Media Coverage

For profiles of some of my research provided by the National Bureau of Economic Research click here and here and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond click here.

My research has been widely sited in the press, other media and related outlets. Some examples include the following:

New Insights Into the Long-Term Toll of Opioids, Psychology Today, June 26, 2018
For More US Parents, Paid Family Leave Becomes Reality, Christian Science Monitor, May 17, 2018
CDC Blames Fentanyl for Spike in Opioid Deaths, Pain News Network, March 29,2018.
  Versions of this story have also run in: the Chicago Tribune, Fox 13 (Salt Lake City) , WFYI (Indianapolis)
Opioid Overdose Deaths May Be Underestimated, MedPage Today, March 12, 2018
Capitalisn't: O. Contin Pusher, M.D., Chicago Booth Review, March 2, 2018
Rise of the Anti-Opioid Algorithm, Healthcare Analytics News, February 16, 2018
The Real Cause of the Opioid Crisis, CityLab, February 14, 2018
The Landscape of Despair, Hudson Valley One, February 4, 2018
America's Opioid Epidemic is Driven by Supply, The Economist, January 29,2018
The Opioid Crisis: A Consequence of U.S. Economic Decline? Washington Center for Equitable Growth, January 12, 2018
Supply, Not Despair Caused the Opioid Epidemic, Bloomberg View, January 10, 2018
Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to Soar, US News & World Report, December 15, 2017
The Social Life of Opioids, Scientific American, September 18, 2017
The Economic Link to the Opioid Epidemic, Bloomberg News, August 24, 2017
Federal Data Severely Underestimates Pa. and N.J. Opioid Deaths. So What? Philadelphia Inquirer, August 8, 2017
  (This study has been covered by other media outlets including: ABC News, Business Insider, Breitbart, Fox News HuffPost, Reuters, MSN, Science Daily)
The Link Between Opioids and Unemployment, The Atlantic, April 18, 2017
American Coefficient of the Day, Marginal Revolution, March 2, 2017
Macroeconomic Conditions and Opioid Abuse, Bloomberg Markets, February 27, 2017
Opioid Deaths Rise with Unemployment, Report Says, US News and World Report, February 27, 2017
Drugs in Virginia: Opioid Addiction Part 1: Teen Addiction, NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, December 8, 2016
Good Times Bad for You, Recessions Good (Huh?!?), Atlanta Journal Constitution, October 14, 2016
Government Cash Handouts Won't Strengthen Families, Bloomberg View, September 7, 2016
UVA Professor: Opioid Overdose Situation Could be Worse than Thought, Daily Progress, Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 5, 2016
Recent Heroin Overdoses Overwhelm West Virginia City, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 18, 2016.
Supercenters May Be Supersizing Americans, UVA Today, August 2, 2016.
Why So Few Take Paid Parental Leave, Los Angeles Times, May 6, 2016

Is America changing its mind about paid leave for parents?, Christian Science Monitor, April 7, 2016

Marco Rubio's Paid Family Leave Plan May Not Work. FiveThirtyEight, February 18, 2016
Family Leave Hits the Campaign Trail, Wall Street Journal, 2/5/2016
Bad Economy May Be Good for Your HealthYahoo Finance, 12/30/2015
Father Time, UVA Today, 12/18/2015
Here's One Upside to an Economic Downturn, CBS Money Watch, 10/9/2015

D.C. Introduces Paid Leave: Why 2016 Could (Finally) Be Family Leave's Election, Christian Science Monitor, 10/6/2015.

Mother's Day, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, 5/10/2015.
The Economic Benefits of Paid Leave, New York Times, January 30, 2015
The Economy is Making You Fat, Bloomberg Business, January 28, 2015
The Value of High School Employment, Econ Focus (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond), Third Quarter 2014
Early Job Experience Isn't the Payoff It Once WasUS News and World Report, 9/10/2014
A Summer Job Isn't What it Used To BeNew York Times, 9/9/2014
Paid Leave Encourages Employees to StayNew York Times, 7/28/2014
Recessions Save LivesNew York Times, 5/29/2013
Upside of Low Employment is Longer LifeBloomberg View, 5/28/2013
Are Recessions Good for Your Health?National Journal, 5/13/2013
Work-Family Balance, NBER Reporter, 9/7/2012
Does this Recession Make Me Look Fat? Freakonomics/Market Place Radio, 2/9/2012
Early Data Suggest Suicides are Rising, Wall Street Journal, 11/23/2009
Recession Can Change a Way of LifeNew York Times, 10/31/2009
Finding Positives in a Bad Economy, PBS NewsHour, 2/23/2009
Upside of the Downside, NBC New York, 1/26/2009.
A Recession Might Be Good For Your WaistlineUS News and World Report, 10/23/2088
The Downturn's UpsideNew York Times, 10/18/2008
Is the Recession Good For One's, 10/13/2008
Are Bad Times HealthyNew York Times, 10/6/2008
The Increasing Prevalence of ObesityNBER Digest, July 2008
Bad Times, Good Health, The Bryan Lehrer Show,4/30/2008
A Fiscal Squeeze Might Be Good For YouMarketplace Radio, 4/8/2008
The Good RecessionBoston Globe, 3/23/2008
A Healthy Economy Can Break Your HeartNBER Digest, October 2006
Good Economic Times Can Mean Health Risk, New York Times, 5/30/2005
Recession is Good For You, USA Today, 2/4/2003