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The truth behind racial disparities in fatal police shootings

Contrary to what many think, a comprehensive and sweeping review of all fatal police shootings across the nation reveals

– Michigan State University


Embargo expired on 22-Jul-2019 at 15:00 ET

When considering presidential candidates, age is just a number

A new white paper shows there is no such thing as being too old to be president.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

American Federation for Aging Research

NAFTA’s demise puts Canada in the ‘penalty box,’ study shows

A new study from the University of Notre Dame shows that the elimination of the North American Free Trade Agreement would economically hurt Canada, Mexico and the U.S., but with a surprising twist — Canada would suffer the most.

– University of Notre Dame

Scott L. Baier & Jeffrey H. Bergstrand & John P. Bruno, 2019 (IDEAS)

Government practice of revoking citizenship threatens due process guaranteed by the Constitution, according to law journal

Denaturalization is the revocation of a naturalized immigrant’s U.S. citizenship by the federal government. The practice is becoming more common under the Trump administration.

– Case Western Reserve University

New York University Law Review

How to thrive when foreign competitors enter your market

Researchers from University of Texas A&M and University of Texas at Austin published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how incumbent domestic companies can use marketing tools to counter the threat of foreign entrants after the do...

– American Marketing Association (AMA)

Journal of Marketing

2016 Election Linked to Increase in Preterm Births Among U.S. Latina

A significant jump in preterm births to Latina mothers living in the U.S. occurred in the nine months following the November 8, 2016 election of President Donald Trump, according to a study led by a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

JAMA Network Open

Forces Behind Growing Political Polarization in Congress Revealed in New Model

For much of the 20th century, political polarization within the United States House of Representatives tended to decrease over the course of a two-year term. But starting in the mid-1980s, that trend reversed, and in recent decades, polarization has ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Journal of the Royal Society Interface

Oil and American religion set stage for current political divides, historian finds

In his newest research, Darren Dochuk, associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, chronicles North America’s age of oil — in particular, crude’s inseparable relationship to Christianity.

– University of Notre Dame

Anointed with Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America

Taking Opioids for Pain May Make It Harder to Find Primary Care

Finding a new doctor for health checkups and general care can pose a challenge to anyone. But for people who take prescription opioid pills for their chronic pain, it might be far harder, according to a new study.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Network Open, doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.6928

Features and Policy

The U.S. Immigration Debate

Backgrounder by CFR Editorial Staff. Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for years, moving controversial policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of government.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, July 2, 2018.

Who Counts in the 2020 U.S. Census?

CFR In Brief by Zachary Laub. If the Trump administration succeeds in securing citizenship data, the 2020 census could transform the way in which political power is distributed in the United States.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, July 18, 2019.

Declaration of PHEIC in DRC Should Spur Support, Not Fear

The World Health Organization’s declaration today that the year-long Ebola crisis is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern is hoped to raise much-needed awareness and resources for preparedness and control efforts across the region. Th...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

APA Calls on Amazon's Bezos to Resist Pressure to Resume Selling Conversion Therapy Books

Jeff Bezos,’s CEO, should resist calls by some members of Congress to resume selling books that promote “conversion therapy” because there is insufficient scientific evidence that such practices are safe, especially for young people ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

ASA Opposes House Energy and Commerce Surprise Medical Bills Proposal; Urges Continued Negotiations

Today, ASA announced strong opposition to the surprise medical bill introduced Tuesday, July 9 and passed today by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, the “Pallone-Walden” bill, or H.R. 3630 the “No Surprises Act.”

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Announcements and Events

Johns Hopkins Develops Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging

On June 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has been designated a so-called “qualified provider-led entity.” This allows Johns Hopkins to develop criteria that meet...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

ATS Celebrates Court-Established Deadlines for E-cigarettes and Cigars Regulation

Last Friday afternoon, July 12, 2019, a federal court decision established deadlines for e-cigarette manufacturers and makers of candy-flavored cigars to submit their products for FDA review. The Court took this action after medical and public healt...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Mark McGovern Joins the Rutgers School of Public Health

The Rutgers School of Public Health is excited to announce that Mark McGovern, PhD, will be joining the department of health behavior, society, and policy as an assistant professor in the fall.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Sociology and Social Justice

On August 10-13, thousands of sociologists from around the nation and the world will meet in New York at the association’s 114th Annual Meeting. At a time when issues ranging from the U.S. census to the racial wealth gap dominate public discourse,...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)


'Racist Police Officer' Stereotype May Become a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Belief in the “racist police officer” stereotype may become a self-fulfilling prophecy for law enforcement officers and lead to increased support for forceful or threatening policing tactics, according to research published by the American Psycho...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Law and Human Behavior

Embargo expired on 15-Jul-2019 at 09:00 ET

Political marketing researcher eyes branding in lead-up to 2020 presidential election

With U.S. President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign underway and more than 20 candidates vying to be the Democratic standard bearer, how the sides market themselves is more important than ever in a politically-fractured country, said Bruce Newm...

Expert Available

– DePaul University

@floridastate expert @davishouck available to comment on latest incident at Emmett Till historical marker

– Florida State University

American U. Experts Available to Comment About the Democratic Primary Debates in Detroit, Michigan

– American University

Rutgers Expert Zaire Dinzey-Flores Available to Discuss Resignation of Puerto Rico’s Governor

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers scholar Khadijah Costley White is Available to Discuss White Supremacist Ideas in Political Discourse

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Political Science Expert Available to Discuss New UK Prime Minister

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Economist with focus on health care can provide analysis as health insurance re-emerges as presidential campaign issue ahead of next debates

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Opioid Epidemic Effect in State’s Public Schools Creates ‘Crisis in the Classroom’

– West Virginia University

Reframing the problem ‘essential’ to alleviating opioid crisis

– West Virginia University

WVU focusing on preparing social work professionals to deal with opioid addiction

– West Virginia University

UAB Experts Weigh in on Trump’s Kidney Disease Executive Order

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

U of R social psychologist can comment on how President Trump's recent and racially charged comments to four Congresswomen of color might influence and shape racial attitudes in government and in society at large.

– University of Redlands

DEA has shirked responsibility when it comes to opioids

– West Virginia University

Systemic flooding of pain pills into Appalachia ‘obscene’

– West Virginia University

Labor Expert: Scalia is a Longtime Fighter in the War on Workers

– Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

Notre Dame's Erin Corcoran says under the Trump administration, everyone is of equal importance to deport

– University of Notre Dame





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