Maria Schletzbaum, Amy Kind, et al, “Age-Stratified Thirty-Day Rehospitalization and Mortality and Predictors of Rehospitalization among Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: a Medicare cohort study”

Young adults with lupus on Medicare had very high 30-day rehospitalization at 36%. Considering socioeconomic disadvantage and comorbidities provided good prediction of rehospitalization risk, particularly in young adults. Young lupus beneficiaries with comorbidities should be a focus of programs aimed at reducing rehospitalizations.

Max Bebris co-authoed a new book, “Soaking the Middle Class ”

“Soaking the Middle Class ” (Russell Sage Foundation, 242 pages, $37.50) was authored by Rice assistant professor of sociology Anna Rhodes and University of Wisconsin assistant professor of sociology Max Besbris, who was on the faculty at Rice during Harvey. It explores how families in the Houston suburb of Friendswood recovered from the storm and how that process exacerbated economic inequality within the community.

Alumni Profile: Esteban Quiñones

Dr. Esteban J. Quiñones is a development economist and demographer with research interests in rural development, migration, food security, agriculture, social protection, climate change, gender, and labor economics. Quiñones designs and implements experimental and quasi-experimental …

Graduate Student Profile: Jason Robey

Name: Jason Robey Title: PhD Candidate Hometown: Stewartville, Minnesota Educational background: B.A. Sociology of Law, Crime, and Deviance, University of Minnesota M.S. Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison What are your research interests? Current research projects? My …

Alumni Profile: Stephanie Koning

Dr. Stephanie Koning is postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. A social epidemiologist and demographer, her primary interests are in biosocial determinants of maternal and child health; structural violence and …

Alumni Profile: Christina Diaz

Dr. Christina Diaz is an assistant professor of sociology at Rice University. Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of social demography, immigration, and family formation. Many of these projects shed light on …