Politicians and advocates have long touted homeownership as the best way to build wealth, saying that over the long term, home values go in only one direction: up. But since the dawn of the 21st century, that promise has been an empty one for many African-Americans. Faculty Associate Sandra Newman is quoted.
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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.
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.
Contracts with insurers allow hospitals to hide prices from consumers, add fees and discourage use of less-expensive rivals. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.
The Global Early Adolescent Study is the first partnership to assess the emerging notions of gender and sexuality in adolescents ages 10 to 14. To better understand the explicit and often insidious ways children receive these gendered messages, a global consortium of researchers studied attitudes and beliefs in 15 cities across the globe. Faculty Associate […]
A new method aiming to provide a “big picture” of genetic influences that can be helpful in designing future genetic studies and understanding potential for genetic risk prediction is being examined by a group of scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Faculty Associate Nilanjan Chatterjee is quoted.
About 178 million people currently have private coverage that they buy directly or get through a job. If everyone in this group were to have Medicare instead, then the amount hospitals’ recoup for caring for those patients would be lower than what private plans were paying. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.
A study shows that public support rises when opioid “safe consumption sites” are instead called “overdose prevention sites.” They said the findings could encourage more jurisdictions to consider using them to combat the U.S. opioid epidemic. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman, a co-author of the featured study, is quoted.
There have been 57 murders in Jacksonville this year, five of them trans women or gender non-conforming people — in other words, nearly nine percent of the city’s homicides. The combined incidents have sparked deep fears among queer Floridians as a disturbing pattern begins to arise. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman is quoted. Click here to […]