Recent Publications from the FXB Center

Recent FXB Center Publications

Fall 2020 FXB Center Newsletter

Our Fall 2020 newsletter features the latest updates on the FXB Center’s special events, research advocacy and media efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, health equity and human rights. Read it here and sign up to subscribe here.

July/August 2020 FXB Center Newsletter

Our July/August newsletter features the FXB Center’s research, advocacy, and media efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting human rights, and structural racism. Read it here and sign up to subscribe here.

Protecting Human Rights During and After COVID-19: A Child Rights’ Perspective

Jacqueline Bhabha, Roshni Chakraborty, Vasileia Digidiki, Margareta Matache, Samuel Peisch, and Ana Cristina Sedas

Photo of coronavirus cells

This FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University report, submitted to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the basic rights of vulnerable children. The report concludes by advocating for non-negotiable child protection obligations to be enforced as a necessary element in all public health policies instituted to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the report here.

June 2020 FXB Center Newsletter

June’s newsletter features the FXB Center’s advocacy and research efforts related to structural racism, including police violence, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Read it here and sign up to subscribe here.

April 2020 FXB Center Newsletter

April’s newsletter features the FXB Center’s research and advocacy about inequality during the coronavirus pandemic. Read it here and sign up to subscribe here.

Before, Not After II: An Evaluation of CINI’s Preventative Approach to Child Protection in India

Screenshot of cover of Before Not After II reportElizabeth Donger and Jacqueline Bhabha

This FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University report underscores the need for innovative community strategies to prevent serious violations of children’s rights. The report documents and evaluates the harm prevention work carried out by the children’s rights nonprofit Child in Need Institute (CINI) in the Murshidabad District, in the Indian state of West Bengal. This report describes at “systems strengthening” approach to improve the overall functioning of child protection systems to prevent harm and violence against children before harm occurs, rather than after. Read about the report here.

More newsletters and reports can found below in the FXB Center Publication Archives below.

Recent FXB Center Writing in Other Publications


Variation in racial/ethnic disparities in COVID-19 mortality by age in the United States: A cross-sectional study, PLOS Medicine, October 20

Mary T. Bassett, Jarvis T. Chen, and Nancy Krieger

Defining and deconstructing girl child marriage and applications to global public health, BMC Public Health, October 15

Yvette Efevbera and Jacqueline Bhabha

Tired of science being ignored? Get political, Nature, October 13

Mary T. Bassett

Climate Change, Migration, and Civil Strife, Current Environmental Health Reports, October 13

Satchit Balsari, Caleb Dresser, and Jennifer Leaning

Reparations as a Public Health Priority – A Strategy for Ending Black-White Health Disparities, New England Journal of Medicine, October 8

Mary T. Bassett and Sandro Galea

The relationship between neighborhood poverty and COVID-19 mortality within racial/ethnic groups (Cook County, Illinois), in preprint at medrxiv,  October 6

Justin M. Feldman and Mary T. Bassett

Who’s to Blame in the Sex Trafficking of Women: Situational and Individual Factors that Define a “Deserving Victim,” Journal of Human Trafficking, October 5

Vasileia Digidiki and Aphrodite Baka

From general to specific: moving past the general population in the HIV response across sub-Saharan Africa, Journal of the International Aids Society, October 1

Keletso Makofane, Elise M. van der Elst, Jeffrey Walimbwa, Steave Nemand, and Stefan D. Baral


Who Bears the Weight of Covid-19? Public Health Post, September 29

Keletso Makofane, Jourdyn A. Lawrence, Onisha S. Etkins, Brigette A. Davis, and Tori L. Cowger  

The Final Public Charge Admissibility Rule: Implications for MABlue Cross Blue Shield of MA Foundation, September 29

Kelly Anthoula Love, Rachel Gershon, and Margaret Sullivan

Every Body Counts: Measuring Mortality From the Pandemic, Annals of Internal Medicine,
September 11 

Mathew Kiang, Rafael Irizarry, Caroline Buckee, and Satchit Balsari

Viewpoint: Regulatory Sandboxes: A Cure for mHealth Pilotitis?, Journal of Medical Internet Research September 15

Abishek Bhatia, Rahul Matthan, Taurn Khanna, and Satchit Balsari

US-county level variation in intersecting individual, household and community characteristics relevant to COVID-19 and planning an equitable response: a cross-sectional analysis, British Medical Journal Open, September 1

Taylor Chin, Rebecca Kahn, Ruoran Li, Jarvis T. Chen, Nancy Krieger, Caroline Buckee, Satchit Balsari, Mathew Kiang

Measuring mobility to monitor travel and physical distancing interventions: a common framework for mobile phone data analysis, The Lancet Digital Health, September 1

Nishant Kishore, Mathew Kiang, Kenth Engø-Monsen, Navin Vembar, Andrew Schroeder, Satchit Balsari, and Caroline Buckee

FXB Center Publication Archives


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