Pregnant women exposed to increased threat of eviction within their county at greater risk of premature birth, lower birth weight

Harvard Pop Center graduate student affiliate Aayush Khadka, MS, faculty member Margaret McConnell, PhD, and colleagues Günther Fink, PhD, and Ashley Gromis, PhD, have published a paper that advances the … Continue reading “Pregnant women exposed to increased threat of eviction within their county at greater risk of premature birth, lower birth weight”

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 … Continue reading “Adolescents identifying as sexual minority found to be 3 times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual peers”

Medical symptoms of girls in sub-Saharan Africa found to be under reported by parents

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Margaret McConnell, PhD, is co-author on a paper that has found that parents appear to under report the symptoms of girls, which could be linked … Continue reading “Medical symptoms of girls in sub-Saharan Africa found to be under reported by parents”

To reduce maternal mortality, community cash transfers may be more effective than household

Harvard Pop Center faculty members Jessica Cohen, PhD, and Margaret McConnell, PhD, are authors on a paper published in Social Science & Medicine that examines the effectiveness of different types … Continue reading “To reduce maternal mortality, community cash transfers may be more effective than household”

Postnatal health checkups at home by community health workers benefit mothers and babies in Kenya

Harvard Pop Center faculty members Margaret McConnell, PhD, and Jessica Cohen, PhD, are authors on a study published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth that suggests that home visits by community … Continue reading “Postnatal health checkups at home by community health workers benefit mothers and babies in Kenya”