In the News

We aim to translate our research to the broader academic community and the populations with whom we work. An important venue for doing so is through engagement with the media.

Recent News

CHIP affiliates re(present) at ASA 2019

In August, many of our affiliates will attend the Annual Sociological Association, held in New York City. CHIP affiliates appear on the ASA schedule 9 times! We served as session organizers, paper presenters, and round table participants. 

How debt may take a toll on mental health 

“We found that those students who took on more student loans reported poorer mental health,” said Katrina Walsemann, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina who researches public health. 

The real moral hazard is ignoring student debt 

It’s easy to miss a deepening crisis that’s already taking a toll on millions of households and is about to get much worseAccording to the Urban Institute, every fiscal quarter another 250,000 student borrowers see their loans go into default, that’s one million a year.

CHIP Research Team Awarded ASPIRE II Grant

Led by Dr. Katrina Walsemann, a research team of 6 CHIP faculty affiliates and 4 CHIP graduate student affiliates received a $100,000 intramural grant to continue building health, inequalities, and population research at the University of South Carolina. 

CHIP Affiliates re(present) at PAA 2019 

In April, many of our affiliates attended the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, held in Austin, Texas. CHIP affiliates appeared on the PAA schedule 17 times! We served as session organizers, session chairs, discussants, paper presenters, and poster presenters. 

The ties that unbind

Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, Hartnett (CHIP affiliate) and her co-investigators estimate that 20 percent of U.S. young adults age 25-32 lack relationships with a father figure, while 6% lack relationships with a mother figure.

Three CHIP graduate student affiliates receive SPARC research grants

Calley Fisk (sociology), Jennifer Mandelbaum (HPEB), and Ashley White (HPEB) have received competitive grants from the Office of the Vice President of Research at U of SC to support their dissertation research.

Think you’re getting less sleep? You’re not alone

More Americans are getting fewer hours of sleep, with the sharpest increases among African American and Hispanic adults.

Pediatric nutrition counseling may be ‘underutilized tool’ in primary care

Pediatric nutrition counseling occurred in fewer than 4% of annual wellness visits in South Carolina during an 8-year span despite national recommendations encouraging clinicians to do so.

The Age That Women Have
Babies: How a Gap Divides America

Becoming a mother used to be seen as a unifying milestone for women in the United States. But a new analysis of four decades of births shows that the age that women become mothers varies significantly by geography and education.

US fertility is dropping. Here’s why some experts saw it coming

The Centers for Disease Control reported this month that the number of births in the U.S. is down 2 percent – “the lowest number in 30 years.”

Student debt: not just a millennial problem

When I was interviewed on the Kathleen Dunn Show, I was prepared to talk about the health implications of educational debt for students. That changed when a father called in and shared his story about helping his children pay for college.

Emotional labor is a lot of work

My husband remembers the foods I dislike better than I do. At restaurants I’ll point to the menu and ask, “Do I like this kind of fish?” He always leaves enough time to get places punctually (and has had to adjust to my chronic lateness).