In this Commentary in Social Science & Medicine, Harvard Pop Center S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, and a colleague make a case for why sometimes (in this case, as it relates to sanitation) an end in itself is enough motivation to launch a public health intervention, regardless of economic or social outcomes.
A study published by HAALSI researchers, including recent Harvard Bell Fellow Lindsay Kobayashi, Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, and faculty members SV Subramanian (Subu), Kathleen Kahn, and Stephen Tollman, finds that while short stature may be a risk factor for cognitive function among older adults living in South Africa, education was found to negate the relationship between … Continue reading “New HAALSI study findings: Education negates height disparity in cognitive function for older adults living in South Africa”
With funding by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Professor S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, and Harvard Pop Center postdoctoral fellow Rockli Kim, ScD, plan to pursue a line of study that could lead to a fundamental shift in the way that population health research is conducted in the future. In their proposed project Novel approaches … Continue reading “Researchers will explore new approach to assessing health and well-being with RWJF grant”
In a special issue of the journal Social Science & Medicine, 26 social scientists comment on the usefulness of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) when it comes to evaluating health interventions. This interdisciplinary discussion—inspired by an article by Angus Deaton and Nancy Cartwright— includes articles by Harvard Pop Center faculty members, including Ichiro Kawachi, and S V Subramanian (who, … Continue reading “Eminent social scientists explore RCTs & evidence-based policy in special issue of research journal”
Harvard Pop Center postdoctoral research fellow Lyndsey Rolheiser, PhD, along with faculty member SV Subramanian, PhD, and a colleague have published a study in the American Journal of Public Health that has found higher opioid prescription rate districts in the southeast, Appalachia and the rural west. This insight into how the congressional districts rank could provide … Continue reading “Study identifies congressional districts in the U.S. with higher opioid prescription rates”
Harvard Pop Center faculty members SV Subramanian, PhD, and Kenneth Mayer, MD, are among the authors on a study published in PLOS One that explores the impact of prison release on HIV incidence in parts of the U.S. that have the highest rates of incarceration and new HIV diagnoses.
A study by three faculty members—S. Bryn Austin, SV Subramanian, and Ichiro Kawachi—and their colleague found that Koreans who merely perceived themselves to be overweight or obese faced increased cardiometabolic risks, such as high blood pressure and elevated triglycerides.
Faculty member SV Subramanian, PhD, and former RWJF Health & Society Scholar Christina Roberto, are among the authors of a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that has received coverage in The Washington Post. Photo: Karl Norling on Flickr
Harvard Pop Center research fellow Rockli Kim, ScD, is lead author on a study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology that aims to help reduce health disparities by comprehensively examining individual heterogeneity in women’s BMI using data from 57 low- and middle-income countries.
Harvard Pop Center faculty members David R. Williams, PhD, and S V Subramanian, PhD, are authors on a paper published in Social Science & Medicine that offers a novel way to explore the numerous and complex interactions of interlocking social identities, and the systems of oppression and privilege that shape them.