News & Announcements Archive

Study Finds Gaps in Screening of Kids for Developmental Delays

Doctors are supposed to screen young children to see if they’re learning basic skills, but only 17 percent of kids get this critical testing in some places in the United States. Overall, fewer than one-third of U.S. children under 3 years old receive recommended screening for developmental problems according to researchers. Faculty Associate Christina Bethell, […]


Through the Eyes of a Teenager

After infancy, the brain’s most dramatic growth spurt occurs in adolescence, and that growth means things get a little muddled in a teen mind. Teen brains are also wired to seek reward, act out, and otherwise exhibit immaturity that will change when they become adults. Faculty Associate Sara Johnson is quoted. Click to read


SNAP work requirements could increase deep poverty for some

Deep poverty rates could rise again under new work requirements that Congress is considering for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, said Robert A. Moffitt, an economics professor at Johns Hopkins University. Faculty Associate Robert Moffit is quoted. Click to read


Address regulatory burdens, antikickback laws to lower healthcare cost

The skyrocketing cost of healthcare is a result of a system working as intended—to “extract resources from” the people using it, experts say. Because patients have limited ability to navigate the system, they have limited power to negotiate or push for change in the cost of care. Faculty Gerard Anderson is featured.


English, algebra and mental health; schools face a growing crisis

Today’s schools are increasingly filled with anxious, depressed students and teachers on the verge of burnout and breakdown, experts say, leading many districts and educational associations to list mental health as their number one concern. Christina Bethell is quoted.


Should your child’s teacher also be their therapist?

Today’s schools are increasingly filled with anxious, depressed students and teachers on the verge of burnout and breakdown, experts say, leading many districts and educational associations to list mental health as their number one concern. Christina Bethell is quoted.


Feminists Work Harder at Math,More Likely to Sacrifice Men, Study Says

Research shows that gender stereotypes not only are harmful to girls’ success; they can also affect their health. For example, the idea that girls are weak and sexual objects puts them at great risk for harm. New research on gender stereotypes, and the protection that feminism may offer, can help us better minimize harm from all forms […]