News and Announcements

Association Among Socioeconomic Status, Health Behaviors, and All-Cause Mortality in the United States

Pop Center faculty member SV Subramanian, faculty affiliate Maria Glymour, and former post-doctoral fellow Arijit Nandi have co-authored a study in Epidemiology assessing the extent to which smoking, alcohol consumption, and physical inactivity have mediated the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and all-cause mortality in a representative sample of US adults. Their findings point to the importance of social inequalities in unhealthy behaviors.

Pande’s Oped in NYT on Pollution in India

Rohini Pande, Ph.D., Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and a Pop Center faculty member co-wrote an oped piece in the New York Times on pollution in India, drawing attention to health costs.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/opinion/indias-particulate-problem.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

Buxton Quoted in NYT Article on How Smartphones in Bedroom May Negatively Impact Sleep

Orfeu Buxton, PhD, neuroscientist and assistant professor in the division of sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Pop Center faculty member, is quoted in this New York Times article on how having a smartphone in the bedroom may negatively impact sleep.
http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/bits/2014/02/09/for-a-restful-night-make-your-smartphone-sleep-on-the-couch/

Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman’s Panel Appearance Featured in Harvard Gazette and Huffington Post

Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman’s appearance on Tuesday’s panel discussion titled “Living Longer and Happier Lives: The Science Behind Healthy Aging” (sponsored by The Forum at HSPH in collaboration with The Huffington Post) is featured in the Harvard Gazette and The Huffington Post.

The Forum at HSPH and The Huffington Post present “Living Longer and Happier Lives: The Science Behind Healthy Aging”

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, from 12:30-1:30, The Forum at HSPH, in collaboration with The Huffington Post, will present a panel discussion titled “Living Longer and Happier Lives: The Science Behind Healthy Aging.” Don’t miss Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman as she participates in this informative discussion. Limited seats are available or tune in to watch the recorded webcast.

 

Dr. Alex Tsai Publishes Work on HIV/AIDS in Uganda

Pop Center faculty member Alexander C. Tsai  has recently co-authored a number of studies pertaining to the treatment of HIV/AIDS in Uganda.  Dr. Tsai was first author on “Internalized stigma, social distance, and disclosure of HIV seropositivity in rural Uganda” and “Harnessing poverty alleviation to reduce the stigma of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Small Changes in Household Eating Routines Make a Difference

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