Irma T. Elo (PSC/PARC Research Associate), Samuel H. Preston (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Andrew Stokes (GGD alumni) were featured in a Penn Today article about calculating excess mortality from the COVID-19 pandemic. Their research, available as a preprint on medRxiv, examines excess deaths at the county level, allowing the researchers to look at how patterns of excess deaths vary by demographic and structural factors.
A research paper by Samuel H. Preston (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and co-authors released today in PLOS One show that U.S. Drug Deaths Might Be Twice as High as Thought. The article has been cited in U.S. News & World Reports, Penn News Press Release, VICE, Physician's First Watch and Health Medicine Network article.
Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University, 1968