News & Announcements Archive

Owning Real Estate Has Not Panned Out for Many African-Americans

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.

Statistics can save lives [Opinion]

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.

Gender stereotypes begin at age 10

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 […]

Study examines genetic architecture relevant to future genome examination

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.

Hospitals present a major roadblock to Medicare for All Act

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.

Calling Safe Consumption Sites by a Different Name Increases Public Support

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.

Another LGBTQ Murder in Jacksonville Hints at a Disturbing Pattern

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 […]