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In the News: How Cities Can Fight Climate Change
June 23, 2022

In this Q&A, CHW affiliate Anu Ramaswami explains why cities will have to overhaul their infrastructure and the lifestyles of their residents in myriad ways if they are to achieve net zero emissions. 

Bryan Grenfell Awarded 2022 Kyoto Prize
June 21, 2022

CHW affiliate Bryan Grenfell is a 2022 laureate of the Inamori Foundation's Kyoto Prize, Japan’s highest private award for global achievement. In the category of Biological Sciences, Grenfell was recognized for proposing phylodynamics as a methodology to predict the infectious disease dynamics of RNA viruses by considering viral evolution. His achievements have been instrumental in understanding infection mechanisms and proposing effective infectious disease control policies.

In the News: Sweltering India Turns to Superheating Coal for Cooling
June 15, 2022

As India endures unusually early and prolonged heat waves, it has leaned on the fuel most responsible for the blazing temperatures. But while carbon dioxide emissions are rising, they remain small by global standards, said CHW affiliate Anu Ramaswami.

In the News: Biden’s Startling Statistic on School-Age Gun Deaths
June 13, 2022

Over the past 20 years, more school-aged children have died from guns than on-duty police officers and active-duty military combined, says President Biden. Do the numbers add up? CHW affiliate Anne Case weighs in.

Visitor Spotlight: Colleen Carey
June 7, 2022
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Written by Aimee Bronfeld, Center for Health and Wellbeing

In a recent interview, Colleen Carey discussed her work on the United States health care industry. Her research examines government-managed health insurance markets, physician behavior, and other dynamics that influence domestic health policy, equity, and outcomes.

 

In the News: The Climate Threat Hidden in Your Hamburger
June 2, 2022

CHW affiliate Timothy Seachinger highlights a responsibility for developed nations to address land-use emissions, suggesting that governments adopt policies to reduce reliance on biofuels and lower demand for meat.

2022 Global Health and Health Policy Senior Thesis Prize Winners
May 24, 2022

Nathnael Mengistie, Brooke Redwine and Maddie Winter are this year's recipients of the Global Health and Health Policy Senior Thesis Prize.

Wailoo Named Co-Chair of National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Ad Hoc Committee on Equity and Innovation
May 18, 2022
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Written by B. Rose Huber

CHW affiliate Keith Wailoo will co-chair a committee charged with "thinking boldly" about ensuring equity in health and science innovations. Wailoo, the Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs, will lead the group with Keith Yamamoto of the University of California, San Franciso. 

Anna Arabindan-Kesson Receives Rome Prize in Arts and Humanities
May 16, 2022

CHW affiliate Anna Arabindan-Kesson, assistant professor of art and archaeology and African American studies, is among this year's Rome Prize recipients. The prize, which supports advanced independent work in the arts and humanities, was also awarded to Princeton's Michael Meredith, associate dean and professor of the School of Architecture, and undergraduate alumni Tung-Hui Hu and Parker Sutton.

In the News: Psychology Study Seeks to Understand Transgender Youth
May 11, 2022

CHW affiliate Kristina Olson is leading a 20-year psychology study to better understand gender development and wellbeing. Her work is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and Princeton University.