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Wiemers to Study Challenges of Caring for Aging Parents Amid Pandemic

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. 

October 21, 2021

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

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.

October 11, 2021

In Governing, Gadarian Discusses Vaccines' Polarizing Effect

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.
October 8, 2021

Thompson Quoted in Times Union Article on Religious Exemptions for Vaccines

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.
October 8, 2021

NIH awards $1.95M to study state-level COVID policies, mental health

Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, is the principal investigator for a five-year research project that will examine the impacts of state COVID-19 mitigation policies on adult psychological health, drug overdose and suicide. The project is funded with $1.95 million from the National Institutes of Health.
October 1, 2021

Shana Gadarian speaks to Associated Press about mask mandates

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.
September 23, 2021

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

"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.
September 20, 2021

Gadarian speaks to FiveThirtyEight about partisanship and COVID health behaviors

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.
September 14, 2021

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

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."
September 14, 2021

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