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Lerner Affiliate Madonna Harrington Meyer quoted in Houston Chronicle

"Grandparents across the nation have stepped into additional caretaking roles as parents are challenged with working while their children attend virtual school at home. Even those grandparents who are already the sole caretaker for their grandkids are now taxed with additional parenting duties, including learning the technology of virtual schooling," writes Lerner Faculty Affiliate and University Professor, Madonna Harrington Meyer.

October 9, 2020

Monnat reacts to Amazon tracking opioid use in VICE article

"This is news to me, and it's disturbing," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "I asked around to other drug experts I know, and none of them knew this was happening. I am a bit shocked but shouldn't be. Corporations increasingly have access to a litany of data and know more about us than anyone else."

October 5, 2020

See related: Opioids, United States

Monnat quoted in CNN article about issues with 2020 Census

Lerner Chair Shannon Monnat says, "the Census is the most important data in our country. Census data matter more than any other data that are collected by anyone in the U.S. A 2020 Census failure is a failure for the whole country."

October 1, 2020

See related: COVID-19, Federal, United States

Monnat comments on the importance of census data in CNN article

"Census data matter more than any other data that are collected by anyone in the U.S. A 2020 Census failure is a failure for the whole country," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

October 1, 2020

See related: COVID-19, Federal, United States

Lerner Faculty Affiliate publishes new book: Grandparenting Children with Disabilities

Lerner Faculty Affiliate and University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer publishes a new book, Grandparenting Children with Disabilities. The book is based on extensive interviews with grandparents who care for grandchildren with disabilities and provides insight to the various challenges grandparents have.
September 15, 2020

Montez study on life expectancy, state policies featured in Huffington Post

“Across a huge range of issues, the more liberal version of state policies predicts longer life expectancy and the conservative version predicts shorter life expectancy.”
August 26, 2020

Lerner Graduate Affiliate Kent Cheng wins Poster Award from Population Association of America!

Congratulations to Lerner Center Graduate Research Affiliate Kent Cheng, for winning the poster award in his session at the annual conference of the Population Association of America. Kent's poster is titled: Influenza-Associated Excess Mortality in the Philippines, 2006-2015.
August 26, 2020

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Despair and Addiction

"Disability, obesity, and poor mental health all affect our long-term economic sustainability and social well-being. The underlying causes of many of these issues are deeply connected," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "Social scientists are in a prime position to identify underlying social, economic, and policy-related mechanisms, and strategies to mitigate them."

August 18, 2020

Rhubart's research on gender disparities in caretaking featured in Public Radio International

Lerner Postdoctoral Fellow Danielle Rhubart's research finds that working mothers of young children cut down their hours four to five times more than working fathers.

August 10, 2020

Montez-led study linking state policies to life expectancy in the Los Angeles Times

The tendency is to focus on what Americans behaviors in regards to obesity, smoking, and drug use, but state policies are so important.
August 5, 2020

Danielle Rhubart's Research Cited in Marketwatch

"Research also suggests that mothers aren't just reducing their hours, they're leaving their jobs to cope. Among women who said they were not working due to the pandemic, more than 16% said it was because they had to care for children not in school or daycare...compared to less than 5% of the men," states a research brief written by Lerner Postdoctoral Scholar Danielle Rhubart.

July 25, 2020

Lerner Center research cited in NYT article on working moms, COVID-19

Lerner Postdoctoral Scholar Danielle Rhubart's research found that over 80 percent of U.S. adults who weren’t working because they had to care for their children who were not in school or day care were women.

July 15, 2020

Danielle Rhubart's Research Brief Cited in New York Times

Danielle Rhubart, Lerner postdoctoral scholar, was cited in The New York Times in a story about how COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting mothers’ careers. 

July 15, 2020

Harrington Meyer quoted in Christian Science Monitor article on working parents, COVID-19

"A lot more grandparents are deciding to burst their bubble," to see or care for their grandchildren.
July 10, 2020

Lerner Graduate Fellow, Emmy Helander, interviewed for Buffalo News story about COVID deaths

Lerner Graduate Fellow, Emmy Helander, was interviewed for this Buffalo News story about COVID-19 deaths in Buffalo, NY
July 7, 2020

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