Recently Published…

Being Mortal–Medicine and What Matters in the End

by Atul Gawande, HSPH, Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Metropolitan Books. 2014


Why women choose to give birth at home: a situational analysis from urban slums of Delhi

by Anuraj Shankar, HSPH, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health,  in collaboration with researchers from the Indian Institute of Public Health-Delhi, Public Health Foundation of India, Gurgaon, Haryana, India, and Department of Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Published May 22, 2014

A System for Household Enumeration and Re- identification in Densely Populated Slums to Facilitate Community Research, Education, and Advocacy

Dana R. Thomson, Research Associate in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Dr. Anita Patil-Deshmukh, HSPH alumnus and Executive Director of PUKAR in Mumbai; David E. Bloom

Published April 2014

Killing Themselves Slowly: China and India’s Descent into Chronic Disease

by David E. Bloom, Elizabeth Cafiero-Fonseca, Mark E. McGovern and Klaus Prettner

China and India flagsThis article was published in the May 7, 2014 Milken Institute Review regarding NCDs in China and India. The authors estimate the dimensions of the health crisis sneaking up on China and India. “The cost of non-communicable diseases (in particular, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes) will be high no matter what,” they conclude. But “unless the issue is given top priority, it will be utterly staggering. Action will of course be costly, but far less costly than the alternative.”

“Jumping the gun: the problematic discourse on socioeconomic status and cardiovascular health in India.”

by S.V. Subramanian et al. International Journal of Epidemiology 2013 Oct;42(5):1410-26. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyt017. Epub 2013 Apr 5.