Study aims to advance prevention of HIV/AIDS among young women in low- and middle-income countries

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 … Continue reading “Study aims to advance prevention of HIV/AIDS among young women in low- and middle-income countries”

Mental health status check of young adults in U.S. during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic

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 … Continue reading “Mental health status check of young adults in U.S. during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic”

Capturing Sexual Behavior Information in Youth in Ghana

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

Do Youth Compensate for Increased School-Day Activity?

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.