Topic: social determinants

An unhealthy digital divide

January 28, 2014 — K. “Vish” Viswanath, professor of health communication at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), is interested in finding better ways to communicate health information to lower-income individuals. He answers three questions about a recent study he co-authored that…

Improve education to boost global economy

Despite progress made in educational systems in recent decades, over 100 million children are not enrolled in primary or lower-secondary school, and many of those who do attend lack basic reading and writing skills, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Meanwhile,…

Why Public Health? Peter James

April 2011 -- In our new series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard School of Public Health students to talk about why they chose to enter the field. Above, Peter James, a doctoral student of Environmental Health and Epidemiology, hopes to use his research to…

Why Public Health? Zinzi Bailey

April 2011 -- In our new series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard School of Public Health students to talk about why they chose to enter the field. Above, Zinzi Bailey, a doctoral student from Jamaica who grew up in Miami, speaks…

Washington Post/Kaiser/Harvard survey on experiences of low-wage workers

For immediate release: Monday, August 4, 2008 A new national survey by The Washington Post, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University provides a detailed look at the real life experiences and views of low-wage workers. The survey assesses financial challenges low-wage workers face, including difficulties…

Boys who bully may grow up to abuse women

Boys who frequently bully peers when they are young are more likely to grow up to abuse their wives and girlfriends, according to a study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. "It helps people think of bullying in somewhat…