News & Events

Call for Papers –
Journal of Rural Social Sciences, Special Issue on Rural Population Health and Aging

The Journal of Rural Social Sciences (JRSS) has issued a call for papers for a special issue on Rural Population Health and Aging.  JRSS is the official peer-reviewed publication of the Southern Rural Sociological Association.

Manuscript abstracts due: September 30, 2020
For selected abstracts, full-length manuscripts will be due January 15, 2021

See the full call for papers here.

COVID-19 and Rural America: Policy Briefs

As we are all currently experiencing, COVID-19 continues to impact our everyday lives.  Over the last month, many members of the academic community, including those who are members of INRPHA, the Rural Sociological Society, and the Population Association of America, have published policy briefs specifically addressing the responses to and implications of COVID-19 in Rural America:


Congratulations to the researchers whose pilot projects have been selected!

The Interdisciplinary Network on Rural Population Health and Aging (INRPHA) is pleased to announce that we will be funding four new projects submitted in response to our first annual call for proposals.  We received several high-caliber proposals and are happy to be supporting the following projects:

        • Jason D. Boardman (University of Colorado, Boulder), Exploring Rural-Urban Differences in Polygenic Associations for Health among Older Adults in the United States
        • Rebecca Glauber (University of New Hampshire), Cognitive Functioning, Structural Disadvantage, and Social Integration among Older Adults: Rural-Urban Inequalities
        • Adam Roth and colleagues (Indiana University), Social Networks and Rural-Urban Cognitive Health Disparities
        • Tse-Chuan Yang and Ben Shaw (University at Albany, SUNY), Exploring the Relationship between Medicare-Medicaid Dual-eligibility and Opioid Use Disorder among Older Adults Living in Rural America

Read more about the pilot projects here.