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.”
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 …
Pop Center faculty members, Gunther Fink and Kenneth Hill, examine the effects of increased urbanization on child mortality in developing countries in the Harvard School of Public Health study: “Urbanization and Child Mortality – Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys.”
Mark Schuster, Pop Center faculty member, finds a strong association between perceived discrimination and racial/ethnic disparities in problem behaviors among pre-adolescent youths.
Pop Center faculty member, Till Baernighausen, investigates changes in population sexual behavior in response to the availability of antiretroviral therapy (ART).
Research by Joshua Salomon, Pop Center faculty member, on the State of the US Health, 1990-2010: Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors, recently published in JAMA, finds the US is making progress in improving health but not keeping pace with other wealthy nations.
Rohini Pande, Pop Center faculty member, speaks at the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum 2013 on Development: poverty, corruption, fragmentation and conflict.
Race adversely affects health regardless of socioeconomic level says David Williams, Pop Center faculty member, speaking of the need for greater racial justice at the recent conference: Overcoming Racism, Seeking Equity, Building Community.
Antares, a collaboration between the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Business School and co-directed by David Bloom, Pop Center faculty member, explores ways to combine health services to the poor with financially sustainable business models. Read more …
Study by Pop Center faculty members, Kathleen Kahn and Stephen Tollman, investigates the driving forces behind adult mortality in rural South Africa and their policy implications.Read more …