Cortisol rhythms reflect demographic and socioeconomic differences finds a study by Esther M. Friedman, Pop Center Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society scholar.
Mitigating health inequalities and promoting social resilience
Study by Ichiro Kawachi, Pop Center faculty member, urges more attention be given to factors that mitigate health inequalities and promote social resilience.
Women Leaders Make a Difference
Study by Rohini Pande, Pop Center faculty member, finds that women leaders change the perceptions and behaviors toward all women and raise the aspirations of girls and their parents. Read more in IMF Survey: Better Gender Balance at Top Helps Both Women and Men.
Proton Beam Therapy Fuels Hospital Costs
Amitabh Chandra, Pop Center faculty member, expresses concern that the high patient volume needed to pay for new expensive treatment centers such as proton beam therapy will fuel health care costs while adding little to patient benefit. Read more …
Business, health and philanthropy hand in hand
Antares, a collaboration between the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Business School and co-directed by David Bloom, Pop Center faculty member, explores ways to combine health services to the poor with financially sustainable business models. Read more …
Decline in U.S. gastric cancer rates linked to modifiable risk factors
Study by Sue Goldie, Pop Center faculty member, finds declines in smoking and H. pylori infection contribute to reduced rates of gastric cancer in the U.S.. Read more …
Censorship and social policy
Gary King, Pop Center faculty member, studies how Chinese government censorship of social media is used to shape public outlook and promote social policy. Read more …
No Empowerment without Rights, No Rights without Politics
Gita Sen, Pop Center faculty member, provides a feminist analysis of the UN Millennium Development Goals. Read more in “No Empowerment without Rights, No Rights without Politics: Gender-Equality, MDGs and the post 2015 Development Agenda” published last month in the Harvard School of Public Health Working Paper Series.
UV index and racial differences in prostate cancer
David Cutler, Pop Center faculty member, studies the role of vitamin D and the ultraviolet index on racial disparities in prostate cancer incidence and mortality. Read more…
Dying in their prime: determinants and space-time risk of adult mortality in rural South Africa
Study by Pop Center faculty members, Kathleen Kahn and Stephen Tollman, investigates the driving forces behind adult mortality in rural South Africa and their policy implications.Read more …
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