Are there “missing” women patients in India? A closer look at gender discrimination in access to healthcare

Harvard Pop Center faculty member S V Subramanian, PhD, is among the authors of a study that reviewed outpatient data from a large referral public hospital in Delhi, India, and found that for every 1.69 male hospital visits, there was only 1 female visit. The ratio varied with distance to hospital, as well as with … Continue reading “Are there “missing” women patients in India? A closer look at gender discrimination in access to healthcare”

Nutrition-specific interventions may not be best way to prevent stunting in India

Child anthropometric failures — such as stunting, underweight, and wasting — were found to be more closely linked with past and current socioeconomic conditions, such as mother’s stature, BMI and education, and household wealth and air quality, than diversity of diet, Vitamin A supplementation and breastfeeding initiation. The study by Harvard Pop Center research associate … Continue reading “Nutrition-specific interventions may not be best way to prevent stunting in India”

Fact checking nutrition, health and development indicators in the Parliamentary Constituencies of India

There are 543 Parliamentary Constituencies (PCs) in India, and these political units are key to improving human capital and development. Expanding on their own recent research, Harvard Pop Center faculty member S (Subu) V Subramanian, Research Associate Rockli Kim and their colleagues have made data tables and maps available via a website to help people … Continue reading “Fact checking nutrition, health and development indicators in the Parliamentary Constituencies of India”

When it comes to lowering infant mortality rates in LMICs, a hopeful future may depend on looking back

Harvard Pop Center faculty members Nancy Krieger, PhD, and S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, and lead author Amiya Bhatia,  a Harvard Pop Center graduate student affiliate, have authored a paper published in The Milbank Quarterly that makes the case for why low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) should take a deeper look into early 20th-century United … Continue reading “When it comes to lowering infant mortality rates in LMICs, a hopeful future may depend on looking back”

Alabama Senator cites findings by Harvard Pop Center researchers as he introduces opioid education bill

Alabama Senator Andrew Jones (R-Centre) put forward an opioid education bill — the Patient Opiate Risk Education Act — that would require medical practitioners to educate patients about the addiction and health risks involved with prescription opioids. Senator Jones cited the findings of a recent study by recent Harvard Pop Center postdoctoral researcher Lyndsey Rolheiser, … Continue reading “Alabama Senator cites findings by Harvard Pop Center researchers as he introduces opioid education bill”

New methods to more accurately pinpoint areas experiencing greatest burden of child malnutrition in India

Rockli Kim, ScD, and S V Subramanian, PhD, are among the authors of a study published in Social Science & Medicine that furthers recent insights on the value of focusing on parliamentary constituencies to hone in on areas experiencing the greatest burden of child malnutrition indicators. Learn more in this Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public … Continue reading “New methods to more accurately pinpoint areas experiencing greatest burden of child malnutrition in India”

Viewing child malnutrition in India by parliamentary constituency hones in on burden

A study by Harvard Pop Center research associate Rockli Kim, ScD, and faculty member S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, and colleagues, that applies two newly developed geographic information systems methodologies to analyze the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India has been published in Economic & Political Weekly. The results highlight several constituencies experiencing an increased malnutrition burden … Continue reading “Viewing child malnutrition in India by parliamentary constituency hones in on burden”

Congratulations to faculty members for being recognized as highly cited researchers

The following faculty members have been named this year to Clarivate Analytic’s annual list of Highly Cited Researchers—those who rank in the top 1% for citations by their peers—in one or two fields: David Cutler Miguel Hernan Ashish Jha Ichiro Kawachi Gary King S V Subramanian Learn more in this news item by the Harvard Chan … Continue reading “Congratulations to faculty members for being recognized as highly cited researchers”

New HCPDS Working Paper: Estimates of child malnutrition indicators for 543 Parliamentary Constituencies in India

Rockli Kim, SD, Yun Xu, MA, William Joe, PhD, and S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, have authored a novel working paper that presents robust estimates on five indicators of child malnutrition for each Parliamentary Constituency (PC) in India in 2016.