Category Archives: News

Early childhood environments impact development of children’s stress response system development

McLaughlin_Sheridan for news itemHarvard Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars program alumnae Kate McLaughlin, PhD, and Margaret Sheridan, PhD, have published a study that shows a link between early caregiving environments and how children’s stress response systems develop. The negative effects of early deprivation can be mitigated if environment is improved before the age of two. The results of the study have received attention on ScienceDaily.com.

David Bloom named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

David BloomHarvard Pop Center faculty member and principal investigator of the Program on the Global Demography of Aging (PGDA) David E. Bloom, PhD, was named one of 32 inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellows. This newly established fellowship supports scholarly work in the areas of social sciences and humanities, and can enable recipients to devote between one to two years to research. Read more in this Harvard Chan School news item and in this article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Why are Indian children so short? Pande’s research makes news.

pandeHarvard Pop Center’s Executive Committee Member Rohini Pande, PhD, has co-authored a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research that explores the role that India’s culture of eldest son preference may play in stunting. The working paper has received media attention in the The Hindu, Quartz, and Scroll.in.

Berkman to appear on panel of “The Vow Factor” Congressional Briefing April 17

Berkman_Lisa_croppedLisa Berkman, PhD, the director of the Harvard Pop Center, will be a panel member at a congressional briefing entitled “The Vow Factor: Marriage, Divorce and Family Formation and their Impact on Health and Well-Being” at the U.S. Capital Visitor Center on Friday, April 17 from noon – 12:30 p.m. The congressional briefing is sponsored by The Population Association of America, and the Association of Population Centers, and is open to the public. RSVP by April 15.