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PSTC epidemiologist Diana Grigsby-Toussaint comments on how racist practices such as redlining have made it more likely that communities of color live in areas with less green space and more air pollution, which may lead to more health risks.

PSTC sociologist Andrew Schrank comments on how President Biden's economic initiatives will benefit older Americans.

The pandemic is becoming a grief crisis

April 1, 2021 | Vox | Meghan Zacher

PSTC postdoctoral research associate Meghan Zacher comments on the long-term mental and physical health effects of the pandemic.

PSTC/S4 Postdoctoral Research Associate Jake Carlson proposes the creation of a new federal agency, the Social Development Housing Authority, as a way of creating affordable housing for tenants.

PSTC anthropologist Kate Mason discusses the Pandemic Journaling Project, an outlet for Americans to reflect on the pandemic while contributing to anthropological records.

Should Schools Become Vaccination Sites for Everyone?

February 5, 2021 | EducationWeek | Diana Grigsby-Toussaint

PSTC epidemiologist Diana Grigsby-Toussaint comments on why communities of color may be less likely to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

3 reasons Americans need more federal aid

January 22, 2021 | CNN | John Friedman

PSTC economist John Friedman comments on why traditional stimulus payments aren't as effective during the pandemic.

In the context of consumer confidence, PSTC economist Neil Thakral explains how the speed at which the CARES Act stimulus payments are distributed impacts their potential to stimulate the economy.

PSTC sociologist John Logan describes the history of both informal and legally binding racial segregation between neighborhoods.

PSTC sociologist Patrick Heller argues that India should invest in social safety nets to protect citizens from future crises.