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Examining Assumptions About Family Planning Use

Aug 2, 2016 by ideas42

What does taking steps to use family planning look like to you? Perhaps you think of visiting your doctor’s office. Depending on where you’re from, you may have a flashback to a lecture from high school health class. Or maybe you think of the first time you nervously bought condoms at a gas station, corner … Read more.

Improving Community Health with Behavioral Science: A Request For Problems

Jun 9, 2016 by ideas42

When choosing which foods to eat, what factors influence your decision? Taste? Whether or not it’s healthy? Or how easy it is to get? For most people today, convenience seems to play an outsized role in which foods they choose. While it sounds great on the surface, this shift away from taste to convenience has … Read more.

ideas42 Affiliate Series: A Talk with Alison Buttenheim

Jan 25, 2016

ideas42’s network of academic affiliates represent some of the world’s foremost experts in behavioral science. With the ideas42 Affiliate Series, we invite them to share their insights and what inspires their exploration into human behavior. Our New York office recently had the pleasure of hosting Alison Buttenheim – our newest Affiliate and Assistant Professor at the University … Read more.

South Africa Healthy Lifestyles Pilot: Reframing HIV Risks

Sep 2, 2014

Over 5 million people in South Africa are infected with HIV. Worryingly, teenage schoolgirls are three times more likely to be HIV positive than boys their age. One of the reasons behind this alarming phenomenon is thought to be the widespread tendency for young girls to have relationships with older men, who are more likely … Read more.

Solving the “Sugar Daddy” Problem in South Africa

Jul 3, 2013

According to a recent study, school-age girls in South Africa are 3 times as likely to be HIV positive as boys the same age. What is the cause of this disparity? From anecdotal accounts, interviews and our study of the context, we learned about three societal constructs that may offer clues to the answer: These … Read more.

The Last Mile Problem: Sendhil Mullainathan’s TedTalk

Sep 5, 2012

Another one from the archive: In this TED talk from 2010, Sendhil talks about something that animates a lot of the work ideas42 does: the problems we know how to solve, in a technical sense, but don’t. “We know how to reduce child deaths due to diarrhea, how to prevent diabetes-related blindness and how to … Read more.