In a new study published in Population Research and Policy Review, former Bell fellow Hiram Beltran-Sanchez and colleagues use the concept of avoidable/amenable mortality to estimate cause-of-death contributions to the difference in life expectancy between whites and blacks by gender in the United States between 1980 and 2007. Their findings show that a substantial portion of black-white disparities in mortality could be reduced given more equitable access to medical care and health interventions.
Andrew Papachristos, PhD, a scholar in the RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program at the Pop Center from 2010- 2012, had a article titled “Network Exposure and Homicide Victimization in an African American Community” published in The American Journal of Public Health.
Arijit Nandi, PhD, a scholar in the RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program at the Pop Center from 2008- 2010, had a article titled Socioeconomic inequalities in HIV/AIDS prevalence in sub-Saharan African countries: evidence from the Demographic Health Surveys published on February 18, 2014 in the International Journal for Equity in Health.
Professor in the department of nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health and Pop Center faculty member Mathew Gillman has recently published a paper titled Vitamin D Status and Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
Mariana Arcaya’s article entitled Tailoring Community-Based Wellness Initiatives With Latent Class Analysis — Massachusetts Community Transformation Grant Projects has been published on the CDC website.
Pop Center Bell Fellow Fahad Razak has co-authored an article in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that explores the importance of integrating some behavioral science into medical training to allow physicians to better assist patients with medical decision making. This article focuses on the prospect theory, a framework to understand how choices are made, to help gain insight into how patients make choices in the face of uncertainty so that physicians can become even better guides to patients.
Until now, no public health study has examined South Africans’ experiences of human rights violations and smoking. The first paper to examine this relationship has just been published in Social Science & Medicine; Pop Center faculty members Ichiro Kawachi, Cassandra Okechukwu, and David Williams are co-authors. The results of their analysis suggest that smoking behaviors are more prevalent in South Africans who report that they have experienced violations of their human rights or who have a close relationship to others who experienced such violations.
Pop Center faculty member Orfeu Buxton and post-doctoral fellow Erika Sabbath contributed to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine examining the relationship of BMI, physical activity, and age as they relate to workplace characteristics. Their paper presents intriguing insights into the relationship of workplace harassment and obesity, among other findings.