Population Health Research Brief Series
Lerner Chair Shannon Monnat’s recent study, Trends in U.S. Working-Age non-Hispanic White Mortality: Rural-Urban and Within-Rural Differences, was featured in Agri-Pulse. The study examined “all-cause” and “cause specific” trends in deaths among non-metro and metro working-age adults ages 25-64 years old from 1990-2018.
Lerner Faculty Affiliate and University Professor, Madonna Harrington Meyer, spoke with the Houston Chronicle about grandparents’ continuous responsibility to care for their grandchildren as the pandemic continues. Read the article, Sewing: Grandparents a lifeline for the endless duties of pandemic life.
Lerner Chair Shannon Monnat is quoted in this Vice article about Amazon tracking opioid usage throughout the country as a way to strategize their expansion. Monnat shares, “This is news to me, and it’s disturbing. I asked around to other drug experts I know, and none of them knew this was happening. I am a bit shocked but shouldn’t be. Corporations increasingly have access to a litany of data and know more about us than anyone else.”
There have been a number of challenges with collecting census data this year, including tech issues, a shortened deadline, and the coronavirus. Lerner Chair Shannon Monnat speaks to the importance of good quality census data in this CNN article. She says, “The Census is the most important data in our country. Census data matter more than any other data that are collected by anyone in the US. A 2020 Census failure is a failure for the whole country.”