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

Lerner Postdoctoral Fellow Danielle Rhubart’s research on the gender disparities in caretaking was included in this article from Public Radio International. Her research finds that working mothers of young children cut down their hours four to five times more than working fathers. Read the Public Radio International Story and Rhubart’s brief Gender Disparities in Caretaking during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Lerner Faculty Affiliate Jennifer Karas Montez’s new research featured on NPR and LA Times

A new paper by Sociology Professor Jennifer Karas Montez published this week in The Milbank Quarterly is garnering significant media attention. The paper, “US State Policies, Politics, and Life Expectancy” shows that changes in US state policies since the 1970s, particularly after 2010, have played an important role in the stagnation and recent decline in US life expectancy. Some US state policies appear to be key levers for improving life expectancy, such as policies on tobacco, labor, immigration, civil rights, and the environment. The authors estimate that U.S. life expectancy is estimated to be 2.8 years longer among women and 2.1 years longer among men if all U.S. states enjoyed the health advantages of states with more liberal policies, which would put U.S. life expectancy on par with other high‐income countries.

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To read Karas Montez’s Lerner Center research brief that summarizes the study’s findings, click here:

Danielle Rhubart’s Research Cited in Marketwatch

Research by Lerner Postdoctoral Scholar, Danielle Rhubart, was cited in this Dow Jones Marketwatch article about how much school closures will cost parents.

“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, according to a research brief from Syracuse University’s Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion. That’s compared to less than 5% of men.”

Click here to read Dr. Rhubart’s brief, Gender Disparities in Caretaking during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Lerner Research Affiliate Andrew London Interviewed for

Lerner Center Research Affiliate Andrew London was interviewed in this article about his recent Lerner Center research brief on alcohol consumption among veterans with psychiatric disorders and traumatic brain injuries. The story was also printed by To read the brief, click below:

The Influence of Military Experiences on Current and Daily Drinking

Check out the Lerner Center’s other research briefs.

Lerner Faculty Research Affiliate Jennifer Karas Montez receives grant from National Institutes of Health to fund SU’s Center on Aging and Policy Studies

Jennifer Karas Montez, Professor of Sociology and Gerald B. Cramer Faculty Scholar in Aging Studies, is the principal investigator on a 5-year $1.5 million grant from the NIH National Institute on Aging to fund the Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) at SU. CAPS is a consortium of Syracuse University, Cornell University, and the University at Albany. It is headquartered at SU. The goal of CAPS is to improve the health, well-being, and independence of older adults by addressing issues facing middle-age and older adults and the families that care for them. The Lerner Center is excited to be affiliated with CAPS! Read more about CAPS in this Maxwell news release

The Lerner Center’s research was cited in this Progressive Farmer article about rural health and COVID-19

The Lerner Center’s research was cited in this Progressive Farmer article about rural health and COVID-19: “A March 24, 2020, analysis by Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Syracuse University pointed to the biggest underlying COVID-19 concern in rural America. Thirty-one percent of COVID-19 cases, 45% of hospitalizations, 53% of intensive care admissions and 80% of deaths had been among adults aged 65 and older with the, “highest percentage of severe outcomes among those 85 years and older. This is bad news for rural America.” To read this research, click here: