Topic: alumni stories

Q&A: A public health lens on police-associated violence

[Spring 2015] In 2014, the police killings of three unarmed African-American males—Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York; Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; and Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio— sparked a national conversation on police brutality and on endemic racism in U.S. society.…

Shining a light on neglect

[Fall 2015] When Ellen Agler, MPH ’04, met Oumar three years ago in Mali, the teenager was wearing a soccer jersey—fitting attire for his favorite sport. But he could never play the game that delighted him: His legs and feet were huge…

Fong Clow Doctoral Fellowship Fund

The path from a rice field in China—where Fong Clow, SM ’86, SD ’89, worked during the Cultural Revolution—to Harvard University was not a common one. But thanks to some prior medical training, a rare gift for mathematics, and an even rarer…

Portrait of T.H. Chan unveiled during Commencement Week

[Fall 2015] When the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health kicked off the celebration of the first Commencement under its new name this past spring, the opening event of the two days of festivities was the unveiling of a portrait of…

A picture of health

[Spring 2015] Alumna’s instructional videos transform frontline health care globally In rural South Sudan, the population barely tops four people per square mile. Vehicles are a rarity. And when night falls, a limitless silence descends. Despite this isolation, Deborah Van Dyke, MPH…

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…

Alumni tackle health disparities

April 2, 2015 —Chicago physicians Cheryl Whitaker, MPH ’94, and husband Eric Whitaker, MPH ’93, recently returned to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to discuss how their time at the School helped shape their careers,  and to inspire students to…

Coping during the Ebola epidemic—and beyond

March 31, 2015 -- Epidemiologist and infectious disease immunologist Mosoka Fallah, MPH ’12, has been on the front lines for many months in his native Liberia battling the Ebola epidemic, which began in December 2013 and spread through several West African countries.…