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Janet Currie
2017
ABSTRACT: Using data on all opioid prescriptions written by physicians from 2006 to 2014, we uncover a striking relationship between opioid prescribing and medical school rank. Even within the same specialty and county of practice, physicians who ...
Jessica Metcalf
2017
ABSTRACT: Climate change is likely to profoundly modulate the burden of infectious diseases. However, attributing health impacts to a changing climate requires being able to associate changes in infectious disease incidence with the potentially complex ...
Janet Currie
2017
ABSTRACT: Higher asthma rates are one of the more obvious ways that health inequalities between African American and other children are manifested beginning in early childhood. In 2010, black asthma rates were double non-black rates. Some but not all of ...
Heather Howard
2017
Heather Howard June, 2017 With Dan Meuse Health Domestic and Social Policy External Link ...
Janet Currie
2017
ABSTRACT:  Using a unique dataset linking preschool blood lead levels (BLLs), birth, school, and detention data for 120,000 children born 1990-2004 in Rhode Island, we estimate the impact of lead on behavior: school suspensions and juvenile detention. We ...
James Trussell
2017
ABSTRACT:  Self sourced medical abortion using online telemedicine can be highly effective, and outcomes compare favourably with in clinic protocols. Reported rates of adverse events are low. Women are able to self identify the symptoms of potentially ...
Anne Case
Sir Angus Deaton
2017
Suicide rates, life evaluation, and measures of affect are all plausible measures of the mental health and wellbeing of populations. Yet in the settings we examine, correlations between suicide and measured wellbeing are at best inconsistent. Differences ...
Noreen Goldman
2016
ABSTRACT: Social inequalities in health and disability are often attributed to differences in childhood adversity, access to care, health behavior, residential environments, stress, and the psychosocial aspects of work environments. Yet, disadvantaged ...
Christopher Chyba
2016
Christopher Chyba November, 2016 With Wanda Austin; Washington, D.C.: Executive Office of the President, President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 2016 Health International Security Science Technology National Security, Intelligence ...
Bryan Grenfell
2016
ABSTRACT:  A key question in clarifying human–environment interactions is how dynamic complexity develops across integrative scales from molecular to population and global levels. Apart from its public health importance, measles is an excellent test bed ...
Joao Biehl
2016
Joao Biehl September, 2016 Medicine Anthropology Theory 3, No.2, pp. 127-142. Health International Development Global Health Medical Anthropology Download File ...
Joao Biehl
2016
Joao Biehl August, 2016 American Ethnologist, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp.437-450 Health International Development Global Health & Health Politics Brazil Download File ...
James Trussell
2016
INTRODUCTION:  On November 17, 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an epidemiologic alert regarding Zika virus in Latin America.1 Several countries subsequently issued health advisories, including cautions about microcephaly, ...
Janet Currie
2016
The events of 9/11 released a million tons of toxic dust into lower Manhattan, an unparalleled environmental disaster. It is puzzling then that the literature has shown little effect of fetal exposure to the dust. However, inference is complicated by pre ...
Bryan Grenfell
2016
Gastrointestinal nematodes represent important sources of economic losses in farmed ruminants, and the increasing frequency of anthelmintic resistance requires an increased ability to explore alternative strategies. Theoretical approaches at the ...
Joao Biehl
2016
Joao Biehl June, 2016 With Mariana Socal, and Joseph Amon; Health and Human Rights Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1 Health International Development Brazil health and health policy Download File ...
Janet Currie
2016
When a patient arrives at the Emergency Room with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), the provider on duty must quickly decide how aggressively the patient should be treated. Using Florida data on all such patients from 1992 to 2014, we decompose practice ...
Joao Biehl
2016
Joao Biehl May, 2016 Lua Nova, Sao Paulo, No. 98, pp. 77-105 Health International Development Global Health & Health Politics Brazil Download File ...
2016
Motivated by practical applications, chiefly clinical trials, we study the regret achievable for stochastic bandits under the constraint that the employed policy must split trials into a small number of batches. Our results show that a very small number ...
Janet Currie
2016
In this essay, we ask whether the distributions of life expectancy and mortality have become generally more unequal, as many seem to believe, and we report some good news. Focusing on groups of counties ranked by their poverty rates, we show that gains in ...

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