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

February 2, 2023

"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.

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

January 30, 2023

"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.

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

January 17, 2023

"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.

Powering the Next Wave of Green Energy Innovation

January 17, 2023

"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.

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

January 11, 2023

"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.

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

December 12, 2022

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

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

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

See related: Education, Grant Awards

Greene Talks to PBS NewsHour About Reentry Programs for Transgender Women

December 5, 2022

"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. 

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

November 28, 2022

"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.

See related: Housing, Racial Inequality

Prescription Opioid Resiliency and Vulnerability: A Mixed-Methods Comparative Case Study

November 28, 2022

"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.

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

November 28, 2022

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. 

Comparing Happiness Associated With Household and Community Gardening

November 23, 2022

"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.

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

November 23, 2022

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.

See related: China, Education, United States

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

November 2, 2022

“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.

See related: Health Policy, Longevity

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

November 1, 2022

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."

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

October 28, 2022

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.

See related: Health Policy, Longevity

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

October 27, 2022

"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.

See related: Health Policy, Longevity

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

October 25, 2022

"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.

See related: Wellbeing

Institutional Grammar: Foundations and Applications for Institutional Analysis

October 21, 2022

Saba Siddiki, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, and Christopher Frantz provide a general background on institutional analysis and the institutional grammar (IG) as well as provide a comprehensive overview of a revised version of the IG developed by the authors called the IG 2.0.

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Alex Rothenberg (Center for Policy Research) will present “Unity in Diversity? How Intergroup Contact Can Foster Nation Building” as part of CPR's seminar series. For more information, please contact Emily Minnoe at erminnoe@maxwell.syr.edu. 


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