Introducing our three new Bell Fellows!

Three new Bell Fellows_2021_2023 cohort

We are so pleased to welcome— and introduce— the three new David E. Bell Fellows that comprise the 2021-2023 cohort. These fellows, who have academic backgrounds in disciplines ranging from epidemiology, to demography and sociology, will enrich our collaborative community here at the Harvard Pop Center, while they strive to advance population health science research. Brittney Butler holds a doctorate in epidemiology from The Ohio State University, and an MPH…

Announcing our next cohort of postdoctoral fellows

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After receiving a record number of highly qualified applicants, three finalists have been selected and will be joining us this coming fall as members of the 2020-2022 cohort of postdoctoral fellows at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. We look forward to having these scholars join us! Our incoming David E. Bell Fellow, Madeleine Daepp, is currently completing her doctorate in the department of urban studies and planning…

Harvard Pop Center welcomes new cohort of David E. Bell postdoctoral fellows

The fall semester has arrived, and so has the 2018-2020 cohort of Harvard Bell Fellows. We are very pleased to have Leslie Adams, Emilie Courtin, and Angela Dixon join us at the Harvard Pop Center. Learn more about these accomplished individuals and their research aspirations. Photo: (left to right): Angela Dixon, Emilie Courtin, Leslie Adams

Hiram Beltran-Sanchez’s paper on disparities in Black-White mortality

In a new study published in Population Research and Policy Review, former Bell fellow Hiram Beltran-Sanchez and colleagues use the concept of avoidable/amenable mortality to estimate cause-of-death contributions to the difference in life expectancy between whites and blacks by gender in the United States between 1980 and 2007. Their findings show that a substantial portion of black-white disparities in mortality could be reduced given more equitable access to medical care and health interventions.