As reported on the Harvard Medical School’s website, a new study by Pop Center affiliated faculty members Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH and Matthew W. Gillman, MD, SM published in Pediatrics shows a strong link between chronic lack sleep (from infancy through mid-childhood) and increased body fat.
As reported in Time and Reuters, Harvard Pop Center fellow Erika Sabbath, ScD, and Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Cassandra A. Okechukwu, ScD, have published a study in Neurology that examines the effects of lifetime solvent exposure among retired French utility workers. Those at greatest risk for cognitive deficits had experienced long-term exposure, even though the exposure might have ceased as long as 30 years prior.
The ban of Donald Sterling from the NBA for racist comments has generated increased conversation about the presence and impact of racism in the U.S. The Harvard Pop Center’s affiliated faculty member sociologist David Williams is one of several experts who share their insights in this feature in The Montreal Gazette.
This recent feature in the Harvard Gazette is a comprehensive read on the issues, experts and outlooks that were a part of the Harvard Pop Center’s 50th Anniversary Symposium titled “Reimagining Societies in the Face of Demographic Change.”
Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty members Amitabh Chandra and David Cutler share their thoughts on health care spending in this New York Times article.
Amitabh Chandra, PhD, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a member of the Harvard Pop Center’s Steering Committee, is featured on WGBH’s Innovation Hub and discusses whether technology has fueled the health care crisis.
Matt Wray, PhD, former RWJF Health & Society Scholar at Harvard Pop Center, and current associate professor of sociology at Temple University, is interviewed in The Society Pages on his upcoming book about the “Suicide Belt” in the American West.
A recent article in Chicago Magazine highlights the research of Andrew Papachristos, PhD, a former scholar in the RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program who was at the Harvard Pop Center from 2010-2012, on the relationship amongst non-fatal gunshot victims in Chicago.
Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Division of Sleep Medicine and Pop Center researcher Orfeu Buxton was referenced in this Forbes article on the importance of sleep, particularly as it impacts our performance at work.
As reported in this HSPH release, an article in the Harvard Gazette and this NPR blog, a large study published in The Lancet Global Health, co-authored by Pop Center faculty member S V Subramanian and former PGDA Fellow Sebastian Vollmer, finds that, contrary to widely held beliefs, economic growth has little to no effect on the nutritional status of the world’s poorest children. “They [the findings] emphasize,” said Subramanian, “that…