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Alumni Spotlight: MPA Alumna Works to Improve Health of America’s Families

Policy team leader Elizabeth Fomegne ’04 B.F.A/’09 M.P.A. uncovered her drive to serve the public good while interviewing prospective undergraduates for Syracuse University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
October 30, 2020

Heflin study on material hardship, perceived stress and health in early adulthood published in AE

Ying Huang, Colleen Heflin, Asiya Validova
The authors examined the associations between material hardship and health outcomes in early adulthood and how they are mediated by perceived stress.
September 16, 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

Connecting how we live with what keeps us living

The Aging, Health and Neuroscience cluster initiative has “encouraged a culture of collaboration,” says Professor Janet Wilmoth, chair of sociology and an expert on aging. “Syracuse University is creating structural change, in which opportunities are provided for developing innovative ideas."

August 24, 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

WP 232 Genetic Risks, Adolescent Health and Schooling Attainment

Vikesh Amin, Jere R. Behrman, Jason M. Fletcher, Carlos A. Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes & Hans-Peter Kohler
June 30, 2020

Monnat comments on fairness of stay-at-home orders in Wisconsin Examiner

"A crisis like COVID-19 is bound to exacerbate existing racial-ethnic and socio-economic disparities. Not only within the healthcare system, and in terms of health outcomes, but also within the criminal justice system," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

April 16, 2020

Monnat discusses COVID-19 with D Magazine, Stateline, the Verge

"At the front end, not testing these groups [poor and racial-ethnic minority populations] at the same level is increasing the risk of fatality rates," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

April 13, 2020

Lerner Center brief focuses on COVID-19, keeping older NYers healthy

"The Spatial Distribution of New York State’s Older Population: Let’s Keep New York’s Older Adults Safe and Healthy during the Coronavirus Pandemic," a research brief written by Mary Helander, a PhD student in social science and a graduate fellow in the Lerner Center, looks at how the distribution of New York State's older adult population matters for coronavirus. 
March 19, 2020

Heflin weighs in on cuts to food stamp program in CBS News article

"Given that we are having a real sort of rescaling of mortality in this country as a whole, to think about cutting anything that supports health and an associated reduction of mortality is a real mistake," says Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs.

December 13, 2019

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