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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

Inequality in Literacy Skills at Kindergarten Entry at the Intersections of Social Programs and Race

Michah Rothbart, Colleen Heflin

"Inequality in Literacy Skills at Kindergarten Entry at the Intersections of Social Programs and Race," co-authored by public administration and international affairs professors Michah Rothbart and Colleen Heflin, was published in Children and Youth Services Review.

February 1, 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

Powering the Next Wave of Green Energy Innovation

David Popp, Myriam Grégoire-Zawilski

"Powering the next wave of green energy innovation," co-authored by David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in PLOS Climate.

January 17, 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

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

Leonard Lopoo Named Co-Investigator on $240K NSF Grant for Academic Coaching

The grant was awarded to the University’s Center for Learning and Student Success to expand a coaching program.
December 8, 2022

See related: Education, Grant Awards

Solutions Manual for Econometrics, 4th Edition

Badi H. Baltagi
December 7, 2022

Greene Talks to PBS NewsHour About Reentry Programs for Transgender Women

"No trans women that I formally interviewed or met in the course of my field research wanted to or felt safe in men's housing programs," says Joss Greene, assistant professor of sociology. 

December 5, 2022

Yinger Quoted in Economist Article on Decline in Racial Discrimination in Mortgage Lending

"I think it’s fair to say that there’s still some discrimination, but it’s not very common," says John Yinger, Trustee Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs.

November 28, 2022

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

Rothenberg Discusses Recent Research in Indonesia on the Benefits of Road Maintenance with VoxDev

Alexander Rothenberg, assistant professor of economics, and co-authors analyze how changes in road quality driven by maintenance and upgrading decisions impact local economic outcomes in Indonesia. 

November 28, 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

Yingyi Ma Quoted in South China Morning Post Article on China Sending Students to US Universities

Chinese students do not necessarily come to the U.S. because they love America or are interested in it, Ma tells South China Morning Post. "They want to get American degrees," she says, and use them to get better jobs back home.

November 23, 2022

See related: China, Education, United States

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

Research on Racial Disparities in Education by Professors Drake, Shi and Zhu Cited in NY Times

The work of Sean Drake, assistant professor of sociology, Ying Shi, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, and Maria Zhu, assistant professor of economics, was referenced in the article, "Asian American Students Face Bias, but It’s Not What You Might Think."

November 1, 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

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