The Chicago Sun Times reports on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation teleconference with Professor David Williams, PhD, during which he explained how the coronavirus is bringing to light the health disparities that “reflect longstanding policies that have created pervasive social and economic inequalities in the United States.”
Congratulations to faculty members Marcia Castro and David Williams on being named as chairs of the Department of Global Health and Population, and the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, respectively. Learn more in this release by the Harvard Chan School Dean, Michelle Williams.
Harvard Pop Center faculty member David R. Williams, MPH, PhD, and colleagues have penned an editorial in JAMA Pediatrics that prescribes the inclusion of discrimination (including race/ethnicity, immigrant status, sexual orientation, religion, and disability status) in the health research of an increasingly diverse population of children and adolescents.
Faculty members Alex Tsai and David R. Williams are among the authors on a study in The Lancet that utilizes novel data on police killings of black Americans to reveal the spillover effects on those living in the same state. Learn more in The New York Times and on the study website. Photo: Stephen Melkisethian on Flickr
An article co-authored by David R. Williams explores how past “dramatic societal events” impacted the health of vulnerable, marginalized groups, and offers suggestions to health care providers on how to best mitigate the negative impacts that are likely to result from this recent election. The article appears in The New England Journal of Medicine. Learn more from this piece in the press. Also covered by Refinery29, and New York Magazine.
Pop Center faculty members Amitabh Chandra, PhD, Ashish Jha, MD, Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, Joshua Salomon, PhD, SV Subramanian, PhD, and David Williams, PhD, are among the Harvard scholars cited on health inequalities in this Harvard Gazette article, the fourth in a series on what Harvard scholars are doing to address inequality in the United States. The piece was covered in this issue of U.S. News and World Report.
In a JAMA opinion piece published last week, David Williams discussed how societal racial bias contributes to disparities in health care and health status. “The health care system cannot eliminate racial/ethnic disparities in health,” wrote Williams. “Health care professionals need to collaborate with other sectors of society to increase awareness about the health implications of social policies in domains far removed from traditional medical and public health interventions.” Williams also was featured…
Harvard Pop Center faculty members Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, S V Subramanian, PhD, and David R. Williams, PhD, are authors on a paper published in Social Science & Medicine that explores the impact of block parties in Black neighborhoods on bonding social capital and self-rated health.
A study by Pop Center-affiliated faculty members David Williams, PhD, and Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, explore short sleep duration (less than 7 hours per night) in a new light by taking immigrant status, in addition to race and occupation, into account.
The ban of Donald Sterling from the NBA for racist comments has generated increased conversation about the presence and impact of racism in the U.S. The Harvard Pop Center’s affiliated faculty member sociologist David Williams is one of several experts who share their insights in this feature in The Montreal Gazette.