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Medicaid-Insured Older Adults on SNAP May Have Stronger Medication Adherence

Colleen Heflin, Chinedum O. Ojinnaka, Irma Arteaga, Leslie Hodges, and Gabriella Alphonso
Older adults who experience gaps in SNAP participation have lower levels of medication adherence for hypertension. 
April 19, 2023

Maxwell Faculty and Students To Be Honored at 2023 One University Awards

The One University Awards Ceremony, an annual event to honor members of the Syracuse University community who are making a difference through academics, scholarship, creative work and dedicated service, will be held Friday, April 21.

April 19, 2023

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Alexander Rothenberg Honored with Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research

The assistant professor of economics will give remarks at the Maxwell School’s Graduate Convocation on May 12.

April 17, 2023

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Returns to Scale in Property Assessment: Evidence from NYS’s Small Localities Coordination Program

Yusun Kim, Yilin Hou, John Yinger

"Returns to Scale in Property Assessment: Evidence from New York State’s Small Localities Coordination Program," co-authored by Maxwell professors Yilin Hou and John Yinger, was published in the National Tax Journal.

April 5, 2023

The Social and Community Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic

Rajeev Darolia, Colleen Heflin

"The Social and Community Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic," co-authored by Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in The ANNALS of the Academy of Political and Social Science.

April 4, 2023

Hamersma Discusses the Impact of Medicaid Eligibility Reviews on County Residents With Syracuse.com

Sarah Hamersma, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, believes the number of Onondaga County residents who lose coverage will be less than the 9.5% estimated by a federal government study. That’s because New York’s Medicaid and other public health insurance programs are more generous than those offered by many other states, she says.

March 31, 2023

Yingyi Ma Named an American Council on Education Fellow

As a fellow, Ma, professor of sociology, will receive customized leadership training and mentorship.

March 29, 2023

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Exploring factors shaping transportation electrification in American cities

Derek Ehrnschwender, Saba Siddiki, Sanya Carley, Sean Nicholson-Crotty

"Exploring factors shaping transportation electrification in American cities," co-authored by Saba Siddiki, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition.

March 24, 2023

Poor Children Have Lower Literacy Skills than their Higher-Income Peers

Michah W. Rothbart, Colleen Heflin, and Gabriella Alphonso

Children in low-income families who participate in food and income support programs (such as SNAP and TANF) have lower literacy skills in kindergarten than those who do not participate in these programs. 

March 23, 2023

Demographic and Geographic Variation in Fatal Drug Overdoses in the United States, 1999–2020

Shannon Monnat

"Demographic and Geographic Variation in Fatal Drug Overdoses in the United States, 1999–2020," authored by Shannon Monnat, professor of sociology, was published in the ANNALS of of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

March 20, 2023

Food Insecurity and the Opioid Crisis

Colleen Heflin, Xiaohan Sun

"Food Insecurity and the Opioid Crisis," co-authored by Colleen Heflin, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs, and postdoctoral research scholar Xiaohan Sun, was published in the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

March 20, 2023

Harrington Meyer Quoted in New York Times Article on Grandfathering

Overall, grandmothers still take the lead in spending time with grandchildren, often rearranging their schedules to do so, says Madonna Harrington Meyer, University Professor and author of “Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs” (NYU Press, 2014).

March 9, 2023

Shi and Zhu Examine Bias Against Asian Students in a New Study in Journal of Public Economics

Ying Shi, Maria Zhu

"'Model minorities'" in the classroom? Positive evaluation bias towards Asian students and its consequences," co-authored by Ying Shi, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, and Maria Zhu, assistant professor of economics, was published in the Journal of Public Economics.

March 3, 2023

Heflin Comments on New Study Linking Cognitive Decline, Food Insufficiency in Medical News Today

“Unfortunately,” says Colleen Heflin, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs, “my own work suggests that cognitive decline can act as a barrier to SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] participation among older adults eligible for the program, due to the difficult administrative processes associated with demonstrating program eligibility.”

February 27, 2023

New Knowledge - Tapping Into Maxwell’s Scholarly Distinction

Undergraduates at the Maxwell School now have almost limitless opportunities for research and deeper study.
February 24, 2023

Heflin Quoted in New York Times Article on the Impact of Increasing Food Prices on Seniors

“The lack of access to food can make older Americans more socially isolated,” says Colleen Heflin, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs.

February 15, 2023

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

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