Former Harvard RWJF Scholar Andrew Papachristos, PhD was lead author in a study in Social Science & Medicine that is highlighted in this Huffington Post article. Papachristos compares the majority of nonfatal gun violence in Chicago to a blood-borne pathogen transmitted within networks for specific reasons.
Harvard RWJF Alum Jennifer Karas Montez, PhD, has co-authored a Brief Report in the Journals of Gerontology: Series B that examines the self-reported health of individuals ages 40-70 and their education levels. The findings suggest that age alone is not necessarily enough to consider when debating retirement age.
Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Jason Block, MD, MPH, and former Harvard RWJF scholar Christina Roberto, PhD, have published a Reply in JAMA in response to a letter that raises the issue of calorie labeling across socioeconomic backgrounds. The letter was in response to their September 3 Viewpoint entitled “Potential Benefits of Calorie Labeling in Restaurants.”
Harvard Pop Center faculty member M. Maria Glymour, PhD, and former Bell Fellow Mauricio Avendano Pabon, PhD, are co-authors on a paper published in the American Journal of Public Health that explores the relationship between unemployment benefits and the self-reported health of the unemployed.
Harvard RWJF Alum Jennifer Jennings, PhD, has co-authored a study that looks at more than just test scores to evaluate the role that high schools play in explaining socioeconomic and racial inequalities in educational outcomes, such as college attendance. The study is published in Sociology of Education.
Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member David R. Williams, PhD, is co-author on a study published in JAMA that explores the effectiveness of an intervention designed to assist smokers of low socioeconomic status quit smoking by offering them telephone-based motivational counseling, free nicotine replacement therapy, and other services.
In this The St. Louis American article, Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Jason Block, MD, MPH, comments on his new research that shows that a financial incentive can drastically increase employee participation in a health coach program, a wellness initiative that involves one-on-one phone calls with a personal health coach.
Visiting Scientist Cathal McCrory, PhD, is lead author on a paper published in The Journals of Gerontology: Series B that examines the impact of poverty and psychosocial factors, such as social connectedness and loneliness, on resting heart rate (RHR) in older adults.
Harvard RWJF Scholar Colleen Reid, PhD, has co-authored a study published in International Journal of Biometeorology that explores the association between diurnal temperature range (DTR) and mortality in 95 large U.S. communities. While much research has focused on Asia, Reid’s study examines the U.S., and shows a statistically significant association between DTR and mortality, driven mainly by effects of DTR on cardiovascular and respiratory mortality in the elderly.