Optimism linked to reduced risk of death from several major causes among women

Laura Kubzansky, PhD, a Harvard Pop Center faculty member, is an author on a study that has found that women who were the most optimistic were less likely to die from diseases analyzed, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, and infection, over the course of the study. The findings are published in The American Journal of Epidemiology. Learn more in this press release by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Factoring in where women live could provide critical insight into lagging life expectancy of American women

Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, PhD, comments in this New York Times piece on the findings of a new study published in SSM – Population Health. Lead author of the study is former Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar Jennifer Karas Montez, PhD.