Last week we featured a new study co-authored by Pop Center faculty member SV Subramanian, which found that economic growth has little to no effect on the nutritional status of the world’s poorest children. The study was subsequently discussed on NPR’s health news site, Shots, and in The New York Times, where Paul Krugman quoted Subramanian in a blog post on economic growth and income distribution.
What is driving the growing geographical inequalities in suicide in Japan?
Pop Center faculty members Ichiro Kawachi, MD, Ph.D., and SV Subramanian , Ph.D., are co-authors on a study that examines this question in a paper titled “Prefecture-level economic conditions and risk of suicide in Japan: a repeated cross-sectional analysis 1975–2010” which has been published in the European Journal of Public Health.
Low birth weight not associated with poor health outcomes among young adults in Brazil
Although a growing literature suggests that low birth weight increases the risk of poor health outcomes in adulthood, a new study co-authored by Pop Center faculty members SV Subramanian and Gunther Fink has found evidence to the contrary. Their findings, published in PLoS One, reveal that low birth weight did not result in poor health outcomes among young adults in Brazil. The researchers hope to expand upon on these findings by conducting further studies…
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Socioeconomic status and obesity in Cairo, Egypt: A heavy burden for all
Egypt has an extremely high obesity rate–much higher than would be expected given the country’s level of economic development. How does this paradox affect the correlation between SES and obesity? Faculty members Ichiro Kawachi, SV Subramanian, and Allan Hill conducted a study which found that obesity is prevalent across the SES spectrum in Cairo, i.e. there are no marked correlations between obesity and SES measures such as education, household expenditures,…
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SV Subramanian & Ichiro Kawachi Co-Author Paper on Internet Addiction
Pop Center faculty members SV Subramanian, Ph.D, and Ichiro Kawachi, MD, Ph.D., publish paper on addictive Internet use amongst adolescent Korean population.
Association Among Socioeconomic Status, Health Behaviors, and All-Cause Mortality in the United States
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.
Do Youth Compensate for Increased School-Day Activity?
In their recent study, “School-Day and Overall Physical Activity Among Youth“, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Pop Center faculty members Steven L. Gortmaker and SV Subramanian, find that increasing physical activity during the school day leads to greater physical activity outside the classroom.
NCD Prevalence Differs Markedly when Assessed by Standardized Criteria
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.
Foreclosures contribute to the obesity epidemic
Neighborhood foreclosures are associated with local population weight gain finds Pop Center faculty members, Maria Glymour, Ichiro Kawachi and SV Subramanian, and Pop Center research scientist, Mariana Arcaya, in their recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health.
The Socio-Economic Patterning of Tobacco Use
SV Subramanian, Pop Center faculty member, studies socio-economic patterns in tobacco use in Indian states and their policy implications.