Alexander Tsai and Ichiro Kawachi have just published a paper in JAMA looking at the association between social integration and suicide among women in the United States. Tsai spoke to Reuters Health about this research, pointing out that factors beside mental illness contribute to suicidality in women.
Ann Forsyth was recently lead author on a paper titled “Perceived and Police-Reported Neighborhood Crime: Linkages to Adolescent Activity Behaviors and Weight Status.”
Published in Journal of Adolescent Health, the study addressed the relationships of perceived and objective reports of neighborhood crime to adolescent physical activity, screen media use, and BMI. BMI was positively associated with perceived crime among girls, reported crime in girls, and perceived crime in boys.
Ichiro Kawachi recently published a study in BMC Public Health revealing that higher level of neighborhood social capital was associated with higher probability of participating in the health check phase of a population-based lifestyle intervention, suggesting that activating social relations in the community may be an avenue for boosting participation rates in population-based health checks.
This past May, Nancy Krieger had the honor of giving a commencement address at the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health. Krieger’s talk reflected on events spanning from 1990 to the present and offered insights on the integral role of health equity in building a just and sustainable world.
Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar alum Kristi Pullen, PhD, blogs about a two-day workshop that explored the link between obesity and environmental chemicals on Switchboard, the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) staff blog.
A recent piece titled “Income Inequality: It’s Also Bad for Your Health” quoted Pop Center Executive Committee member SV Subramanian. The piece appeared in the New York Times’ “Upshot” column, which provides news, analysis and graphics about politics, policy and everyday life.
Lisa Berkman was featured this week in a Boston Globe article on the importance of emotional support, especially within the workplace. http://bit.ly/1ED2ol2
On Tuesday, March 3, Lisa Berkman will be part of a panel discussion on “What Shapes Health?” This event, co-hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and NPR, will be webcast live at 12:30 pm EST. In addition to providing experts’ perspectives on what factors impact health, the panel will look at the public’s perception of who gets sick and why.