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Hans-Peter Kohler (PSC/PARC Research Associate) is part of a new research project, funded by National Institutes of Health, and in collaboration with the Columbia University Health Sciences and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. More »

12 October 2020

Irma T. Elo (PSC/PARC Research Associate), Samuel H. More »

12 October 2020

Norma Coe (PARC Co-Director) was featured in a Penn Today article about the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring program. Read more to learn about one of Coe's mentee's research on the cost of aging.

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12 October 2020

Guy David (PARC Research Associate) was featured in a Knowledge@Wharton article about balancing health care and economic policy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to the segment on Wharton Business Daily.

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12 October 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Calnitsky, David and Pilar Gonalons-Pons. 2020. "The Impact of an Experimental Guaranteed Income on Crime and Violence." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-56.

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04 October 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Gonalons-Pons, Pilar and David Calnitsky. 2020. "Exit, Voice, and Loyalty in the Family." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-55. 

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04 October 2020

New Penn Education and Inequality Working Paper: Young, Natalie A. E. and Emily Hannum. 2018. "Childhood Inequality in China." Penn Education and Inequality Working Papers, #5.

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23 September 2020

New Penn Education and Inequality Working Paper: Liu, Ran, Andrea Alvarado-Urbina, and Emily Hannum. 2019. "Differences at the Extremes? Gender, National Contexts, and Math Performance in Latin America." Penn Education and Inequality Working Papers, #4.

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23 September 2020

Iliana Kohler (PSC/PARC Research Associate) received the National Institute on Aging R03 "Catalyst Award" grant under the RFA “Innovations to Foster Healthy Longevity in Low-Income Settings." The “Catalyst Awards” for the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Grand Challenge for Healthy Longevity are intended to “support the next breakthroughs in healthy longevity.” The development of this R03 is the result from the 2018-2019 Quartet Pilot on "More »

22 September 2020

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a Washington Post article about a nursing home in a historic Black Atlanta neighborhood and the fight against COVID-19.

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21 September 2020

The Penn Education and Inequality Working Papers Series is intended to allow workshop participants and alumni to share their research to a broad audience. Also, take a look at the Penn Education and Inequality Workshop website for more information. More »

14 September 2020

New Penn Education and Inequality Working Paper: Young, Natalie A. E. 2020. "Getting the Teacher’s Attention: Parent-Teacher Contact and Teachers’ Behavior in the Classroom." Penn Education and Inequality Working Papers, #2.

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14 September 2020

New Penn Education and Inequality Working Paper: Young, Natalie A. E. 2018. "Departing from the Beaten Path: International Schools in China as Response to Discrimination and Academic Failure in the Chinese Educational System." Penn Education and Inequality Working Papers, #1. 

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14 September 2020

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey (PARC Research Associate) co-authored an opinion piece published on ModernHealthcare.com about protecting the U.S. Postal Service's critical role in healthcare.

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06 September 2020

Rachel M. Werner (PARC Research Associate) and Allison K. Hoffman (PARC Research Associate) were featured in a pro versus con article in The Philadelphia Inquirer about why it's time to improve nursing homes.

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06 September 2020

A new study co-authored by Karen Lasater (PARC Research Associate) in BMJ Quality & Safety about nurse understaffing during COVID-19. More »

06 September 2020

Linda H. Aiken (PSC/PARC Research Associate) has been named "a Living Legend" by the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). More »

06 September 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Guillot, Michel, Julio Romero Prieto, Andrea Verhulst, and Patrick Gerland. 2020. "Modeling Age Patterns of Under-5 Mortality: Results From a Log-Quadratic Model Applied to High-Quality Vital Registration Data." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-54. 

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31 August 2020

Linda H. Aiken (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured on The Pulse, a radio segment and podcast from WHYY, about the role of nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic, how nursing is changing, and how it's affecting patient care.

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24 August 2020

Mark Neuman (PARC Research Associate) was featured in a Health Policy$ense blog about opioid overdose incidence and risk factors among Medicaid enrollees.

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24 August 2020

Atul Gupta (PARC Research Associate) was featured in a Reuters article about health care workers in Florida battling to
protect the elderly.

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24 August 2020

Peter Groeneveld (PARC Research Associate) was featured in a Health Policy$ense blog about his recent article published in Health Affairs.

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24 August 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Behrman, Juila, and Pilar Gonalons-Pons. 2020. "Women’s Employment and Fertility in a Global Perspective (1960-2015)." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-53

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14 August 2020

Frank Furstenberg (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about what dating, sex, and marriage will look like post-pandemic.

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12 August 2020

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associates) was interviewed on the This Week In Sociological Perspective podcast about her article in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

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12 August 2020

The Population Aging Research Center (PARC) received renewed funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA)! Read the announcement from new Co-PI's Hans-Peter Kohler and Norma B. Coe.

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04 August 2020

PARC Research Associates Jason Karlawish and Allison K. Hoffman along with a co-author authored an opinion piece for the Washington Post on the harm of banning nursing home visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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31 July 2020

Joseph Kable (PSC/PARC Research Associate) discusses decision making, safety and levels of risk-taking during the pandemic in the Omnia.

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31 July 2020

Daniel Aldana Cohen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was interviewed in Portuguese on the Brazilian Podcast Coronavírus: Barbárie e Crise Civilizatoria

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31 July 2020

Jason Karlawish (PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a New York Times article about the President's recent statements on mental health.

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31 July 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was recently quoted in a Knowledge@Wharton article about post-pandemic retirement. The article was also covered in Penn Today.

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31 July 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Song, Xi 2020. "Multigenerational Social Mobility: A Demographic Approach." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-52.

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29 July 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Batyra, Ewa, and Luca Maria Pesando. 2020. "The Selective Impact of Changes in Age-at-Marriage Laws on Early Marriage: Policy Challenges and Implications for Women’s Higher-Education Attendance." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-51.

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27 July 2020

Revised and updated Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Gonalons-Pons, Pilar, Christine Schwartz, and Kelly Musick. 2020. "Changes in Couples’ Earnings Following Parenthood and Trends in Family Earnings Inequality." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-42. 

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27 July 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Kulkarni, Veena, Vani Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha. 2020. "Poverty Transitions, Health, and Socio-Economic Disparities in India." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-50.

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21 July 2020

Juan Pablo Atal (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was named a researcher in the 2020-2021 cohort for the Penn Center for Improving Care Delivery for the Aging (CICADA).

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10 July 2020

Rachel M. Werner (PARC Research Associate) and co-author recently penned an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer about support for Latino and Black residents in nursing homes.

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10 July 2020

Daniel Aldana Cohen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) co-wrote an open letter to congress that was featured in a letter signed by 60 House Representatives calling for a Green Stimulus. More »

02 July 2020

Heather Schofield (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in a Knowledge@Wharton article about how the COVID-19 lockdown is affecting India’s households. More »

02 July 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Amin, Vikesh, Jere Behrman, Jason Fletcher, Carlos Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2020. "Genetic Risks, Adolescent Health and Schooling Attainment." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-49.

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29 June 2020

Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today about how contact tracing can be used as an epidemiological tool to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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19 June 2020

Sarah A. Tishkoff (PARC Research Associate) and co-authors were featured in a Penn Today piece about an article in Genome Biology linking parasitic infections and the microbiome.

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19 June 2020

Jason Karlawish (PARC Reseach Associate) was featured in Penn Today about an article he co-authored in BMJ about the ethics of allocating resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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19 June 2020

Atheendar Venkataramani (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in the American Medical Association's Prioritizing Equity video series.

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19 June 2020

Rachel M. Werner (PARC Research Associate) was featured in a recent segment of LDI's Experts at Home series. In the discussion experts dove into remote health care delivery.

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19 June 2020

Atheendar Venkataramani (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a Newsweek article about racism in the time of COVID-19 and why it is also a public health issue.

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13 June 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in a Wall Street Journal article about whether people should dip into their retirement savings during a crisis.

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13 June 2020

Rachel M. Werner (PARC Research Associate) penned an article in The Washington Post about why hospitals have struggled to acquire personal protective equipment (PPE).

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13 June 2020

New Korean Millennials Research Brief: Jung, Gowoon, "Religion and Mothers in the Discursive Construction of Multicultural Korea," 2020. Korean Millennials Research Briefs, No. 10. June 11, 2020.

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11 June 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Sironi, Maria, Nicola Barban, Luca Maria Pesando, and Frank Furstenberg. 2020. "A Sequence-Analysis Approach to the Study of the Transition to Adulthood in Low- and Middle-Income Countries." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-48.

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09 June 2020

Beth Soldo died peacefully on May 28, 2020, after a long illness, with her husband of more than 44 years at her side. Beth was the Principal Investigator of the Population Aging Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania from 1999-2011. She successfully led PARC as it's Director for over a decade and was a champion for demographic and aging research. Read the obituary.

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04 June 2020

Mark V. Pauly (PSC/PARC Research Associate) wrote a piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer examining how the U.S. can reopen and limit harm to Americans.

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04 June 2020

Guy David (PARC Research Associate) recently wrote an article about the profit status of hospitals and regulatory decisions, see the Health Policy$ense blog.

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04 June 2020

Allison K. Hoffman (PARC Research Associate) was recently featured in a Vox article about why emergency Medicare and Medicaid should be included in the next stimulus package.

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04 June 2020

Rachel M. Werner (PARC Research Associate) is part of a team of LDI Senior Research Fellows who will lead a new project at the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP). More »

04 June 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Gaiha, Raghav, Shantanu Mathur, and Vani Kulkarni. 2020. "Rural Poverty and Disability in LMICs." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-47.

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02 June 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Smith, Herbert 2020. "Age-Period-Cohort Analysis: What Is It Good For?" University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-46.

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01 June 2020

Atheendar Venkataramani (PSC/PARC Research Associate) penned a piece for the LDI Health Policy$ense blog entitled, "A Cautionary Tale About Medicaid Work Requirements." It is a historical analysis of welfare requirements and features an article Venkataramani co-authored pub More »

28 May 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a Washington Post article about how the coronavirus has affected where people are retiring.

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28 May 2020

Harsha Thirumurthy (PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a Penn Today article about whether political beliefs affect social distancing.

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28 May 2020

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a Penn Today article about the impact COVID-19 has had on black and brown communities.

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28 May 2020

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in an article in The Atlantic about non-medical solutions, such as paid sick leave, to combat effects of the pandemic.

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21 May 2020

Rachel Werner (PARC Research Associate) wrote a piece for the Health Policy$ense blog entitled, "In The Time of COVID-19, We Should Move High-Intensity Postacute Care Home."

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21 May 2020

New Korean Millennials Research Brief: Choi, Jaesung and Bae, Hannah, "Changes in Early Labor Market Outcomes Among Young College Graduates in South Korea." 2020. Korean Millennials Research Briefs, No. 9. May 13, 2020.

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15 May 2020

Pilar Gonalons-Pons (PSC/PARC Research Associate) wrote an op-ed article for The Philadelphia Inquirer about coronavirus and gender differences in domestic work, child care, and home schooling.

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15 May 2020

Mary Ersek (PARC Research Associate) recently penned an article for The Philadelphia Inquirer entitled, "Amid Coronavirus, America’s Nursing Homes Have Become a National Tragedy."

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11 May 2020

Rachel Werner (PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a new LDI article about how the COVID-19 virus has impacted nursing homes.

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08 May 2020

Harsha Thirumurthy (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in a recent Penn Today article "Disease Knows No Borders" about his paper in the Journal of International Affairs.

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08 May 2020

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and co-authors penned an article published in The Hill about the racial, ethnic and class disparities among COVID-19 patients.

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08 May 2020

Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate), David Asch, and Ralph Muller look to best practices in science and business to offer guidance on how to handle the current coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.

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23 April 2020

G. Adriana Perez (PARC Research Associate) was featured in a Penn LDI article about a particularly vulnerable population in Philadelphia. More »

22 April 2020

Mark D. Neuman (PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a Penn Today article about measuring the risk among clinicians who intubate patients
with COVID-19.

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21 April 2020

Mark V. Pauly (PSC/PARC Research Associate) recently wrote an article for The Philadelphia Inquirer about what the coronavirus pandemic could mean for health insurance premiums.

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20 April 2020

Scott D. Halpern (PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a Washington Post article about COVID-19 patients and recovery after ventilation.

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20 April 2020

Iliana Kohler (PSC/PARC Research Associate) received an LDI research grant for a project entitled, “At the Frontline of the Pandemic in a Resource-Limited Setting: Health Care Providers and COVID-19 in Malawi.”

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20 April 2020

Rachel M. Werner (PARC Research Associate) and LDI colleague, David Grande, penned an article published in The Washington Post about the prospect of reopening the economy and stopping the spread of COVID-19.

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20 April 2020

Rachel M. Werner (PARC Research Associate) and Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) were featured in an LDI Virtual Seminar, the first in the new "Experts at Home" series. More »

20 April 2020

Irma T. Elo (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Emilio Parrado (PSC/PARC Research Associate) are among a group of researchers featured in a Penn Today article about the 2020 Census. More »

20 April 2020

Scott D. Halpern (PARC Research Associate) advises using a written document for healthy people wishing to make end-of-life choices known. Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer. 

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20 April 2020

Atheendar Venkataramani (PSC/PARC Research Associate) says the U.S. does not have the public health infrastructure to foster a speedy economic recovery from the pandemic. Read more at NBC News. 

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16 April 2020

Mark D. Neuman (PARC Research Associate)  said current statistics of health care workers infected with COVID offer only limited insight into whether health care workers are contracting the virus at a higher rate than the rest of the population. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

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14 April 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) talks with Wharton Business Daily on Sirius XM about the downsides of 401(k) loans. 

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14 April 2020

Jason Karlawish (PARC Research Associate) discusses his latest STAT op-ed and explains what ICU delirium looks like in patients with dementia. Read more at Being Patient.

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14 April 2020

Research from Heather Schofield (PSC/PARC Research Associate) finds that after more than three weeks of daily 30-minute naps, employees at a data-entry job were 2.3% more productive and invested more of their money into savings accounts. Read more at MIT Sloan News

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13 April 2020

Mark V. Pauly (PSC/PARC Research Associate) argues that other U.S. industries need more financial aid than the health care sector during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more at Bloomberg Law

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12 April 2020

Scott D. Halpern (PARC Research Associate) created guidelines to help hospitals make critical care decisions. Read more at The Washington Post.

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07 April 2020

Scott D. Halpern (PARC Research Associate) explains how ventilators keep people alive and buy time for something else—often a therapy—to heal the lungs. Read more at The Washington Post.

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06 April 2020

Scott D. Halpern (PARC Research Associate) is interviewed on the stark decisions critical care clinicans will have to face when treating more COVID-19 than current resources allow. Read more at the San Francisco Chronicle.

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04 April 2020

Iliana Kohler (PSC/PARC Research Associate) is now a LDI Senior Fellow. LDI’s more than 300 Senior Fellows are leaders in interdisciplinary health services and health policy research and have helped guide health policies at all levels of government and the private sector. 

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03 April 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Florian, Sandra, Chenoa Flippen, and Emilio Parrado. 2020. "The Labor Force Trajectories of Immigrant Women: Intersecting Personal Characteristics and Migration Dynamics." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-45.

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02 April 2020

Mark V. Pauly (PSC/PARC Research Associate) discuss the potential impact of a COVID-19 “all clear” being announced too soon. Listen here: Wharton Business Daily. 

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02 April 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Ciancio, Alberto, Fabrice Kämpfen, Iliana Kohler, Daniel Bennett, Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Jill Darling, Arie Kapteyn, Jürgen Maurer, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2020. "Know Your Epidemic, Know Your Response: COVID-19 in the United States." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-44.

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31 March 2020

Scott D. Halpern (PARC Research Associate) discusses how hospitals decide which COVID-19 patients to treat first. Listen here.

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31 March 2020

Mark V. Pauly (PSC/PARC Research Associate) comments on how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect health insurance premiums in the private sector. Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer. 

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31 March 2020

Kevin G. Volpp (PARC/PSC Research Associate) writes about his idea to move the patients to the ventilators, instead of moving ventilators to the patients who need them. Read more here.

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31 March 2020

Rachel M. Werner (PARC Research Associate) discusses the false tradeoff between economic health and public health. Read more at The Washington Post.

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31 March 2020

Scott D. Halpern (PARC Research Associate) discusses ethical guidelines for hospitals in allocating critical care resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more at ABC News. 

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25 March 2020

Scott D. Halpern (PARC Research Associate) discusses the possibility of Do Not Resuscitate orders for all coronavirus patients. Read more at The Washington Post.

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25 March 2020

In a recent Viewpoint article for JAMA Network, Jason Karlawish (PARC Research Associate) writes on how to translate the discovery of covert consciousness to clinical practice. 

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16 March 2020

Mark V. Pauly (PSC/PARC Research Associate) wrote a piece published in The Philadelphia Inquirer about coronavirus testing and why the government should pay Americans to take the Coronavirus test.

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13 March 2020

Research by Atul Gupta (PARC) and collaborators investigating the effects of private-equity backed nursing homes featured in Instituitional Investor.

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11 March 2020

Congratulations to Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate), on getting funding from the Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America (NLCHDD) for a pilot project titled, “The Roles of State and Local Immigration Policy in Shaping Patterns of Health Inequality”. More »

09 March 2020

 The work and insight of PSC & PARC Research Associate Olivia S. Mitchell, profiled in the IMF Finance & Development magazine.

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04 March 2020

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was recently named "Member of the Month" by the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science.

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04 March 2020

Olivia Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Nick Roussanov will teach a new Wharton course on financial literacy in the Fall 2020. 

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03 March 2020

Jason Karlawish (PARC) and Richard Bartholomew engaged in a conversation using personal experiences about the history and present state of Alzehimer's Disease Care. Read more at the Penn Memory Center. 

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03 March 2020

David S. Mandell (PSC Research Associate), Molly Candon (PARC Research Associate) and co-author write about the problems with buprenorphine waivers and its effect on opioid treatments. Read more at the Penn Center for Mental Health 

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02 March 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) talks to Megan Leonhardt about how much millennials should save right now to retire at 67. Read more here 

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26 February 2020

PARC Associte Risa Lavizzo-Mourey appears on A Different Kind of Leader podcast to share her experiences in making difficult decisions & facing challenges head-on to address health disparities and healthcare coverage expansion in the US.

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25 February 2020

A recent NBER working paper by Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was recently featured in Marketwatch. The study shows that using target-date funds as 401(k) plan defaults makes participants far more likely to invest in them.

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22 February 2020

Morgan Hoke (PSC/PARC Research Associate) is quoted in a SAPIENS article that investigates the features of Baby Yoda that makes it adorable. 

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20 February 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Batyra, Ewa, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Frank Furstenberg. 2020. "Changing Gender Gaps in the Timing of Partnership Formation in Sub-Saharan Africa." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-43. 

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19 February 2020

A recent study by Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and collaborators about the role of financial literacy in retirement planning was featured in Business Times

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19 February 2020

The proposal spearheaded by Alison M. Buttenheim,(PSC Research Associate) and Harsha Thirumurthy, (PSC/PARC Research Associate) have been named in the Top 100 in the MacArthur Foundation 100&Change competition, which offers a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world’s most critical social challenges.

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19 February 2020

CGTN's Sean Callebs spoke to Hans-Peter Kohler (PSC/PARC Research Associate) about the economic impact of slowing population growth. 

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19 February 2020

Research by Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Associate) cited in Medium article about applicable nudge insights to the health field.

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19 February 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Gonalons-Pons, Pilar, Christine Schwartz, and Kelly Musick. 2020. "Changes in Couples’ Earnings Following Parenthood and Trends in Family Earnings Inequality." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-42. 

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18 February 2020

A study by Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Associate) and co-author about the effects of "Rothification" for employees and tax revenue was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal and Wharton Business Daily.

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17 February 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Ciancio, Alberto, Fabrice Kämpfen, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana Kohler. 2020. "Health Screening for Emerging Disease Burdens Among the Global Poor." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-41. 

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14 February 2020

In a recent article by The Economic TimesOlivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) recommends changes to how people save and invest. 

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14 February 2020
Hyunjoon Park (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and co-author summarize their research findings on the effects of the changing marriage market in South Korea. For more information, please visit Omnia More »
13 February 2020

Congratulations to PARC Associate Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, on being named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 25 medical pioneers to celebrate this Black History Month.

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13 February 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) explains how the administration’s proposed 2021 budget affects retirement benefits for employees. Read more at InvestmentNews.

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12 February 2020

Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) co-authored a study which found that when patients were 32% more likely to continue sending health data to the research team than those using wearables. Read more here 

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07 February 2020

Morgan Hoke (PSC/PARC Associate) was featured in Penn Today about the Penn Anthropology colloquium and her research on nutrition and growth.

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07 February 2020

PARC Associate Jason Karlawish, who is the director of the Roybal Center Pilot Care presented on the history of the Alzheimer's treatment and care in a special lecture celebrating the launch. The new center - Roybal Center for Palliative Care in Dementia will be led by Scott D. Halpern. 

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06 February 2020

Revised and updated Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Amin, Vikesh, Jere Behrman, Jason Fletcher, Carlos Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2019. "Mental Health, Schooling Attainment and Polygenic Scores: Are There Significant Gene-Environment Associations?." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-24.

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05 February 2020

Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD (PARC Associate) has been named the inaugural John M. Eisenberg Professor in Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. For more information about this award, visit here.

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05 February 2020

Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) and Harsha Thirumurthy (PSC/PARC Research Associate) have received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a first-of-its-kind nudge unit focused on HIV prevention in South Africa. They will co-lead this three-year initiative with their colleagues at HE²RO. More »

05 February 2020

A recent study by Jason Karlawish (PARC Associate) and co-authors outlines current issues in participant notificiation following large-scale drug trials closure and identifies ways for all stakeholders to improve going forward. For more information, visit JAMA Neurology.

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04 February 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kämpfen, Fabrice 2020. "The Effects of Negative Economic Shocks at Birth on Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-40.

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03 February 2020

Mark V. Pauly (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was interviewed by Senator Bill Frist on A Second Opinion Podcast.

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03 February 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) explains that 40% of older Americans dealing with debt, rising housing costs, student loans, and medical expenses to Chris Taylor of Reuters.

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31 January 2020

Irma T. Elo (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in an NBC article about the slight rise in U.S. Life Expectancy since 2014.

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30 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Ciancio, Alberto, Adeline Delavande, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana Kohler. 2020. "Mortality Risk Information, Survival Expectations and Sexual Behaviors." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-39. 

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29 January 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Stephen P. Utkus of Vanguard find that target date funds can pay retirement savers higher returns with lower risk in their new study. More »

29 January 2020

Research about the varying quality of end-of-life care in the different hospital units led by Scott D. Halpern (PARC Research Associate) and co-authors was published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. See also Beckers Hospital Review.

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27 January 2020

In an artilce titled "An All-Out War on Alzheimer's at NIH" posted on CQ, comments from PARC Associate Jason Karlawish are mentioned. 

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27 January 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) who served on the 2014-5 Chilean Pension Reform Commission, explains that proposed pension reforms thus far will help but not solve Chile’s old-age system problems. Read more here

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24 January 2020

 Research by Atheendar Venkataramani (PSC/PARC Associate) on how to increase the length of life for the poorest among us has been cited in a recent article by Los Angeles Times.  

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24 January 2020

An article by Good Housekeeping featured research by Linda H. Aiken (PSC/PARC Research Associate) in an attempt to explain the cause of nurse shortages in schools.

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24 January 2020

Another recession by end-2021 predicted by 7 of 10 economists, Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC & PARC Associate) outlines steps you can take now to shore up your retirement savings and overall finances with Dan Loney on the Wharton Business Daily podcast.

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23 January 2020

According to new, large Penn Medicine study led by Scott D. Halpern (PARC Research Associate) in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The research challenges a common belief that dying in the ICU is a less favorable experience than dying elsewhere in the hospital.

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23 January 2020

Study by Jason Karlawish (PARC Research Associate) and collaborators that investigated physician-assisted death attitudes among those with an Alzheimer disease biomarker was highlighted as a “Best Advance of 2019 in Cognitive Neurology/Dementia” by Neurology Today.

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23 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Anand, Paul, Jere Behrman, Hai-Anh H. Dang, and Sam Jones. 2019. "Does Sorting Matter for Learning Inequality? Evidence from East Africa." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-38.

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21 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Behrman, Jere, Yuan Hu, and Junsen Zhang. 2020. "The Causal Effects of Parents' Schooling on Children's Schooling in Urban China." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-37. 

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21 January 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Behrman, Jere, C. Simon Fan, Xiangdong Wei, Hongliang Zhang, and Junsen Zhang. 2020. "After-School Tutoring, Household Substitution and Student Achievement: Experimental Evidence from Rural China." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-36. 

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21 January 2020

Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) and Harsha Thirumurthy (PSC/PARC Research Associate) were featured in a collection of behavioral science projects titled “Imagining the Next Decade of Behavioral Science.” Read more about their projects here.

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21 January 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC & PARC Associate) is mentioned in Business Insider article, the article explores the effect of increased longevity and low investment returns on retirement. 

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21 January 2020

 Atheendar Venkataramani (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in Healio article about how social mobility may decrease income-based life expectancy gap.

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21 January 2020

On this episode of WHYY's Radio Times, Lisa Walke and Norma B. Coe (PARC Research Associate) discuss the financial and social tradeoffs individuals and families make to afford care, whether at home, in a nursing facility or assisted living community and the push to age in place and look at caregiver and geriatrician shortages.

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16 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Chen, Yi, and Hanming Fang. 2020. "The State of Mental Health Among the Elderly Chinese." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-35.

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15 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Chen, Yi, and Hanming Fang. 2019. The Long-Term Consequences of Family Planning in Old Age: Evidence from China's "Later, Longer, Fewer" Campaign. University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-34.

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15 January 2020

A research paper by Samuel H. Preston (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and co-authors released today in PLOS One  show that U.S. Drug Deaths Might Be Twice as High as Thought. The article has been cited in U.S. More »

15 January 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and John D. Stoll at the Wall Street Journal discuss the changing definition of retirement, and how this will impact work options.

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10 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kohler, Iliana, Chiwoza Bandawe, Alberto Ciancio, Fabrice Kämpfen, Collin Payne, James Mwera, James Mkandawire, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2020. "The Mature Adults Cohort of the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH-MAC)." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-33. 

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09 January 2020

Congratulations to Principal Investigators, Atul Gupta and David S. Mandell, alongside Co-Investigators, Alison M. Buttenheim, Norma Coe, and Harsha Thirumurthy, on receiving 2020 LDI pilot research grants. The various early stage health services research projects target challenges in health and health care delivery. More »

09 January 2020

A new study by Atheendar Venkataramani (PSC/PARC Associate) and co-authors links eroding economic opportunity to opioid deaths. Read more in Penn Today.

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08 January 2020

Irma T. Elo was featured in an NBC investigative report about how neighborhood affects longevity. Watch the full clip here.

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07 January 2020

New educational apps and games can also boost financial literacy & understanding, says Glenn Gillis at Independent Online. The study cited findings from research done by Profs. Annamaria Lusardi of GWSB and Olivia S. Mitchell of Wharton. 

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07 January 2020

An opinion piece written by Mark V. Pauly (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Ari Friedman on how to solve the problem of overcrowding in the emergency room was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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06 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Myroniuk, Tyler, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana Kohler. 2020. "Marital Dissolutions and Changes in Mental Health: Evidence from Rural Malawi." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-32.

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02 January 2020

Irma T. Elo (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in an NBC investigative report about the massive effort to involve thousands of temporary workers and experts in the 2020 U.S. Census. 

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02 January 2020