News

Monday, Oct 26, 2020
CHW affiliate Heather Howard joins a panel of Princeton faculty to discuss varied approaches for analyzing, understanding, and critiquing policies that play a central role in debates about social justice today. Watch the event, which was held October 24, 2020 as part Princeton's Forward Fest series.
Friday, Oct 16, 2020
In a recently published study, CHW affiliates Andrea Graham, Bryan Grenfell, and Jessica Metcalf, along with co-researchers, found that COVID-19’s five-year transmission landscape can range from “sustained epidemics” to “near-elimination” depending on the strength of immunity, vaccination rate and effectiveness, and social distancing protocol.
Friday, Oct 16, 2020
by B. Rose Huber, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
CHW affiliate Marc Fleurbaey and fellow researchers have uncovered new evidence suggesting that restrictive border policies could increase many people’s vulnerability to extreme climate conditions while weakening economic prosperity.
Friday, Oct 16, 2020
CHW affiliate Heather Howard contributed her perspective to a Politico article exploring which states responded most effectively to Covid-19. “Michigan, I think, is impressive because they created that task force on racial disparities early on,” she noted, highlighting its clear focus on incorporating equity into long-term recovery.
Monday, Oct 12, 2020
GHP candidate Jaeyoon Cha '21, a Molecular Biology concentrator, co-authored an article (in preprint) measuring progress toward the 2035 World Health Organization (WHO) End TB Strategy to reduce TB incidence in high burden countries. The research is linked to Cha's 2019 CHW-funded internship at Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam.
Monday, Oct 5, 2020
CHW affiliate Ramanan Laxminarayan, Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer at Princeton Environmental Institute, addresses why Pakistan appears to be tackling Covid-19 better than India. “Basically, it is undertesting on a massive scale,” he notes in The Economist. “Test not, find not. It’s the same with authoritarian regimes the world over.”
Thursday, Oct 1, 2020
CHW invites everyone to view new student videos and posters at our online Student Research Symposium!
Thursday, Oct 1, 2020
by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute
A study of more than a half-million people in India who were exposed to the novel coronavirus suggests that young people and a small percentage of those who become infected — known as superspreaders — may be key to the virus’ continued spread. Led by CHW affiliate Ramanan Laxminarayan, the paper was recently published in the journal Science.
Friday, Sep 25, 2020
CHW affiliate Yibin Kang and his colleagues have identified a way to target SNAI2 — a dangerous protein that helps cancers metastasize — through its recycling enzyme. Kang, the Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology, has spent his career studying the cells and molecules behind metastatic cancers.
Thursday, Sep 24, 2020
After a mental illness episode, less than 50% of children received any therapy, and 22.5% were prescribed only drugs, according to a PNAS study by CHW Co-Director Janet Currie. Of those receiving drugs, 45% were prescribed addictive medications.

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