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Opinion: Conservatives Hope to Turn Back the Cultural Clock. Can They Succeed?
July 18, 2022

CHW Affiliate Paul Starr turns to history in this Washington Post piece to explore whether conservatives will use the U.S. Supreme Court to "turn back the clock" on decades of social and cultural change. His analysis addresses contraception, gender identity, gun violence, and other issues impacting health and wellbeing.

Life Expectancy Drops from 81 to 79 Years in California During Covid-19
July 14, 2022

The state of California enforced some of the most rigid COVID-19 restrictions, yet also experienced a significant drop in life expectancy during the first two years of the pandemic, according to a new study co-authored by CHW Co-Director Janet Currie and led by Northwestern University Professor Hannes Schwandt, a former CHW postdoctoral fellow.

State Health and Value Strategies Program Awarded $10.6 Million Grant
July 7, 2022

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded a $10.6 million grant to State Health and Value Strategies (SHVS), a program based at the Center for Health and Wellbeing at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA). The award reflects two years of continued funding.

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.