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Gadarian Speaks to Christian Science Monitor About Partisan Patterns, COVID Behaviors

December 2, 2021
Professor Shana Gadarian shared her research on pandemic behaviors such as mask-wearing, social distancing and a willingness to be vaccinated.

Monnat Quoted in BBC Article on US Drug Overdose Deaths

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

Wiemers to Study Challenges of Caring for Aging Parents Amid Pandemic

October 21, 2021

Emily Wiemers, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, will serve as principal investigator for a two-year, federally funded study of the challenges to those caring for aging parents amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Emily Wiemers to Study challenges of caring for aging parents amid pandemic

October 11, 2021

Emily Wiemers, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, will serve as principal investigator for a two-year, federally funded study of the challenges to those caring for aging parents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Governing, Gadarian Discusses Vaccines' Polarizing Effect

October 8, 2021
From the very start of the pandemic, people’s willingness to change their behavior—for instance, by washing their hands more or staying home—has been determined more by partisanship than any other factor, including age, race or geography, says Gadarian, professor and chair of political science.

Thompson Quoted in Times Union Article on Religious Exemptions for Vaccines

October 8, 2021
Whether the religious belief is "sincerely held" is a primary metric used by employers when determining whether to grant the requests, says Thompson, associate professor of history and political science.

Shana Gadarian speaks to Associated Press about mask mandates

September 23, 2021
Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science, says it’s important to weigh the motivation of politicians questioning public health measures proven to slow virus spread.

Garcia discusses structural racism, COVID-19 outcomes in Public Health Post blog

September 20, 2021
"The Devastating Toll of Structural Racism," written by Assistant Professor of Sociology Marc Garcia and Ph.D. student Claire Pendergrast, was published in Public Health Post.

Gadarian speaks to FiveThirtyEight about partisanship and COVID health behaviors

September 14, 2021
Based on research she and her colleagues have been conducting, Professor Gadarian says there has been a partisan split on all health behaviors throughout the pandemic.

Landes discusses vaccines for those aiding people with IDD in LAist article

September 14, 2021
Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, weighs in on COVID vaccine mandates for in-home health aides in California in the LAist article, "People With Developmental Disabilities Want Their Home Health Workers Vaccinated."

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