This Pennsylvania State professor discovers that those being exterminated will vote against the powers that be.
I saw two 200 pound girls from poor rural areas share drugs before my very difficult math class.
Cart the drugs around in large pill boxes look like plastic ice cube trays to separate drug types .
Junk food sugar the starter drug.
Shannon M. Monnat, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology, Demography, and Sociology
Demographic and Spatial Variation in Opiate Misuse and other Diseases and Deaths of Despair
Addiction and overdoses from opiates (prescription opioids and heroin) have increased dramatically over the past two decades to become a national epidemic and major US public health and policy issue. Mortality rates from other drugs, alcohol and suicide have also increased and vary dramatically across the U.S. to affect certain types of people and places more than others. My research in this area focuses on spatial differences in and demographic, economic, and social correlates of adult and adolescent opiate abuse, overdose mortality, and other “diseases and deaths of despair”.
Social and Spatial Disparities in Health Care Access, Use, and Outcomes
This line of research examines racial/ethnic differences in health care access and utilization; differences in health care access and utilization among Hispanics in new vs. established destinations along the rural-urban continuum; rural/urban differences in adolescent HPV vaccination; and associations between adverse childhood experiences and adult health.
Policy and Program Participation Impacts on Health
I am interested in associations between various social and public health policies, social safety net program participation, and child and family well-being. Specific projects include analyses of racial/ethnic differences in transitions off TANF; the spatially heterogeneous effects of SNAP participation on food insecurity and children’s health outcomes; associations between state policies on immigrant eligibility for health and social services and Hispanic health care access and utilization; and predictors of school physical education policies/practices and associations between those policies/practices and children’s physical activity outcomes.
Public Research Briefs
Deaths of Despair and Support for Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election
Drugs, Death and Despair in New England
Rural Adolescents are More Likely than their Urban Peers to Abuse Prescription Painkillers
Hispanic Health Insurance Rates Differ between Established and New Hispanic Destinations
Faces of Addiction: From Prescription Painkillers to Heroin (Presentation about prescription painkiller and heroin abuse at Schlow Public Library)
Handout: State Ag and Rural Leaders 2016 Legislative Ag Chairs Summit
Recent Media and News
Opioid Epidemic is an Immediate Test for Donald Trump’s Administration
Trump Over Performed the Most in Counties with the Highest Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Mortality Rates
Did the Opioid Epidemic Help Donald Trump Win?
Trump Succeeded in Regions Hit Hardest by the Drug Epidemic
Dr. Monnat Presents Research at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
A Demographer’s View of the Opioid Crisis
What is Behind America’s Heroin Epidemic?
Adolescent Painkiller Abuse a Big Problems for Small Towns, Rural Areas
Study Links ER with Rural Adolescent Painkiller Misuse
Rural Teens More Likely to Abuse Prescription Opioids
Opiate Addiction Spreading, Becoming More Complex
Opioids and Heroin: A Deadly Combination on the Rise
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