While life expectancy (LE) in the U.S was was on the rise in the first decade of the 2000s (more so in urban counties than in rural), the last decade showed a drop in LE in rural counties and only modest gains in urban areas. Our Sloan Fellow on Aging and Work Leah Abrams, PhD, is the lead author on a study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology that takes…
A new Harvard Pop Center Working Paper assesses the impact of the U.S. Federal Government’s “missteps” regarding the entry, spread and inequities associated with COVID-19. Authors include: William P. Hanage, Christian Testa, Jarvis T. Chen, L. Davis, Elise Pechter, Mauricio Santillana, and Nancy Krieger. Photo credit: Nancy Krieger
Professor of population health and geography S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, and his colleague Priyanka N deSouza have published a paper that presents the first estimates of COVID-19 cumulative cases, deaths and case fatality rates across the 436 policy-relevant Congressional districts in the U.S. Image: Wikimediacommons
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Sara Bleich and her colleagues have published two studies examining experiences of racial discrimination in the United States. One study found substantial black-white disparities in experiences of discrimination in the U.S. spanning multiple domains including health care, employment, and law enforcement, while a separate study found similar discrimination among Latinos in the United States. Given the connection between racial discrimination and poor health outcomes in…
A new study co-authored by affiliated faculty member Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, investigates whether state levels of social capital are associated with rates of completed suicides in the fifty U.S. states.
A study by Pop Center-affiliated faculty members David Williams, PhD, and Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, explore short sleep duration (less than 7 hours per night) in a new light by taking immigrant status, in addition to race and occupation, into account.
HSPH and Pop Center faculty members SV Subramanian, Till Bärnighausen, and Ichiro Kawachi have co-authored a recently published paper on a novel framework for evaluating the relationship between income inequality and sexually transmitted infections in the United States.
Research by Joshua Salomon, Pop Center faculty member, on the State of the US Health, 1990-2010: Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors, recently published in JAMA, finds the US is making progress in improving health but not keeping pace with other wealthy nations.
Study by Amitabh Chandra, Pop Center faculty member, suggests that the healthcare sector is responsive to standard market forces.