Polygenic risk scores represent a giant leap for gene-based diagnostic tests. Here’s why they’re still so controversial. Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Nilanjan Chatterjee is quoted.
Hopkins Population Center (HPC) stimulates and facilitates innovative, impactful research that combines the core strengths in social science, public health, medical science, and biostatistics in emerging areas of population research. HPC promotes innovative methodology beyond traditional demography to integrate systems science and computational modeling. HPC promotes exemplary interdisciplinary research that is translational to inform policy makers, with a priority on the growth of young investigators. Our research is rooted in three primary research areas:
- Poverty and Inequality
- Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Family, Maternal and Child Health
The evidenced-based approach to estimating the deaths from natural disasters illustrates how mortality may occur. These complete measurements of storm impacts are critically important for future disaster planning. Faculty Baltimore Karen Bandeen-Roche is a co-author of the piece.
Providing individualized predictions to men on active surveillance for prostate cancer helped them better comprehend their risk for the disease, according to recent findings. Faculty Associate Craig Pollack is quoted.