June 2021 Newsletter

June Research Briefs

June 1: How Can Communities Support Addiction Recovery?
Author(s): Austin Brown

June 15: Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders Deserve Plans of Safe Care
Author(s): Alexandra E. Punch and Monika Taylor

June 21: Staying at Home: How Well did Americans Maintain Their Health Behaviors During COVID-19?
Author(s): Michael Serrur and James Rose

June 29: Domestic Violence is Prevalent among U.S. Adolescents and Young Adults
Author(s): Mary E. Helander and Xiaoyan Zhang

In the News

Lerner Fellow Mary Helander

Mary (Emmy) Helander’s issue brief discussing how motorcycle fatality rates due to head injuries are lower in states with helmet laws was featured in this Forbes article.

Colleen Heflin Portrait

Colleen Heflin was recently quoted in a Military Times article after her congressional testimony on military and veteran food insecurity. Read Dr. Heflin’s issue brief on the topic.

Publications & Research

Colleen Heflin Portrait

Colleen Heflin and colleagues published new research on Hypertension, Diabetes and Medication Adherence among the Older Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Population (SNAP) in the Journal of Applied Gerontology.

Professor Scott Landes

Scott Landes and colleagues published research on Risk Factors Associated With COVID-19 Outcomes Among People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Receiving Residential Services in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Presentations & Roundtables

Assistant Professor Danielle Rhubart

Danielle Rhubart and Claire Pendergrast presented at a session titled Third Places and Older Adult Mental Health: Why, Where, and How it Matters at theNational Council on Aging’s Age+Action Virtual Conference.

Assistant Professor Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern gave a virtual talk on her book, The New American Farmer: Immigration, Race, and the Struggle for Sustainability at a Plant it Forward event.

Minkoff-Zern participated in the virtual roundtable, New Books in Critical Food Studies, by the Joint Conference of Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society and the Association for the Study of Food and Society.

She also gave a virtual keynote presentation titled, A Food Systems Framework for Labor Justice at the Good Work for Good Food Conference.