Monnat publishes study on geographic variation in drug mortality rates

Shannon Monnat"The contributions of socioeconomic and opioid supply factors to U.S. drug mortality rates: Urban-rural and within-rural differences," written by Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, was published in the Journal of Rural Studies

This is the first national study to simultaneously examine the contributions of both socioeconomic factors and opioid supply factors to geographic variation in drug mortality rates and to compare predictors of rates across the urban-rural continuum and within different types of rural counties. In so doing, the study identifies the characteristics of counties bearing the heaviest drug mortality burdens. 01/14/19