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Universal education in Uganda and its impact on HIV stigma

AlexanderAtheendar Venkataramani and Alexander Tsai Tsai and Atheendar Venkataramani have co-authored a study in Social Science and Medicine examining the causal effect of education on HIV stigma in Uganda. The study found that negative attitudes about HIV were as prevalent among younger people as among older, despite the younger people having received additional schooling (as a result of a 1997 policy that mandated universal primary education in Uganda).

Home foreclosure adversely impacts health & mental health of homeowner & neighboring residents

Tsai_AlexanderHarvard Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society scholar alum and current Harvard Pop Center faculty member Alexander Tsai, MD, has authored a study published in PloS One that examines the effects of home foreclosure (which accounts for approximately 5% of U.S. residential properties) on the health and mental health of the individual homeowner, as well as the effects of the foreclosure on other residents in the community.

Recent violence negatively impacts mental health consequences for predisposed women at risk for HIV

Tsai_AlexanderHarvard Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society scholar alum and current Harvard Pop Center faculty member Alexander Tsai, MD, is lead author on a paper that investigates association between recent violence and the mental health consequences for women with preexisting psychiatric conditions who are at risk for HIV.

Study finds sexual violence leads to adverse mental health outcomes among HIV-positive women in rural Uganda

TSAI-headshot_resizedHarvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Alexander Tsai, MD, PhD, who is also a Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar alum, is lead author on the study published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Social Connection & Suicide Risk Study on Reuters.com

reuters_smallThe recently published study by Harvard RWJF Health & Societies Scholar Program Alum Alexander Tsai and Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Ichiro Kawachi that links being well-integrated socially with a lowered risk of suicide receives press on Reuters.com.

Being Socially Well-Integrated Reduces Risk of Suicide

Tsai_AlexanderA 24-year prospective cohort study authored by Harvard RWJF Health & Societies Scholar Program Alum Alexander Tsai and Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Ichiro Kawachi indicates that middle-aged men who are well-integrated socially have more than a 2-fold reduced risk for suicide. Being married, having a larger social network, and attending religious services on a regular basis showed the strongest protective associations. This study was published online July 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine and received some press on dailyRx.

Knowledge is Power: Malaria Knowledge and Bednet Ownership

tsai.resizedHarvard RWJF Alum Alexander Tsai, MD, PhD, has published a study that looks at the association between malaria knowledge and ownership of insecticide-treated bednets, one of the most effective malaria-prevention tools available, in settings without large-scale distribution programs.

No Link Found Between Omega-3 Fatty Acids Intake and Lowered Risk of Suicide

Harvard Pop Center affiliated researchers Ichiro Kawachi, MD, Ph.D., and former RWJF scholar Alexander Tsai, MD, Ph.D., are authors of a large study that examined the link between fatty acid intake and suicide, which sets it apart from the majority of similar studies of its size which focused more on just depression.

Can lay community health workers be trained to use mobile phone app to find cases of prenatal depression?

Former RWJF Scholar Alexander Tsai, PhD, MD has co-authored a study that explores whether lay community health workers in South Africa could be trained to conduct case finding using a mobile phone application to evaluate whether a woman is suffering from postnatal depression.