MACHEquity’s Lauren Maxwell has recently reviewed 23 years of data to find the links between intimate partner violence and use of contraceptives methods and notices implications for family planning and HIV prevention programs. PLoS ONE. Published February 18, 2015
Frank Elgar led a study on the impact of socioeconomic inequalities on various aspects of adolescent health in 34 high-income countries. The findings, published in the Lancet in February, show that socioeconomic differences in adolescents' mental and physical health increased from 2002 to 2010 in the sampled countries. This is an area that has typically received less attention from policy makers compared to early childhood. The Lancet.
Jill Baumgartner, along with a team of researchers, conducted a study in Bangalore, India, found that the use of kerosene was associated with higher rates of bronchitis, phlegm and chest illnesses compared to cleaner cooking fuels. Occup Environ Med. Published October 23, 2014
IHSP historian David Wright was interviewed by New Books in Medicine regarding his 2011 publication, "Downs: The History of a Disability," winner of the British Society for the History of Science's 2013 Dingle Prize. Published online Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
IHSP faculty member Frank Elgar was part of a team of researchers that conducted a study on the impact of family interaction on the mental health of victims of cyberbulling. They concluded that dining as a family reduced the detrimental impacts of being cyberbullied on adolescents. Published online Monday, September 1, 2014.
IHSP Director Daniel Weinstock discusses the upcoming Scottish referendum from a Quebecois perspective. Appeared on CTV Thursday, September 11, 2014.
IHSP and McGill Political Scientist Antonia Maioni surveys public opinion on both sides of the border. Published in the Globe and Mail, Friday September 5, 2014.
The McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy is pleased to be launching HappenStance, a new series of policy briefs summarizing key academic research findings and highlighting implications for policy. Read the first issue here.
Leticia Morales (convenor), Daniel Weinstock (chair) and Jurgen de Wispelaere (presenter) are on a panel entitled “Governing Controversies in Health: Should Judges Decide?” as part of the International Political Science Association’s 23rd World Congress. The conference takes place in Montreal from July 19- 24. Jurgen will speak on “Contesting Health Controversies: A Republican Perspective on Health, Politics and Law.” Leticia will present on “Governing Health Controversies through the Judiciary.”
José Mendoza will represent the Maternal and Child Health Equity team at the 12th Annual European Network for Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet) conference in Norway from September 4-6. He will present Mohammad Hajizadeh’s work on “Paid maternal leave and childhood vaccination uptake: A multilevel analysis in 20 low-and-middle-income countries.”
Mohammad Hajizadeh attended the 48th Annual Conference of the Canadian Economic Association between May 29 and June 1 in Vancouver and presented a paper co-authored by Nazmul Alam and Arijit Nandi entitled “Social inequalities in the utilization of maternal care in Bangladesh: Have they widened or narrowed in recent years?”
Antonia Maioni co-hosted CIFAR’s Knowledge Circle entitled “Managing the future of global migration: What is at stake?” in Montreal on June 18th. More information, including biographies of guest speakers Gérard Bouchard and Jane Jenson here: http://knowledgecircle.cifar.ca/global-migration/
Frank Elgar and Philippa Bird are in Sweden from June 11-13 for the Sixth International Network for Research on Inequalities in Child Health (INRICH) Annual Workshop at the Center for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm University.
For more information on INRICH, visit http://www.centrelearoback.ca/inrich/
Douglas Barthold will be presenting his work on the effects of prescription drug insurance cost sharing on preventive care utilization at Canadian Health Economist Study Group (CHESG) conference in Victoria, May 26-27, and at the Canadian Economics Association (CEA) conference in Vancouver, May 29-June 1.
Jurgen De Wispelaere and Leticia Morales are presenting at the 2014 Midwest Political Science Association Conference (MPSA), in Chicago, April 3-6, 2014.
Dr. Morales’ paper “Factual Disagreements about Health: (Re)considering the Legitimacy of the Courts” will be presented at the Legal Institutions Panel: Outreach and Reform.
Dr. De Wispelaere’s paper “Contesting Health Controversies: A Republican Perspective on Health, Politics, and Law” will be presented at the Want, Needs and Rights Panel.