The numbers are in; Eating disorders cost US $65 billion annually, affect 10% of population, and take a life every 52 minutes

Faculty affiliate S. Bryn Austin and colleagues have penned an op-ed in The Hill calling for government agencies and policymakers to ramp up data collection and research funding in order … Continue reading “The numbers are in; Eating disorders cost US $65 billion annually, affect 10% of population, and take a life every 52 minutes”

How accurately have prediction models forecast cases and deaths during previous epidemics?

A review published in the European Journal of Epidemiology finds that during the Ebola epidemic, for example, when there was in increase in forecasting studies, the number of cases and … Continue reading “How accurately have prediction models forecast cases and deaths during previous epidemics?”

Weighing the value of crowdsourced versus official COVID-19 data in India

A piece on natureindia.com written by researchers affiliated with the Harvard Pop Center — Weixing Zhang, Rockli Kim and S.V. Subramanian— highlights the importance of timely data on COVID-19 infection … Continue reading “Weighing the value of crowdsourced versus official COVID-19 data in India”

Novel animated graphic illustrates lag time between COVID-19 cases and deaths in United States

A Harvard Pop Center working paper presents state-level data on COVID-19 cases and deaths (spanning from January 22 until July 8, 2020) in one animated graphic that helps to illustrate … Continue reading “Novel animated graphic illustrates lag time between COVID-19 cases and deaths in United States”

How is COVID-19 impacting Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S.? This team is going to find out…

The research project AAPI COVID-19 Project launched by the Harvard Sociology Department in partnership with UNESCO will investigate the increase in racism aimed at Asians in the United States during … Continue reading “How is COVID-19 impacting Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S.? This team is going to find out…”

Professor Subramanian named to multi-disciplinary commission launched to address global COVID-19 response

The Journal of Global Health Science has launched a commission comprised of scientific and social science scholars from a wide range of disciplines to help foster global engagement and cooperation … Continue reading “Professor Subramanian named to multi-disciplinary commission launched to address global COVID-19 response”

Special webinar event: “Health, the Hidden Violence of the Race” — inclusion in the time of COVID-19, international webinars addressing racism, discrimination and exclusion

This UNESCO webinar will take place on Wed, June 24 at 4 pm CEST (Paris time) – which is 10 am in Boston and 7 am in San Francisco, etc, … Continue reading “Special webinar event: “Health, the Hidden Violence of the Race” — inclusion in the time of COVID-19, international webinars addressing racism, discrimination and exclusion”

David Cutler: “The economy will not regain its footing until the health crisis is addressed”

David Culter, PhD, has written a Commentary in the JAMA Forum that explains why the health care field may not weather a COVID-19 recession as well as it has survived … Continue reading “David Cutler: “The economy will not regain its footing until the health crisis is addressed””

Age reveals clearer picture of COVID-19 mortality inequities across racial and ethnic groups

A Harvard Pop Center working paper by Mary Bassett, MD, MPH, Jarvis Chen, ScD, and Nancy Krieger, PhD, exposes the “magnitude of mortality inequities” across multiple racial and ethnic groups … Continue reading “Age reveals clearer picture of COVID-19 mortality inequities across racial and ethnic groups”