Analyzing health and mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from other sources, two Princeton economists, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science Angus Deaton and Anne Case, concluded that rising annual death rates among middle-aged white Americans are being driven by an epidemic of suicides, alcoholic liver disease and overdoses of heroin and prescription opioids. (Source: New York Times, PNAS)
McGill expert that can comment on this analysis:
Sam Harper, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
His research focuses on understanding population health and its social distribution, with specific interests in evidence construction, measuring health inequalities, global health, demography, cancer epidemiology, causal inference, and ethical issues in public health.
Contact: 514-398-2856. sam [dot] harper [at] mcgill [dot] ca (English)