Study reveals benefits, challenges of training health researchers in LMICs on how to better address health inequities

The INDEPTH Training & Research Centres of Excellence (INTREC) collaboration — an EU consortium led by Umeå Centre for Global Health Research in which Harvard participated — aimed at strengthening the capacities of health researchers in LMICs who assess social determinants of health is the subject of this study published in BMC Public Health.

Lisa Berkman speaks on widening gap between longevity & socioeconomic status on PBS NewsHour Weekend

Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman appears on PBS NewsHour Weekend speaking about the longevity gap between people at opposite ends of the economic ladder. The interview is part of the series Chasing the Dream, a new public media initiative about poverty and opportunity in America. Watch the web-based episode now. Learn more in this feature by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Pop Center faculty share insights into U.S. health inequalities in Harvard Gazette’s series on inequality

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.

Harvard Pop Center faculty among top 25 most productive researchers of health inequalities

Ichiro Kawachi, SV Subramanian (Subu), Nancy Krieger, and David R. Williams are among the top 25 most productive researchers in the field of health inequalities, according to a study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine. The four Harvard Pop Center faculty members have published 462 studies, in total, on health inequalities between 1966 – 2014. In addition, the study ranked Social Science & Medicine, with co-editors-in-chief Kawachi and…

Are socioeconomic & demographic factors driving inequalities in BMI at the population level? Maybe not.

Harvard Bell Fellow Fahad Razak, MD, Pop Center faculty member S V Subramanian (Subu), PhD, and Pop Center doctoral student Aditi Krishna are authors of a study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that explores population-level changes in the BMI distribution over time, looking carefully at inequalities in weight gain between groups vs. within groups (interindividual). The findings suggest that future research should focus on understanding factors driving inequalities…