More years of secondary schooling, particularly for women, reduces HIV risk in Botswana

A study published in the Lancet Global Health authored by Harvard Pop Center faculty members Gunther Fink, PhD, and S “Subu” V Subramanian, PhD, and colleagues, suggests that secondary schooling could be a cost-effective HIV prevention measure in HIV-endemic settings. Read more in this Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health press release.

Could targeting reading comprehension help to mediate inverse relationship between education and coronary heart disease?

Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty members Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, and Laura Kubzansky, PhD, and former Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar Arijit Nandi, PhD, have published a study in Health Education & Behavior that is aimed at improving the understanding of the inverse relationship between education and coronary heart disease by looking more closely at factors such as literacy, depressive symptoms, and perceived constraint.

The protective effect of education for cohorts graduating in bad times

Timing is everything. A study by David Cutler confirms that graduates who enter the labor market during bad economic times experience¬†lower income, lower life satisfaction, greater obesity, more smoking and drinking later in life. The study also noted that education plays a protective role for these outcomes, as educated individuals, even when entering the market at times of high unemployment, have a much lower incidence of these outcomes than their…

Having Better-Educated Offspring May Add Years to Parents’ Lives

Harvard RWJF HSS Alum Esther Friedman, PhD, has co-authored a study that suggests that making an investment in children’s higher education may have a big payoff for parents’ lifespan. The study has received media coverage, including this article in the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, and this piece in Yahoo News.

Thurston’s findings stress importance of targeting economically disadvantaged women in fight against heart disease

Rebecca Thurston, former RWJF scholar at the Pop Center, has co-authored a study recently published in Stroke, a journal of the American Heart Association, on the link between consistently low socioeconomic status in midlife and heart disease later in life.

Save the Date: June 14, 2013

David Canning, Pop Center Associate Director, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences and Professor of Economics and International Health, will be a panelist at the HSPH Forum on Girls’ Health and Education: Igniting Change Worldwide presented in partnership with Vulcan Productions. When: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Where: The Leadership Studio, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave., Boston RSVP to: theforum@hsph.harvard.edu Watch at:…