Harvard Pop Center faculty and researchers, including Fahad Razak, MD, former Bell Fellow and current visiting scientist, as well as former Bell Fellow Daniel Corsi, PhD, Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, PhD, and faculty member SV Subramanian (Subu), PhD, are among the authors of a novel study published in on severe, chronic, adult undernutrition. The study provides the first global estimate of severe undernutrition (defined by body mass index less than 16) in adult women that spans two decades. JAMA Learn more in this release by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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Harvard Pop Center faculty members and Ashish Jha, MD, comment on the challenges that patients can face when in need of hospital care on the weekends and holidays in Jason Block, MD, . this Vox article
New findings suggest that for those in rural Rwanda enrolled in the program Mutuelles, which provides health insurance and access to health care (including nutrition services), the risk of being stunted was significantly lower. Harvard Pop Center faculty members Chunling Lu, PhD, Kenneth Hill, PhD, and S.V. Subramanian, PhD, along with Pop Center Research Associate Iván Mejía-Guevara, PhD, are among the authors of the paper published in the . American Journal of Public Health
Former Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar Andrew Papachristos, PhD comments on the importance of community involvement when it comes to the police’s fair use of social network data to lower gun violence in this . New York Times op-ed
Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar Colleen Reid, PhD is an author on a paper published in that examines the effects of abnormal weather patterns (temperature deviation compared to previous years) on elderly mortality. International Journal of Biometeorology
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Mauricio Avendano and former Bell Fellow Clemens Noelke have published a study in the that suggests that economic recessions may be protective against CVD disease among older workers who remain employed, but may increase risk of CVD among those who experience a job loss during this period. American Journal of Epidemiology
Join Kerri Miller of Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) on Tuesday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m. ET when she will talk with Lisa Berkman, PhD, director of the Harvard Pop Center, about the recent piece in the on the increase in deaths among middle-aged white Americans. New York Times
A study published in the journal by Harvard Pop Center affiliated researchers including Annals of Epidemiology Ichiro Kawachi, Sze Yan Liu, and Maria Glymour introduces the use of genetic variants as instruments to help identify the causal effect of educational attainment on dementia risk. The study, based on instrumental variable (IV) analyses, suggests education is protective against risk of dementia in older adulthood. Photo credit: dcJohn
Many previous studies have separately linked job stress and family circumstances with later-life mortality among working mothers, but a new study published in by Recent Pop Center Fellow Social Science & Medicine Erika Sabbath, Harvard Pop Center Research Associate Iván Mejía-Guevara, former Bell Fellow Clemens Noelke, and Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman explores how job stress combined with family circumstances, such as being a single mother, may jointly impact mortality risk.
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The 6th International Jerusalem Conference on Health Policy will be held May 23-25, 2016 in Jerusalem. Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman and faculty member Mauricio Avendano will be speaking at the conference. There is also a Call for Papers with a submission deadline of December 17, 2015. Learn more!