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Harvard Launches International Task Force to Prevent Future Pandemics

The Scientific Task Force to Prevent Pandemics at the Source hopes to shift the focus of pandemic-related discussion from management and treatment to prevention, especially at the critical point where diseases transfer from animals to people.


Harvard Researchers and Clinicians Battle 'Silent Pandemic' of Mental Health Issues

Researchers, clinical psychologists, and practicing psychiatrists at Harvard-affiliated hospitals have attempted to quantify and respond to the unprecedented national anguish while addressing persistent inequities in access to mental health care.


‘Crying Out for Help’: Harvard Affiliates on Pandemic Front Line Describe Mental Health Toll

More than 10 medical professionals who have been on the front lines of the Covid-19 battle at two Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals — MGH and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center — told The Crimson in interviews that they had faced similar impacts on their emotional well-being over the past 14 months while they put their lives on the line to save others.


Experts Discuss Combatting AAPI Hate in HSPH Panel

The Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health co-hosted a virtual panel last Friday to discuss strategies for approaching the rise in racism, violence, and discrimination against Asian Americans in the U.S.


Pregnant and Postpartum Women Report Elevated Distress During Pandemic, HSPH Study Finds

Pregnant and postpartum women around the world reported high levels of loneliness, post-traumatic stress, and anxiety or depression during the Covid-19 pandemic in a Harvard School of Public Health study published last month.


Fauci Talks Successes, Next Steps in the Nation’s Pandemic Response on HSPH Panel

U.S. Chief Medical Advisor Anthony S. Fauci discussed the current state of the nation’s response to Covid-19, as well as where the country goes from here, during a virtual town hall event Monday with the Harvard School of Public Health.


Paris Climate Agreement Lead Negotiator Highlights Urgency of Climate Change Crisis at HKS Event

Christiana Figueres, the lead negotiator of the Paris Climate Agreement, discussed the need for timely action to fight the climate crisis at the Kennedy School’s annual Robert S. McNamara Lecture on War and Peace on Thursday.


HMS Professor Discusses Study of Long Term Covid Patients

Harvard professor Andrew T. Chan discussed how researchers are studying “long Covid” — a condition characterized by Covid-19 symptoms that linger after a patient initially recovers from the virus — at a Thursday event jointly hosted by the HSPH and radio program The World.


HSPH Faculty Spearhead National Covid-19 Response Efforts Through Bipartisan, Interdisciplinary Initiative

Harvard School of Public Health Dean Michelle A. Williams said she was “inspired” to co-found the COVID Collaborative to help direct local and national responses to the pandemic.


U.S. Rep. Pressley Addresses Racial Disparities at HSPH Event

U.S. Representative Ayanna S. Pressley (D-Mass) discussed racial disparities in the impact of Covid-19 and her overarching legislative priorities as part of Harvard School of Public Health’s “Voices in Leadership During Crises” series on Thursday.


Harvard Economics Professor Talks Broken American Health System

William C. Hsiao, an Economics professor emeritus at the Harvard School of Public Health, spoke about the problems with America’s health system and the potential benefits of a single-payer system during a HSPH webinar on Thursday.


Siloed and Strained, Graduate Students Report Emotional Wellbeing as Obstacle to Online Learning

Since the onset of Covid-19, graduate students have not merely been tasked with adapting their learning and scholarship to a digital platform: the dearth of in-person interactions has forced them to reconsider what academic, social, and emotional work entails.


Health Care Experts Discuss Technological Interventions to Tackle Veteran Homelessness at HSPH Seminar

Two healthcare experts affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs discussed how mobile phone technology can be deployed to tackle veteran homelessness at a Harvard School of Public Health seminar on Wednesday.


Harvard Researchers Conduct Women’s Health Study with Apple

A team of Harvard School of Public Health researchers released preliminary data from their digital study that analyzed how women’s health and behaviors affect their menstrual cycles.


Harvard School of Public Health Launches Program to Educate Business Leaders

The Harvard School of Public Health will launch a program for business leaders to promote health in their corporate practices in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has dramatically altered the workplace, the school announced Wednesday.


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