December 2021 Newsletter

December Research Briefs

December 2: COVID-19 Has Had Devastating Economic Impacts on Older Black and Latinx Adults
Author(s): Claire Pendergrast, Amy Thierry, Marc A. Garcia

December 7Billions in COVID-19 Rental Assistance Fails to Reach Tenants
Author(s): William Clay Fannin

December 14Reported Reasons for Avoiding the COVID-19 Vaccine Vary by Age
Author(s): Kelsey Wilber

In the News

Rachel Fabi was featured in local media for her crossword expertise, a passion of hers outside of her public health work. She writes for The New York Times “Wordplay” column on all things crosswords puzzles. Read this article by “From Jeopardy! to NYT crossword puzzles: A Syracuse professor builds a world of words.” Listen to this podcast by Upstate’s Healthlink on Air: “Clue: Upstate Faculty Member who Creates Crossword Puzzles (4 Letters).”

Publications and Research

Marc A Garcia and Claire Pendergrast co-authored “The Devastating Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Older Black and Latinx Adults: Implications for Health and Well-Being” in The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.
Xiaoyan Zhang and Shannon Monnat co-authored “Racial/ethnic differences in clusters of adverse childhood experiences and associations with adolescent mental health” in SSM – Population Health.
 Jennifer Karas Montez and colleagues authored “Addressing Health Equity in the New Preemption Era” in Health Affairs Forefront.

 Marc A Garcia and Catherine García’s co-authored article was published in Innovation in Aging: “Age Patterns in Self-Reported Cognitive Impairment Among Older Latino Subgroups and Non-Latino Whites in the United States, 1997–2018: Implications for Public Health Policy.”
A new Center for Policy Research Working Paper co-authored by Samantha Trajkovski and Amy Ellen Schwartz, “Using Pupil Transportation Data to Explore Educational Inequities and Outcomes: A Case Study from New York City,” was released.
Dessa Bergen-Cico co-authored “Relationship of rumination and self-compassion to posttraumatic stress symptoms among Veterans” in the journal, Military Psychology. She also co-authored “Social and geo-political factors influencing trends in substance use” in The Sage Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine.
Kent Jason Cheng co-authored “The Role of Optimism on the Relationship Between Activity Limitations and Life Satisfaction Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults in the United States: A Growth Curve Model of Changes Over Time” in the Journal of Applied Gerontology and “Varying Cost Minimization and Cessation Motivations in Response to Excise Tax Reform in the Philippines: A Cross-Sectional Study Using the 2015 Global Adult Tobacco Survey” in the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health.

Most Read Briefs in 2021

1. Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants: Implications for Policy, Practice, and Ethics
Author(s): Rachel Fabi
Originally published: 1-21-2020
Number of views: 3,459

2. There are Costs from Spending Too Much Time on Social Media
Author(s): Sean Withington, Alexandra Punch
Originally published: 10-8-2019
Number of views: 3,318

3. The Sugar Industry Gets Rich and We Get Sick
Author(s): Mary Katherine A. Schutt, Shannon Monnat
Originally published: 1-19-2021
Number of views: 2,474

4. “Right to Work” and Life or Death for Georgia Teachers
Author(s): Austin McNeill Brown
Originally published: 7-20-2020
Number of views: 1,534

5. Black Lives Matter: Police Brutality in the Era of COVID-19
Author(s): Tyra Jean
Originally published: 6-16-2020
Number of views: 1,467