Topic: alumni stories

Harvard Public Health: Winter 2015

In this issue A gift unsolicited, unrestricted, and unexpected Gerald L. Chan, SM '75, SD '79 Address to the alumni of Harvard School of Public Health October 25, 2014 Also in this issue Dean's message: Harvard's public health moment The act of generosity…

Fighting to end polio in Syria

After helping bring international attention to an emerging polio epidemic in Syria, Annie Sparrow, MPH '04, has been working for the past year to help the country’s medical workers learn to diagnose and treat the disease. An Australian-born physician and professor of…

2014 Alumni Awards

[ Winter 2015 ] Four outstanding individuals nominated by their peers received the School’s highest alumni honor at this year’s Alumni Award of Merit Dinner held on October 25, 2014. Robert Emmet Morris, MPH ’86 Robert Morris has devoted over 40 years…

A gift unsolicited, unrestricted, and unexpected

[ Winter 2015 ] On September 8, 2014, Harvard University announced that the Chan family and its Morningside Foundation will donate $350 million to Harvard School of Public Health—the largest gift in the University’s 378-year history. The School will be renamed the…

A Healthier World: The Impact of Financial Aid

Students and alumni talk about the impact that receiving financial aid has had on their lives. For Raphael Arku, SD ’15, it means the chance to study environmental health so that he can improve the lives of people back home in Ghana.

Living green

[ Winter 2015 ] On a clear day, the air outside Anthony Cortese’s office in downtown Boston is filled with the unmistakable smell of the ocean—a pungent, brinelike perfume that hangs in the morning air. It floats in from the Inner Harbor,…

Monica Bharel, MPH ’12, named Mass. health commissioner

Massachusetts Governor-elect Charlie Baker has named Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) alumna Monica Bharel, MPH’12, as the new head of the state’s Department of Public Health. Bharel currently is chief medical officer at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.…

On the Ground: Alumnus Battles the Nightmare in Liberia

As the deadly infection rages through West Africa, Harvard Chan faculty, students, and alumni are waging a counterattack: on the ground, in the lab, on the humanitarian front, and in the political sphere. A special report by Harvard Public Health editor Madeline…

Cutting crime in a cocaine capital

The city of Cali, Colombia—considered the hub of the world’s cocaine industry in the 1980s—is now a safer, better place to live, even as drug gangs continue to war with each other, thanks to the efforts of Rodrigo Guerrero, a Harvard School…