International Laboratory for Population and Health develops new methods for modelling and decomposing differences and changes of major health indexes in human populations. We conduct studies for unrevealing the Russian mortality enigma. We address components and factors of excess mortality at working ages and among the elderly. We are interested in health and quality of life in aging populations and in the impact of socioeconomic inequalities on people’s survival and health.
On the 7th of June in 2022 Aleksey Shchur defended the thesis named: Mortality differentiation by regions, cities of different population sizes and rural areas in Russia
Research Assistant at the International Labratory for Population and Health Research, PhD student at the Vishnevsky Institute of Demography, Marina Vergeles, had the article in the "Demographic Review" published.
On February 10, 2022, the international online seminar "Heart to Heart" was held, which was organized by the Northern State Medical University and the Arctic University of Norway. Vladimir М. Shkolnikov, Sergey Timonin, David Leon and Elena Churilova took part in the seminar.
TheHuman Capital Multidisciplinary Research Centre and HSE University, in cooperation with the World Bank, held the conference ‘New Challenges of Demographic, Epidemiological and Medical-Technological Development: Search for New Models of Healthcare Development.’ The participants discussed whether the healthcare system was prepared to face the pandemic, how the latter affected lifespans and excess mortality rates, whether we can trust statistics, and what we should do to see ‘the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel.’
In October, a two-day seminar entitled ‘Ageing and frailty in Norway and Russia’ was held by HSE University’s International Laboratory for Population and Health. In addition to purely demographic results concerning the changing age structure of the population and growing life expectancy, most presentations were devoted to the comparative assessment of physical and cognitive status among elderly people, cardiovascular aging, as well as social and medical support for the elderly. We spoke with the organizers and participants of the seminar about their research findings and the implications for society and public health.
International seminar "Using eHealth data for informed decision-making and increased quality of health care in Russia"
On October 15, 2021, the International Laboratory for Population and Health of the Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE), together with colleagues from the Northern State Medical University (NSMU) and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), held a seminar "Using eHealth data for informed decision-making and increased quality of health care in Russia”.
Seminar October 12-13th 2021, Moscow, Russia
With this 2-day seminar, brought together scholars in the field of ageing and frailty for knowledge sharing and networking. Building on the International project on cardiovascular disease in Russia (IPCDR) and the Know Your Heart (KYH) study, we have initiated a project focusing on early ageing in Russia and Norway. The project is lead by Senior Scientist Bjørn Heine Strand at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), and the project team consists of Dr. Alexander Kudryavtsev, Northern State Medical University (NSMU), coordinator of Heart to Heart collaboration Dr. Laila Hopstock (UiT The Arctic University of Norway), and principal investigator of IPCDR Prof. David Leon, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) / National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University). The seminar combined of an online and a physical meeting. It is kindly hosted by the HSE University in Moscow with the assistance of Dr. Vladimir Shkolnikov, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) and HSE University. The seminar was held in a mixed format.
On June 3, the regular seminar of the Modern Demography series was held. At the seminar, Evgeny M. Andreev, Ph.D., laboratory head of the International laboratory for population and health NRU HSE presented the topic "The first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia (April 2020 - March 2021)"
On May 13, the regular seminar of the Modern Demography series was held. At the seminar, Inna Daniliva (Research Fellow of the International laboratory for population and health NRU HSE, Research Scientist of the Laboratory of demographic data of Max Planck Institute for demographic research) the topic "The issues of temporal consistency of cause-of-death data within the ICD-10 period"
Webinar "Studies on the migration of researchers and the academic life course using bibliometric data"
On March 4, the regular seminar of the Modern Demography series was held. At the seminar, Samin Aref (research scientist, Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany) presented "Studies on the migration of researchers and the academic life course using bibliometric data"