Former RWJF Health & Society Scholar Ari Nandi explores the hypothesis that health behaviours mediate the effects of local-area economic conditions on mortality in this newly released study. http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2013/08/22/jech-2012-202260.abstract
Harvard Pop Center faculty member, Cindy Liu, looks at the association of prenatal life stressors with post-partum depression diagnoses in this study in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.
Former Harvard/RWJF Health & Society Scholar, Bart Bingenheimer, and colleagues report on the success of a new survey instrument suitable for capturing sexual behavior information in Ghana and other sub-Saharan areas. http://jfi.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/07/29/0192513X13497349.abstract
Does HIV counselling and testing (HCT) impact the acquisition of the disease in youth? Pop Center faculty member Till Bärnighausen and his co-investigators report on their study in South Africa.
Reanne Frank, Harvard RWJF Health & Society alum, evaluates data from the New Immigrant Survey to understand the role of socioeconomic status in changes to body mass index upon arrival to the US.
Pop Center Bell fellow, Hiram Beltran-Sanchez, examines the socio-demographic and health factors associated with initiating and quitting smoking in Mexico in his paper “Links Between Socio-Economic Circumstances and Changes in Smoking Behavior in the Mexican Population: 2002-2010.”
Pop Center faculty member David Canning, studies the relationship between tobacco tax policy, population health and earnings in his paper, “The Effect of Health Improvements Due to Tobacco Control on Earnings in the United States.”
Pop Center faculty members, David Bloom and David Canning, and PGDA fellows, Isabel Gunther and Sebastian Linnemayr, analyze the role of mortality expectations on population growth in their paper, “Fertility Choice, Mortality Expectations, and Interdependent Preferences An Empirical Analysis“.
Pop Center faculty member, Maria Glymour, investigates how different activities during time away from work predict later cognitive function. Read more…
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 …