Penn today highlights a new research being conducted by research associate Pilar Gonalons-Pons which focuses on the pandemic’s impact on paid and unpaid child care workers. “It might seem like the gender disparity has washed out and, in many areas, we have rebounded to pre-COVID levels. But the care economy has not yet recovered,” says Gonalons-Pons, who studies the intersection of gender, work, families, and public policy.
"How have women in the workforce fared, three years into the pandemic?," Michele W. Berger, Penn Today, March 20, 2023.
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Penn Today highlights a new study published in the journal Plos One co-authored by research associate Samuel H. Preston which performs a state-level analysis and examines the associations between mortality from COVID-19 and other causes.
"States with high COVID-19 death rates also saw high mortality from other causes," Michele W. Berger, Penn Today, January 4, 2023.
Preston SH, Luck AN, et al. "Associations between mortality from COVID-19 and other causes: A state-level analysis" PLOS ONE 18(3): e0281683, March 6, 2023.
Penn LDI highlights a new research released as a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research co-authored by research associate Atul Gupta which reveals that while privatization substantially improves hospital profitability, enabling them to become financially sustainable even without government subsidy, patient volume decreases by 8.4%, with Medicaid patients experiencing the largest decline in care.
"Hospital Privatization Increases Profits, at What Cost?," Jen Fisher Wilson, Penn LDI, March 2, 2023.
Duggan M, Gupta A, et al. "The Impact of Privatization: Evidence from the Hospital Sector" National Bureau of Economic Research, January, 2023.
Penn Today highlights a new study published in the journal Cell co-authored by research associate Sarah Tishkoff which sequenced the genomes of 180 individuals from 12 African indigenous groups and performed a rigorous whole-genome analysis of such a genetically diverse mix of African populations. The results shed light on the origin of modern humans, African population history, and local adaptation.
Image: Tishkoff Laboratory
"Genomic study of indigenous Africans paints complex picture of human origins and local adaptation," Katherine Unger Baillie, Penn Today, March 2, 2023.
Spence JA, Tishkoff SA, et al. "Whole-genome sequencing reveals a complex African population demographic history and signatures of local adaptation" Cell, Volume 186, Issue 5, 8 March 2023,.
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AP News highlights a recent study co-authored by Olivia S. Mitchell on the first state-based plan of its kind, OregonSaves, which auto-enrolled workers whose firms did not have retirement savings plans.
"Spending bill aids retirees, and boosts financial industry," AP News, Fatima Hussein, December 25, 2022.
Mitchell OS, Chalmers J, Reuter J, Zhong M. "Auto-Enrollment Retirement Plans for the People: Choices and Outcomes in OregonSaves"
Penn Today highlights a new book co-authored by Research Associate Jason Schnittker which dissects the inherent contradiction between a prison's dual obligations of "denying freedom and providing care."
"The ‘paradox’ of receiving health care in prison," Penn Today, January 6, 2023.
Schnittker J, Massoglia M, Uggen C. "Prisons and Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration" Oxford University Press, 2022
Penn Today highlights a recent research article published in Medical Care co-authored by Research Associates Rachel M. Werner and Norma B. Coe which examines racial and ethnic disparities in Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions hospitalizations among Medicare Advantage enrollees overall and by star rating.
"Racial Differences in Access to Medicare Plans Have Health Consequences," Penn Today, January 4, 2023.
Park S, Werner RM, Coe NB. "Association of Medicare Advantage Star Ratings With Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions" Medical Care 60(12):p 872-879, December 2022.
Stat highlights a recent essay published in the New England Journal of Medicine co-authored by Research Associate Atheendar Venkataramani analysing the role of Heath Systems in America to address Stuctural Racism and thereby reduce Racial Wealth Disparities.
"How health systems can truly value Black lives: help close the racial wealth gap," STAT, September 29, 2022.
South E, Venkataramani A, Dalembert G. "Building Black Wealth — The Role of Health Systems in Closing the Gap" N Engl J Med 2022; 387:844-849.
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Penn Nursing highlights a new repeated cross-sectional study published in Nursing Outlook co-authored by Research Associates Linda H. Aiken, Matthew D. McHugh and Karen Lasater which determines that hospital nurse understaffing and poor hospital work environments that predated the Covid-19 pandemic largely explain the disruptions in nursing care seen during the pandemic and continuing today.
"Better Staffed Hospitals Before Pandemic Had Better Outcomes During It," Penn Nursing.
Aiken LH, Sloane DM, McHugh MD, Pogue CA, Lasater KB "A repeated cross-sectional study of nurses immediately before and during the Covid-19 pandemic: Implications for action" Nursing Outlook, December 07, 2022.