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London Elected Chair of American Sociological Association’s Drugs and Society Section

June 9, 2022

Professor of Sociology Andrew London was elected chair (one-year term begins in 2022) of the American Sociological Association’s Drugs and Society Section.

Garcia, Lerner Center Research on COVID and the Latino Mortality Advantage Cited in NBC News Story

May 16, 2022

A recent Lerner Center research brief co-authored by Assistant Professor of Sociology Marc Garcia was cited in the NBC News article, "Covid-19 narrows long-standing Latino mortality advantage, study finds."

Sociologist Shannon Monnat to Lead Center for Policy Research

May 16, 2022

A demographer and sociologist whose work focuses on population health will serve as the next director of the Center for Policy Research (CPR), the oldest interdisciplinary social science research program at the Maxwell School. Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion and professor of sociology, will begin the position on July 1, 2022. 

Schwartz Weighs in on School Transitions in Boston Globe Article

April 18, 2022

Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs, was quoted in the Boston Globe article "Once a crown jewel of BPS, Roxbury’s Timilty Middle School will close in June. Will its history of transformation be remembered?"

Heflin Discusses Teen Food Insecurity, Education on This Week in Sociological Perspective Podcast

March 7, 2022

Professor Colleen Heflin was interviewed on the This Week in Sociological Perspective podcast about her upcoming paper, "Exposure to Food Insecurity during Adolescence and Educational Attainment."

Landes Weighs in on CDC Recognizing People with IDD Are at Higher Risk of COVID in Disability Scoop

March 7, 2022

Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, was quoted in the Disability Scoop article, "CDC Adds IDD To List Of Conditions At Increased Risk From COVID-19."

Monnat's Research Cited in NY Times Article on Trump, Canadian Truckers' Protests

February 22, 2022
A study co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat was cited in the New York Times article, "There’s a Reason Trump Loves the Truckers." 

Landes Talks to The Atlantic About People With Disability, COVID

February 11, 2022
“I shared, along with many other people with disability, the hope that this time may increase awareness,” Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, says. “It seemed like for a while we were in this together.” But that moment has passed. “It has underscored the fact that the system is broken,” says Landes.

Tracking COVID’s Toll

December 21, 2021

Pandemic research by Maxwell faculty and students is shaping policy and perception on everything from aging to opioid addiction.

Monnat Quoted in BBC Article on US Drug Overdose Deaths

November 18, 2021
Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology, is quoted in the BBC article, "US annual drug overdose deaths hit record levels."

Landes discusses vaccines for those aiding people with IDD in LAist article

September 14, 2021
Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, weighs in on COVID vaccine mandates for in-home health aides in California in the LAist article, "People With Developmental Disabilities Want Their Home Health Workers Vaccinated."

See related: COVID-19, Health Care

Monnat discusses the US drug crisis on CBS News Radio

July 28, 2021
Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, was interviewed on CBS News Radio's "America: Changed Forever" podcast about drug abuse and the role the COVID-19 pandemic may have played in last year's drug-related deaths.

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