Former Harvard RWJF Health & Society scholar, Mahasin Mujahid, investigates relationships between home and workplace neighborhood environments in his recent study, “Home and work neighborhood environments in relation to body mass index: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)“.
Study by Pop Center director Lisa Berkman, faculty member Maria Glymour and research fellow Erika Sabbath investigates whether health effects of combined occupational exposures during working life are observed after individuals retire and are no longer exposed.
Pop Center faculty members, Gunther Fink and Kenneth Hill, examine the effects of increased urbanization on child mortality in developing countries in the Harvard School of Public Health study: “Urbanization and Child Mortality – Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys.”
Arijit Nandi and Elizabeth Sweet, former RWJF Health & Society Scholars, find debt to be an important socioeconomic determinant of health in their recent study, “The high price of debt: Household financial debt and its impact on mental and physical health” published in the journal Social Science and Medicine.
Neighborhood foreclosures are associated with local population weight gain finds Pop Center faculty members, Maria Glymour, Ichiro Kawachi and SV Subramanian, and Pop Center research scientist, Mariana Arcaya, in their recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Study by Rebecca Thurston, former Harvard RWJF Health & Society scholar, explores methods to predict cardiovascular disease in adolescents.
Challenges in therapeutic options for chronic rhinosinusitis are highlighted by Cindy Liu, Pop Center faculty member, in her study “Medical therapy reduces microbiota diversity and evenness in surgically recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis“, recently published in the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.
Study by Orfeu Buxton, Pop Center faculty member, suggests that brain response to chronic insomnia may represent resilience to depressive illness.
Tracy Richmond, Pop Center faculty member, seeks to understand how family meals impact childhood weight control behaviors.
Jeffrey Bingenheimer, former Pop Center RWJF Health & Society scholar, studies the role of communication in AIDS control.