Category Archives: Fundamental Cause Theory

Disparities in self-rated health across generations and through the life course

Getting the band back together, Cluster faculty past and present and a Doc student (Link, Susser, March, Kezios, Lovasi, Rundle, and Suglia) just published new work in Social Science and Medicine.  This is the first paper from the Child Health … Continue reading

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Anxious? Depressed? You might be suffering from capitalism: contradictory class locations and the prevalence of depression and anxiety in the USA

New work in the journal Sociology of Health and Illness by Seth Prins, a Doctoral Student in Epidemiology, and Cluster faculty, Lisa Bates and Katherine Keyes, explores how social class may influence depression and anxiety in ways that are not explained by … Continue reading

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Public Health in the Precision-Medicine Era

There is a important New England Journal of Medicine perspectives article by The Mailman School’s Ron Bayer and Boston University’s Sandro Galea on the tension between the drive to develop “precision-medicine” clinical interventions and the critical role of public health in … Continue reading

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Farewell Wishes for Bruce Link

We are bidding Bruce Link a fond farewell, he is joining the faculty of the University of California Riverside.  His leadership of the Mailman School of Public Health’s Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program nurtured the careers of generations of young epidemiologists … Continue reading

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