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 Syracuse.com: “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