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).
See related: Child & Elder Care, United States
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.”
See related: Aging, Food Security, Nutrition, U.S. Health Policy, United States
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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.
See related: Aging, Food Security, United States
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.
See related: Food Security, United States
Heflin Discusses Seniors’ Use of Food Benefits, Impact on Memory Decline in Neurology Today Article
"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.
See related: Aging, Food Security, Health Policy, Nutrition
Landes Speaks with Academic Minute About the COVID-19 Burden on People with Disabilities
"There is a well-documented history in the U.S. of marginalizing people with IDD (intellectual or developmental disability). Our hope is that we will not add to that history, but will take the necessary steps to ensure that people with IDD are provided the opportunity to live and thrive in the midst of the ongoing pandemic," says Landes, associate professor of sociology.
See related: Civil Rights, COVID-19, IDD, Physical Ability, United States
Montez Quoted in Washington Post Article on Politics, Policy and Increasing Mortality Rates
University Professor Jennifer Karas Montez says “state policy knobs are a lever that we could use to really turn this country around and stop this alarming—just horrible when you think about it—increase in the risk of dying before age 65.”
COVID Research Project Garners up to $2.2 Million From the National Institutes of Health
Associate Professor Emily Wiemers is the principal investigator of the team that includes her Maxwell School colleague, Marc A. Garcia.
See related: Civil Rights, COVID-19, Grant Awards, Health Policy, Mental Health
Landes Piece on COVID’s Impact on Immunocompromised People Published by Hastings Center
"Moving On from Covid? Immunocompromised People Can’t," written by Associate Professor of Sociology Scott Landes, was published by the Hastings Center.
See related: Civil Rights, COVID-19, Health Policy
Engelhardt Speaks with CNN About the Increase in Social Security Payments in 2023
Asked about the White House’s assertion that “President Biden’s leadership” is responsible for the increase, Gary Engelhardt, professor of economics, tells CNN: “This assertion is incorrect.”
See related: Economic Policy, United States
Monnat and Montez Talk to US News About Their Research on Link Between Policy and Mortality Rates
“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.
Montez Discusses New Research on Link Between Policy and Mortality Rates With NBC News, USA Today
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.
Hamersma Article on Scaling Up the Social Good Published in Comment Magazine
"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.
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Monnat Comments on Increase in US Suicide Rates in Grid Article
“There might be a small drop in one or two years, but the long-term trend has been an increase,” says Shannon Monnat, professor of sociology. She was interviewed for the Grid article, "U.S. suicide rates rose again in 2021, ending a brief decline during the covid pandemic."
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Monnat Research on Mortality Trends Featured in New York Times Article
Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat was also interviewed for the story, "‘There Are Two Americas Now: One With a B.A. and One Without’."
Landes Discusses His Research on COVID Deaths, People with IDD in Disability Scoop Article
Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, was interviewed for the Disability Scoop article, "COVID-19 Was Leading Killer Of People With Developmental Disabilities."
See related: COVID-19, IDD, Longevity, United States
Research by Landes on COVID Deaths, People with IDD Featured in Syracuse.com Article
"COVID-19 Mortality Burden and Comorbidity Patterns Among Decedents with and without Intellectual and Developmental Disability in the US," co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Scott Landes, was featured in the Syracuse.com article, "COVID-19 Mortality Burden and Comorbidity Patterns Among Decedents with and without Intellectual and Developmental Disability in the US."
See related: COVID-19, IDD, Longevity, United States
Three Maxwell Professors Named O’Hanley Faculty Scholars
The Maxwell School is pleased to announce three new O’Hanley Faculty Scholars: Margarita Estévez-Abe, Scott Landes and Emily Wiemers.
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Wolf Discusses New Research on Paid Sick Leave with Canadian HR Reporter
Professor Emeritus Douglas Wolf was interviewed for the Canadian HR Reporter article, "Mandated paid sick leave a matter of life and death: Report."