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Fall 2022

Citizen Science: A New Study on Understanding the Language of Science through a Participatory Experiment by Sudha Arunachalam

Dr. Sudha Arunachalam’s recent study on ‘citizen science’, an approach to research that involves the public in scientific research and measurement, has been accepted for publication in March’s volume of Language: Teaching Linguistics.

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Recent Award Announcements at IHDSC

We invite you to join us in celebrating the recent awards received by members of our community. We are thrilled to provide support to these talented and impactful research teams that share our commitment to unraveling inequality and expanding opportunity.

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Disrupting the School-Prison Nexus in New York

Steinhardt researchers partner with NYU Law students to support children experiencing exclusionary discipline.

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Two NYU Steinhardt Faculty Named Top Education Scholars

Hirokazu Yoshikawa and Joshua Aronson appeared at #51 and #107, respectively, of the 2023 RHSU Edu-Scholar Rankings.

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Path Program Named in NYC DOE Chancellor's Plan to Improve Special Education Programs

DOE School’s Chancellor David Banks has pledged to make a $205 million dollar investment to expand several programs for students with disabilities, including autism, intensive sensory needs, and emotional disabilities. One of the valued programs that will be expanded is the “Path” program.

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Study Finds NYC Health Inspectors Gave Only Asian Restaurants Higher Number of Citations at Start of Pandemic

In January and February of 2020, Asian restaurants in New York City were the only type of cuisine to see an increase in citations.

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New Study by Ajay Chaudry on the Link Between Changes to the Public Charge Rule and Health of Mothers and Infants

Ajay Chaudry, research scholar at NYU IHDSC and Wagner, collaborated with Scarlett Sijia Wang, Sherry Glied, and Claudia Babcock on a recently released paper, “Changes in the Public Charge Rule and Health of Mothers and Infants Enrolled in New York State’s Medicaid Program, 2014‒2019,” in the American Journal of Public Health.

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Understanding Algorithmic Discrimination: New Resources from the Center for Critical Race + Digital Studies

The Center for Critical Race + Digital Studies (CR+DS) recently released new resources that dispel the overflow of myths about machine learning, its assumed objectivity, and false claims of race- and value-neutral operationalizations in the digital space.

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New Publication by Sumie Okazaki on the Diversity of COVID-19 Stressors, Discrimination, and Mental Health among Asian American Communities

Sumie Okazaki, professor of applied psychology and IHDSC faculty affiliate, recently published, “Disaggregating the data: Diversity of COVID-19 stressors, discrimination, and mental health among Asian American communities,” in Frontiers in Public Health.

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Educational Alliance’s SHARP Impact Study Investigates the Temporarily Expanded Child Tax Credit

The Educational Alliance, a long standing partner of IHDSC, collaborated with the United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) and the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) to launch the Settlement House American Rescue Plan (SHARP) Impact Study.

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Hirokazu Yoshikawa Named for the National Board for Education Sciences by President Biden

President Biden indicated his intent to appoint Hirokazu Yoshikawa for the National Board for Education Sciences. The duties of the board’s 15 members include advising the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences.

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New Research Brief by Global TIES for Children's Play to Learn Team

Global TIES researchers show that through analyses of instruments measuring caregivers' perceptions of refugee camp environment, caregiver mental health, and children's social-emotional development, there are reasons for optimism in using these particular scales with the Rohingya community in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

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Two New Publications by Shamari Reid on Agency and Inclusivity of Black LGBTQ+ Youth in Schools and Lessons from NYC’s Ballroom Culture

Shamari Reid, assistant professor of teaching and learning, has recently published two articles on the agency and inclusivity of Black LGBTQ+ youth in schools and lessons from NYC’s ballroom culture.

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New Publication by Janet Njelesani on the Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Qualitative Health Research

Janet Njelesani, assistant professor of occupational therapy and IHDSC faculty affiliate, has recently published an article in PLOS One titled “Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Qualitative Health Research, ” with Vongai Mlambo, Tsendenia Denekew, and Jean Hunleth.

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New Publication by Paula Chakravartty on the Politics of Reforming Global Labor Supply Chains

Paula Chakravartty, Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU Steinhardt and Gallatin and IHDSC Faculty Affiliate, recently published, “From Indenture to ‘Good Governance’: eMigrate and the Politics of Reforming Global Labour Supply Chains,” in Antipode with Michelle Buckley and Sahiba Gill.

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Doctoral Student Recognized as an Inaugural Member of Mental Health Advocates of Tomorrow by Hinge

Raquel Rose, PhD student in the NYU Steinhardt Counseling Psychology program, has been awarded a position in the inaugural cohort of Mental Health Advocates of Tomorrow by dating app Hinge.

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Summer 2022

Recent Award Announcements at IHDSC

The IHDSC Faculty and Research Affiliate community leverages interdisciplinary expertise and partnerships in education, health and healthcare, social and human development, economics, and more to create new knowledge and influence meaningful social change. We invite you to join us in celebrating the recent awards received by our affiliate community.

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IHDSC Awarded Grant to Launch Collaborative Working Group to Study Economic Inclusion and Family Health and Wellbeing

The Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) has received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to launch a collaborative working group.

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NYU Steinhardt and Silver Awarded NIMH Grant to Study a System of Care for Black Youth at Risk for Suicide

NYU Steinhardt and Silver awarded a five-year, $5.8 million R01 research grant from the NIMH to implement and study the effectiveness of a system of care for Black youth that combines suicide risk screening with an intervention to help connect at-risk youth to quality mental health services.

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Combating Inequality in Education

At IHDSC, an interdisciplinary approach to education and child development allows us to support children, families, teachers, and leaders. This newsletter looks closely at research in education, our recent conference on research-practice partnerships, and spotlights some of the incredible work from our faculty affiliates.

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In Solidarity Conversations: A YPAR Approach to Research-Practice Partnerships

Incoming Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology and the Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) Faculty Affiliate, Dr. Lauren C. Mims, partnered with the National Crittenton and the National Collaborative of Young Women’s Initiatives (National YWI) to produce an incredible report on their In Solidarity Conversations.

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New Study Shows Racial, Gender Discrepancies in Special Education Services

A new study shows that racism and sexism shape the decisions that teachers make when trying to find the best way to support their students.

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Department of Teaching and Learning’s Kongji Qin Published in Urban Education

Data shows that so-called “Tiger parenting” is often parents’ attempt to circumvent racism against Chinese students.

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Study Comparing Urban and Migrant Parents in Shanghai Finds That Migrant Parents Have More Effective Parenting Practices

A study led by Associate Professor Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng suggests that that migrant parenting practices have a greater impact on children’s academic performance.

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Dr. Natalie Hiromi Brito named a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

Congratulations to Dr. Natalie Hiromi Brito, Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology and IHDSC Faculty Affiliate, for being chosen as a fellow in the seventh cohort of CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars.

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Spring 2022

Roslyn Sandy Awarded the Steinhardt Distinguished Professional Researcher Award

Congratulations to Roslyn Sandy at the Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) for winning the Steinhardt Distinguished Professional Researcher Award at this year’s Steinhardt Recognition Event.

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Prioritizing Education in the Midst of Crisis

J. Larry Aber, NYU Steinhardt Willner Family Professor of Psychology and Public Policy and Ha Yeon Kim, a senior researcher at Global TIES for Children, discuss how to mitigate the disruptions to children’s education in crisis-affected countries.

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Fall 2021

IHDSC Partner YWFC Releases Promising Report on their Supportive Housing Program

The Institute of Human Development and Social Change is excited to share Young Women’s Freedom Center’s latest report, Reflecting on YWFC's COVID Emergency Housing Program, which details the implementation and impact of their radical, dignity- and self-determination-centered supportive housing program.

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New Award: Path Program to Create "Paths to Success" for NYC Students

The Institute for Human Development and Social Change is pleased to announce a new award from the New York Community Trust through the Fund for Public Schools to pilot a whole school inclusion model for students with, and at risk for, an emotional disturbance classification.

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Summer 2021

Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa and Andrew Nalani Contribute to Special Journal on Social Science and Inequality

Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa (NYU Steinhardt) and doctoral candidate Andrew Nalani contributed to a Socius Journal special collection focusing on the role of social science in responding to inequality.

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