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Adopting the Standard Medical Deduction Increased State SNAP Enrollment and Benefits

Yuwei Zhang, Jun Li, Dongmei Zuo, and Colleen M. Heflin
Simplifying administrative requirements for SNAP would make it easier for older adults and people with disabilities to participate in the program.
February 21, 2024

Geographically specific associations between county-level socioeconomic and household distress and mortality from drug poisoning, suicide, alcohol, and homicide among working-age adults in the United States

Xue Zhang, Shannon M. Monnat

"Geographically specific associations between county-level socioeconomic and household distress and mortality from drug poisoning, suicide, alcohol, and homicide among working-age adults in the United States," co-authored by Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in SSM - Population Health.

January 11, 2024

Waiving SNAP Interviews during the COVID-19 Pandemic Increased SNAP Caseloads

Colleen Heflin, William Clay Fannin, Leonard Lopoo, and Siobhan O’Keefe
Counties that implemented the SNAP interview waiver during the COVID-19 pandemic experienced a 5% increase in SNAP participation.
January 10, 2024

Behavioral Science Interventions Could Increase SNAP Comprehension and Awareness Among Military Families

Colleen Heflin, Hannah Patnaik, Leonard Lopoo, and Siobhan O’Keefe
Making small behavioral science informed changes to SNAP informational flyers increased military & veteran families’ knowledge about benefits & may help to increase SNAP uptake in this population. 
November 15, 2023

Explaining the U.S. rural disadvantage in COVID-19 case and Death rates during the Delta-Omicron surge: The role of politics, vaccinations, population health, and social determinants

Malia Jones, Mahima Bhattar, Emma Henning, Shannon M. Monnat

"Explaining the U.S. rural disadvantage in COVID-19 case and Death rates during the Delta-Omicron surge: The role of politics, vaccinations, population health, and social determinants," co-authored by Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in Social Science & Medicine.

September 6, 2023

Adoption Of Standard Medical Deduction Increased SNAP Enrollment And Benefits In 21 Participating States

Jun Li, Dongmei Zuo, Colleen Heflin

"Adoption Of Standard Medical Deduction Increased SNAP Enrollment And Benefits In 21 Participating States," co-authored by Professors Jun Li and Colleen Heflin, and Ph.D. student Dongmei Zuo, was published in Health Affairs.

August 8, 2023

Local Control, Discretion, and Administrative Burden: SNAP Interview Waivers and Caseloads During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Colleen Heflin, William Clay Fannin, Leonard Lopoo

"Local Control, Discretion, and Administrative Burden: SNAP Interview Waivers and Caseloads During the COVID-19 Pandemic," co-authored by Maxwell faculty members Colleen Heflin and Leonard Lopoo, and doctoral student William Clay Fannin, was published in The American Review of Public Administration.

July 25, 2023

Moving Policies Toward Racial and Ethnic Equality: The Case of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Hugo Jales, Judith Liu, Norbert Wilson

"Moving policies toward racial and ethnic equality: The case of the supplemental nutrition assistance program," co-authored by economists Alfonso Flores-Lagunes and Hugo Jales, was published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

May 22, 2023

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

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

Children in Economically Disadvantaged Households Have Lower Early 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

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

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation and Medication Adherence Among Medicaid-Insured Older Adults Living 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

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

Room to Grow: Examining Participation and Stability in Child Care Subsidies Using State Administrative Data

Taryn W. Morrissey, Colleen M. Heflin, W. Clay Fannin

"Room to grow: examining participation and stability in child care subsidies using state administrative data," co-authored by Professor Colleen Heflin and M.P.A. student W. Clay Fannin, was published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly.

September 14, 2022

See related: Child & Elder Care

The Effect of Social Security Benefits on Food Insecurity at the Early Entitlement Age

Perry Singleton

"The effect of social security benefits on food insecurity at the early entitlement age," authored by Associate Professor of Economics Perry Singleton, was published in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.

August 24, 2022

See related: Food Security, Nutrition

Evaluating Change in Representation and Coordination in Collaborative Governance Over Time: A Study of Environmental Justice Councils

Saba Siddiki, Graham Ambrose

"Evaluating Change in Representation and Coordination in Collaborative Governance Over Time: A Study of Environmental Justice Councils," co-authored by Associate Professor Saba Siddiki and Ph.D. student Graham Ambrose, was published in Environmental Management.

August 4, 2022

The decline in long-term earnings mobility in the U.S.: Evidence from survey-linked administrative data

Emily Wiemers, Michael Carr

"The decline in long-term earnings mobility in the U.S.: Evidence from survey-linked administrative data," co-authored by Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Emily Wiemers, was published in Labour Economics.

July 20, 2022

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