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Monnat weighs in on new research on opioid use, 2016 election results

"Opioids are a symptom and a symbol of much larger social and economic problems, and those social and economic problems came to bear during the 2016 election," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. She was interviewed for the MedPage Today article "High Opioid-Use Counties Voted Trump in 2016." 
July 6, 2018

Monnat discusses opioid overdose rates in rural New England on New Hampshire Public Radio

Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion says long-running challenges in many rural communities are the underlying drivers of the increase in opioid overdose rates, things like economic decline and social isolation. 

June 28, 2018

Faculty, alumnus study on public health insurance, fertility published

Lincoln H. Groves, Sarah Hamersma & Leonard M. Lopoo
June 26, 2018

Maxwell announces promotions, tenure for eight faculty

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University is pleased to announce the promotion of the following distinguished individuals to professor in their field. 
June 18, 2018

Michelmore paper on EITC, household finances published in JPAM

Lauren E. Jones & Katherine Michelmore
June 14, 2018

Econ faculty publish paper on food insecurity, Great Recession in American Economic Association

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Hugo B. Jales, Judith Liu & Norbert L. Wilson
June 12, 2018

Heflin study on impact of food program coverage gap published in AEPP

Irma Arteaga, Colleen Heflin & Sarah Parsons
June 6, 2018

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Hamersma and Lopoo paper on pregnancy Medicaid expansions and fertility published in PR&PR

Lincoln H. Groves, Sarah Hamersma, Leonard M. Lopoo & Sarah Hamersma
May 31, 2018

Health Econometrics

Badi H. Baltagi
May 30, 2018

Hamersma study on parental Medicaid expansions and children's health insurance published in CEP

Sarah Hamersma, Matthew Kim & Brenden Timpe
May 27, 2018

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Monnat research on deaths of despair cited in Atlantic article

Lerner Chair Shannon Monnat's research found that the Rust Belt counties that put Trump over the top were those that lost the most people in recent years to deaths of despair—those due to alcohol, drugs, and suicide.

May 16, 2018

Monnat weighs in on efforts to combat drug overdoses in ConvergenceRI

"We must tackle root causes, which... drive suicide, alcohol-related deaths and more," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

May 15, 2018

Popp to receive the William Wasserstrom Prize for Graduate Teaching

David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs and Carolyn Rapking Faculty Scholar in Public Administration and Policy, will receive the 2018 William Wasserstrom Prize for the Teaching of Graduate Students. The prize is awarded every year to a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences who embodies the role of a seminar leader, research and dissertation director, and advisor and role model.

May 10, 2018

Monnat quoted in Washington Times article on deaths of despair

"Opioids may have been the spark, but a spark needs kindling in order to ignite," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

May 3, 2018

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