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Maxwell Experts Discuss Future Implications and Historical Context of Dobbs v. Jackson Ruling

The discussion covered the history of governing abortions in the U.S.; how the Dobbs v. Jackson decision might affect access to abortion and other reproductive services; impacts the decision could have on economic and health outcomes and voting behaviors in upcoming elections; and what precedent this decision might set for other Supreme Court decisions going forward. 

July 20, 2022

Montez Talks to Scientific American About the Growing Mortality Gap Between GOP and Dem Areas

University Professor and demographer Jennifer Karas Montez was quoted in the Scientific American article, "People in Republican Counties Have Higher Death Rates Than Those in Democratic Counties."

July 20, 2022

Montez Talks to NPR About the Link Between Politics and Health

University Professor Jennifer Karas Montez was interviewed on NPR about the link between politics and health.

June 15, 2022

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

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

June 9, 2022

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

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."

May 16, 2022

Sociologist Shannon Monnat to Lead Center for Policy Research

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. 

May 16, 2022

Lopoo Joins National Panel Examining Behavioral Economics

Maxwell School faculty member Leonard Lopoo is one of 13 scholars from across the country who have been selected to serve on a prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine panel that will explore behavioral economics.

April 21, 2022

Schwartz Weighs in on School Transitions in Boston Globe Article

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?"

April 18, 2022

Miriam Mutambudzi Receives Grant from USC/UCLA Center on Biodemography and Population Health

Lerner Affiliate Miriam Mutambudzi, along with SU Falk College's Maria Brown, received the grant for their project "Childhood Adversity and Cognitive Trajectories in Later Life: The Influence of Race and Everyday Discrimination.”

April 13, 2022

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

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."

March 7, 2022

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

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."

March 7, 2022

See related: COVID-19, IDD, United States

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

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." 
February 22, 2022

Landes Talks to The Atlantic About People With Disability, COVID

“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.
February 11, 2022

Tracking COVID’s Toll

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

December 21, 2021

Monnat Quoted in BBC Article on US Drug Overdose Deaths

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

London publishes new research in a special issue “Viral Times: Rethinking HIV and COVID-19.”

"The social patterning of pandemics, such as HIV and COVID, reveals much about the nature of disease awareness, risk perceptions, moral culpability and our understandings of civic responsibility, as well as institutional power, ideology and social structure," writes Lerner Faculty Affiliate Andrew London.

November 1, 2021

Lerner Faculty Affiliate Scott Landes quoted in California News-Times article

Studies show that people with intellectual or developmental disabilities are more likely to die of COVID-19. “This really makes sense for COVID,” says Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology. “If you have a caregiver right next to you all day long, it will increase your chances of getting sick.”

October 15, 2021

Sociologist Jennifer Karas Montez Named University Professor

The prestigious distinction is granted to faculty who excel in their fields and who have made extraordinary scholarly contributions as judged by their peers nationally and internationally.
October 1, 2021

Lerner Faculty Affiliate Amy Schwartz and colleagues secure $3.5 million NIH funding

Amy Schwartz is the Principal Investigator on the project "COVID-19, Vaccinations and School/Community Resources: Children's Longitudinal Health and Education Outcomes using Linked Administrative Data." The study will determine how racial/ethnic and income disparities were affected, investigate vaccine availability, and explore the role of school and neighborhood resources.
September 27, 2021

Lerner Chair and Director Shannon Monnat, colleagues awarded $1.9 million dollar NIDA grant

The overarching objective of the project is to identify how the policies U.S. states enacted to combat the spread and adverse effects of COVID-19 may have affected psychological health and mortality from drug overdose and suicide among working-age and older adults in both the immediate and longer terms. 

September 23, 2021

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