Mothers in India who experienced neonatal death of child found to be at increased risk of additional neonatal deaths

Harvard Pop Center faculty member S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, and visiting scientist Rockli Kim, ScD, are among the authors of a study published in the JAMA Open Network that could help to identify high-risk pregnancies and potentially reduce the neonatal mortality rate in India. Read the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health website.

Using a machine learning approach to shed light on relationship between SES and women’s height

Photos of Adel Daoud, Rockli Kim and S V Subramanian

Even though height is commonly correlated with socioeconomic status (SES), SES is not known as a reliable predictor of height. In this study, Harvard Pop Center Bell Fellow Adel Daoud, Research Associate Rockli Kim, and faculty member S (Subu) V Subramanian utilized machine learning algorithms to assess whether there were non-linear patterns in the data that might shed more light on the relationship between height and socio-economic status.

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 of Public Health professor of population health and geography and HCPDS faculty member S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, and HCPDS research associate Rockli Kim, ScD, are principal investigators (PIs) on the three-year project that aims to provide public policy makers…

Nutrition-specific interventions may not be best way to prevent stunting in India

Child anthropometric failures — such as stunting, underweight, and wasting — were found to be more closely linked with past and current socioeconomic conditions, such as mother’s stature, BMI and education, and household wealth and air quality, than diversity of diet, Vitamin A supplementation and breastfeeding initiation. The study by Harvard Pop Center research associate Rockli Kim, faculty member S V Subramanian, and former Bell Fellow Daniel Corsi, and their…

Fact checking nutrition, health and development indicators in the Parliamentary Constituencies of India

There are 543 Parliamentary Constituencies (PCs) in India, and these political units are key to improving human capital and development. Expanding on their own recent research, Harvard Pop Center faculty member S (Subu) V Subramanian, Research Associate Rockli Kim and their colleagues have made data tables and maps available via a website to help people visualize over one hundred critical indicators of nutrition, health and development to identify PCs that…

New methods to more accurately pinpoint areas experiencing greatest burden of child malnutrition in India

Rockli Kim, ScD, and S V Subramanian, PhD, are among the authors of a study published in Social Science & Medicine that furthers recent insights on the value of focusing on parliamentary constituencies to hone in on areas experiencing the greatest burden of child malnutrition indicators. Learn more in this Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health news item.

Viewing child malnutrition in India by parliamentary constituency hones in on burden

A study by Harvard Pop Center research associate Rockli Kim, ScD, and faculty member S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, and colleagues, that applies two newly developed geographic information systems methodologies to analyze the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India has been published in Economic & Political Weekly. The results highlight several constituencies experiencing an increased malnutrition burden and in need of priority attention. Learn more about the findings in the news: Downtoearth.com…

New HCPDS Working Paper: Estimates of child malnutrition indicators for 543 Parliamentary Constituencies in India

Rockli Kim, SD, Yun Xu, MA, William Joe, PhD, and S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, have authored a novel working paper that presents robust estimates on five indicators of child malnutrition for each Parliamentary Constituency (PC) in India in 2016.

Researchers will explore new approach to assessing health and well-being with RWJF grant

With funding by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Professor S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, and Harvard Pop Center postdoctoral fellow Rockli Kim, ScD, plan to pursue a line of study that could lead to a fundamental shift in the way that population health research is conducted in the future. In their proposed project Novel approaches for investigating treatment heterogeneity: An application to Head Start Impact Study, the researchers will set…