We’re pleased to welcome in fall 2014 Germana Henry Leyna, MD, PhD, as our next Mortimer Spiegelman Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Leyna is a lecturer in Epidemiology at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania. As a fellow, she will investigate the influence of migration on risk factors to non-communicable diseases.
We’re pleased to announce the names of the two incoming Bell Postdoctoral Fellows here at the Harvard Pop Center. We look forward to their arrival this fall:
- Phillip Hessel (London School of Economics) – Demography
- Molly Rosenberg (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill) – Epidemiology
A new study by Amitabh Chandra, Harvard Kennedy School Professor of Public Policy and Pop Ctr executive committee member, finds that female physicians in the U.S. are paid less.
In a bit of good news, David Cutler, the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, and Pop Ctr faculty member, finds that Americans are living longer healthier lives. http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/09/the-good-life-longer/
Associate Professor of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute/Harvard Medical School and Pop Ctr faculty member Elsie Taveras discusses how small changes in household routines and eating habits can make a difference. http://www.philly.com/philly/health/topics/HealthDay679980_20130910_Changes_in_Household_Routines_Help_Reduce_Kids__Obesity___Study.html
Pop Center faculty members Cassandra Okechukwu, Orfeu Buxton and their colleagues examine the association between work-family stress and musculoskeletal pain in hospital workers. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23019044
Pop Center faculty member Till Bärnighausen and colleagues explore the challenges of youth employment in South Africa in this working paper. http://www.opensaldru.uct.ac.za/bitstream/handle/11090/612/2013_96.pdf?sequence=1
Former RWJF Health & Society Scholar Ari Nandi explores the hypothesis that health behaviours mediate the effects of local-area economic conditions on mortality in this newly released study. http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2013/08/22/jech-2012-202260.abstract
Harvard Pop Center faculty member, Cindy Liu, looks at the association of prenatal life stressors with post-partum depression diagnoses in this study in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.
Former Harvard/RWJF Health & Society Scholar, Bart Bingenheimer, and colleagues report on the success of a new survey instrument suitable for capturing sexual behavior information in Ghana and other sub-Saharan areas. http://jfi.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/07/29/0192513X13497349.abstract