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Shervin Assari

Shervin Assari

Research Investigator of Psychiatry and Public Health, University of Michigan

Assari, MD, is a research faculty member at Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research is focused on mental health disparities due to race, ethnicity, gender, and place. With 14 years of clinical and public health research experience, Assari is the author of 150 peer-review papers. Assari is the Associate Editor of Frontiers in Public Health, Frontiers in Psychiatry, and Frontiers in Sociology. He has reviewed for top tier journals such as JAMA Internal Medicine. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Epidemiology (ACE) and American Academy of Health Behaviors (AAHB). He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and also the Scientific for Public Health in Iran (SAPHIR).

What is social structure, and why does it help some but harm others?

Apr 05, 2019 10:19 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The college admissions cheating scandal has outraged millions, bringing to light the gaps between the privileged and less privileged citizens. Being a social scientist who studies societal origins of economic and health...

Why is it so hard to close the racial health gap in the US?

Jan 06, 2017 05:28 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

The racial health gap in the United States is well-documented. The gap starts with the infant mortality rate (11.1 blacks vs. 5.1 whites per 1,000) and extends to almost any health domain. Compared to whites, blacks live...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries surge ahead of October CPI, Fed Chair Powell’s speech

The U.S. Treasuries surged during Wednesdays afternoon session ahead of the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of October, scheduled to be released today by 13:30GMT. In addition, Federal Reserve...

UK gilts jump on lower-than-expected rise in October CPI; retail sales in focus

The United Kingdoms gilts jumped during European trading hours Wednesday after the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of October, came in lower than market expectations, while investors keep a close eye...

German bunds jump after October CPI remains steady; Q3 GDP in focus

The German bunds jumped during European trading session Wednesday after the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of October remained steady, with eyes still on Germanys gross domestic product (GDP) for the...

BoE likely to deliver 25bp cut at next 'big' meeting in January’20, independent of election outcome: Danske Bank

The Bank of England (BoE) is expected to deliver a 25bp cut at its next big meeting in January 2020, taking the Bank Rate to 0.50 percent, according to the latest research report from Danske Bank. This forecast does not...

Australia’s WPI rises by 0.5 pct q/q in Q3, annual growth slows to 2.2 pct

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Politics

What happens to the East Wing if Donald Trump and Melania Trump get divorced

Even before winning the election, Donald Trumps statements and actions during campaign rallies were enough to cause a string of controversies. It was then not surprising that it continued even after he won the 2016...

Donald Trump reportedly implies Melania Trump would not cry if he got shot

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What a minority government could mean for affordable housing in Canada

Along with climate change, affordable housing was one of the big issues of the recent Canadian federal election, with political parties scrambling to catch up with public opinion. The widespread concern among the...

Will Canada finally get pharmacare?

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Government to announce more home care packages for aged before Christmas

More federal government money will be announced within weeks for home care for the aged, after a damning royal commission finding that many people die before their packages arrive. Scott Morrison on Friday said he had...

Science

Nearly all your devices run on lithium batteries. Here's a Nobel Prizewinner on his part in their invention – and their future

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Advances in anti-ageing research: how chemistry could hold the key to better health

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Dark energy: new experiment may solve one of the universe's greatest mysteries

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Predicting research results can mean better science and better advice

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Asteroid impact that could end humanity is happening, space nation leader claims

Asteroids are the most common space objects that fly by Earth almost daily. Some of them were detected too close to the time of their close approach, but there has never been an impact that took place in modern history....

Technology

‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ could be delayed to 2020

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‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Collector's Edition is a worthy purchase

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‘The Sims 5’ would likely launch with configurable stairs

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‘World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ introduces a new leveling scheme

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Pixelbook Go with 16GB RAM, Core i5 ships November 18

Pixelbook Go will have more configurations to be released later this month, and possibly by next year. Google has finally put a release date on the laptops variant with 16GB RAM capacity. The good news is that orders can...
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