As overdoses have become the leading killer of people under the age of 50 in the United States, the number of deaths attributed to fentanyl has risen sharply. In 2017, 72,000 people died in America from all drugs. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman 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
As inequality increases, so does polarization. Extreme policies pushed by the superwealthy have resulted in a self-reinforcing dynamic in which concentrations for economic and political power feed off each other. Faculty Associate Andrew Cherlin’s writing is quoted.
Medicare-for-all is now drawing a surprising amount of attention and support. The bill would create a single national health insurance program that would replace the country’s hodgepodge system in which people get health insurance through employers, Medicare, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or buy it privately. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is featured.