Congratulations to the recipients of the Penn Arts & Sciences Making a Difference in Global Communities and Klein Family Social Justice Grants. The Population Studies Center (PSC) and Population Aging Research Center (PARC) researchers who received the grants include Hans-Peter Kohler (PSC/PARC), Diverse Global Communities and Local Resource Allocation; Emilio A. Parrado (PSC/PARC), Reducing Inequalities in College Access in Latinx Communities in Philadelphia; Angela Duckworth (PSC), Diversity and Equity Initiative (DivE In) for the Mind Sciences; Morgan Hoke (PSC), Community Assessment of Race-Related Experience of Stress for Black Mothers.
Angela Lee Duckworth (PSC Research Associate) co-authored new research published in Educational Researcher entitled, "Students Attending School Remotely Suffer Socially, Emotionally, and Academically." This study found that for high school students who learned remotely, the thriving gap was universal, hitting middle- and upper-income students just as much as it impacted low-income students and students of color. Read more in U.S. News & World Report.
The Behavior Change for Good Initiative (BCFG), co-directed by Angela Duckworth (PSC Research Associate), at the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, today released findings from two of the largest-ever research studies aimed at increasing vaccine adoption. Read more about the research in Penn Today.
Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor
Ph.D., Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 2006