School of Public Health
Harvard Affiliates Continue to Aid in Covid-19 Response Through Massachusetts-Wide Volunteer Program
Harvard students with the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps have been working to support local health agencies in advancing health equity and improving public health since March 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Harvard School of Public Health developed and ran a novel hybrid course in which 16 instructors rotated teaching 3-hour lectures for a class of 34 first-year international students this spring.
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.
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.
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.
Epidemiology assistant professor Michael Mina shared his concerns about the emergence of new variants of the coronavirus at a Harvard forum Tuesday.
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.
Harvard faculty and public policy experts discussed health care policy in an era of extreme partisan polarization at an event hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health, Politico, and The Commonwealth Fund on Wednesday.
Mohammad S. Jalali presented his lab’s ongoing efforts to accurately model the opioid crisis during a Harvard School of Public Health seminar on Tuesday.
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. 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.
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences presented a Wednesday panel on the advantages and pitfalls of deploying artificial intelligence to improve healthcare equity.
Harvard Researchers Obtain 100,000 Baby Teeth to Investigate Effects of Environment on Long-Term Health
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have obtained a sample of over 100,000 baby teeth that they plan to use to determine indicators of individuals’ long-term health.
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.
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.
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.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric M. Garcetti spoke about his city’s handling of Covid-19 and racial and socioeconomic inequality during a webinar held by the Harvard School of Public Health on Friday.
State health officials and experts discussed Covid-19 vaccine prioritization and distribution at the state level during a Harvard School of Public Health forum Tuesday.
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.