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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

Lerner Faculty Affiliate Bergen-Cico Granted NSF Funds to Support Recovery from Opioid Use Disorder

Dessa Bergen-Cico, professor of public health, is the co-principal investigator along with principal investigator Asif Salekin, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, on a novel grant from the National Science Foundation, for a study aiming support opioid addiction recovery.

September 21, 2021

Garcia, Pendergrast publish blog post on structural racism in Public Health Post

Faculty Affiliate Marc Garcia and Lerner Fellow Claire Pendergrast recently published a blog on Public Health Post arguing the need for targeted health policies and structural policy change to reduce population health disparities in the US.
September 21, 2021

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

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."
September 14, 2021

Monnat discusses the US drug crisis on CBS News Radio

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.
July 28, 2021

Montez receives Honorable Mention for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population Award

Jennifer Karas Montez, Lerner Center faculty affiliate, earned an honorable mention for the 2021 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population Award, awarded by the American Sociological Association, for her paper titled "U.S. state policies, politics, and life expectancy."

July 8, 2021

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Monnat wins the 2021 Fred Buttel Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award for new research

Shannon Monnat coauthored a paper, “The Opioid Hydra: Understanding Overdose Mortality Epidemics and Syndemics Across the Rural-Urban Continuum” (published in Rural Sociology), that won the 2021 Fred Buttel Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award from the Rural Sociological Society. This award recognizes outstanding scholarship in the form of a book or article that advances the field of rural sociological knowledge. Congratulations to Shannon!
July 8, 2021

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