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A humanitarian academy at HSPH

[ Fall 2011 ] Plans are underway to create a new Humanitarian Academy at Harvard School of Public Health, the first global center dedicated to training…

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AIDS at 30: Hard lessons and hope

[ Spring/Summer 2011 ] Thirty years after the first official reports about HIV/AIDS, we look back on the human devastation and forward to a…

David Bloom

Frontlines Spring/Summer 2011

[ Spring/Summer 2011 ] Quick updates about the latest public health news from across the School and beyond. An Idea That Will Change the…

Walter Willett, Chair, Department of Nutrition

Off the cuff: Walter Willett

[ Spring/Summer 2011 ] How would you improve the USDA 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans? “The guidelines took baby steps in the right direction. For example,…

Doctoral student Caitlin Eicher wants to understand how people’s perceptions of their local surroundings shape what they eat, how much they exercise, and other health behaviors.

Can neighborhoods hurt our health?

[ Spring/Summer 2011 ] A single mother living in public housing may want to feed her children healthy food, but if the nearest affordable…

Robert Taube, MPH ’95

Health care with dignity

[ Spring/Summer 2011 ] Alum Robert Taube helps homeless people build healthier lives—and self-esteem. Casey Hubbs’s world crumbled after her husband died, and she…

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A cure for health professional education

[ Spring/Summer 2011 ] The training of doctors and other health care professionals must change dramatically to meet 21st-century medical and public health needs,…