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Friday, Dec 11, 2020
In this article, published by Nautilus, CHW affiliate Ramanan Laxminarayan addresses why people distrust vaccines and how they can be convinced otherwise.
Friday, Dec 4, 2020
In honor of #BlackinDataWeek and the launch of the 2021 Sadie T.M. Alexander Conference for Economics and Related Fields, "Built In" named CHW affiliate Ruha Benjamin among nine Black women who are leading and promoting equity in the world of data science and beyond.
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has selected six Princeton professors - including two CHW affiliates - as 2020 fellows, out of 489 chosen worldwide. These individuals have been elevated to this rank because of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020
In this podcast, CHW affiliate Shirley Tilghman shares her perspective on the postdoc career stage. She returns to a metaphor coined before COVID-19 lockdowns changed New York’s heavily congested LaGuardia Airport. “Passengers were always finding themselves flying over LaGuardia, over and over and over round in circles," she notes. "Postdocs were...
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020
The Quarantine Tapes, hosted by Paul Holdengräber, chronicles shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. In this episode, CHW affiliate Ruha Benjamin expresses the difficulties posed by teaching remotely and interrogates our relationship to the technologies used to connect us in these times.
Monday, Nov 16, 2020
CHW affiliate Ramanan Laxminarayan contributed to a PBS News Hour report on India's pandemic economy, which has yet to show any signs of recovery.
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020
by Morgan Kelly, High Meadows Environmental Institute
A Princeton research team, including CHW affiliates C. Jessica Metcalf and Bryan Grenfell, has found that measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 -- such as wearing masks and social distancing -- are not only a key tool in combatting the impact of the ongoing pandemic, but have also have greatly reduced incidence of many other diseases.
Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020
by Aimee Bronfeld
Nature or nurture? Esmée Zwiers is fascinated by this age-old debate about the forces that drive human behavior. An economist with broad interests in labor and health economics, her postdoctoral research studies the meaningful, often measurable ways in which biological and environmental factors shape people’s lives.
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020
In this report for NJ Spotlight News, CHW affiliate Heather Howard comments on New Jersey's plan to vaccinate 70% of residents against COVID-19 once a vaccine is available. She asserts that the massive undertaking will require an increase in public trust along with federal support.
Monday, Oct 26, 2020
As our world has been turned upside down by the coronavirus, CHW affiliates across a variety of academic disciplines talk about how their research and approaches have pivoted to address this challenge to humanity. Watch the event, which was held October 24, 2020 as part of Princeton's Forward Fest series.

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