Two researchers affiliated with the Harvard Pop Center (Chungling Lu, PhD, and S V Subramanian, PhD) and their colleagues assessed levels of knowledge of HIV/AIDS and associated socioeconomic disparities among young women between the ages of 15-24 using Demographic Health Surveys from 51 low- and middle-income countries completed between 2002–2018. Their findings, published in JAMA Network Open, point to there being a need to increase knowledge of HIV/AIDS across this…
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Cindy H. Liu, PhD, and colleagues have published a study in Psychiatry Research that found that nearly half of the U.S. young adults (18-30) in the study showed high rates of depression and anxiety, and nearly a third showed high levels of PTSD symptoms. Family support was associated with lower levels of depression and anxiety.
Pop Center faculty member Till Bärnighausen and colleagues explore the challenges of youth employment in South Africa in this working paper. http://www.opensaldru.uct.ac.za/bitstream/handle/11090/612/2013_96.pdf?sequence=1
Former Harvard/RWJF Health & Society Scholar, Bart Bingenheimer, and colleagues report on the success of a new survey instrument suitable for capturing sexual behavior information in Ghana and other sub-Saharan areas. http://jfi.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/07/29/0192513X13497349.abstract
Does HIV counselling and testing (HCT) impact the acquisition of the disease in youth? Pop Center faculty member Till Bärnighausen and his co-investigators report on their study in South Africa.
In their recent study, “School-Day and Overall Physical Activity Among Youth“, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Pop Center faculty members Steven L. Gortmaker and SV Subramanian, find that increasing physical activity during the school day leads to greater physical activity outside the classroom.
Mark Schuster, Pop Center faculty member, finds a strong association between perceived discrimination and racial/ethnic disparities in problem behaviors among pre-adolescent youths.