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Faculty Affiliate, Amy Ellen Schwartz, published a paper in Issue 79 of Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers

Amy Ellen Schwartz and colleagues published The Global COVID-19 Student Survey: First wave results, in Issue 79 of Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers.

Some of their results show 26% of students had a family member experience job loss, 56% of those who had internship plans for the summer of 2020 had them cancelled, and 37% of those who had a job offer had it cancelled. With respect to education, 12% of students withdrew from at least one course, 41% were uncertain about coming back to school in the fall of 2020, and 83% expressed that the lack of contact with faculty or other students was challenging.

Lerner Affiliates Scott Landes, Andrew London, and Janet Wilmoth publish new research on veteran mortality disadvantage

Research consistently reports a veteran mortality disadvantage relative to nonveterans, but has not considered the contribution of service-connected disability to this differential. Lerner Affiliates Scott Landes, Andrew London, and Janet Wilmoth find that service-connected disability status accounts for some variation in, and may have a cumulative effect on, the veteran mortality disadvantage. Access the full article here.

Claire Pendergrast finds that state disaster recovery laws have limited public health requirements, authorities, and activities in new study

Lerner Graduate Fellow, Claire Pendergrast, published this study, Public Health Requirements and Authorities in State Statutory Disaster Recovery Law: A Cross-Sectional Legal Assessment. Findings show that state disaster recovery laws have limited public health requirements, authorities, and activities. The development and dissemination of best practices to provide opportunities for public health actors to inform recovery…

Assistant director, Mary Kate Schutt, was interviewed on NewsChannel 9 about the Healthy Monday Race Across the U.S.

Assistant director, Mary Kate Schutt, was interviewed on NewsChannel 9 about the Healthy Monday Race Across the US challenge, beginning May 17th! It’s a 12-week challenge that uses the DIEMlife digital platform to log activities and behaviors related to physical exercise (Move it Monday), stress reduction (DeStress Monday), healthier eating (Meatless Monday), and increased overall…

Lerner Fellow Mariah Brennan was selected for prestigious position in RAND’s 2021 Graduate Student Summer Associate Program

Mariah Brennan, Lerner Graduate Fellow and Social Sciences PhD student, was selected for a very competitive and prestigious position in RAND’s 2021 Graduate Student Summer Associate Program. Brennan will work with researchers at RAND this summer on projects related to veterans’ health and health care. Brennan says, “I look forward to conducting research this summer at RAND. This project is so important because it will highlight the employment accommodation needs of veterans with service connected disabilities.”

New Research from Affiliates London & Landes finds that the gender gap in the prevalence of ADHD among adults decreased by 31.1% from 2007 to 2012

Lerner research affiliates Andrew London and Scott Landes publish new research which documents inter- and intra-cohort changes in adult ADHD and examine whether changes vary by gender. They found that the prevalence of ADHD among adults aged 18 to 64 years increased from 3.41% in 2007 to 4.25% in 2012 due to increased prevalence among adult women of all ages. Read the article here.