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Dashboard makes available to the public key COVID-19 metrics by U.S. congressional district

Having access to COVID-19 data for U.S. congressional districts can substantially enhance the ability of elected officials and their constituents to develop and monitor testing and vaccine deployment strategies, as … Continue reading “Dashboard makes available to the public key COVID-19 metrics by U.S. congressional district”

Harvard Pop Center Working Paper cited in New York Times; contributes race and ethnicity data on years of potential life lost by younger American Black and Latinos due to COVID-19

A Harvard Pop Center Working Paper (now published in PLOS Medicine) is referenced in a piece in The New York Times that explores the potential years of life lost in … Continue reading “Harvard Pop Center Working Paper cited in New York Times; contributes race and ethnicity data on years of potential life lost by younger American Black and Latinos due to COVID-19”

Working paper shows COVID-19 is spiking in Red counties, flat in Blue this fall

A Harvard Pop Center Working Paper, “The changing political geographies of COVID-19 in the US,” shows that this fall there is a reverse in the trend from the spring, when … Continue reading “Working paper shows COVID-19 is spiking in Red counties, flat in Blue this fall”

Does cognitive function in older population living in South Africa differ based on HIV status?

A team of researchers affiliated with the HAALSI study have published their findings in Nature indicating that cognitive function scores varied depending on whether participants were being assessed using conventional … Continue reading “Does cognitive function in older population living in South Africa differ based on HIV status?”

1-2-3: Counting the missteps of the U.S. Federal Government’s handling of COVID-19

A new Harvard Pop Center Working Paper assesses the impact of the U.S. Federal Government’s “missteps” regarding the entry, spread and inequities associated with COVID-19. Authors include: William P. Hanage, … Continue reading “1-2-3: Counting the missteps of the U.S. Federal Government’s handling of COVID-19”

Behavioral scientists call for “common-sense” federal policy to help curb diet-related diseases

In this JAMA Viewpoint, Harvard Bell Fellow Anna Grummon, PhD, along with her colleague Marissa G. Hall, PhD, make a strong case for the implementation of a federal policy mandating … Continue reading “Behavioral scientists call for “common-sense” federal policy to help curb diet-related diseases”

Call for applications: Interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard Population Center

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies is now accepting applications for its postdoctoral fellowship program—the David E. Bell Fellowship. We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and research/travel funds. Deadline … Continue reading “Call for applications: Interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard Population Center”

Transgender young women with supportive mothers less likely to have suicidal thoughts

The findings of a paper published in LGBT Health by Harvard Pop Center postdoctoral fellow Adedotun Ogunbajo, PhD, and faculty affiliate Sari Reisner, ScD, and their colleagues suggest that interventions … Continue reading “Transgender young women with supportive mothers less likely to have suicidal thoughts”