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Our lab is highly responsive to current events and mindful of how these events affect immigrant children and families. We aim to disseminate our work to policy makers and those designing interventions in real time. In 2016, our work was used by policy makers to stop separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Currently, COVID-19 has affected the lives of all of us and has uniquely impacted immigrant youth and families. Publications related to this topic include:

Murry, M. D., Nguyen, V., Benavidez-Walsh, S. J., Kniskern, R., Morson, C., & Marks, A. K. (2021). Addressing school and education COVID disparities. PennState Social Science Research Institute. 

Roberg, R., Evans, C. A., Kniskern, R. L., Nguyen, V. L. H. T., Smith, J. P., & Marks, A. K. (2021). Mitigating COVID-19 vaccination disparities in communities of color. PennState Social Science Research Institute.

Zhang, L., Marks, A. K., a Roberg, R., Murry, M. & Ramos, Z., Giray, C., Gay, B., Jaffe, G., Garcia-Rodriguez, I., and the Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice Migrants and Displaced Persons Task Force (2020). COVID-19, immigration status, and child and family wellbeing (Extended Statement). Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice.  

 

Roberg, R., Zhang, L., Marks, A. K., Murry, M. & Ramos, Z., Giray, C., Gay, B., Jaffe, G., Garcia-Rodriguez, I., and the Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice Migrants and Displaced Persons Task Force (2020). COVID-19’s Impact on immigrant communities: Facts at a glance. Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice. 

 

Murry, M., & Marks, A. K. (May, 2020). Contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic: Psychological and social considerations. Research to Policy Collaboration, Washington DC. 

 

Roberg, R. Murry, M. Ramos, Z., Zhang, L., & Marks, A. K. (May, 2020). What we know about the social and emotional impacts of COVID-19 on immigrant families. Research to Policy Collaboration, Washington DC. 

 

Zhang, L., Marks, A. K., Roberg, R., Murry, M. & Ramos, Z. (May, 2020). While COVID-19 does not discriminate, immigration status does determine families’ and children’s health and well-being. Research to Policy Collaboration, Washington DC. 

 

Giray, C., Diaz, G., Gallagher, N., Lee, R., Marks, A.K., Martinez, M. I., Murry, M., Ramos, Z., Roberg, R., Camacho-Thompson, D., Wollman, N., & Zhang, L. (April 24, 2020).  Mitigating the implications of Coronavirus pandemic on families. Research to Policy Collaboration Newsletter, Issue 6. https://www.research2policy.org/covid19-mitigating-the-implications-6 

Bouza, J., Camacho-Thompson, D. E., Carlo, G., Franco, X., Coll, C. G., Halgunseth, L. C., Marks, A. K., Stein, G. L., Suarez-Orozco, C., White, R. (2018). The science is clear: Separating families has long-term damaging psychological and health consequences for children, families, and communities. Society for Research in Child Development, 20.