Berkman, Canning and Pop Center faculty featured in cover story on “Silver Tsunami”

Harvard Public Health, The Magazine of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is out with its Fall issue featuring a cover story entitled The Aging Game, Perils and Promises of a Graying Society. The Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, along with Associate Director David Canning, and faculty members David Bloom and Ichiro … Continue reading “Berkman, Canning and Pop Center faculty featured in cover story on “Silver Tsunami””

Call for institutions to adapt to support older age workers & more productive society

Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, PhD, and faculty member Mauricio Avendano, PhD, have co-authored a paper published in Daedalus that examines the challenges and opportunities posed by an aging U.S. population, particularly as it relates to an aging workforce.

Promoting healthy aging in developing countries; a look at Chinese vs. Indian contexts

Harvard Pop Center Visiting Scientist Sanjay Mohanty, PhD, has published a Comment in a special issue of The Journal of the Economics of Ageing dedicated to the economic implications of population aging in China and India, which is co-edited by Pop Center faculty member David Bloom, PhD. The comment is in response to the article … Continue reading “Promoting healthy aging in developing countries; a look at Chinese vs. Indian contexts”

Social participation benefits health, & better health benefits social participation

Harvard Pop Center Bell Fellow Philipp Hessel, PhD, has co-authored a study published in Ageing & Society that sheds light on the reciprocal relationship between health and social participation based on evidence from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE).

How can you statistically correct for missing data and selection bias in HIV prevalence estimates?

Missing data is a common problem in HIV research due to non-participation in testing, and selection bias can occur if non-participation in testing is associated with HIV status. For example, longitudinal data suggests that individuals who know or suspect that they are HIV positive are less likely to participate in HIV surveys. Four researchers from … Continue reading “How can you statistically correct for missing data and selection bias in HIV prevalence estimates?”

Applying regression discontinuity in epidemiology; a study on when to start HIV treatment

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Till Bärnighausen, MD, has co-authored an article published in Epidemiology in response to a commentary on thier previous study that explores applying regression discontinuity designs in epidemiology published in the September issue of the journal.

Height & health; new study looks at adults in China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa

PGDA Fellow Mark McGovern, PhD,  has published a paper in The Journal of the Economics of Ageing that shows a positive association between height and various measures of health in adults in six emerging economies, each expected to experience significant increases in the mean age of their populations over the coming decades.