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Jennifer Reich on the Recent Flux in Vaccine Mistrust

Oct. 13, 2021

Back in 2015, the Pew Research Center conducted a poll about vaccine safety that found no partisan difference in attitudes. Eighty-nine percent of Republicans agreed that vaccines were safe for healthy children, which was slightly more than the 87 percent of Democrats who agreed. Nearly all the resistance to COVID-19...

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Later Life Can Bring Stronger Relationships Says Teresa Cooney

Sept. 29, 2021

Sociology Professor and Chair Teresa Cooney found, in comparing later-life remarriages to first marriages, these older couples are better at problem solving and argue less. What really sets these couples apart, whether they marry, live together or apart, is the emotional texture of their relationships. They have passed through life’s...

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Esther Sullivan Confirms that Mobile Home Owners Remain Vulnerable to Predatory Park Owners

Sept. 17, 2021

“This is one of our country’s primary methods of low-income homeownership,” said Assistant Professor of Sociology Esther Sullivan, who wrote a book on manufactured housing. “It is incredibly important not just as a source of affordable shelter, but also as a route to the American dream of homeownership for those...

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Expert Commentary on Religious Vaccine Exemptions and Ivermectin from Jennifer Reich

Sept. 17, 2021

Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich continues to be a media go-to on many aspects of the ongoing coverage of COVID. Reich said when it comes to being granted a religious exemption some people will be more successful than others. "The rules around non-medical exemptions for religion have really focused on what...

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Jennifer Reich Weighs in on Why More Women than Men Might Be Getting Vaccinated

Sept. 2, 2021

Women are more used to making decisions about their own health and the health of their families, says Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich. She believes that women are more likely to be in contact with health services as part of the process of searching for health-related information, which could be the...

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Mobile Home Residents More Vulnerable to Heat Waves Says Esther Sullivan

July 21, 2021

Author and Assistant Professor of Sociology Esther Sullivan has spent 12 years researching the inequalities plaguing America’s mobile home residents. “Zoning has kept mobile home parks situated along interstates and highways, in industrial and commercial zones, and it has kept them out of residential neighborhoods, making them far more at...

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Colorado Leading the Way in Immigration Policy According to Edelina Burciaga

July 21, 2021

For years, Colorado was in a middle ground for introducing new immigrant-inclusive policies while dealing with past policy implications, said Edelina Burciaga, Sociology Assistant Professor. Now, she said the state has become a leader in pro-immigrant legislation. “I would kind of put Colorado more on the continuum of states that...

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Jennifer Reich on J&J Setback to Vaccine Momentum

April 28, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration's decision to take the Johnson and Johnson vaccine out of the American market briefly to look into blood clotting is verification that vaccination system is working well, according to Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich. The pause gave the FDA an opportunity to make sure "vaccines remain...

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Esther Sullivan on the Importance of Mobile-Home Parks to Affordable Housing

March 18, 2021

Assistant Professor of Sociology Esther Sullivan, author of the book Manufactured Insecurity: Mobile Home Parks and Americans’ Tenuous Right to Place, said mobile-home parks now compose one of the largest sources of nonsubsidized low-income housing in the country. “How important are they to our national housing stock? Unbelievably important,” Sullivan...

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Realistic Vaccination Expectations Key to Recovery According to Jennifer Reich

Feb. 3, 2021

“As people are excited to become vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, they may be overestimating what that protection means,” said Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich. “It’s important that they calibrate their expectations and understand that their behavior after immunization still has to be focused on protecting people around them.” The Vaccinated Class The...