Recently Published

Jaacks, LM, Staimez L. Association of persistent organic pollutants and non-persistent pesticides with diabetes and diabetes-related outcomes in Asia: A systematic review. Environ Int 2015;76:57-70. PMID: 25545233

Jaacks LM, Kapoor D, Singh K, Narayan KMV, Ali MK, Kadir MM, Mohan V, Tandon N, Prabhakaran D. Vegetarianism and cardiometabolic disease risk factors: Differences between South Asian and American adults. Nutrition 2016;32(9):975-84. PMID: 27155957; PMCID: PMC4967403

Jaacks LM, Prasad S. The ecological cost of continued use of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2016 (Forthcoming)

Bloom, David E. et al. “Killing Themselves Slowly: China and India’s Descent into Chronic Disease.” Milken Institute Review May 7, 2014.

Gawande, Atul. Being Mortal–Medicine and What Matters in the End.  New York: Metropolitan Books. 2014.

Thomson, Dana R. et al. “A System for Household Enumeration and Re- identification in Densely Populated Slums to Facilitate Community Research, Education, and Advocacy “ PLOS ONE. April 10, 2014.

Subramanian, S.V. et al. “Jumping the gun: the problematic discourse on socioeconomic status and cardiovascular health in India.” International Journal of Epidemiology 2013 Oct;42(5):1410-26. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyt017. Epub 2013 Apr 5.


Screenshot 2014-05-19 13.41.08Health and South Asia inaugural publication by the South Asia Institute at Harvard

Released January 2014

This publication compiles a wide representation of the important, and occasionally surprising ways, in which people find solutions to public health problems in South Asia. The following sections look at India specific issues:

  1. “More Money, More Health? An India Tale” by Peter Berman;
  2. “India Patent Law and the Novartis Case: An Interview with Feroz Ali Khader” by Madhav Khosla;
  3. “Health Care Financing in India” by Nachiket Mor;
  4. “Leapfrog Technology and Epidemiology at the World’s Largest Human Gathering” by Satchit Balsari; and
  5. “Water Pollution and Public Health in India: The Potential for a Market-Friendly Approach” by Michael Greenstone, Raahil Madhok, Rohini Pande, and Hardik Shah.

Click here to view the digital book.