For policy change in India, it really may take a village

Researchers at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS) have been awarded a 2.2 million dollar grant by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Harvard T.H. Chan School … Continue reading “For policy change in India, it really may take a village”

Can psychological insights bring relief to U.S. consumer debt burden?

Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar Rourke O’Brien, PhD, is author on a paper in Perspectives in Psychological Science that examines psychological barriers to the responsible use of credit and … Continue reading “Can psychological insights bring relief to U.S. consumer debt burden?”

Does awareness of disability assistance influence how we evaluate health symptoms of others?

Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar Rourke O’Brien, PhD, has authored a Short Report in Social Science & Medicine based on evidence from a nationally representative survey. The researcher found … Continue reading “Does awareness of disability assistance influence how we evaluate health symptoms of others?”

Study estimates tobacco tax increases from 1970-2005 saved over 50,000 lives in U.S. in 2010

A study published in Tobacco Control co-authored by Harvard Pop Center Associate Director David Canning, PhD, has shown that higher tobacco taxes lead to lower total mortality rates and avoided … Continue reading “Study estimates tobacco tax increases from 1970-2005 saved over 50,000 lives in U.S. in 2010”

RWJF Scholar Christina Roberto co-authors study on impact of ‘food addiction’ on food policy

Pop Center RWJF Health & Society Scholar Christina Roberto, PhD, has co-authored a recently published paper titled “The Impact of ‘Food Addiction’ on Food Policy” that examines how lessons learned … Continue reading “RWJF Scholar Christina Roberto co-authors study on impact of ‘food addiction’ on food policy”