We’re honored to share the remarkable work of our members and colleagues via our Population Health Blog. Read on to enjoy some of our most-read posts from 2017.
- How Does Institutional Change Produce Health Disparities? – Dr. Christine Bachrach interviews Dr. MarkHayward about how devolution of power to the states shapes policy and health.
- How Does Discrimination Impact Chronic Disease and Mental Health Issues? – A three-part series (read part 2 and part 3) from Patricia Dempsey and Elaine Meyer look more deeply.
- Dreams to Nightmares: Food and Health in Communities Displaced by ISIS – Dr. Anna Grace Tribble reveals how violence from the Islamic State is harming the health of people internally displaced in Iraqi Kurdistan.
- Is the Kangaroo for You? – Dr. Jennifer Ailshire walks us through the K99/R00 as a way for post-docs and emerging scholars to jump-start their research.
- Interpreting Conflict in the Past: Applying the Dirty War Index to a Bioarchaeological Setting – Dr. Molly Zuckerman and Petra Banks look at the Syrian Civil War and the Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah.
- A Report Card on National Government: How Will a New Government’s Policies Impact Population Health? – Dr. Fred Zimmerman introduces us to his dashboard; he’s tracking health conditions and public policy. Watch for a follow-up report in early 2018.
- Why Be Optimistic? – Dr. Julie Maslowsky interviews key population health researchers and finds much hope despite current challenges. (Read Part 2 here.)
- Syndemics and Population Health – Kristin Harper and Dr. Emily Mendenhall talk syndemics (the clustering and interaction of two or more diseases).
- Book Review: Complex Systems and Population Health: Dr. Jose Pagan reviews Growing Inequality: Bridging Complex Systems, Health Disparities, and Population Health.
- Bringing Pop Health into Medical Education – Elaine Meyer interviews Dr. Mark Schwartz, NYU School of Medicine.
- Population Health Lessons from the Black Death – The bubonic plague killed tens of millions of people. What can we learn to help us today?
Thank you to all our wonderful contributors. Watch for more interdisciplinary population health posts, news, and more in 2018.