NPR's Academic Minute spotlights research on immigrant postpartum health by NYU Wagner Professor Laura Wherry

The Academic Minute, a radio segment from National Public  Radio featuring researchers from colleges and universities that airs on 70 stations around the United States and Canada, recently featured an entire week on work by NYU researchers. The series put a spotlight on a study centered on immigrant postpartum health by NYU Wagner's Professor Laura Wherry.

The 5 segments featured:

 • Laura Wherry, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Service, NYU Wagner, showing how US states’ restrictions on postpartum public insurance coverage endangered immigrant mothers. Her study with a colleague ran in JAMA on July 18.

 • Joseph Cimpian, NYU Steinhardt Professor of Economics and Education Policy, discussing how bad data can have big consequences. 

• Adolfo Cuevas, NYU School of Global Public Health Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, discussing social stressors and obesity. 

• Natalie Brito, NU Steinhardt Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology, looking into the gut microbiome of babies born during the pandemic. 

• Rachel Leshin, Ph.D. candidate in the NYU College of Arts & Sciences Psychology Department, describing how to reduce bias in children.