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 … Continue reading “Harvard Chan School to hold 2nd Annual Forum on Population Health Equity”

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 … Continue reading “Berkman to appear on panel of “The Vow Factor” Congressional Briefing April 17″

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, … Continue reading “Lisa Berkman to speak on “What Shapes Health””

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 … Continue reading “Ichiro Kawachi is named John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Social Epidemiology”

A reason to reduce anxiety, and an opportunity to do so!

We’ve long known that anxiety puts people at risk for coronary heart disease, but now a nationally representative longitudinal study of the US population has shown that anxiety also increases the risk of stroke. Pop Center faculty member Laura Kubzansky and RWJF alum Rebecca Thurston co-authored the study, which was published in Stroke. And speaking of reducing anxiety, … Continue reading “A reason to reduce anxiety, and an opportunity to do so!”

The Forum at HSPH and The Huffington Post present “Living Longer and Happier Lives: The Science Behind Healthy Aging”

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, from 12:30-1:30, The Forum at HSPH, in collaboration with The Huffington Post, will present a panel discussion titled “Living Longer and Happier Lives: The Science Behind Healthy Aging.” Don’t miss Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman as she participates in this informative discussion. Limited seats are available or tune in to … Continue reading “The Forum at HSPH and The Huffington Post present “Living Longer and Happier Lives: The Science Behind Healthy Aging””

Save the Date: June 14, 2013

David Canning, Pop Center Associate Director, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences and Professor of Economics and International Health, will be a panelist at the HSPH Forum on Girls’ Health and Education: Igniting Change Worldwide presented in partnership with Vulcan Productions. When: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Where: The Leadership … Continue reading “Save the Date: June 14, 2013”