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Meyer interviewed for New York Times article about the impacts of COVID-19 on grandparents

Grandparents who are providing child care during the pandemic can see tremendous benefits—more physical activity, a healthy emotional life, more socializing—but the additional stressors can also lead to burnout. “It’s simultaneously wonderful and too much,” says University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer.

May 13, 2020

Monnat comments on impact of COVID-19 on minorities in Daily Gazette

"This is just another example of the negative health impacts of structural racism," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "Across all institutions, blacks are disadvantaged."

April 29, 2020

Monnat discusses racial disparities, COVID-19 deaths in Miami Herald

"Without widespread testing and without knowing the infection rate, we can’t responsibly predict when things could open back up," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

April 20, 2020

Monnat discusses COVID-19 testing with Miami Herald, Syracuse.com

"If people aren’t being tested, you’re risking not only spread, but greater severity of the illness," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

April 17, 2020

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Monnat comments on fairness of stay-at-home orders in Wisconsin Examiner

"A crisis like COVID-19 is bound to exacerbate existing racial-ethnic and socio-economic disparities. Not only within the healthcare system, and in terms of health outcomes, but also within the criminal justice system," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

April 16, 2020

Lerner Undergrad Research Affiliate Ashley Van Slyke forms club to lessen stigma of mental illness

Ashley VanSlyke, a junior nursing major at University of Pittsburgh and a summer research affiliate with the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion co-formed the Oakland Outreach club in Pittsburg in Fall 2019. The club is geared towards learning and helping under-served populations in the Oakland-Pittsburg area The majority of their volunteering is focused on people with substance use and/or mental health diagnoses.
April 13, 2020

Monnat discusses COVID-19 with D Magazine, Stateline, the Verge

"At the front end, not testing these groups [poor and racial-ethnic minority populations] at the same level is increasing the risk of fatality rates," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

April 13, 2020

Lerner Center brief focuses on COVID-19, keeping older NYers healthy

"The Spatial Distribution of New York State’s Older Population: Let’s Keep New York’s Older Adults Safe and Healthy during the Coronavirus Pandemic," a research brief written by Mary Helander, a PhD student in social science and a graduate fellow in the Lerner Center, looks at how the distribution of New York State's older adult population matters for coronavirus. 
March 19, 2020

Monnat awarded grant by Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

Shannon Monnat, the Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, has received a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation for her project, which is designed to improve education for health care providers concerning Plans of Safe Care (POSC) for mothers with addiction and for babies who suffered opioid exposure prior to their birth. 

March 5, 2020

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Complementary projects on food insecurity funded by Russell Sage

The Russell Sage Foundation has announced funding for two complementary projects related to food insecurity among older adults, and conducted by Maxwell faculty members. One is a qualitative assessment funded at $48,191 and led by Madonna Harrington Meyer, University Professor of Sociology, while the other, funded for $34,997, involves quantitative analysis, conducted by Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs. These complementary projects, which are expected to result in a book-length manuscript, will assess the social, political, and economic dimensions of old-age food insecurity.
March 3, 2020

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Lerner Center Awarded Grant to Train Providers on Plans for Babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

The Lerner Center was awarded a grant by the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation for their project: “Implementing and Evaluating the Efficacy of a New Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Plan of Safe Care.” The project aims to increase health provider education surrounding the successful development of Plans of Safe Care (POSC) for mothers with addiction and babies who were exposed to opioids prior to birth. 
February 13, 2020

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Lerner Center announces its Request for Proposal for the 2020 Faculty Fellows Program

The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University is proud to announce its 2020 Lerner Center Faculty Fellows Grant Program. The Faculty Fellows Grant Program intends to fund at least two research/evaluation awards in the areas of population health and/or health promotion. Awards will be funded up to a maximum of $25,000 for 24 months.
February 12, 2020

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Monnat quoted in BuzzFeed article on increase in US life expectancy

"While life expectancy has continued to improve in large highly educated urban hubs, life expectancy declines have been much more pronounced in former industrial cities, much of Appalachia, and in many small towns and cities across America’s heartland," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

January 30, 2020

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