David Canning
Primary Faculty

David Canning

Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences and Professor of Economics and International Health

Global Health and Population




Why ‘deaths of despair’ are rising in the U.S.

November 26, 2019 – Since 2005, many leading causes of death, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, and lung disease, have been decreasing. But deaths from drugs, alcohol, and suicide—what some call “deaths of despair”—have been on the rise.…