Videos & Podcasts

Here is a collection of videos that feature Harvard Pop Center researchers. For more video clips, please visit our YouTube channel.

Lisa Berkman testifies at US Senate hearing

The hearing was entitled “Dying Young: Why Your Social and Economic Status May Be a Death Sentence in America.”

Lisa Berkman: Living longer & happier

The science behind living longer is explored in this Harvard Chan School Forum webcast.

Harvard Pop Center celebrates 50 years!

The Harvard Pop Center celebrated its 50th Anniversary on April 29, 2014 with a symposium that featured six population health experts.

Jessica Cohen: The price of prevention

Harvard Pop Center faculty member discusses the value of mosquito nets

David Canning: Harnessing the demographic dividend

A podcast on how high fertility in Africa can change quickly, 8/20/2014

Subramanian speaks at UNICEF’s Stop Stunting international research conference

Lisa Berkman: What shapes health?

This Harvard Chan School Forum Webcast was broadcast on March 3, 2015.

Lisa Berkman: Single motherhood study

Watch the Today Show that aired on May 5, 2015.

Lisa Berkman: On rising death rates of older Americans

Tune in to this public radio podcast with Minnesota Public Radio, recorded on November 10, 2015.

Lisa Berkman: The shape of population to come

Lisa Berkman kicks off the first TEDxHarvardCollege event on December 11, 2015.

Lisa Berkman: The aging workforce

This Harvard Chan School Forum Webcast explores the aging workforce

S. Bryn Austin on eating disorders, mental health & body image in this Harvard Chan School Forum

Eating Disorders, Mental Health and Body Image

Russ Hauser on Forum panel discussing hormone-altering chemcials

Russ Hauser appears on the Harvard Chan School Forum discussing the fertility and health implications of hormone-altering chemicals (endocrine disruptors).

Lisa Berkman: Cohousing communities help prevent social isolation

Tune in to this podcast on PBS NewsHour Weekend Edition

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S. Bryn Austin on The Forum’s panel of experts discussing supplements and health

Supplements and Health

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How can we make sure that wonder drugs of the future are accessible to all?

Watch this TEDMED talk with health care economist Amitabh Chandra as he offers some alternatives to value-based drug pricing as better ways to make sure that potent medications of the future are affordable and accessible by all.

A workshop by Steven Gortmaker on strategies to limit sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in young children

Steven Gortmaker evaluates federal, state and local policies and programs at a meeting sponsored by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, the Health & Medicine Division.

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Ashish Jha: How much do hospital rankings matter?

Tune in to WBUR to learn more…

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Mauricio Avendano discusses the impact of conditional cash transfer programs on health

“Lifepath is a research consortium funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020, which aims to understand the impact of socio-economic differences on healthy ageing with an approach that considers the relative importance of effects on life, comparing studies on childhood and adult risks.”

Lisa Berkman: A public health approach to an aging world

Tune in to this podcast on Harvard Chan’s This Week in Health…

Beth Truesdale on toxic stress & the health gap

Listen to Harvard Pop Center’s Sloan Fellow on NPR’s “The Takeaway”

Rema Hanna delivers World Bank DEC lecture

Rema Hanna lectures on “Cumulative Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Experimental Evidence from Indonesia.”

Ann Forsyth on what makes a city a “healthy city”

Harvard professor of urban planning breaks down what makes a city a “healthy city” in this short video shot at Taubman College when she participated in their lecture series.

Subu Subramanian comments on link between neighborhood & health

Take a ride on Boston’s #1 bus route with NECN and a state rep!

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Food policy expert plays the “Shopping Game” with a group of children

Sara Bleich demonstrates to young grocery shoppers how food policies can influence our choices.

Beth Truesdale returns to alma mater to speak about truth, justice and aging in the workplace

Harvard Pop Center Beth Truesdale delivered the Institute for Freedom and Community Lecture at St. Olaf College.

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David Bloom speaks with International Monetary Fund: Demography is Destiny — Really?

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Mary Waters looks at COVID-19 through a sociological lens in this video chat with Harvard Dean Rakesh Khurana

Tune in to hear Mary Water’s perspective on how some of the positive qualities in human nature can rise to the surface (and surprise us!) when we’re faced with a disaster.

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A Conversation with Nancy Krieger on Structural Racism, Social Justice & COVID-19

This discussion about the impact of racial discrimination, social class and place on the excess disease and death rates from COVID-19 among African American and other communities of color is hosted by University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, and includes Harvard professor Nancy Krieger, and former Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar Mahasin Mujahid, as well as UC Berkeley professor Corinne Ridell.