Harvard Pop Center faculty member and RWJF Health & Society Scholar program alum Alexander Tsai, MD, PhD, has co-authored an editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine. Read more in Medical Xpress.
Former Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar Stefan Timmermans, PhD, is author on a paper published in the journal Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World that suggests that both formal volunteering and informal helpfulness between neighbors increased in regions and segments of the population that likely benefited from Medicaid expansions. Not only can prosocial behavior like volunteering be beneficial for societies, but it can also improve the well-being of those engaged in the giving.…
Former Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar Jennifer Karas Montez, PhD, is co-author on a Commentary in The Lancet that calls for the next generation of studies on US mortality to focus more on macro-level factors, such as disparities across states’ social, economic, and policy environments, rather than just on the symptoms of higher mortality rates, which include suspect opiod prescribing practices and inadequate drug abuse and overdose treatment programs.
Former Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar Andrew Papachristos, PhD, shares the findings of a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine in this piece on NPR on how gun violence spreads over social networks like a “contagian” and should be treated more like a public health issue than just a policing problem.
Esther Friedman, PhD, a former Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar, is lead author on a study in which she and her colleagues explore the impact of living in a neighborhood with a higher percentage of older adults on cognitive function. The researchers found that those who live with a higher percentage of older adults had better cognitive function, although the neighborhood age structure did not seem to impact cognitive decline.…
Harvard Pop Center faculty member and former RWJF Health & Society scholar Alexander Tsai, MD, PhD, is a recipient of the Young Mentor Award 2015-2016 from the Harvard Medical School. Congratulations, Alex!
Former Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar Courtney Cogburn, PhD, will partner with Stanford University in an upcoming research project aimed at giving people a better understanding of systemic racism through the use of virtual reality. Cogburn explains in this piece in Maclean’s.
Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, PhD, comments in this New York Times piece on the findings of a new study published in SSM – Population Health. Lead author of the study is former Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar Jennifer Karas Montez, PhD.
Courtney Cogburn, PhD, a Harvard RWJF HSS program alumna, is featured in this ScienceFriday podcast on the impact that racism can have on health and life expectancy.
Rebecca Clark Thurston, PhD, Harvard RWJF Health & Society program alumna, comments in this New York Times article on the latest findings based on the SWAN (Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation) and published in journal Menopause. Her findings are also is featured on sciencedaily.com.