Dr. Kenneth Mayer named as History Maker

Harvard Pop Center faculty affiliate Kenneth Mayer, MD, is the recipient of the The History Project’s 2020 HistoryMaker Award. Since 2009, the awards have gone to “those whose lifetime achievements have had a significant and positive effect on Boston and Massachusetts’ LGBTQ communities.” Dr. Mayer will be “celebrated” online on October 15th at 7pm. 

Adolescents identifying as sexual minority found to be 3 times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual peers

Three researchers affiliated with the Harvard Pop Center* are among the authors of a study in Pediatrics that looked at changes in US adolescent reported sexual orientation and suicide attempts by sexual orientation from 2009–2017. Authors on the study include: Julia Raifman, Brittany M. Charlton, Renata Arrington-Sanders, Philip A. Chan, Jack Rusley, Kenneth H. Mayer*, … Continue reading “Adolescents identifying as sexual minority found to be 3 times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual peers”

Leveraging digital adherence technologies (DATs) to help manage treatment of leading infectious cause of death globally

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Professor Kenneth Mayer, MD, is an author on an analysis published in BMJ Global Health that: provides an historical context for the use of DATs  (e.g., phone-based and smartphone-based technologies, digital pillboxes and ingestible sensors) to help manage the treatment of tuberculosis (TB); describes the variety of DATs currently being … Continue reading “Leveraging digital adherence technologies (DATs) to help manage treatment of leading infectious cause of death globally”

Prison release associated with HIV incidence in southern region of United States

Harvard Pop Center faculty members SV Subramanian, PhD, and Kenneth Mayer, MD, are among the authors on a study published in PLOS One that explores the impact of prison release on HIV incidence in parts of the U.S. that have the highest rates of incarceration and new HIV diagnoses.

Immediate eligibility of ART lowers household-level incidence of HIV by over 40%

A study finds that early eligibility of antiretroviral therapy substantially lowered HIV incidence among HIV-uninfected household members in rural South Africa. The team of researchers who published the findings includes Harvard Pop Center faculty members Drs. Kenneth Mayer and Till Bärnighausen, as well as Visiting Scientist Guy Harling.