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Harrington Meyer comments on intensive grandparenting in NY Times

"My mom told the seven of us to go outside and play," University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer recalled. "Today’s mom says, ‘Get in the van and I’ll drive you from Spanish camp to violin lessons.’ The idea is to cultivate your child, give them every possible advantage, and it clearly spills over to the intensification of grandparenting." Harrington Meyer was interviewed for the New York Times article "When Grandparents Help Hold It All Together." 

July 24, 2019

Madonna Harrington Meyer named University Professor

The prestigious distinction—a four-year, renewable appointment—is granted to faculty who excel in their fields and who have made extraordinary scholarly contributions as judged by their peers nationally and internationally. “Professor Harrington Meyer’s work is focused on some of the most persistent, difficult and relevant issues facing our society. Her research and teaching challenge us to think through and find solutions that better our communities,” says Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly. 

July 22, 2019

Harrington Meyer book Grandmothers at Work cited in LA Times

According to University Professor Harrington Meyer, grandmothers often share child-rearing duties and ease the childcare burden of working parents, a role that has only been increasing.

May 14, 2019

Monnat lectures on demographic and geographic variation in drug, alcohol, suicide mortality at UCLA

As a scholar of social inequality and social demography, Dr. Monnat's research examines the correlates and consequences of social disadvantage, particularly at the intersections of place, public policy, and health. A common theme binding much of her work is a concern for rural people and places. Her current research focuses on social determinants of opioid use disorders and mortality, particularly in rural and small town America. 
May 8, 2019

Lerner Graduate Fellow Alumna Jordana Gilman receives SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence

Jordana Gilman, an MD/MPH student who will graduated Sunday, May 5, has been selected as one of 210 SUNY students from across the state to receive a 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson said the student winners “made the choice to be leaders, on their campuses, prioritize their studies and serve their communities.”
April 29, 2019

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Monnat quoted in PolitiFact article on Andrew Yang, life expectancy

According to Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, the recent decline in life expectancy "is due almost entirely" to increases in overdoses and suicides. "Although the declines are small, they are unprecedented, and they are signals that there is a serious well-being crisis in the U.S."

April 4, 2019

Lerner Center Kicks Off National Public Health Week with the Disease of Busyness

April 1 was the kickoff to National Public Health Week and we celebrated by hosting a luncheon to discuss the Disease of Busyness. Around 80 people came together to hear guest speaker Jaime Weisberg, of Northbound Coaching and Consulting, lead a powerful talk on how our busy state of minds affect our relationships, productivity, and overall health.
April 1, 2019

Lerner Center Graduate Fellow Katie Mott featured on NPR for research on the NoJaims closure

Katie Mott was interviewed on local station NPR due to her latest research brief on food access in Syracuse. 
March 26, 2019

Lerner Chair, Shannon Monnat, wins Prestigious Award from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion and associate professor of sociology, was recently presented with a Thought Leadership Award. Monnat was recognized for her substantial activities in translating research to public and policy audiences, including through public research briefs, op-eds, media communications, public presentations and congressional briefings.

March 19, 2019

Monnat discusses mental health crisis in Yates County schools on WSKG

Children today face three serious mental health crises: death from drugs, alcohol and suicide, says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "They’re much bigger societal issues that need to be addressed quickly or they’re going to manifest into something much more serious and then we’re going to be in big trouble not just now but decades to come."

March 8, 2019

Monnat published in US News and World Report on social and economic drivers of U.S. opioid crisis

Opioids are the substances directly killing people, but they are a symptom of much larger social and economic problems facing the hardest hit communities.
February 26, 2019

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