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Adam Lippert’s New Research on Health Impacts of Student Loan Debt

May 11, 2022

Student loan debt is correlated with poor physical and mental health, according to new research published by Assistant Professor of Sociology Adam Lippert and his colleagues in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine , “ Student Debt and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among U.S. Adults in Early Mid-Life .” It is...

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Esther Sullivan on Housing Market Impacts for Mobile Home Residents

April 14, 2022

During the pandemic, amid sickness and job losses, mobile home park residents also have grappled with rent hikes or revisions of their leases, often with little help from state laws. “There’s basically 50 different policies for how to protect residents in these parks,” said Assistant Professor of Sociology Esther Sullivan...

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Keith Guzik OpEd Cautions against Wholesale Cancelation of Russian Culture

March 31, 2022

Associate Professor of Sociology Keith Guzik provides insight into the dangers of current reactions to Russian culture: “Whether the canceling of Russian culture is a purposeful anti-war strategy or a cathartic response against those deemed guilty by association, it is difficult to imagine a more flawed stance at this pivotal...

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Bill Could Help Keep Mobile Housing More Affordable to Coloradoans According to Esther Sullivan

March 17, 2022

Colorado House Bill 22-1287 includes a slew of protections for mobile home owners and amounts to a new bill of rights for those residents. “Bills like this could strengthen, could support and grow affordable housing stock for decades,” said Esther Sullivan , Assistant Professor of Sociology, who has conducted extensive...

Brenden Beck on Colorado and the Nation’s Violent Crime Rates

March 3, 2022

It’s not surprising that Colorado’s general crime rate trends mirror the U.S. as a whole over a few decades, said Brenden Beck, Assistant Professor of Sociology. He said factors that influence crime on a macro level such as unemployment and economic recessions tend to affect different areas at the same...

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Jennifer Reich Speaks to Many Dimensions of Vaccine Hesitancy

Feb. 17, 2022

As author of Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines, Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich has been an important resource for insight on vaccine hesitancy among parents before and during the pandemic. As hesitancy had spread to other populations, her knowledge becomes ever more valuable. Lagging COVID-19 vaccination rates for police...

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Brenden Beck on How to Track If Race Impacts the Delivery of Victim Services

Jan. 20, 2022

Researchers are correct to caution the use of census data to determine whether victim services leaders are providing services equitably, said Brenden Beck, Assistant Professor of Sociology. A better way to determine parity, he said, is to compare how many victims of crime there were in each race in Colorado...

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Perspective on the State of Parental Choice and COVID Vaccination from Jennifer Reich

Nov. 25, 2021

“As we watch coronavirus vaccination become widely available to young children in the coming days, weeks and months, we will inevitably see some parents struggle to decide whether to vaccinate their children. Most of these parents are neither virus deniers nor anti-science. Rather, they are part of a group of...

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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...