Priya Vedula – 1: Blog Title

Pulse on Public Health By Priya Vedula Title of Blog Previous Next Why are we so quick to psychologise what we do not know? Women already have a history of not being believed. In many instances, women’s pain experience is too often ascribed to women’s catastrophising attitudes (Samulowitz, Gremyr, Eriksson, & Hensing, 2018), despite women […]

The Effect of State Mandate Timing on COVID-19 Incidence Rates

Amin S, Peddu D, Majmudar G, Weber P . The effect of state mandate timing on COVID-19 incidence rates. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021;27. Background The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the global medical system and in the absence of efficacious pharmaceutical interventions, nations, including the United States, have turned to non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) such as […]

Dear Medicine: Diabetes Prevention Is Not Your Battle to Fight

Torres B, Atkinson E. Dear medicine: diabetes prevention is not your battle to fight. Harvard Public Health Review. Fall 2018;15. Dear Medicine, You need help. We know that you have been trying to handle chronic diseases, especially diabetes, by yourself; however, there are 422 million adults with diabetes worldwide, and prevalence continues to grow. [1.NCD-RisC. […]

What Are We Willing to Pay to Be Unhealthy?: A Markov Model for Diabetes Prevention

Whetten J. What are we willing to pay to be unhealthy?: a Markov model for diabetes prevention. Harvard Public Health Review. Fall 2018;15. Abstract Objective: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of lifestyle changes compared to metformin use to manage diabetes, accounting for varying discount rates and determining the willingness-to-pay (WTP) to forgo alterations to diet and […]