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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

Monnat discusses opioid crisis, Trump's national emergency on WSKG

"Opioids are far more deadly than any drugs that are entering through the U.S.-Mexico border,” says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

February 25, 2019

Monnat featured in CityLab article on geography of the opioid crisis

Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, argues that in both rural and urban communities, two key factors—economic distress and supply of opioids—predict the rate of opioid deaths. "I really do want to push back against this cliché that addiction does not discriminate," Monnat says. "The physiological processes that underlie addiction themselves may not discriminate, but the factors that put people in communities at higher risk are are not spatially random."

February 14, 2019

Monnat quoted in US News article on the opioid epidemic

"Opioids are a symptom and a symbol of far deeper issues in the U.S.," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. She points to deteriorating economic conditions, a lack of investment in schools, a quick-fix culture and a toxic mix of "pain, despair, disconnection and lack of opportunity" as upstream problems that have fed into the nation's current drug crisis.

January 29, 2019

Maxwell faculty secure RWJF grant to study preemption effect on health

 The team, which includes Doug Wolf, professor of public administration and international affairs, Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology, and Jennifer Karas Montez, professor of sociology, will explore pre-emption’s effect on geographic inequities in health, focusing on labor and environmental policies.

January 17, 2019

Lerner Center’s Monday Mile an alternative to New Year’s resolutions

“All you have to do is map a route wherever you’re at, gather your group and have fun walking!” says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "Many organizations, universities and cities have adopted the Monday Mile activity and have seen great results," she adds.

January 4, 2019

CNN: "Forget New Year's health goals; try Monday resolutions instead"

As another year rolls around, learn how you can stick to your New Year's resolutions by making them into more attainable "Monday resolutions." Read the full article here.    
December 31, 2018

Monnat weighs in on two NYS proposals to combat drug crisis on NPR

According to Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, politicians are looking for quick fixes because of their short terms in office and public health in the U.S. too often treats problems after they appear. "If we were to invest similar money into revitalizing social infrastructure and economic infrastructure and our educational system we would see long term benefits," she says. 

December 10, 2018

Lerner Center, Monday Mile featured by CDC for inclusivity

The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion's Monday Mile program was featured on the CDC website on International Day of Persons with Disabilities for incorporating the principles of inclusion in the design of new Monday Mile routes.

December 6, 2018

The Lerner Center's Monday Miles are Celebrated on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We strive to create inclusive and accessible Monday Mile walking routes that all members of our community can enjoy. Our Inclusivity Policy assures Monday Miles will be safe and accessible for those of all abilities. 
December 4, 2018

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