School of Public Health


School of Public Health Addresses Diversity Issues at Town Hall

Students and administrators at the Harvard School of Public Health say there has been a more concerted focus on diversity issues in the last few years.

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Dozens in Cambridge Mourn the Death of Thai King Bhumibol

King Bhumibol, whose reign lasted for 70 years until he died this past Thursday, was born at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge while his father studied public health at Harvard.

Office of Sustainability's Living Lab
School of Public Health

New 'Living Laboratory' Initiatives to Increase Sustainability Funding

The core idea of the Living Laboratory initiative, which will be housed in the Office for Sustainability, is to use the Harvard campus as a test bed for new ideas related to combating climate change and improving public health.


Thirty-nine Begin New Ph.D. Program at School of Public Health

The School of Public Health began phasing out its Doctor of Science in favor of a new Ph.D., with 39 students matriculating in the program this fall.


School of Public Health Partners with Politico for Polling

For the first time, the School of Public Health is partnering with political news agency Politico this year to conduct national polls about health and domestic policy.

School of Public Health

HSPH Professors Argue for Nuance in Sugar Study Controversy

Recent controversy around a 1960s review of sugar, dietary fat, and cardiovascular health has muddled problematic industry sponsorship with spot-on findings, according to some nutrition professors at Harvard's School of Public Health.


HSPH Set to Replace Doctor of Science with Ph.D. Program

After partnering with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the five Doctor of Science programs at the School of Public Health will be replaced by a singular Ph.D. in Population Health Sciences.

Central Administration

Columbia Grad Students Receive Additional Benefits

Following a nationwide push from for more graduate students benefits, Columbia University administrators announced Tuesday new policies of paid parental leave, childcare subsidies, and reduced fees for Ph.D. students.

Native Peoples, Native Politics
Harvard Law School

Forging A Path for Native American Studies

Though offerings in Native American studies at Harvard are few and far between, a small number of committed students and faculty are dedicated to maximizing the resources available to them, and hope to see more opportunities in the future.

School of Public Health

$21 Million Gift Launches Center for Health and Happiness

​A $21 million gift from the Lee Kum Kee family has established the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness at the Harvard School of Public Health, the school announced last week at a signing ceremony in Hong Kong.


Freshmen Jam Annenberg for Berry Study Break

Hundreds of freshmen crowded Annenberg Hall to enjoy an assortment of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries during Tuesday’s Brain Break, but some were left with just sour grapes.


Harvard Graduate Students: The Faces Behind Union Effort

Even students from schools as different as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Medical School share many of the same concerns, ranging from health benefits and financial stability to teaching position availability.

Michelle A. Williams
Central Administration

HSPH Students Say New Dean Reflects Emphasis on Diversity

​At time when students in Longwood have called for increased diversity on their campuses, Michelle A. Williams was named dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, becoming the first black dean of a Harvard faculty and the first woman to lead the school.

School of Public Health

Public Health Forum Calls for More Regulation of Contaminants

A panel of scientists and policymakers at a Harvard School of Public Health forum stressed that the prevalence of toxins remains a nation-wide problem that should be regulated.

Michelle A. Williams
Central Administration

Michelle A. Williams to Lead School of Public Health As First Black Harvard Faculty Dean

Michelle A. Williams, an epidemiologist and professor at the School of Public Health, will lead the school as its next dean beginning in July, becoming the first black person to head a faculty at Harvard and the first female dean of the school.