Nan Marie Astone

senior fellow at the Urban Institute and professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Dr. Astone is a member of the core faculty at the Center for Adolescent Health where she leads the work group on homeless youth. Her primary interests include social demography, family demography, the demography of inequality and the transition to adulthood. She is a sociologist by academic training but has focused on public health for most of her career. Dr. Astone has been a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Adolescent Health and Development, as well as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries. She aslo served as deputy editor of the journal Demography. 

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More white women between the ages of 15 and 54 are dying than they were a generation ago. The main reason is an increase in the use of prescription painkillers.

Death Rates for White Women on the Rise

More white women between the ages of 15 and 54 are dying than they were a generation ago. The main reason is an increase in the use of prescription painkillers.

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