The future of health research in Malawi

A workshop convened by Penn, University College Dublin, and the Young Researchers Forum in Malawi brought together stakeholders to discuss the African nation’s use of technology in health care and the double burden of non-communicable and infectious diseases.

Michele W. Berger

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The Conversation

How records of life’s milestones help solve cold cases, pinpoint health risks and allocate public resources

An article by Paula Fomby of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses how a more centralized approach to record keeping in the U.S. could facilitate rapid turnaround of statistics and ensure that public agencies have more complete information about their populations.


Seattle Times

How many homeless people are in King County? Depends who you ask

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy & Practice is quoted on alternative approaches to homelessness.


CBS News

Black women have the highest eviction rates in the U.S. 

Akira Drake Rodriguez of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design says Black women are evicted more than any other group in the U.S., and housing insecurity is becoming a growing crisis.


The New York Times

Children, coping with loss, are pandemic’s ‘forgotten grievers’

Dan Treglia of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about his study of how communities of color are disproportionately affected in caregiver loss from COVID-19. 


Al Día

What does the 2020 U.S. Census say about Latinos?

Michael Jones-Correa of the School of Arts & Sciences gave a presentation at the 2021 Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce State of Hispanic Business Forum about the most recent U.S. Census. “Pennsylvania has always been a bit of a laggard when it comes to its foreign-born population, its Latino population,” he said. “But it’s now sort of beginning to match the kind of rates of population and growth around the country.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

Life expectancy fell by 1.5 years in 2020, mostly due to COVID-19. Here’s what that really means

Samuel H. Preston of the School of Arts & Sciences responded to the pandemic’s negative impact on the U.S. life expectancy, saying it will “bounce back” in the near future.