Topic: social determinants

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…

Life expectancy declines among least-educated whites

Life expectancy among the least-educated white Americans has fallen markedly over the past two decades, according to recent research, including some studies by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) experts. A front-page article in the September 20, 2012 New York Times outlined…

Researcher looks for links between neighborhoods and health

The environments where people live and work may be linked to health, according to S.V. Subramanian, associate professor of society, human development, and health at the Harvard School of Public Health and a researcher at the Center for Population and Development Studies. In…