Lerner Center Senior Research Associate Jennifer Karas Montez Featured in Scientific American Article

Lerner Center Senior Research Associate Jennifer Karas Montez was recently featured in the Scientific American article “People in Republican Counties Have Higher Death Rates Than Those in Democratic Counties”.

“The study’s longitudinal approach and county-by-county analysis replicate and extend a clear pattern, says Jennifer Karas Montez, a sociologist and demographer at Syracuse University, who was not involved in the research. “It joins an already existing, pretty robust literature showing that politics [and] polarization do have life-and-death consequences,” Montez says.” 

Read the full article here.