Tom Vogl examines how arranged marriages cultivate rivalry among sisters and how these pressures relate to well-being over the life cycle.
Notes from the Field
Following increases in adult mortality rate from the AIDS crisis, Anne Case documents the funeral arrangement process in South African households.
Program in Global Health and Health Policy now accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate
The interdisciplinary Program in Global Health and Health Policy invites outstanding researchers to apply for appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. We seek strong interdisciplinary candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: demography, economics, epidemiology, disease ecology, public health, vaccines.
Tom Vogl's article studies the long-term effects of disease, famine, malnutrition, pollution, and war on adult outcomes in developing countries.
This new course examines the role of social markers of difference - such as race, class, nationality and gender - in issues of global health.
In Life Atomic, Angela Creager reveals how the government sought to harness the power of radioisotopes for peace through research and medicine.
CHW Director Janet Currie conducted a study of 41,133 mothers and their children in Arkansas, which shows that high pregnancy weight gain increases the risk of obesity in those children through age 12. The findings, published Oct. 1 in PLoS Medicine, suggest pregnancy may be an especially important time to prevent obesity in the next generation.
Anne Case examines the relationship between education, pre-marital sexual activity, and HIV in the early 1980s to understand HIV prevalence today.
CHW affiliate Uwe Reinhardt comments on health care costs, pricing and policy in his biweekly New York Times blog.
Currie explores the relationship between month of conception, a mother's socioeconomic characteristics, and infant health at birth.