New York Times highlights key HRS data in reporting on aging and caregiving

December 18, 2023

Contact: Jon Meerdink ([email protected]) ANN ARBOR — The New York Times relied heavily on data from the Institute for Social Research (ISR) in a recent major piece on the United States’ aging population and cost of caregiving. “Dying Broke” drew on a great deal of data from ISR’s Health...

Applications open for the Junior Professional Researcher program

December 14, 2023

Applications are now open for the Institute for Social Research Junior Professional Researcher (JPR) program.  The JPR program offers recent college graduates the opportunity to gain work experience in social science research and collaborate with more senior colleagues and project...

Multiple periods of loneliness may add up to higher mortality risk

December 13, 2023

Contact: Kim North Shine, [email protected] Multiple periods of loneliness may add up to higher mortality risk ANN ARBOR—Working from well-established research on the detrimental health effects of loneliness, University of Michigan researchers set out to study whether feeling lonely at multiple...

Teen drug use remains below pre-pandemic levels

December 13, 2023

New data show relatively low use of illicit substances, yet overdose death rates among adolescents have risen in recent years ANN ARBOR—The percentage of teenagers reporting they used any illicit substances in 2023 held steady below the pre-pandemic levels reported in 2020, according to the...

Meta-analysis examines long-term cardiac complications of COVID-19

December 13, 2023

Contact: Jon Meerdink ([email protected]) ANN ARBOR — A meta-analysis of 150 empirical studies on the cardiac symptoms of COVID-19 has found that higher-quality studies report a lower prevalence of long-term cardiac symptoms. “Identifying patterns of reported findings on long-term cardiac...

ISR remembers and honors James S. Jackson with research symposium and atrium dedication

December 8, 2023

Contact: Jon Meerdink ([email protected]) ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) honored the life, career, and memory of James S. Jackson with a research symposium on Friday, December 1, 2023. ISR also renamed its atrium in Jackson’s honor, paying...

Paper studies concordant hypertension across four countries

December 6, 2023

Contact: Jon Meerdink ([email protected]) ANN ARBOR — A new study encompassing data from four countries shows that if one member of a couple has high blood pressure, the other member is likely to have high blood pressure as well. Lindsay Kobayashi, Ph.D. and Chihua Li, Dr.PH., of the Institute...

Public health resources: Striving for equality among vulnerable communities

December 6, 2023

U-M study examines measures used to inform how researchers, policymakers identify areas in need of health resources ANN ARBOR—Over the course of the pandemic, COVID-19 hit Black communities and communities of color particularly hard. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

Insights presentation explores the impact of hearing and dental health on cognition

December 4, 2023

Contact: Jon Meerdink ([email protected]) ANN ARBOR — Risk factors like dental health and hearing loss may play a bigger role in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias than we may often think. That according to the latest talk of the Insights Speaker Series at the Institute for Social...

Katrina R. Ellis named as the Next James S. Jackson Emerging Scholar

December 4, 2023

ANN ARBOR — Katrina R. Ellis, Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan, has been named the next James S. Jackson Emerging Scholar by the Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA) at the Institute for Social Research (ISR). Dr. Ellis is an affiliate of the...

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