Population Health Research Brief Series
Lerner Affiliate and associate professor of sociology, Scott Landes, was interviewed about disability data during the pandemic on Included: The Disability Equity Podcast hosted by the Johns Hopkins University Disability Health and Research. Listen to the audio version here: https://included.libsyn.com/13-disability-data and read the transcript here: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:56a3e4ca-6fdf-417c-a074-8713db7fda6c#pageNum=1.
Lerner Faculty Affiliates Lauryn Quick and Colleen Heflin wrote a brief on Housing Insecurity During the Coronavirus Response that was cited in this Common Dreams article. They found that from April 23 to July 14, nearly 15% of households nationally, 19% in New York State, and 22% in the New York City metro area reported not making last month’s housing payment.
Lerner Center Graduate Research Assistant, Austin McNeill Brown, co-authored the paper, Peer-based recovery support services delivered at recovery community organizations: Predictors of improvements in individual recovery capital. The paper examines peer-based recovery support services delivered through a recovery community organization (RCO). The authors found that peer-based recovery support services delivered by RCOs help to significantly…
Lerner Faculty Affiliate Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, associate professor of food studies in the Falk College, was quoted in the Hortidaily story “Why Aren’t NY Farm Workers in the COVID-19 Vaccine Line?” Minkoff-Zern says, “I think this is something that New York is behind in. There’s really no job that could be more essential than farm workers.”
Congratulations to Lerner Graduate Fellow Alumna, Katie Mott, who won the Student Paper Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Division of Sociology and Social Welfare for her paper, “Hurry Up and Wait”: Stigma, Poverty, and Contractual Citizenship. Katie was a Lerner Graduate Fellow in 2018-19 when she was completing her Master’s degree in Food Studies at SU. She is now a PhD student in the Sociology program in the Maxwell School at SU.
Lerner Faculty Affiliate, Marc Garcia, published a new study titled, Educational Benefits and Cognitive Health Life Expectancies: Racial/Ethnic, Nativity, and Gender Disparities. He found that White respondents lived a greater percentage of their remaining lives cognitively healthy than their minority Black or Hispanic counterparts, regardless of level of education. The results give evidence that the benefits of education on cognitive health life expectancies are largest for Black men and women and U.S.-born Hispanic women.
Dr. Dessa Bergen-Cico is a Professor in the Department of Public Health, Coordinator of the Addiction Studies program and faculty in the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program at Syracuse University.
In her syracuse.com op-ed titled, Has marijuana changed or have we? she says, “I am hopeful that this new legislation will represent a shift for the state and the country toward sensible, evidence-based policies and away from wasteful efforts to criminalize and control behavior that has continued despite the illegal status of marijuana. Our goal is for people to be safe, to minimize risks, and to live in an honest, open, equitable, and free society. I believe this legislation does a good job of moving us toward this goal.”
Lerner Faculty Affiliate Marc Garcia will be participating in a Congressional briefing on Friday April 23, 12:00-1:00 PM EST. The briefing, “Living, Working, Dying: Demographic Insights into COVID-19”, is sponsored by the Population Association of America. The briefing is open to the public. Register here.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that factors such as age and pre-existing conditions intersect with socioeconomic and demographic characteristics—such as race-ethnicity, gender, and income—to influence both the onset and severity of the disease, as well as its trajectory. Not only has the pandemic laid bare stark differences in health and mortality for different groups of people, but also dramatic inequalities in out comes such as education, work, family dynamics, and mental health. In this briefing, population scientists will share research findings on the disparate impacts of COVID and what additional research and data are needed to understand and address its far-reaching effects.