Sociology

Georgia State: Doctors Vary In Support For Monitoring Of Opioid Prescriptions

Posted On July 11, 2017
Categories Research, Sociology

Doctors who work in emergency rooms are generally supportive of prescription drug monitoring programs, while those in some other specialties appear more concerned that such regulatory oversight will interfere with the doctor-patient relationship and do little to curb the current opioid epidemic, according to a study led by a researcher at Georgia State University.

Understanding… more »

New Faculty Publications

Applied Linguistics

Belcher, Diane (2017). Recent developments in ESP theory and research: Enhancing critical reflection and learner autonomy through technology and other means. In N. Stojkovic, M. Tosic & V. Nejkovic (Eds.), Synergies of English for specific purposes and language learning technologies (pp. 2-19). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Schoars.

Biology

Alston C.*, Dix R.D.… more »

Recent Faculty Publications (Sociology)

Charles Jaret, Professor Emeritus: Robert Adelman, Lesley Williams Reid, Gail Markle, Saskia Weiss, and Charles Jaret (2017). “Urban crime rates and the changing face of immigration: Evidence across four decades.” Journal of Ethnicity and Criminal Justice 15 (1): 52-77. doi: 10.1080/15377938.2016.1261057

Charles Jaret (2017). “Atlanta’s potential immigrant voters: Where are they, who are they, and… more »

Atlanta: Still the Black Mecca?

“Still the Black Mecca?: Race, Social Inequality and Urban Displacement in 21st Century Atlanta” is a day-long symposium exploring racial equity in the historic capital of the Civil Rights Movement, held at the Georgia State Law School on November 9, 2016. Panelists will discuss structural racism; political, cultural and economic solutions; and will connect scholars,… more »

Sociology Professor’s Book Explores Hospital Land

When sociology Professor Wendy Simonds’ friend and colleague, Chet Meeks, was diagnosed with advanced cancer she begin to think increasingly about the role of medicine in everyday life. After his death in 2008, Simonds took her experiences with her dear friend, her own dealings with hospitals and conducted extensive research to write her newest book,… more »

Sociology Doctoral Student Receives Federal Reserve Bank Fellowship to Explore Urbanization

George R. Greenidge, Jr., a sociology Ph.D. student, was recently selected to join the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) in Atlanta as an economic fellow for the summer and fall semesters. 

The fellowship, sponsored by the American Economic Association and the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP), gives senior-level graduate… more »

Study Finds Elderly Chinese Immigrants Feel At Home In U.S. With Living Conditions

ATLANTA—Having comfortable living conditions and independence from their adult children can help elderly Chinese immigrants find a sense of home and life satisfaction in the United States, but the inability to speak fluent English makes them feel unsettled, according to a research study. 

Researchers at Georgia State University, the International Association of Long Term… more »

Sociology Doctoral Student Receives Doris Duke Fellowship to Study African-American Fatherhood

Last year when sociology Ph.D. student Clinton Boyd, Jr. applied for the prestigious Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, he wasn’t accepted. A year later, the Chicago-native is now a 2016 Doris Duke Fellow and proof that sometimes a denial is simply a delay in disguise. 

“I have to admit that… more »

Working and Volunteering Could Reduce Disablement in Seniors, Study Finds

Working or volunteering can reduce the chances of chronic health conditions leading to physical disability in older Americans, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Florida State University.

The study found people ages 50 to 64 who worked full-time or part-time or volunteered up to 100 hours per year experienced a reduction in the… more »

Student Organization Hosts Viewing of Rosenwald

Please join Georgia State University’s Great MINDS Society for a viewing and discussion of the documentary film, Rosenwald. The Rosenwald viewing will take place Tuesday, June 14th at 5 p.m. in the Speaker’s Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. 

The documentary tells the story of Julius Rosenwald’s commitment to creating… more »