses the right for renters to have legal counsel

"The push for right to counsel preceded the pandemic, but it’s particularly acute and particularly urgent in light of the pandemic, given just the overall precarity that renters are facing," says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology.
January 4, 2021

Purser cited in Washington Post article on economic relief package

According to research by Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology, somewhere between 2.4 million and 5 million American households are at risk of eviction in January alone if Congress fails to reach an agreement on economic emergency relief. 

December 15, 2020

Landes study on COVID-19 impact on people with IDD in California published

Scott D. Landes, Margaret A. Turk & Ashlyn Wong
December 10, 2020

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New study examines age‐at‐death disparity, people with and without IDD

Scott D. Landes, Katherine E. McDonald, Janet M. Wilmoth & Erika Carter Grosso
December 1, 2020

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Monnat discusses COVID-19 impact on rural communities with KCUR

"It’s not just the rural health care infrastructure that becomes overwhelmed when there aren’t enough hospital beds, it’s also the surrounding neighborhoods, the suburbs, the urban hospital infrastructure starts to become overwhelmed as well," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

November 17, 2020

Monnat talks to Vox about the dichotomy between public health, economy

"If we want people to feel comfortable enough to go back out to bars and restaurants, to travel, and to send their kids to school, we need to see a decline in cases, and people need to feel confident that their peers will behave responsibly for the greater good," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

November 5, 2020

Harrington Meyer discusses new book on Colgate University podcast

University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer and alumna Ynesse Abdul-Malak ’13 MA (Soc)/’17 PhD (Soc) of Colgate University discuss their research related to grandparents caring for grandchildren with disabilities in an episode of 13, a bi-weekly podcast from Colgate University.
November 4, 2020

Monnat talks to BuzzFeed News, Vox about COVID-19, Trump voter support

"The president has been asking Americans to deny what they see happening right in front of them. People are tired. They want to see some leadership and a coordinated national coronavirus response," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

November 2, 2020

New threats, familiar challenges: Maxwell responds to COVID-19

“The COVID pandemic is a great example of a current event that is changing every aspect of society—from how families are organized to how we deliver education and the structure of work,” says Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Colleen Heflin.

October 30, 2020

See related: COVID-19, U.S. Education

Ma quoted in South China Morning Post on Trump's efforts to use China as a campaign issue

"Most Americans do not necessarily view their problems with China as having much to do with their problems domestically," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology, for the  South China Morning Post.

October 28, 2020

See related: China, U.S. Elections

Purser looks at teaching thrift in job readiness programs in new study

Brian Hennigan & Gretchen Purser
October 26, 2020

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