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October 2023

USC Dornsife put out a press release announcing a new NIH study led by CESR Researchers Soeren Mattke and Ying Liu on the importance of diagnosing early cognitive impairment.  The study was quickly picked up and featured in TIME Magazine.

September 2023

The Understanding America Study is referenced in this article in the Washington Post about the end of paper checks and the near death of cash. The Atlanta Fed has been collecting annual payment preference data in the UAS for many years and had noted these trends along with other growing trends in app based payments and bitcoin ownership.

Another study using the UAS was in the news this month, Kayla de la Haye's work with the Dornsife Public Exchange on Food insecurity.  After the Dornsife Press Release went out, there was an Interview with KTLA also picked up by LAist and Yahoo news.

June 2023

Jeremy Burke was featured in an article on Wallet Hub discussing credit cards and credit history for students.

MARCH 2023

We had our 10th anniversary conference, The End of Enlightenment?, at Town and Gown on the USC Campus on March 15th.  

Kyla Thomas was interviewed by the New York Times on the LAUSD school workers strike and the cost of living in Los Angeles.

MARCH 2023

New release on findings in LA county on food insecurity, using the Understanding America Study.  Throughout 2022, 37% of low-income residents of Los Angeles County lacked access to sufficient food for an active, healthy life. That’s 10 points more than in 2018, before the pandemic struck, according to research published by USC Dornsife’s Public Exchange.


Understanding Coronavirus in America longitudinal poll looking at Covid-19 related behavior and outcomes was references in the Wall Street Journal in China's Useful Covid Lesson.

Congratulations to Executive Director Arie Kapteyn, who was selected to receive a 2023 Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship from the University of Southern California.

The Understanding America Study was featured in Dornsife News on our Covid Tracking poll, Understanding Coronavirus in America and other timely survey features we can offer to USC and the world!