A recent article in the Yale Daily News highlights the findings of a study co-authored by Andrew Papachristos, PhD, a scholar in the RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program at the Pop Center from 2010-2012, which reveals that networks play a key role in gun violence and how this insight could lead to improved gun violence prevention programs.
Jason Block, M.D. Assistant Professor, Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Pop Center faculty member, is quoted in this Guardian article titled “Latin America leads the fight against junk food with the US on the sidelines.”
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
We’re pleased to welcome the next cohort of RWJF Health & Society Scholars at Harvard.
- Angie Boyce (Cornell University) – Science & Technology Studies
- Rourke O’Brien (Princeton University) – Sociology / Social Policy
- Colleen Reid (University of California, Berkeley) – Environmental Health
Data from the past two decades confirms that more people are getting healthier as they age, finds David Cutler, Pop Center faculty member. Read more …
Rohini Pande, Pop Center faculty member, speaks at the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum 2013 on Development: poverty, corruption, fragmentation and conflict.
Race adversely affects health regardless of socioeconomic level says David Williams, Pop Center faculty member, speaking of the need for greater racial justice at the recent conference: Overcoming Racism, Seeking Equity, Building Community.
Study by Rohini Pande, Pop Center faculty member, finds that women leaders change the perceptions and behaviors toward all women and raise the aspirations of girls and their parents. Read more in IMF Survey: Better Gender Balance at Top Helps Both Women and Men.