Michele Berger

Michele W. Berger

Science News Officer

Michele covers Anthropology, Criminology, Digital Humanities, Economics, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Perelman School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the Population Studies Center, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, and the Penn Institute for Urban Research.  

Penn prof helps UN determine child mortality rate

The child mortality rate compares the number of deaths of children under the age of 5 in a country per 1,000 births in a year. In the United States, the number is 7. In the United Kingdom and Israel, the number is 4. In China, the number is 11. In Iceland and Finland, the number is 2. In Iraq, it is 32, while it is 48 in India, 69 in Haiti, 91 in Afghanistan, and 157 in Angola.

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Penn's Ortner Center helps raise awareness about domestic violence

Every minute, nearly 20 people in the United States face physical abuse by an intimate partner, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). Every nine seconds a woman gets assaulted or is beaten. One in 3 women will become the victim of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. For men, that number is 1 in 4.

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