Causal frames and contextualized values may effectively produce support for new obesity policies

Former RWJF Health & Society Scholar Selena Ortiz has published a paper in Social Science and Medicine titled “Increasing public support for food-industry related, obesity prevention policies: The role of a taste-engineering … Continue reading “Causal frames and contextualized values may effectively produce support for new obesity policies”

Supporting employees’ work-family needs improves health care quality

Thank you again to Cassandra Okechukwu for giving a seminar this past Thursday. Dr. Okechukwu has a new paper out in Social Science and Medicine titled “Supporting employees’ work-family needs … Continue reading “Supporting employees’ work-family needs improves health care quality”

Hawkins and Gillman link 3 decades of clinical and public health data to examine disparities in childhood obesity

Former RWJF Health & Society Scholar Summer Hawkins and faculty member Matthew Gillman are co-authors on a BMC Medicine article on the establishment of the Linked CENTURY database. Hawkins, Gillman … Continue reading “Hawkins and Gillman link 3 decades of clinical and public health data to examine disparities in childhood obesity”

Borjas study on undocumented immigrants and labor featured in Wall Street Journal

 “The Labor Supply of Undocumented Immigrants,”  a new study by George Borjas, revealed three key insights: Undocumented immigrant men are far more likely to work than other groups, while undocumented … Continue reading “Borjas study on undocumented immigrants and labor featured in Wall Street Journal”

Using cash transfers to reduce HIV risk in young South African women

Bell Fellows Molly Rosenberg and Xavier Gomez-Olives have contributed to a paper looking at a phase III, individually randomized trial to assess the effect of a conditional cash transfer on … Continue reading “Using cash transfers to reduce HIV risk in young South African women”

Birth weight is a larger contributor to height than the socio-economic conditions in which a child grows up

Former Pop Center student Aditi Krishna is lead author on a new study in Economics & Human Biology that examines the role of birth weight in childrens’ height; Lisa Berkman, Gunther Fink, and SV … Continue reading “Birth weight is a larger contributor to height than the socio-economic conditions in which a child grows up”

Lippert on the association between neighborhood crime and BMI/activity levels

RWJF alumnus Adam Lippert has recently published an article titled “Neighborhood Crime Rate, Weight-Related Behaviors, and Obesity: A Systematic Review of the Literature” in Sociology Compass.  The piece, which is … Continue reading “Lippert on the association between neighborhood crime and BMI/activity levels”

Estimating the Co-Development of Cognitive Decline and Physical Mobility Limitations in Older U.S. Adults

Former Harvard RWJF Health & Society scholar Steven Haas is an author on a new study published in Demography. The study examined the co-development of cognitive and physical function in … Continue reading “Estimating the Co-Development of Cognitive Decline and Physical Mobility Limitations in Older U.S. Adults”