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Caroline Hartnett, GGD alumna and Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina, recently penned an article in The Conversation about fertility in the US and it's current and past significance.

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31 May 2018

PSC Researcher Kevin Volpp is mention in a Philadelphia Inquirer article on the cost of health care and the decisions made by patients.

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25 May 2018

Congratulations to PSC Researcher Kevin Volpp on his appointment as Penn's inaugural Founders President's Distinguished Professor!

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25 May 2018

Kevin Volpp and co-author have published an article in The New England Journal of Medicine about preventive interventions in the treatment of diabetes.

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24 May 2018

Hans-Peter Kohler of the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed on PBS Newshour on the downward trend in the birthrate despite improved economic conditions. More »

21 May 2018

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School argued in a Philly Inquirer article for compromise over Medicaid redesign. Although work requirements are controversial, according to Pauly their implementation may persuade lawmakers to expand health coverage to the bulk of non-disabled poor working adults. 

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21 May 2018

Politics and Demography Francesco Billari, Professor of Demography at Bocconi University and PSC Research Affiliate, examines the changing demography of Turkey under the Ergodan administration. Read the article here.

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20 May 2018

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Ashraf, Nava; Natalie Bau; Corinne Low; and Kathleen McGinn (2018). “Negotiating a Better Future: How Interpersonal Skills Facilitate Inter-generational Investment.” University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC) WP2018-17.

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02 May 2018

Jordan Weiss was awarded an internship with the National Institute on Aging's Laboratory of Epidemiology & Population Science as part of the Summer Trainee in Aging Research Program. Jordan will expand on his current work in biodemography and epidemiology, and focus on concepts related to frailty and life course determinants of cognitive aging. Jordan was also recently awarded the President Gutmann Leadership Award.

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02 May 2018

Kevin Volpp and co-authors have published a new article on health care expenditure and life expectancy in the United States in Jama Cardiology. Read more here.

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02 May 2018

Daniel Cohen was mentioned in a Zilient article about greening urban spaces. Read more here.

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27 April 2018

Courtney Boen received a pilot award from Penn Institute on Aging for her project on Psychosocial Stress Exposure, Biological Functioning, and Cognitive Change across the Life Course. Check out the list of awardees here.

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27 April 2018

Mark Pauly and fellow Penn professors have published a book titled "Managing Discovery in the Life Sciences: Harnessing Creativity to Drive Biomedical Innovation,” which explores importing both scientific knowledge and business acumen for launching scientific discovery into a billion dollar market. More »

10 April 2018

Joseph Kable and his co-authors' research on risk tolerance linked to amygdala and prefrontal cortex brain regions has just been published in Neuron and Penn News. The structure and function of the bra More »

06 April 2018

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Pesando, Luca Maria and Alejandra Abufhele (2018). "Household Determinants of Teen Marriage and Childbearing: Sister Effects Across Four Low- and Middle-Income Countries." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC) WP2018-16.

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02 April 2018

Jason Karlawish is mentioned in a Washington Post article about informing alzheimer patients of their mental state due to the disease. He says, "the default is the truth and that the mere fact that the truth may be painful isn’t sufficient to avoid it".

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22 March 2018

A Next City article mentions study by John MacDonald of the School of Arts and Sciences and others pointing to the value of reviving vacant and abandoned city lots. More »

08 March 2018

A study by Samuel Preston and Irma Elo uses nationally representative data to estimate the mortality hazards associated with diabetes, combining those hazards with the prevalence of diabetes to estimate the fraction of deaths attributable to diabetes and its effect on life expectancy. Evaluating the impact of diabetes on age-specific mortality may be salient in identifying the effect of rising obesity levels on US mortality and its contribution to racial/ethnic mortality disparities. More »

27 February 2018

LDI Senior Fellows Douglas Wiebe and Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine and Hans-Peter Kohler of the School of Arts and Sciences are using pilot grants to test concepts ranging from the support of Philadelphia's effort to launch the first safe injection site to the effect of survival perceptions on HIV patients and the change of physician behavior. More »

13 February 2018

Mark Pauly is mentioned in a Knowledge@Wharton article discussing the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase health care alliance.

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13 February 2018

The Knowledge@Wharton show on SiriusXM channel 111 recently invited Janice Bellace, Wharton professor of legal studies and business ethics; Janice Madden, professor of regional science and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and a real estate professor at Wharton; and Thorgerdur Einarsdottir, professor of gend More »

13 February 2018

Global Family Change: Persistent Diversity with Development, authored by Luca Maria Pesando, Andrés Castro, Hans-Peter Kohler, Frank Furstenberg and other international collaborators, was posted today in the PSC Working Paper Series. Read the abstract and paper here.

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07 February 2018

Many scholars, like many moms, believe that baby fat exists to keep infants warm. More »

05 February 2018

During the past 20 years, Hans-Peter Kohler of the School of Arts and Sciences has investigated how social, epidemiological and demographic factors affect people in Malawi. His is a rare example of a longitudinal study focused on a population in a low-income nation that has had to confront stressors like famine and AIDS. More »

31 January 2018

Onoso Imoagene of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted in a New York Times article on the expectation of success for the children of African migrants. Read article here.

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26 January 2018

Research led by professor Samuel Preston and Penn alum Andrew Stokes of the School of Arts and Sciences measured the impact of rising obesity on mortality rates in the United States, based on the maximum body mass index of individuals between 1988 and 2011. They found that the obesity epidemic is to blame for preventing the U.S. More »

25 January 2018

The end of the individual mandate requiring Americans to purchase insurance looms large, but it’s not the only administrative change that the health care sector will see in the coming year, according to Mark Pauly. He and Robert Field looked at the future of Medicare, drug prices and health care job prospects on Knowledge@Wharton. More »

23 January 2018

Richard Berk of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for developing a probation and parole risk-assessment tool for Philadelphia. Read article here.

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23 January 2018

Daniel Aldana Cohen published a paper, "Climate Justice and the Right to the City" with the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, Penn Institute for Urban Research, and Perry World House. In his article, Cohen discusses the overlap between climate justice and the "right to the city" agenda.

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23 January 2018

Patient satisfaction is closely linked to the number of nurses on wards, according to a study led by Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing, published in the journal BMJ Open. More »

23 January 2018

Pictured above from left to right: Jeffrey Lin, Iourii Manovskii, Mallick Hossain, and Keith Sill. More »

11 January 2018

Before winter break Michel Guillot assembled a team of experts to meet about the newly funded NICHD research project Global Age Patterns of Under 5 Mortality. More »

04 January 2018