Professor Subramanian named to multi-disciplinary commission launched to address global COVID-19 response

The Journal of Global Health Science has launched a commission comprised of scientific and social science scholars from a wide range of disciplines to help foster global engagement and cooperation in the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, Harvard Pop Center faculty member and professor of population health and geography at … Continue reading “Professor Subramanian named to multi-disciplinary commission launched to address global COVID-19 response”

In India, women face higher risk of death from COVID-19 than men

The findings of a study published in the Journal of Global Health Science show that women In India , particularly in certain age groups, do not have the biological advantage over men of fighting off COVID-19. The authors suggest that social determinants of health, such as access to healthcare, and health and nutritional status, could … Continue reading “In India, women face higher risk of death from COVID-19 than men”

Prevalence of diabetes among subset of women in India varies by region

This cross-sectional study published in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders by faculty member S. V. Subramanian and his colleagues Shrikant Singh and Parul Puri found that the burden of diabetes among women (ages 35-49) was higher in the southern and eastern parts of India, and was lower in central India. Read more about the … Continue reading “Prevalence of diabetes among subset of women in India varies by region”

How could we get a more accurate picture of prevalence of COVID-19 without universal testing?

Professor S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, has co-authored a letter published in Lancet Global Health in which he and co-author K.S. James suggest that a random-sample-based population surveillance framework like the Demographic Health Survey (DHS), or in India’s case, the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), could be cost-effectively leveraged to help establish the prevalence of … Continue reading “How could we get a more accurate picture of prevalence of COVID-19 without universal testing?”

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.

Study of Hurricane Katrina survivors offers unique insights into impact of neighborhood gentrification on health

Researchers affiliated with the Resilience in Survivors of Hurricane Katrina (RISK) project have published a paper that takes a look at the health impacts of being displaced into a gentrified neighborhood. The researchers did not find evidence of significant effects on BMI, self-rated health, or psychological distress. Photo: Ted Eytan on Flickr

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

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 … Continue reading “Using a machine learning approach to shed light on relationship between SES and women’s height”

Harvard Public Health magazine features findings of Harvard Pop Center researchers in ℞ for an Epidemic

The current issue (Fall 2019) of Harvard Public Health magazine features research by Jack Cordes (then a graduate student), Lyndsey Rolheiser (then a  Harvard Pop Center post-doc fellow), and our faculty member Subu Subramanian that “made a splash with the media.” ℞ for an Epidemic

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, … Continue reading “For policy change in India, it really may take a village”