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Watkins-Hayes earns ASA’s Distinguished Scholarly Book Award

Jun 18, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Jean E. Fairfax Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and incoming associate dean for academic affairs, for receiving the Distinguished Scholarly Book Award from the American Sociological Association....
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Shaefer fields continuing media interest in COVID stimulus study

Jun 10, 2021
Following the release of his study crunching numbers from the U.S Census Bureau's Household Pulse Data, Luke Shaefer, the Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy, associate dean for research and policy engagement, and...
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Watkins-Hayes relates current pandemic to HIV epidemic

Jun 9, 2021 Michigan Radio
Celeste Watkins-Hayes, the Jean E. Fairfax Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, relates what she has researched and written about the  HIV epidemic to the current COVID-19 pandemic in an interview on Michigan Radio, marking the 40th anniversary of...
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Parthasarathy discusses patents and vaccines

May 24, 2021 The American Prospect
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, vaccines have allowed some freedom from the virus. But, patents on the vaccines are preventing others around the world from receiving the life saving shot. In turn, the White House has received pressure to waive...
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Levy explains connection between Medicaid and more jobs

May 23, 2021 NPR Marketplace
According to NPR Marketplace, if the 14 states that have not expanded Medicaid do, they would create more than a million jobs in 2022. Helen Levy, a research professor at the U-M Institute for Social Research with a courtesy appointment at the Ford...
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Parthasarathy provides insight on vaccine patterns

May 18, 2021 The Hill
As vaccine rates increase across the country, interesting patterns are being noticed. Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy, explained the pattern Michigan is experiencing.  “Michigan is sort of a purple, leaning blue, state and you...
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Parthasarathy puts results of vaccine hesitancy study in context

May 12, 2021 WXYZ Detroit
A recent study from researchers at U-M concluded that vaccine hesitancy could impede a goal of herd immunity when it comes to COVID-19. Shobita Parthasarathy, a co-author of the study and director of the Ford School's Science, Technology, and Public...
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Cooney answers question of where Michigan workers have gone

May 11, 2021 Detroit Free Press
Businesses and companies need more workers right now, but they can't find them. Patrick Cooney, assistant director of economic mobility at U-M Poverty Solutions, attributed most of the gap between supply and demand of labor to public health. "Our...
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Study finds even small Medicaid fees can cause high disenrollment

May 10, 2021
A new study co-authored by John Z. Ayanian, director of the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) and Ford School courtesy faculty, warns state and federal governments about implementing cost-sharing requirements for Medicaid...
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Udow-Phillips: COVID-19 surge related to youth sports

Apr 6, 2021 NBC News
“It’s not happening on the field,” Marianne Udow-Phillips said. “It’s happening in transit and afterward, when people are getting together and eating and not wearing masks. It’s happening at parties and where people are socializing.” Read the NBC...
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Mask use low when people visit with friends

Mar 31, 2021
While nearly all Americans use a mask at some point each week, very few consistently wear their mask during many common potentially risky activities. This is true even among adults whose older age or preexisting health conditions put them at...
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Parthasarathy discusses bias in pandemic science

Mar 22, 2021 BBC World
"Science is always going to be viewed through the lens of people through their values, assumptions, biases, and politics," said Shobita Parthasarathy. But, she said, "bias is natural....It's not a bad thing to have bias."  It's necessary for...