To support front-line health care workers we must remove mental health stigma

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Dean Michelle Williams and Arianna Huffington have teamed up to write this op-ed in USA Today in light of the tragic suicide by an ER doctor in New York, as well as the ongoing struggles faced by health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A call to decode human immune system to help protect our global aging population

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Harvard Chan School Dean Michelle A. Williams, ScD, has co-authored a Perspective in The New England Journal of Medicine that calls for more longitudinal studies in aging populations to better understand the “mechanics of immunity” in this vulnerable, growing sector of our global community.  Learn more in this news item by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Pregnant women with psychosis (and their babies) may face more challenges during delivery (and after)

Michelle A. Williams, Harvard Pop Center faculty member and dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is an author on a study published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth that takes a rare look at the obstetric and neonatal outcomes for pregnant women with psychosis.

Dean Michelle Williams pens op-ed on social isolation as public health issue & cites Nations at Risk colloquium

In today’s Boston Globe, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Dean and Pop Center faculty member Michelle Williams co-authors editorial on role that loneliness and social isolation play in “deaths of despair” as described by Professor Sir Angus Deaton at the recent Nations at Risk colloquium.

A call for interventions targeting childhood nutrition, exercise & sleep to lower rate of non-communicable diseases

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Michelle A. Williams is an author on a peer-reviewed editorial published on Cureus that calls for an increased focus on prevention science to combat the increase in non-communicable diseases. Specifically, the researchers suggest targeting three key areas of lifestyle behaviors during childhood – physical activity, nutrition and sleep –  through multi-level, public health programs.

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…