A paper published in a special edition of the Harvard Data Science Review utilizes geo-mapping to identify high-risk areas for the spread of COVID-19 across the Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of India. The researchers focus on four risk correlates including: population density percentage of population that is exposed to crowding in a household, percentage of … Continue reading “Geo-mapping risk of COVID-19 in India”
Professor of population health and geography S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, and his colleague Priyanka N deSouza have published a paper that presents the first estimates of COVID-19 cumulative cases, deaths and case fatality rates across the 436 policy-relevant Congressional districts in the U.S.
With one out of two children in India suffering from one form of malnutrition, there are many more who are hovering just above that threshold. The findings of this paper published in the Journal of Global Health Science estimate that even a slight shock to body weight could result in a significant uptick in cases … Continue reading “Children living on edge of malnutrition in India at greater risk of “food shocks” during national lockdowns to curb COVID-19”
Congratulations to Harvard Pop Center faculty members and journal co-editors Ichiro Kawachi and SV Subramanian on being recognized by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) with this 2020 Prose Award!
A study published in PNAS is the first to look at life-expectancy data at the local, state, and county levels across the U.S. Findings reveal significant disparities at the micro level(census-tract) suggesting that analyzing life expectancy data at the typical state and county levels may not be local enough to get an accurate picture of … Continue reading “Narrowing in on disparities in life expectancy across the U.S. with help of census-tract level data”
The Journal of Global Health Science has launched a commission comprised of scientific and social science scholars from a wide range of disciplines to help foster global engagement and cooperation in the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD,Harvard Pop Center faculty member and professor of population health and geography at the … Continue reading “Professor Subramanian named to multi-disciplinary commission launched to address global COVID-19 response”
The findings of a study published in the Journal of Global Health Science show that women In India , particularly in certain age groups, do not have the biological advantage over men of fighting off COVID-19. The authors suggest that social determinants of health, such as access to healthcare, and health and nutritional status, could … Continue reading “In India, women face higher risk of death from COVID-19 than men”
This cross-sectional study published in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders by faculty member S. V. Subramanian and his colleagues Shrikant Singh and Parul Puri found that the burden of diabetes among women (ages 35-49) was higher in the southern and eastern parts of India, and was lower in central India. Read more about the … Continue reading “Prevalence of diabetes among subset of women in India varies by region”
Professor S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, has co-authored a letter published in Lancet Global Health in which he and co-author K.S. James suggest that a random-sample-based population surveillance framework like the Demographic Health Survey (DHS), or in India’s case, the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), could be cost-effectively leveraged to help establish the prevalence of … Continue reading “How could we get a more accurate picture of prevalence of COVID-19 without universal testing?”