A call to unite & act as health care & public health professionals face potential public health crisis if DACA is terminated

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 … Continue reading “A call to unite & act as health care & public health professionals face potential public health crisis if DACA is terminated”

Beyond improving our health and finances, does health care reform help us be more helpful to others?

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 … Continue reading “Beyond improving our health and finances, does health care reform help us be more helpful to others?”

Montez calls for more research on macro-level causes of increased mortality among women in U.S.

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 … Continue reading “Montez calls for more research on macro-level causes of increased mortality among women in U.S.”

How does living among more peers as an older adult impact cognitive function?

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 … Continue reading “How does living among more peers as an older adult impact cognitive function?”

Alexander Tsai receives Young Mentor Award from Harvard Medical School

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. … Continue reading “Alexander Tsai receives Young Mentor Award from Harvard Medical School”

Could virtual reality-aided “body swapping” help to reduce racism?

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 … Continue reading “Could virtual reality-aided “body swapping” help to reduce racism?”

Factoring in where women live could provide critical insight into lagging life expectancy of American women

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 … Continue reading “Factoring in where women live could provide critical insight into lagging life expectancy of American women”

Insights into hot flash variants, including “super flashers,” sheds light on women’s health in midlife

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 … Continue reading “Insights into hot flash variants, including “super flashers,” sheds light on women’s health in midlife”