Shannon Monnat

Shannon Monnat NIH Grant Award

Shannon Monnat is the Principal Investigator on a new U01 grant awarded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse titled: “States’ COVID-19 Mitigation Policies and Psychological Health, Drug Overdose, and Suicide among U.S. Adults.” This 5-year $1.95 million project will identify how the policies U.S. states enacted to combat the spread and adverse effects of COVID-19 may have affected psychological health and mortality from drug overdose and suicide among working age and older adults in both the immediate and longer terms. The project will provide novel large-scale data on adult COVID-19 experiences and wellbeing and use the variation in policy responses across states to shed light on which policies and combinations of policies are consequential for adult psychological health and related mortality, the mechanisms through which policies affect those outcomes, and the population subgroups that are disproportionately affected. Co-investigators on the team include Syracuse University’s Jennifer Karas Montez (Director of the Center for Aging and Policy Studies and University Professor of Sociology), Doug Wolf (Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs), and Emily Wiemers Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, and David Wheeler (Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Virginia Commonwealth University). For more information on the NIH award, read Maxwell's news story.