Researchers examine COVID toll on children’s health and education in New York City

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Health & Society

Amy Ellen Schwartz

Amy Ellen Schwartz, professor of economics, public administration and international affairs, is one of two principal investigators in a five-year research project to examine how, over time, COVID-19 has affected the health and education of children in New York. Maxwell School faculty colleague Michah W. Rothbart is among the co-investigators.

Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the $ 3.5 million study is a collaboration between researchers at Syracuse University, New York University and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene of New York City. The team will study the effects of vaccine availability and use; examine racial, ethnic and income disparities; and explore the role of school and neighborhood resources in shaping outcomes and disparities. The total award to Syracuse is $ 1.3 million.

Schwartz is also Chair of the Department of Economics, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs and Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research. Rothbart is Assistant Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs and Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research.

Brian Elbel, professor of population health and health policy at the Grossman School of Medicine at New York University and the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, joins Schwartz as a principal investigator. In addition to Rothbart, the co-researchers include NYU faculty members David Lee, Lorna Thorpe and Meryle Weinstein, as well as Sophia Day and Kevin Konty from the City of Mental Health and Hygiene Department. New York.

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