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Geographically Specific Associations Between County-Level Socioeconomic Distress and Mortality

Xue Zhang, Shannon M. Monnat

"Geographically specific associations between county-level socioeconomic and household distress and mortality from drug poisoning, suicide, alcohol, and homicide among working-age adults in the United States," co-authored by Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in SSM - Population Health.

January 11, 2024

Punch Quoted in BBC News Article on the Fentanyl Crisis in the US

Limiting supply of the drug alone will not solve the crisis, says Alexandra Punch, director of the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health. "What we're looking to solve is the mortality issue," she says. "I don't think we're going to solve the demand issue, because people are just going to find something different to use."

November 30, 2023

Punch Quoted in Albany Times Union Article on Federal Lawsuits Against Meta

“Social media works a lot like any other type of addictive drug,” says Alexandra Punch, director of the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health. “When you utilize these services, it triggers dopamine responses and serotonin responses in the brain, so it also increases your craving for more of that same thing.”

November 4, 2023

Lerner Center and Maxwell X Lab Join Sheriff’s Office to Reduce Illicit Drugs’ Impact

Supported by a $1.2 million federal grant, they will evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and recovery services for those who’ve been incarcerated.

September 15, 2023

The Social and Community Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic

Rajeev Darolia, Colleen Heflin

"The Social and Community Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic," co-authored by Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in The ANNALS of the Academy of Political and Social Science.

April 4, 2023

Demographic and Geographic Variation in Fatal Drug Overdoses in the United States, 1999–2020

Shannon Monnat

"Demographic and Geographic Variation in Fatal Drug Overdoses in the United States, 1999–2020," authored by Shannon Monnat, professor of sociology, was published in the ANNALS of of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

March 20, 2023

Food Insecurity and the Opioid Crisis

Colleen Heflin, Xiaohan Sun

"Food Insecurity and the Opioid Crisis," co-authored by Colleen Heflin, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs, and postdoctoral research scholar Xiaohan Sun, was published in the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

March 20, 2023

Prescription Opioid Resiliency and Vulnerability: A Mixed-Methods Comparative Case Study

Shannon Monnat, Andy Hochstetler, David J. Peters

"Prescription Opioid Resiliency and Vulnerability: A Mixed-Methods Comparative Case Study," co-authored by Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in American Journal of Criminal Justice.

November 28, 2022

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Monnat Quoted in BBC Article on US Drug Overdose Deaths

Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology, is quoted in the BBC article, "US annual drug overdose deaths hit record levels."
November 18, 2021

Monnat discusses the US drug crisis on CBS News Radio

Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, was interviewed on CBS News Radio's "America: Changed Forever" podcast about drug abuse and the role the COVID-19 pandemic may have played in last year's drug-related deaths.
July 28, 2021

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