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Mental health status check of young adults in U.S. during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Cindy H. Liu, PhD, and colleagues have published a study in Psychiatry Research that found that nearly half of the U.S. young adults (18-30) in … Continue reading “Mental health status check of young adults in U.S. during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic”

Nancy Krieger takes on the Harvard Chan School’s Big 3 in response to killing of George Floyd and national protests

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Nancy Krieger, PhD, is featured in The Big 3, a Q & A format that explores topical issues in public health. Social Epidemiologist and Professor … Continue reading “Nancy Krieger takes on the Harvard Chan School’s Big 3 in response to killing of George Floyd and national protests”

Harvard Bell Fellow Leslie Adams awarded two grants related to suicide prevention among Black men

Our Bell Fellow Leslie Adams, PhD, has been awarded two grants that will help to fuel her research aimed at reducing inequalities in the use of mental health care services … Continue reading “Harvard Bell Fellow Leslie Adams awarded two grants related to suicide prevention among Black men”

Harvard University Centers Condemn Recent Police Violence in the United States

The Center for Population and Development Studies joins other Harvard research centers in the condemnation of the vicious murder of George Floyd and all racist violence perpetrated by law enforcement … Continue reading “Harvard University Centers Condemn Recent Police Violence in the United States”

Warning: The findings of this analysis could help to shape public policies that require warning labels on sugary drinks

Harvard Bell Fellow Anna H. Grummon, PhD, and her colleague Marissa G. Hall, PhD, of the University of North Carolina, have published a meta-analysis in PLOS Medicine examining the effects … Continue reading “Warning: The findings of this analysis could help to shape public policies that require warning labels on sugary drinks”

What’s one (big) reason that it’s important to know which groups have been hardest hit by the coronavirus?

To better direct resources (temporary housing, PPE and testing) to those most vulnerable during the next wave of COVID-19, according to Jarvis Chen, one of the authors of the Harvard … Continue reading “What’s one (big) reason that it’s important to know which groups have been hardest hit by the coronavirus?”

Ethical considerations of food and beverage warnings; weighing the pros and cons

Harvard Bell Fellow Anna Grummon, PhD, and colleagues (including Harvard Pop Center faculty members Jason Block and Sara Bleich) evaluate the ethical strengths and weaknesses of food and beverage warnings … Continue reading “Ethical considerations of food and beverage warnings; weighing the pros and cons”

Lessons from Hurricane Katrina on less obvious possible health impacts of COVID-19

Data from a longitudinal study of survivors of Hurricane Katrina could be helpful in predicting the more indirect health stressors of a pandemic. Ethan Raker, a Harvard Pop Center graduate … Continue reading “Lessons from Hurricane Katrina on less obvious possible health impacts of COVID-19”