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April 29, 2022

Adriana Perez (PARC) was featured in a recent LDI Research Update for her role in curating a new special issue of Research in Nursing & Health. The special issue on Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health highlights articles on the lived experiences of health inequity including topics on preterm birth, postpartum depression, stress among Hispanic caregivers, high school students’ mental health, machine-learning approaches to the geospatial determinants of health in 911 activated chest pain, Chinese college students and HPV vaccination in the U.S., the social construction of HIV among Israeli Arab People, and diseases among Buddhist monks.
(Photo: Hoag Levins)
Dorothy Roberts (PSC) was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2022. Roberts joins more than 260 new members honored in 2022, recognized for their “accomplishments and leadership in academia, the arts, industry, public policy, and research.” Read more in Penn Today.
Allison Hoffman (PARC) was quoted in Bloomberg Law discussing the legal authority of the Center for Disease Control to regulate mask mandates in light of a recent federal court decision to overturn the current administration's mask mandate.
Irma T. Elo (PSC/PARC) was selected by the American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on Aging and the Life Course (SALC) as the 2022 recipient of the Outstanding Mentor Award. Congratulations to Irma on this well-deserved honor!
Atheendar Venkataramani (PSC/PARC) was featured in an LDI Research Update about a recent event on “Addressing Structural Racism in Medicaid to Promote Health Equity,” which he moderated. 

Seven new census samples from Chile, Egypt (19th century historical), Sierra Leone, and Slovak Republic are now available to IPUMS International data users. The Slovak Republic is a newly added country to the collection; the other samples extend pre-existing series. Additionally, we have expanded our labor force survey data with the release of 15 years of data from Mexico (ENOE 2005-2020) and additional samples from Spain and Italy. Find it all at IPUMS International.

2010-2020 Geographic Crosswalks for ACS Data
In anticipation of releasing ACS 2016-2020 5-year summary tables in the coming weeks, NHGIS has released new geographic crosswalks to bridge between the 2020 versions and the previously used 2010 versions of census tracts and block groups.

New Data Demonstrating Effects of Privacy Protection in 2020 Census Data
NHGIS has released a new batch of demonstration data to facilitate comparisons between the original 2010 census data and altered data from a recent trial run of the Census Bureau’s planned 2020 privacy protection system. This release covers a broader range of subjects, including age, sex, race, ethnicity, housing tenure, and presence of children.

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) released 5.4 million digital images of handwritten census forms of the 1950 U.S. Census of population. We are excited to continue our partnership with Ancestry to create a massive new data resource for research, extending our full count data series from 1850 to 1950. Today you can enjoy browsing images and trying out the NARA name index. As we learn more about the data transcription schedule, we will keep you apprised of our timeline to release our largest full count data yet: 151 million persons and 44 million households.
Kreider Viscardi, Molly, Rachel French, Heather Brom, Eileen Lake, Connie Ulrich, Matthew D. McHugh. 2022. "Care Quality, Patient Safety, and Nurse Outcomes at Hospitals Serving Economically Disadvantaged Patients: A Case for Investment in Nursing." Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice.

Mehmood Siddique, Shazia, Shivan J. Mehta, Afshin Parsikia, Mark D. Neuman, James D. Lewis. 2022. "Hospital Performance for Gastrointestinal Bleeding Mortality, Length of Stay, and Complication Rates in the USA." Digestive Diseases and Sciences.

Schlak, Amelia E., William E. Rosa, Cynda H. Rushton, Lusine Poghosyan, Maggie C. Root, Matthew D. McHugh. 2022. "An Expanded Institutional- and National-level Blueprint to Address Nurse Burnout and Moral Suffering Amid the Evolving Pandemic." Nursing Management.

Schwartz, Aaron L., Yujun Chen, Chris L. Jagmin, Dorothea J. Verbrugge, Troyen A. Brennan, Peter W. Groeneveld, Joseph P. Newhouse. 2022. "Coverage Denials: Government And Private Insurer Policies For Medical Necessity In Medicare." Health Affairs.

Sloane, Philip D., Jaclyn N. Portelli, Mark D. Neuman, et al. 2022. "Surgery and Geriatric Medicine: Toward Greater Integration and Collaboration." Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.

Song, Hummy, Elena Andreyeva, Guy David. 2022. "Time Is the Wisest Counselor of All: The Value of Provider–Patient Engagement Length in Home Healthcare." Management Science.

Song, Jinyoun, Mollie Hobensack, Kathryn H. Bowles, et al. 2022. "Clinical Notes: An Untapped Opportunity for Improving Risk Prediction for Hospitalization and Emergency Department Visit during Home Health Care." Journal of Biomedical Informatics.

Stites, Shana D., Emily A. Largent, Jeanine Gill, Anna Gurian, Kristin Harkins, Jason Karlawish. 2022. "Predictors of who Serves as an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Participant’s Study Partner and the Impact of their Relationship on Study Partners’ Reports on Participants." Research on Aging.

Thirumurthy, Harsha, Katherine L. Milkman, Kevin G. Volpp, Alison M. Buttenheim, Devin G. Pope. 2022. "Association Between Statewide Financial Incentive Programs and COVID-19 Vaccination Rates." PLOS ONE.

Wang, Fan, Esteban Puentes, Jere R. Behrman, Flávio Cunha. 2022. "You Are What Your Parents Expect: Height and Local Reference Points." Journal of Econometrics.
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