As the FDA considers a ban on menthol cigarettes, Princeton highlights Keith Wailoo and his latest book on the history of menthol cigarettes and racial marketing.
For the first time in two years, Princeton University students traveled both domestically and abroad for internships in global health. The Center for Health and Wellbeing sponsored 91 opportunities for research, senior thesis projects, and other health-focused endeavors during the summer of 2022.
CHW affiliate Cameron Myhrvold joined a team of researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to create an easy-to-use diagnostic test for Covid infection that is more sensitive than the commonly used at-home antigen tests. The new test also allows for the rapid and specific detection of SARS-CoV-2 variants in point-of-care settings.
CHW affiliate Sanyu A. Mojola received the 2022 Outstanding Publication Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Aging & the Life Course. She and her co-authors won for their paper, “‘A Nowadays Disease’: HIV/AIDS and Social Change in a Rural South African Community,” published in November 2021 by the American Journal of Sociology.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.