Center for Health and Wellbeing

  • New research by CHW Co-Director Janet Currie is featured in this Tradeoffs article examining the impact of urgent care centers on Medicare spending and health care utilization.
  • In a recent interview, CHW affiliate Arun Hendi shares his fascination with population dynamics while highlighting some of his latest research examining geographic, socioeconomic and racial inequalities in health and mortality.
  • CHW affiliate Ruha Benjamin is recognized by NJBIZ for her work as founder and director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, which studies the intersection of scientific achievement, technology and medicine on one hand, and society, race and culture on the other.
  • Visiting from Israel's Tel Aviv University and Geha Mental Health Center, Gal Shoval, M.D. is engaged in collaborative research at Princeton. In this Spotlight, Dr. Shoval discusses the project behind his visit, his specialization in adolescent and child psychiatry, and his ambitions for promoting stronger children, families and communities.
  • CHW affiliate Eldar Shafir is among six Princeton professors who shared their thoughts on summer reading and listening -- including books, audiobooks and podcasts. Some choices reflect their scholarly research and teaching while others illuminate personal interests and current events.
  • Half of U.S. fears another COVID wave even as optimism grows. Although people are ready for life to feel normal again, CHW co-director Janet Currie warns that dropping public health measures too quickly could come at a cost.

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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