August 2021 Newsletter

August Research Briefs

August 3: Working Parents Post Pandemic: Reimagining Remote Work after COVID-19
Author(s): Austin McNeill Brown

August 10Proper Medication Adherence is a Challenge for Older SNAP Participants with Chronic Health Conditions
Author(s): Colleen Heflin, Chinedum O. Ojinnaka, Irma Arteaga, Lauryn Quick

In the News


Congratulations to Rachel Fabi for being elected to the Board of Directors for the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities as Director-at-Large.

As of June 2021, she was also made a New York Times “Wordplay” columnist, writing three columns per week about the daily crossword puzzle.

Congratulations to Len Lopoo for being named the Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Publications & Research

Rachel Fabi and colleagues published new research entitled State Policymaking and Stated Reasons: Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants in an Era of Abortion Restriction in The Milbank Quarterly.

She also has four upcoming presentations:
• “Balancing a Public Health Emergency and Cultural Humility: Resettled Refugees and COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy.” American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting. Virtual due to COVID-19. October 14, 2021.
• “Three Cases in Physician Advocacy for Immigrant Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Lessons for Teaching Advocacy in Medical School.” American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting. Virtual due to COVID-19. October 16, 2021.
• “Tearing Down Walls to Immigrant Healthcare”– Keynote Address. Covering Kids and Families of Indiana – State of Coverage Policy Summit. Virtual due to COVID-19. October 21, 2021.
• “Vaccine Hesitancy or Vaccine Inaccessibility? Resettled Refugees and COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake.” American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Virtual due to COVID-19. October 25, 2021.

Andrew London published a paper titled ‘It’s history in the making all around us’: examining COVID-19 through the lenses of HIV and epidemic history in the journal Culture, Health & Sexuality.

Marc A. Garcia and Catherine García co-authored an article entitled “Equity, the COVID-19 Pandemic and Precarious Aging in the Generations Journal, Summer 2021.

Lerner Graduate Research Affiliate Austin McNeil Brown

Austin McNeill Brown will be hosting a recovery roundtable discussion on stigma and medication-assisted treatment at the Medication for Addiction Conference in Alaska. An event put on by the Alaska Department of Behavioral Health Aug 31-Sept 2.

Conference Agenda:

Assistant Professor Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern published a study entitled: “Teaching Labor in Food Studies: Challenging Consumer-Based Approaches to Social Change Through Community-Engaged Student Research” in the journal Food, Culture, and Society.

Upcoming Events

33rd Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha will deliver the 33rd Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy on Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm in the Dr. Paul and Natalie Strasser Legacy Room, 220 Eggers Hall.

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, is founder and director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program in Flint, Michigan. She is the author of the widely acclaimed and bestselling book What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City. For more information on Dr. Hanna-Attisha, please visit

About the Lourie Lecture
The Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture is jointly sponsored by Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the Central New York Community Foundation, Inc., and is administered by the Center for Policy Research and The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion.

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