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Daly Discusses the Protests in China on CNN

"This is the first time since Tiananmen that there have been national protests—they’re not really nation-wide, they’re in about 16 different provinces—about one issue," says Robert Daly, adjunct professor in the Maxwell-in-Washington program.

November 30, 2022

See related: China, COVID-19, Government

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

See related: Addiction, Health Policy

Catching Air: Risk and Embodied Ocean Health among Dominican Diver Fishermen

Kyrstin Mallon Andrews

"Catching Air: Risk and Embodied Ocean Health among Dominican Diver Fishermen," authored by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Kyrstin Mallon Andrews, was published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly.

November 23, 2022

Comparing Happiness Associated With Household and Community Gardening

Graham Ambrose, Kirti Das, Yingling Fan, Anu Ramaswami

"Comparing Happiness Associated With Household and Community Gardening: Implications for Food Action Planning," co-authored by Ph.D. student Graham Ambrose, was published in Landscape and Urban Planning.

November 23, 2022

Landes Piece on COVID’s Impact on Immunocompromised People Published by Hastings Center

"Moving On from Covid? Immunocompromised People Can’t," written by Associate Professor of Sociology Scott Landes, was published by the Hastings Center.

November 22, 2022

Monnat and Montez Talk to US News About Their Research on Link Between Policy and Mortality Rates

“State policies, which have been relatively ignored in research on explanations for U.S. mortality trends, turn out to be really important for understanding geographic disparities in mortality,” Shannon Monnat, professor of sociology, tells U.S. News & World Report.

November 2, 2022

Montez Discusses New Research on Link Between Policy and Mortality Rates With NBC News, USA Today

If states had adopted liberal policies across the board, University Professor Jennifer Karas Montez and her co-authors calculated that 171,030 lives would have been saved in 2019 alone; on the flip side, conservative policies in all states would have led to an additional 217,635 working-age deaths.

October 28, 2022

U.S. state policy contexts and mortality of working-age adults

Jennifer Karas Montez, Nader Mehri, Shannon M. Monnat, Jason Beckfield, Derek Chapman, Jacob M. Grumbach, Mark D. Hayward, Steven H. Woolf, Anna Zajacova

"U.S. state policy contexts and mortality of working-age adults," co-authored by sociologists Jennifer Karas Montez and Shannon Monnat, was published by PLoS ONE.

October 27, 2022

See related: Health Policy, Longevity

Hamersma Article on Scaling Up the Social Good Published in Comment Magazine

"What happens when we think of social goods—those that contribute to human thriving? Is scale just as problematic in those cases, or might we use its powers for good?" asks Sarah Hamersma, associate professor of public administration and international affairs.

October 25, 2022

Gadarian Examines the Implications of Politicizing the Pandemic in New Book

Shana Kushner Gadarian, Sara Wallace Goodman, Thomas B. Pepinsky

“Pandemic Politics: The Deadly Toll of Partisanship in the Age of COVID," co-authored by Professor of Political Science Shana Kushner Gadarian, draws on a wealth of new data on public opinion to show how pandemic politics has touched all aspects of Americans’ lives.

October 18, 2022

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