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Rural and Small-Town America: Context, Composition, and Complexities

Shannon M. Monnat, Tim Slack

Shannon M. Monnat, professor of sociology and Lerner Chair in Public Health Promotion and Population Health, has co-authored “Rural and Small Town America: Context, Composition, and Complexities” (University of California Press, 2024) with Tim Slack, professor of sociology at Louisiana State University. 

July 3, 2024

See related: Rural Issues, United States

Characteristics Associated with COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among US Working-Age Adults

Xue Zhang, Shannon M. Monnat

“Watchful, skeptics, and system distrusters: Characteristics associated with different types of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among U.S. working-age adults,” co-authored by Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in Vaccine.

July 2, 2024

Earnings and Employment Patterns Following Child-Care Subsidy Receipt

W. Clay Fannin, Colleen Heflin, Taryn Morrissey
“Earnings and Employment Patterns Following Child-Care Subsidy Receipt,” co-authored by Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs, and Ph.D. student W. Clay Fannin, was published in Social Service Review.
July 1, 2024

Understanding the Emergence of Computational Institutional Science

Nicholas Oesterling, Graham Ambrose, Jiho Kim
"Understanding the Emergence of Computational Institutional Science: A Review of Computational Modeling of Institutions and Institutional Dynamics," co-authored by Nicholas Oesterling, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Design and Governance and the Center for Policy Research, Graham Ambrose, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Design and Governance and the Center for Policy Research, and Jiho Kim, Graduate Research Associate for the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, was published in the International Journal of the Commons.
June 21, 2024

See related: Research Methods

Fairchild Receives Mellon Foundation Grant for Project Focused on Pandemic Backlash, Public Health

The educational and research resource will create “new, urgently needed, accessible opportunities for the humanities to speak to public health and broaden access to humanities higher learning opportunities,” says Professor Amy Fairchild, who is principal investigator (PI).

June 12, 2024

Ying Shi Named William T. Grant Scholar for Research on School Victimization

The Maxwell School assistant professor will conduct two studies on school victimization and hate crimes toward Asian American and Pacific Islander students.

June 10, 2024

Evaluating conflict in collaborative environmental governance

Graham Ambrose, Jangmin Kim, Saba Siddiki
"Evaluating conflict in collaborative environmental governance: A study of environmental justice councils," co-authored by Graham Ambrose, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Design and Governance and the Center for Policy Research, and Saba Siddiki, director of the Center for Policy Design and Governance, was published in the Review of Policy Research.
June 6, 2024

See related: Environment, United States

Understanding policy evolution using institutional grammar

Graham Ambrose, Myriam Gregoire-Zawilski, Saba Siddiki, Nicholas Oesterling
"Understanding policy evolution using institutional grammar: net metering policies in the United States," co-authored by Graham Ambrose, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Design and Governance and the Center for Policy Research, Myriam Gregoire-Zawilski, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Research, Saba Siddiki, director of the Center for Policy Design and Governance, and Nicholas Oesterling, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Design and Governance and the Center for Policy Research, was published in Policy Design and Practice.
June 6, 2024

See related: Energy, United States

A policy design perspective on electricity rates

Nicholas Oesterling
"A policy design perspective on electricity rates," authored by Nicholas Oesterling, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Design and Governance and the Center for Policy Research, was published in Policy Design and Practice.
June 6, 2024

See related: Energy, United States

Assessing Drivers of Sustained Engagement in Collaborative Governance Arrangements

Graham Ambrose, Saba Siddiki
"Assessing Drivers of Sustained Engagement in Collaborative Governance Arrangements," co-authored by Saba Siddiki, director of the Center for Policy Design and Governance, and Graham Ambrose, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Design and Governance and the Center for Policy Research, was published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.
June 6, 2024

See related: Environment, United States

Evaluating Use of Evidence in U.S. State Governments: A Conjoint Analysis

Chengxin Xu, Yuan (Daniel) Cheng, Shuping Wang, Weston Merrick, Patrick Carter
"Evaluating Use of Evidence in U.S. State Governments: A Conjoint Analysis," co-authored by Shuping Wang, a Graduate Research Associate in the Center for Policy Design and Governance and Center for Policy Research, was published in SSRN.
June 6, 2024

State COVID-19 Policies and Drug Overdose Mortality Among Working-Age Adults in the US, 2020

Douglas A. Wolf, Shannon M. Monnat, Emily E. Wiemers, Yue Sun, Xue Zhang, Elyse R. Grossman, Jennifer Karas Montez

“State COVID-19 Policies and Drug Overdose Mortality Among Working-Age Adults in the United States, 2020,” co-authored by Maxwell faculty members Douglas Wolf, Shannon Monnat, Emily Weimers and Jennifer Karas Montez, was published in the American Journal of Public Health.

May 20, 2024

States’ COVID-19 Restrictions were Associated with Increases in Drug Overdose Deaths in 2020

Douglas A. Wolf, Shannon M. Monnat, Jennifer Karas Montez, Emily Wiemers, and Elyse Grossman
This brief summarizes the findings of a paper that used national data to identify how states’ COVID-19 policies affected drug overdose rates among U.S. adults ages 25-64 during the first year of the pandemic.
May 15, 2024

Pay-to-Stay as Stategraft

Gabriela Kirk-Werner, April D. Fernandes. Brittany Friedman

“Pay-to-Stay as Stategraft,” co-authored by Assistant Professor of Sociology Gabriela Kirk-Werner, was published in the Wisconsin Law Review.

April 18, 2024

Siddiki, Baynes Honored for Excellence in Graduate Education

The student-driven award acknowledges faculty who have had a significant impact and positive influence on graduate education because of their superior graduate-level teaching, dedication to departmental and community presence and excellence in research and creative activities. 

April 15, 2024

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Yingyi Ma Article on the Threat US Security Policies Pose to AI Leadership Published by Brookings

“Immigrants, notably those from the Chinese community, have been instrumental in driving innovation in AI and America’s broader high-tech industry, which suffers from a domestic ‘talent crisis.’ Addressing this challenge demands more favorable immigration policies...and a reduction in the hostility faced by Chinese scientists,” writes Yingyi Ma, professor of sociology.

April 13, 2024

Social Infrastructure Availability and Suicide Rates among Working-Age Adults in the United States

Xue Zhang, Danielle C. Rhubart, Shannon M. Monnat

“Social Infrastructure Availability and Suicide Rates among Working-Age Adults in the United States,” co-authored by Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World.

April 10, 2024

Shifting Cohort Patterns in the Use of Drugs with Elevated Overdose Risk in the United States

Kira England, Liying Luo, Ashton M Verdery, Shannon M Monnat

“Shifting Cohort Patterns in the Use of Drugs with Elevated Overdose Risk in the United States,” co-authored by Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in Social Problems.

April 3, 2024

See related: Addiction, United States

9 Projects Awarded MetLife Foundation-Lender Center Racial Wealth Gap Grants

The awards are funded by a 2022 MetLife Foundation grant that supports research and community programming over three years to examine the racial wealth gap’s root causes and ideas that may resolve its economic and social inequalities, says Kendall Phillips, Lender Center interim director.

March 13, 2024

Heflin Quoted in US News Article on MPA and MPP Degrees

“Demand for our highly ranked M.P.A. program remains strong with increased student interest in certificates of advanced study,” says Colleen Heflin, associate dean, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs. “Particularly in the areas of data analytics for public policy, security studies, and conflict and collaboration.”

February 29, 2024

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