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.

A comprehensive road map for tackling risky and costly diet-related disease in the U.S.

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Sara Bleich, PhD, professor of public health policy at the Harvard Chan School, has penned an op-ed in The New England Journal of Medicine that makes a strong case for an approach that is multi-prong, spanning health systems, population, individual, local, national, and private sector levels.

If trend continues, more than half of U.S. children will be obese by the time they are 35 years old

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The results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine by lead author Steven Gortmaker, PhD, reinforce the necessity to implement interventions, policies and programs targeting children that emphasize healthy eating and exercise. Learn  more in this release by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Article explores how election of Trump might negatively affect health of “targeted” groups

An article co-authored by David R. Williams explores how past “dramatic societal events” impacted the health of vulnerable, marginalized groups, and offers suggestions to health care providers on how to best mitigate the negative impacts that are likely to result from this recent election. The article appears in The New England Journal of Medicine. Learn more from this piece in the press.  Also covered by Refinery29, and New York Magazine.