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In the News: Jennifer Karas Montez

Civil Rights Firearm Safety Environmental Protection Policy Predict Better Health among US Midlife

Blakelee R. Kemp, Jacob M. Grumbach, Jennifer Karas Montez

This research brief examines the association between several state policies and self-rated health among adults ages 45-64 from 1993 to 2016.

May 10, 2022

Sociologist Jennifer Karas Montez Named University Professor

The prestigious distinction is granted to faculty who excel in their fields and who have made extraordinary scholarly contributions as judged by their peers nationally and internationally.
October 1, 2021

Montez article on US state policies, politics and life expectancy published in Milbank Quarterly

Jennifer Karas Montez, Jason Beckfield, Julene Kemp Cooney, Jacob M. Grumbach, Mark D. Hayward, Huseyin Zeyd Koytak, Steven H. Woolf, Anna Zajacova
August 5, 2021

Wolf, Monnat, Montez article on effects of preemption laws on infant mortality published in PM

Douglas A. Wolf, Shannon M. Monnat & Jennifer Karas Montez
August 5, 2021

Karas Montez article on US state disparity in life expectancy published in AJPH

Mateo P. Farina, Anna Zajacova, Jennifer Karas Montez & Mark D. Hayward
August 4, 2021

Maxwell scholars publish book on public policy and the life course

Janet M. Wilmoth and Andrew S. London
June 21, 2021

See related: Health Policy

Five Maxwell scholars contribute to aging studies handbook

Jennifer Brooks, Andrew London, Jennifer Karas Montez, Emily Wiemers, Janet Wilmoth
March 1, 2021

See related: Aging

Montez quoted in Undark article on state policies, life expectancy

Professor Jennifer Karas Montez was quoted in the Undark article, "Are Conservative Policies Shortening American Lives?"
February 2, 2021

New study explores effect of preemption laws on infant mortality rate

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

Allowing Cities to Raise the Minimum Wage Could Prevent Hundreds of Infant Deaths Annually

Douglas A. Wolf, Shannon M. Monnat, Jennifer Karas Montez

This research brief discusses findings that show each additional dollar of minimum wage reduces infant deaths by up to 1.8% annually in large U.S. cities.

January 18, 2021

Maxwell sociologists appointed to leadership roles at ASA

Three professors of sociology at the Maxwell School, all affiliated with the University’s Aging Studies Institute, have been named to leadership roles within the American Sociological Association (ASA), the premiere professional organization for scholarly research in sociology.
September 14, 2020

Montez study on life expectancy, state policies featured in Huffington Post

“Across a huge range of issues, the more liberal version of state policies predicts longer life expectancy and the conservative version predicts shorter life expectancy.”
August 26, 2020

Montez-led study linking state policies to life expectancy in the Los Angeles Times

The tendency is to focus on what Americans behaviors in regards to obesity, smoking, and drug use, but state policies are so important.
August 5, 2020

Conservative State Policies Damage U.S. Life Expectancy

Jennifer Karas Montez

Conservative state policies are killing Americans. U.S. life expectancy gains since 2010 would be 25% greater for women & 13% greater for men if state policies hadn’t become more conservative.

August 4, 2020

NIA funds multi-university aging and policy center

A consortium of three Upstate New York universities has received a 5-year, $1.5-million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to fund the Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS), headquartered at Syracuse University.
July 17, 2020

Sociologists Montez and Monnat earn NIH grants

Maxwell School sociology faculty members lead research teams that were recently awarded R24 grants from the National Institute on Aging, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Jennifer Karas Montez, professor of sociology, is a co-principal investigator, and Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, is a co-investigator on the first of these highly competitive five-year grants.
October 11, 2019
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