All articles related to "behavioral sciences":

Author explores the intersection of science and race

April 28, 2016 — Advances in DNA sequencing and genetic ancestry testing have led many African Americans to rush for more answers about their heritage that may not be answered by science, Alondra Nelson, Dean of Social Science…

Students, faculty take action on unsafe dietary supplements

October 8, 2015 — Massachusetts may become the first state to regulate sales of dietary supplements marketed as weight-loss and muscle-building aids, thanks to a bill promoted by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. These…

Okechukwu honored for work-family research

Cassandra Okechukwu, ScD ’08, assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has received several awards for her research on work-family issues. The American Public Health Association’s Aging…

Cutting children’s screen time

Parents who want to cut the amount of time their children spend in front of screens—from televisions, computers, smartphones, and video games—should start by setting reasonable limits on those devices. That’s the advice from Steven Gortmaker, professor of the…

School smoking bans reduce teen smoking

An international study of junior high- and high school-aged students who attended schools where smoking was banned were less likely to smoke than those where smoking was permitted, according to a study led by researchers at Harvard T.H.…