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Research ·

Expanded Insurance Coverage Impacts Opioid Crisis

SPA Assistant Professor Aparna Soni examined data from 46 states and DC and discovered a nearly 10 percent reduction rate of opioid-related inpatient hospitalizations in states that expanded Medicaid after implementation of the ACA in 2014.
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New Psychology Research Shows Children and Teens Worry About Political Issues

It’s unclear that children’s and teens’ worry is a cause for concern, or that it is interfering with their mental health functioning.
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Research ·

Analysis of Affordable Care Act Shows Promising Impact on Health

As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marks its 10th anniversary, a new study of the literature on how the insurance expansions have affected health outcomes finds encouraging news.
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Mainstreaming White Supremacy: A Twitter Analysis of the American ‘Alt-Right’

We caught up with Professor Carolyn Gallaher to ask questions about what she learned from immersing herself in the "alt-right" Twittersphere.
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Protests against war crimes in Bangladesh.

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Conservative Islamic Views Gaining Ground in Secular Bangladesh

Conservative Islamic views are gaining ground in secular Bangladesh and curbing freedom of expression.
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Research ·

Grants Will Support Publication of Presidential Letters of Taylor and Fillmore

New SPA research professor Michael Cohen is spearheading a project for the SPA Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (CCPS) that will edit and publish the letters of Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore.
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(L-R) Anupam Chander, Laura DeNardis, Vinton Cerf at Internet in Everything book talk

Communications ·

Dean DeNardis’ Latest Book Argues Cybersecurity Is a Human Rights Issue

In “The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off-Switch,” Interim Dean of the School of Communication and professor, Dr. Laura DeNardis hopes to convince readers that cybersecurity is the great human rights issue of our time.
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Taryn Morrisey

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New Grants Support Examinations of Access to Quality Child Care

SPA Associate Professor Taryn Morrissey was awarded two grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine the barriers for low-income families in enrolling children in early childcare and preschool.
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In the Community ·

Making DC’s Homeless People Count

DC’s homeless population can be difficult to count or neatly characterize, but American University anthropology PhD candidate Aaron Howe has embraced this challenge.
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Study of Zika Virus Misinformation Reveals Need to Rethink Public Health Messaging

With international focus on the outbreak of the coronavirus, a study by a group of scholars, including SPA Associate Professor Thomas Zeitzoff, points to lessons from public health campaigns conducted during previous outbreaks.
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