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Heflin Quoted in New York Times Article on the Impact of Increasing Food Prices on Seniors

“The lack of access to food can make older Americans more socially isolated,” says Colleen Heflin, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs.

February 15, 2023

Heflin Discusses Food Insecurity Among Military Families on Military Times Podcast

"Recent data from the Department of Defense indicates that one in four service members were food insecure at the end of 2020," says Colleen Heflin, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs.

February 9, 2023

Can Resilience Buffer the Effects of Loneliness on Mental Distress Among Working-Age Adults

Xiaoyan Zhang, Austin McNeil Brown, Danielle C. Rhubart

"Can Resilience Buffer the Effects of Loneliness on Mental Distress Among Working-Age Adults in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic? A Latent Moderated Structural Modeling Analysis," co-authored by Lerner Center Graduate Research Associate Austin McNeil Brown, was published in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

February 2, 2023

SNAP Participation, Medication Adherence Among Medicaid-Insured Older Adults with Hypertension

Chinedum O. Ojinnaka, Irma Arteaga, Leslie Hodges, Colleen Heflin

"Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation and Medication Adherence Among Medicaid-Insured Older Adults Living with Hypertension," co-authored by Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

January 30, 2023

Purser Talks to ABC News About the Nurse Strike in New York City

"Nurses are really bargaining for the collective good. They are putting, first and foremost, patients' safety above all else and that was the breaking point—they've been working under less-than-ideal conditions that jeopardized the safety of patients," says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. 

January 11, 2023

Heflin Discusses Seniors’ Use of Food Benefits, Impact on Memory Decline in Neurology Today Article

"Screening for food insecurity can at least provide the clinician some sense of the risks their patients might be facing and their potential negative health consequences," says Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs.

January 11, 2023

Gadarian’s “Pandemic Politics” Reviewed by Foreign Affairs

"Pandemic Politics: The Deadly Toll of Partisanship in the Age of COVID" (Princeton University Press, 2022), co-authored by Professor and Chair of Political Science Shana Kushner Gadarian, was reviewed in Foreign Affairs. "Their book is a sophisticated study, based on voluminous data, of U.S. politics as revealed by the strains and stresses of the pandemic," writes Jessica T. Mathews. 

January 10, 2023

Landes Speaks with Academic Minute About the COVID-19 Burden on People with Disabilities

"There is a well-documented history in the U.S. of marginalizing people with IDD (intellectual or developmental disability). Our hope is that we will not add to that history, but will take the necessary steps to ensure that people with IDD are provided the opportunity to live and thrive in the midst of the ongoing pandemic," says Landes, associate professor of sociology.

January 4, 2023

Montez Quoted in Washington Post Article on Politics, Policy and Increasing Mortality Rates

University Professor Jennifer Karas Montez says “state policy knobs are a lever that we could use to really turn this country around and stop this alarming—just horrible when you think about it—increase in the risk of dying before age 65.”

December 28, 2022

COVID Research Project Garners up to $2.2 Million From the National Institutes of Health

Associate Professor Emily Wiemers is the principal investigator of the team that includes her Maxwell School colleague, Marc A. Garcia. 

December 12, 2022

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