Shannon Monnat is an Associate Professor of Sociology. She is also the Lerner Chair of Public Health Promotion. Dr. Monnat received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the State University of New York at Albany in 2008. Prior to her appointment at Syracuse University, she was a faculty member for five years at University of Nevada Las Vegas and for four years at Penn State University. As a scholar of social inequality and social demography, Dr. Monnat’s research examines the correlates and consequences of social disadvantage, particularly at the intersections of place, public policy, and health.

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Place-Based Economic Conditions and the Geography of the Opioid Overdose Crisis

Article | Jun 20, 2019

There is not one opioid crisis in America—there are many. And supply-focused measures won’t stop them.

Is the Opioid Overdose Crisis a Story of Supply or Demand? Depends Where You Look

Article | Feb 14, 2019

Economic distress in rural areas and opioid exposure in cities are key indicators of overdose deaths

The Contributions of Socioeconomic and Opioid Supply Factors to Geographic Variation in U.S. Drug Mortality Rates

Paper Working Paper Series | | Feb 2019

Economic distress in rural areas and opioid exposure in cities are key indicators of overdose deaths

How Despair Helped Drive Trump to Victory

Article | Nov 16, 2017

From the Rust Belt to Rural America, Economic and Social Distress Helped Shape the 2016 US Presidential Election Outcome

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Crime Report Features Shannon Monnat on Opioids

News Feb 28, 2019

The Crime Report features Shannon Monnat’s research on opioids

Opioid Crisis Shows How Economic Inequality Kills

Article | Feb 20, 2019

Pharmaceutical pushers like Purdue “couldn’t have done their dirty work” without America’s increasingly unbalanced economy

CityLab Features INET Research on Opioid Crisis

News Feb 14, 2019

Atlantic CityLab features Shannon Monnat’s research on the opioid crisis

How Despair Fueled Trump

Video | Sep 19, 2018

Trump’s surprise win areas looked like a drug overdose map