Special population health colloquium with Professor Sir A. Deaton and Professor Sir M. Marmot to be streamed live

Renowned scholars Professor Sir Angus Deaton and Professor Sir Michael Marmot will be featured speakers at our upcoming special colloquium Nations at Risk: The Changing Distributions of Population Health on Friday, April 13, 2018, from 2–5 p.m. Although seating will be limited, the event will be streamed live.

Lisa Berkman to receive CAWF Mentoring Award from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The Committee on the Advancement of Women Faculty (CAWF) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has announced that Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman will be honored with its Third Annual Mentoring Award at the upcoming 2017 Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 10 from 2:30–4:15 P.M. The ceremony will also include the presentation of the Seventh Annual Alice Hamilton Award to Kirsten Davison, the Donald and Sue Pritzker…

Launch event for book release by MD who feels patients’ pain

Mirror Touch, a book by Harvard Pop Center faculty member Joel Salinas, MD, about his experiences as a neurologist who has mirror-touch synesthesia—a neurological trait that gives him heightened empathic abilities—will be released on April 18. A launch event for the book will take place at the Harvard Coop on Friday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. which is free and open to the public. Dr. Salinas will be giving a reading and signing books.

Erin Kelly to launch Fall 2016 Harvard Pop Center Seminar Series on Monday, Sept. 26

Erin L. Kelly, PhD, professor of work and organization studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management, will present on a study by the Work, Family & Health Network (WFHN), a trans-disciplinary research effort designed to enhance the understanding of the impact of workplace practices and policies on work, family life, and health.

Harvard Chan School to hold 2nd Annual Forum on Population Health Equity

The 2016 Forum on Population Health Equity once again will be hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with generous support from the Aetna Foundation from October 18-19, 2016. This year’s Forum will feature keynote talks by Drs. Jeffrey Brenner, Kathryn Edin, and Nancy Krieger, as well as panel discussions on Social Network Interventions to Address Health Equity, and Housing, Neighborhoods, and Social Mobility. This year’s meeting…

Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research to hold international health policy conference

The 6th International Jerusalem Conference on Health Policy will be held May 23-25, 2016 in Jerusalem. Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman and faculty member Mauricio Avendano will be speaking at the conference. There is also a Call for Papers with a submission deadline of December 17, 2015. Learn more!

Berkman to appear on panel of “The Vow Factor” Congressional Briefing April 17

Lisa Berkman, PhD, the director of the Harvard Pop Center, will be a panel member at a congressional briefing entitled “The Vow Factor: Marriage, Divorce and Family Formation and their Impact on Health and Well-Being” at the U.S. Capital Visitor Center on Friday, April 17 from noon – 12:30 p.m. The Congressional briefing is sponsored by The Population Association of America, and the Association of Population Centers, and is open…

Lisa Berkman to speak on “What Shapes Health”

On Tuesday, March 3, Lisa Berkman will be part of a panel discussion on “What Shapes Health?” This event, co-hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and NPR, will be webcast live at 12:30 pm EST. In addition to providing experts’ perspectives on what factors impact health, the panel will look at the public’s perception of who gets sick and why.

Ichiro Kawachi is named John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Social Epidemiology

Congratulations to Ichiro Kawachi, co-director of the RWJF Health & Society Scholars program, who was recently named the John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Social Epidemiology. Dr. Kawachi’s copious publications include the textbook Social Epidemiology, which he co-authored with Lisa Berkman. Dr. Kawachi, Dr. Berkman, and Dr. Maria Glymour will be discussing the just-released second edition of this book next Friday, September 12.