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Old and new pandemics — How to help

The list below includes just a few examples of how you can support our work to reverse killer diseasesLearn more about specific giving opportunities and levels here. Or, for more information, please email or call Ellie Starr, Vice Dean for External Relations at (617) 432-8448.

Support people

  • Virology and immunology teams – a major effort to recruit and expand the virology and immunology faculty at the School, with a particular focus on vaccine development and influenza.
  • Student aid – a robust financial aid program ensures that HSPH will continue to attract the world’s most promising future leaders in the field, enables students to use their talents where the public health needs are greatest instead of taking jobs to pay off debt after graduation, and creates lasting impact as our graduates touch countless lives in their public health careers.
  • Endowed professorships – the highest honor bestowed upon current faculty members as well as a critical means of attracting new talent to the School, endowed professorships create an enduring legacy and ensure that faculty can devote their best energies to research and teaching.

Learn about specific gift opportunities to support people at HSPH

Support ideas

  • Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe – a recently-launched program in partnership with the United Nations Special Envoy for Malaria that builds interdisciplinary efforts across Harvard to help create a malaria-free world. The program focuses on achieving real progress in malaria research, leadership development, education, and knowledge.
    Learn more about Defeating Malaria
  • Metabolic Diseases Initiative – an new initiative tackling the root biological causes and effects of inflammation, stress, and metabolic processes that result in diabetes and other life-shortening metabolic diseases.
    Learn more about metabolic disease research at HSPH
  • Predictive Pandemic Modeling – a new program dedicated to forecasting, tracking, and reversing pandemics using techniques ranging from whole-genome sequencing to cell phone technologies.
    Learn more about pandemic modeling at HSPH
  • JBL Radiation Sciences Center – an expanded and revitalized center for the science of radiation biology rooted in the John B. Little Center for Radiation Biology and Environmental Health.
    Learn more about the John B. Little Center
  • Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative – a renowned research and education initiative to end the AIDS epidemic in Africa and developing countries through laboratory research, clinical trials, education, and leadership.
    Learn more about the HSPH AIDS Initiative
  • Tuberculosis Initiative – a new initiative seeking to transform the path to effective interventions for tuberculosis – revolutionizing how TB research is done and developing durable solutions to the epidemic.
    Learn more about tuberculosis research at HSPH

Learn about specific gift opportunities to support ideas at HSPH

Support infrastructure

  • Big Data – Support for biostatistics, epidemiology, and genetics research, faculty, and data storage strengthens the building blocks of all public health research and reinforces the School’s scientific and intellectual foundations.
  • A campus for the 21st century – Some of the best opportunities available to leave a lasting mark in this Campaign surround the creation of a campus that is worthy of Harvard School of Public Health, built to foster continued innovation and global engagement and to ensure that its second century of impact is as remarkable as its first.
  • Mapping Health Laboratory – a “core” service at HSPH to be shared by all departments within the School, to use GIS and other advanced mapping technologies to develop databases for environmental assessment and spatial modeling of exposures and health effects.

Learn about specific gift opportunities to support infrastructure at HSPH