Thursday, Apr 15, 2021
COVID-19 has been associated with increases in opioid overdose deaths, which may be in part because the pandemic limited access to buprenorphine, a treatment used for opioid dependency. The finding is based on a newly published study led by CHW Co-Director Janet Currie and Jonathan Zhang, a CHW postdoctoral research associate.
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021
Princeton University and Ludwig Cancer Research have announced the launch of the Ludwig Princeton Branch, dedicated to the study of cancer metabolism and its promise for new and better ways to prevent and treat cancer. CHW affiliate Yibin Kang is a principal investigator and founding member of the new branch.
Monday, Apr 12, 2021
CHW affiliate Ruha Benjamin appeared on Vox's "Glad You Asked" to share her views on the neutrality of technology. She notes that as data-driven systems become a bigger part of our lives, their failures become increasingly evident.
Thursday, Apr 1, 2021
The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package expands subsidies for private insurance plans. While that'll lighten the burden on consumers, CHW affiliate Paul Starr cautions that the policy represents the "path of least resistance," providing a short-term fix for a long-term crisis.
Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021
While the worst of the pandemic could be behind us, we cannot underestimate the long-lasting impact of a world-changing event. In this NPR report, CHW affiliate Keith Wailoo cautions that the ripple effects of COVID-19 are likely to play out for years or even decades to come.
Monday, Mar 29, 2021
In tribute to Women's History Month, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth spotlights CHW Co-Director Janet Currie and her research on how early childhood programs impact the broader economy, health and economic outcomes in adulthood, and women's labor force participation.
Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021
CHW affiliate Heather Howard and Marissa Korn, a graduate student at Princeton, say the Affordable Care Act can be a tool to advance health equity, whether by expanding Medicaid in the remaining 12 states or incentivizing other programs.
Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021
CHW affiliate Ramanan Laxminarayan is optimistic about the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic. While more waves are possible, he argues that “the worst is behind us” in terms of new cases and deaths.
Monday, Mar 22, 2021
CHW affiliate Eldar Shafir says that COVID-19 vaccine availability, or the lack of it, holds tremendous sway over our preferences and the value we place on getting a shot. Willingness is rising, even among skeptical groups, at a time when there are still not enough doses to go around.
Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021
While social distancing has helped to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Princeton researchers find it may have also prevented an outbreak of a rare, polio-like syndrome. CHW affiliate Bryan Grenfell collaborated on the study with first author Sang Woo Park, a Ph.D. student in Princeton’s Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.