Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021
Viral evolution is a long game. In this piece by The New York Times, CHW affiliate Jessica Metcalf, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and public affairs, joins other scientists in predicting how SARS-CoV-2 could change over time in terms of transmission, virulence, and its ability to evade our immune system.
Tuesday, Oct 5, 2021
A new study led by CHW affiliate Arun Hendi estimates that immigration adds 1.4 to 1.5 years to U.S. life expectancy at birth. One takeaway: If immigrants to the United States formed their own country, their pre-Covid-19 life expectancies would exceed or match those of the world’s leaders in longevity — Swiss men and Japanese women.
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021
Persistent gaps in life expectancy between Black and white Americans have been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, this gap has narrowed by nearly 50% in three decades, largely due to improvements among Black Americans, according to a newly published study by CHW Co-Director Janet Currie and others.
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021
by Donald Gilpin, Princeton Magazine
Princeton Magazine looks beyond "Deaths of Despair" in this poignant profile of CHW affiliates Anne Case and Angus Deaton. They are described as a "warm, engaging, and entertaining couple — committed to making an impact on one of the most troubling problems plaguing our country, as they wield significant weight in the corridors of power."
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021
by Aimee Bronfeld, Center for Health and Wellbeing
Both a scholar and practitioner, Professor Heather Howard joined Princeton with a unique background blending politics, policy, law and public health. In this Spotlight, she shares milestones and mentors, challenges and opportunities, and her underlying – and unrelenting – commitment to advancing health equity throughout the U.S. and the world.
Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021
The High Meadows Environmental Institute has awarded nearly $600,000 from the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Biodiversity Research Challenge Fund. Among six recipients, Jessica Metcalf will lead a project evaluating the impact of domestic-animal pathogens on the native wildlife of Madagascar and potential consequences for human health.
Wednesday, Sep 8, 2021
Black, Latino, and Native American frontline workers are more likely to work in occupations with a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure and with less workplace protection against COVID-19 than other workers, according to a study published by CHW affiliate Noreen Goldman and researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Monday, Aug 30, 2021
CHW affiliate Jessica Metcalf shares her perspective on new modeling results that suggest COVID-19 will behave like other common-cold coronaviruses, affecting mostly young children who have not yet been vaccinated or exposed to the virus.
Thursday, Aug 19, 2021
CHW affiliates Andrea Graham, Jessica Metcalf and Bryan Grenfell co-authored a paper, published by Science Magazine, that highlights the perils of "vaccine nationalism" and the critical role of equitable vaccine distribution in the fight against Covid-19.
Friday, Aug 13, 2021
In this Scientific Sense podcast, CHW Co-Director Janet Currie addresses the damaging effects of poverty on U.S. children and the tremendous impact of public health insurance, early childhood education, and other social programs.