Researchers affiliated with the RISK study have published a study in the journal Health Affairs that summarizes the findings of the 15-year study that followed low-income parents who survived Hurricane Katrina. The lessons learned inform these key priorities: Prevention (improve climate resilience and evacuation planning); uninterrupted health care; less administrative work for survivors; strong community … Continue reading “Synthesizing hope: How to mitigate health disparities after natural disaster strikes”
Three researchers affiliated with the Harvard Pop Center—Mariana Arcaya, Ethan J. Raker, and Mary C. Waters—have published a review in the Annual Review of Sociology that concludes with their concerns about the likelihood of more severe natural disasters due to climate change in the future, and the need for innovative concepts and methods to cope … Continue reading “In honor of Earth Day, a review of the last decade of social science research on the effects of disasters”
Faculty member Nancy Krieger, PhD, has shared her viewpoint in this piece published in the Journal of Public Health Policy that calls for those in the public health and medical field, in particular, to take practical action steps to better integrate the realms of democratic governance, climate change, and health inequities. She outlines actionable steps, … Continue reading “Focusing on the link between democratic governance, climate change, and health inequities”
A study finds that aging Americans (a growing population) consume more energy. Learn more about the research findings of Harvard Pop Center faculty member Hossein Estiri and his colleague Emilio Zagheni in The New York Times, the New Scientist, and Irishhealth.com, and The Harvard Gazette.
Join us as we celebrate the launch of the book “Climate Change and the People’s Health,” the second in the series Small Books, Big Ideas in Population Health edited by Nancy Krieger, PhD. The Harvard Pop Center will be hosting author Sharon Friel, PhD, professor of health equity and director of the School of Regulation and Global … Continue reading “Book Launch: “Climate Change and the People’s Health” with author Sharon Friel”
Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar Colleen Reid, PhD, is lead author on a study published in Environmental Research that contributes to the growing body of knowledge of health risks associated with wildfire smoke. Photo: Cameron Strandberg, Fitzhugh Newspaper. Jasper, Alberta
Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar Colleen Reid, PhD, is lead author on a study in Environmental Health Perspectives that reviews a range of scientific studies on health effects from exposure to wildfire smoke, and seeks to identify particularly susceptible populations. Photo: Cameron Strandberg, Fitzhugh Newspaper. Jasper, Alberta
Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar Colleen Reid, PhD is an author on a paper published in International Journal of Biometeorology that examines the effects of abnormal weather patterns (temperature deviation compared to previous years) on elderly mortality.