Modern lifestyle may be more to blame for obesity epidemic than genes

The findings of a study by Harvard Pop Center faculty member Maria Glymour, ScD, research associate Ivan Mejia, PhD, and their colleagues published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is the subject of this United Press International (UPI) article. Photo: Marjan Lazarevski on Flickr

Working single mothers may be at slightly higher risk of heart disease, stroke & smoking

Learn more about the findings of a study published in the American Journal of Public Health by Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, PhD, Research Associate Iván Mejía-Guevara, PhD, Faculty Member Mauricio Avendano, PhD, former Pop Center Fellow Erika Sabbath, ScD and colleagues, in this Reuters article.

Why has rate of fertility decline been slower in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Harvard Pop Center Research Core Director Jocelyn Finlay, PhD, and Research Associate Iván Mejía-Guevara, PhD, are authors on a working paper published by United Nations University WIDER (World Institute for Development Economics Research) that examines the link between fertility rates and wealth. Photo: Rod-Waddington on Flickr

By honing in on top 5 risk factors for child undernutrition in India, findings could lead to more effective interventions

Harvard Pop Center affiliated researchers including recent Bell Fellow Daniel Corsi, PhD,  research associate Iván Mejía-Guevara, PhD,  and faculty and executive committee member SV Subramanian (Subu), PhD, have published a study in Social Science & Medicine that has evaluated the contribution of 15 common risk factors for chronic child undernutrition in India. The findings point … Continue reading “By honing in on top 5 risk factors for child undernutrition in India, findings could lead to more effective interventions”

Risk of stunting in rural Rwanda lowered by enrollment in community-based health-financing program

New findings suggest that for those in rural Rwanda enrolled in the program Mutuelles, which provides health insurance and access to health care (including nutrition services), the risk of being stunted was significantly lower. Harvard Pop Center faculty members Chunling Lu, PhD, Kenneth Hill, PhD, and S.V. Subramanian, PhD, along with Pop Center Research Associate … Continue reading “Risk of stunting in rural Rwanda lowered by enrollment in community-based health-financing program”

Does work stress combined with family circumstances impact mortality of US mothers?

Many previous studies have separately linked job stress and family circumstances with later-life mortality among working mothers, but a new study published in Social Science & Medicine by Recent Pop Center Fellow Erika Sabbath, Harvard Pop Center Research Associate Iván Mejía-Guevara, former Bell Fellow Clemens Noelke, and Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman explores how … Continue reading “Does work stress combined with family circumstances impact mortality of US mothers?”

Harvard Pop Center researchers to receive award for article on innovative use of life course work-family profiles to predict mortality risk

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has named four researchers affiliated with the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies as the recipients of the Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Awards for their paper published in the American Journal of Public Health on the innovative use of sequence analysis as a exposure assessment tool for life course … Continue reading “Harvard Pop Center researchers to receive award for article on innovative use of life course work-family profiles to predict mortality risk”

Multi-level analysis finds “micro-geographies” of child undernutrition in India

Four Harvard Pop Center researchers, including research associate Iván Mejía-Guevara, PhD,  recent doctoral program graduate Aditi Krishna, PhD, former Bell Fellow Daniel Corsi, PhD, and faculty member SV Subramanian, PhD, are authors on a paper published in the Journal of South Asian Development that evaluates child undernutrition in India by level – individual, community and … Continue reading “Multi-level analysis finds “micro-geographies” of child undernutrition in India”