Harvard Pop Center faculty members Günther Fink, PhD, and Wafaie Fawzi, Dr.P.H., are authors on a paper in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that is among the first to quantify the economic cost of growth faltering of children in developing countries. Their findings suggest that interventions aimed at preventing early childhood stunting could not only benefit the children themselves, but also yield substantial long-run economic benefits. Photo: Miville Tremblay on Flickr
Pop Center faculty member SV Subramanian, faculty affiliate Maria Glymour, and former post-doctoral fellow Arijit Nandi have co-authored a study in Epidemiology assessing the extent to which smoking, alcohol consumption, and physical inactivity have mediated the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and all-cause mortality in a representative sample of US adults. Their findings point to the importance of social inequalities in unhealthy behaviors.
Reanne Frank, Harvard RWJF Health & Society alum, evaluates data from the New Immigrant Survey to understand the role of socioeconomic status in changes to body mass index upon arrival to the US.
Pop Center Bell fellow, Hiram Beltran-Sanchez, examines the socio-demographic and health factors associated with initiating and quitting smoking in Mexico in his paper “Links Between Socio-Economic Circumstances and Changes in Smoking Behavior in the Mexican Population: 2002-2010.”
The socio-economic patterning of NCD prevalence differs markedly when assessed by standardized criteria versus self-reported diagnoses, concludes Harvard Pop Center faculty member SV Subramanian and his co-authors.
SV Subramanian, Pop Center faculty member, studies socio-economic patterns in tobacco use in Indian states and their policy implications.
Race adversely affects health regardless of socioeconomic level says David Williams, Pop Center faculty member, speaking of the need for greater racial justice at the recent conference: Overcoming Racism, Seeking Equity, Building Community.