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Gadarian speaks to WTSP about post-COVID mask-wearing

February 17, 2021
"There's a cultural norm in China or in Hong Kong and other places to wear a mask when you yourself are sick, but in the U.S. the culture of individualism or individual choice is very strong," says Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science.

Michelmore quoted in Los Angeles Times article on Biden's COVID-19 relief proposal

January 15, 2021
Katherine Michelmore, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, has studied the impact of the existing program and says, "Over half the kids who would benefit are Black and brown children. 

Monnat weighs in on Central New York COVID-19 deaths in Syracuse.com article

January 5, 2021
"To keep things in perspective, there have been 330 COVID deaths in the county over the whole year so far," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "There are still far more deaths annually from heart disease and cancer," she adds. But, "If these numbers are similar for 2020," Monnat says, “COVID will be the third-leading cause of death in the county this year."

Radcliffe quoted in Deseret News article on COVID-19 double standards

January 4, 2021
For people struggling to stay motivated to continue social distancing and wearing masks, cases where public officials ignore the very rules they are imposing on others can be frustrating. In the field of behavioral ethics, this phenomenon is called "ethical fading," says Dana Radcliffe, adjunct professor of public administration and international affairs. The term describes the way people deceive themselves to hide the wrongness of their choices. But, officials should be held to a higher standard, he says, especially when public health is on the line. "People who have considerable power or ability to influence others have a greater obligation to make sure that their actions match their words—because their words and actions can affect the behavior and welfare of others," says Radcliffe. Read more in the Deseret News article, "7 times public officials had double standards on COVID-19." 

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

September 16, 2020
The authors examined the associations between material hardship and health outcomes in early adulthood and how they are mediated by perceived stress.

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September 1, 2019

Ghanaian physician Laud Boateng will use his MPA/IR to improve health policy worldwide.

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