Center for Health and Wellbeing

  • Among Princeton’s leading economic and health policy experts, CHW affiliate Jessica Metcalf joined Alan Blinder, Bill Dudley and Senator Bill Frist, M.D. to discuss the latest on how our current public health crisis has dramatically changed and continues to impact our economy, and our fiscal and monetary policy.
  • Princeton senior Nathnael Mengistie, a SPIA concentrator pursuing a GHP certificate, was named a 2022 Sachs Scholar at Oxford’s Worcester College, where he will pursue two master’s degrees related to international health and public health policy. He then plans to go to medical school and become a physician.
  • The Center for Health and Wellbeing is pleased to announce the Class of 2023 Health Scholars. Six students have been selected to receive financial support to pursue internships and senior thesis research related to domestic and international health care and health policy.
  • Earlier this month, SPIA hosted a visit and roundtable with First Lady Murphy, SPIA faculty and students, and University administrators to discuss opportunities for improving maternal and infant health. The program included research presentations by CHW affiliates Janet Currie, Betsy Armstrong, and Adriana Corredor-Waldron.
  • In countries like the U.S. and the Netherlands, antidepressants are a commonly prescribed treatment for postpartum depression. But a new study by CHW Co-Director Janet Currie and Postdoctoral Research Associate Esmée Zwiers suggests that prescribing rates in some areas of the Netherlands are too high.
  • CHW affiliate Jessica Metcalf sheds light on the unpredictable nature of Covid-19 transmission and the virus's path toward endemicity.

Welcome to CHW

The Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW) fosters research and teaching on the multiple aspects of health and wellbeing in both developed and developing countries. 

The center’s goals are to understand the determinants of health and wellbeing and the role that public policy plays in shaping the quality of people’s lives, and to educate undergraduates and graduate students who aspire to careers in health and health policy.

Since its inception in 2000, CHW has convened an active interdisciplinary community of researchers who work on health, wellbeing and health policy. 

It has also developed high-quality teaching programs in health and health policy at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Read more

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