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.

Subramanian comments: The value of intrinsic value in public health interventions

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.

New HAALSI study findings: Education negates height disparity in cognitive function for older adults living in South Africa

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”

Researchers will explore new approach to assessing health and well-being with RWJF grant

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”

Eminent social scientists explore RCTs & evidence-based policy in special issue of research journal

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”

Study identifies congressional districts in the U.S. with higher opioid prescription rates

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”

Prison release associated with HIV incidence in southern region of United States

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.

Self-perceived obesity/weight linked to increased cardiometabolic risks

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.