David J. Canning

David J. 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.…

Aging, longevity the focus at annual Alumni Weekend

October 17, 2017 – Harvard Chan School alumni returned to campus for their annual weekend October 13-15, where they heard about public health perspectives on aging and longevity from a variety of experts and connected with former classmates.…