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  1. H. Luke  Shaefer
    Luke Shaefer Discusses How Low-Income Families have Fewer Options During COVID-19

    Professor Luke Shaefer is quoted in a New York Times article detailing how low-income families often bear the brunt of the pain in natural disasters and large-scale emergencies. “They tend to be the first hit when things go wrong and then also to take the longest time to recover.”

    • March 20, 2020
  2. Lisa M. Wexler
    Lisa Wexler Discusses Suicide Prevention in Remote Alaskan Communities

    Alaska Public Media interviewed Professor Lisa Wexler about her work with a new suicide prevention model titled Promoting Community Conversations About Research to End Suicide. The program is a community health intervention designed, supported and implemented by remote communities in Northwest Alaska to decrease suicide. “The whole process is all about self-determination and about people deciding for themselves what they want to do and how they want to do it,” Wexler said.

  3. Todd I. Herrenkohl
    New Video Highlights Todd Herrenkohl’s Research on Stress and Adversity Faced by Children

    When children experience stress and adversity in their homes and communities, schools become a critically important setting in which to intervene and foster their resilience. Marion Elizabeth Blue Professor of Children and Families Todd Herrenkohl has collaborated on a video to help school professionals understand and better educate vulnerable and traumatized students.

    Ahead Magazine Focusing on Social Work Research

    Ahead (Issue 4) - In-depth views of social work research at the University of Michigan. This issue includes:

    • New Vivian A. and James L. Curtis School of Social Work Center for Health Equity Research and Training
    • Program Evaluation Group
    • Remember Deborah Bybee
    • February 20, 2020
  5. H. Luke  Shaefer
    Luke Shaefer's New Research Reveals Stark Disparities in Rural Communities

    Where are the nation’s most disadvantaged communities? With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Professor Luke Shaefer, a team of researchers from U-M Poverty Solutions and Princeton University explored this question and developed an Index of Deep Disadvantage to identify and better understand America’s most disadvantaged communities. By identifying communities of deep disadvantage can help direct resources where they’re most needed.

  6. Bradley J. Zebrack
    Brad Zebrack's Research on Psychosocial Care of Young Adults with Cancer Cited in NY Times

    Professor Brad Zerbrack’s research was cited in the New York Times, “When the Teenager or Young Adult Has Cancer.” His research reviews psychosocial challenges, support interventions and makes recommendations for young adults with cancer.

  7. Joseph P. Ryan
    Joe Ryan Shares How Data Improves Outcomes for Vulnerable Children

    Professor Joe Ryan presented his findings on how data can drive policy changes and improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families at the Wolverine Caucus.  The Wolverine Caucus is a forum held in the state capital where alumni, policymakers, and the public can hear from U-M faculty experts and engage discussions on topics that impact society.

  8. Karen M. Staller
    Karen Staller's New Book is Historical Account of the Children's Aid Society

    Associate Professor Karen Staller is the author of a new book, “New York's Newsboys Charles Loring Brace and the Founding of the Children's Aid Society.” The book a lively historical account of Charles Loring Brace's founding and development of the Children's Aid Society to combat a newly emerging social problem, youth homelessness, during the nineteenth century. “Many of the issues she discusses with clarity and erudition --for example, the assimilation of immigrants, poverty and homelessness among urban youth, and the role of the juvenile justice and foster care systems -- have contemporary relevance for policymakers and practitioners." - Michael Reisch, PhD, MSW, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland.

  9. David Córdova
    David Córdova Selected for Journal of Adolescent Health Editorial Board

    Associate Professor David Córdova has been selected to join the editorial board for the Journal of Adolescent Health.  The journal is a multidisciplinary scientific publication and the official publication of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.  Córdova's research focuses on Latino health inequities, particularly as it relates to the prevention of substance use and HIV in adolescents.

  10. Terri L. Friedline
    Terri Friedline’s Research Uncovers Racialized Costs of Banking

    Associate Professor 

    Terri Friedline’s research on racialized costs of banking was highlighted in a recent CBS News story, “Blacks and Latinos say they pay higher bank fees — research suggests they're right.” Friedline’s research found that the average cost of maintaining a checking account was $262.09 higher for Latinos, $190.09 higher for blacks and $25.53 higher for Asian-Americans when compared to white customers.

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