Topic: alumni stories

Commencement 2014: Alumni Association President Anthony Dias address

May 29, 2014 Thank you Dean Frenk! Graduates of the class of 2014, proud parents and families, honored guests, friends, esteemed faculty and staff, honorable Dean Dr. Julio Frenk, and distinguished commencement speaker Dr. Tom Frieden: As President of the Alumni Association…

Not just hunger-free, but healthy

Alumna Cindy Leung chose HSPH for her nutrition studies so that she could help vulnerable people eat healthier food—and have healthier lives. January 24, 2013. (4:22) Please click the icon above to play this podcast in your browser. Alternatively, you may download…

Getting people the care they deserve

When alumna Bethany Holmes worked in a clinic for deaf patients, she was shocked by how few people could afford the care they need. She set out to change that. January 24, 2013. (4:40) Please click the play icon above to play…

Making the leap

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] Veterinarians and public health Mark Schembri, MPH ’11, never met James Steele, MPH ’42. But in his passion for understanding animalborne epidemics, Schembri is carrying on Steele’s powerful legacy. Steele—the lone veterinarian in a class of physicians at…

Working the system

[ Fall 2012 ] As director of the second-largest health department in Washington State, Anthony Chen, MPH ’06, tackles all the issues—from infections to inequities—that shape people’s health. The elderly Taiwanese man had been Anthony Chen’s patient for years. When the patient…

Alumni weekend 2010

[ Winter 2011] Friends and Colleagues Gather from around the World In a festive annual reunion, more than 100 Harvard School of Public Health alumni returned to the School on September 24–26 to reconnect with former classmates, network, and engage with current topics…

The art of eradication

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] E•rad•i•cate: 1. to pull or tear up by the roots, to remove entirely, extirpate, get rid of. 2. in public health, to achieve zero disease globally as a result of deliberate efforts. Its formal name says everything: dracunculiasis,…

A launchpad for leaders

[ Fall 2011 ] When Roy Wade was a medical resident at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, one patient in the pediatric clinic he was working in really stuck with him: a 16-year-old girl with a deeply troubled history of depression and…

Reining in Health Costs

The making of reformer Sarah Iselin By the latest estimates, only 2.6 percent of Massachusetts residents lack health insurance, the lowest rate of any U.S. state. "It's amazing," says Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) alumna Sarah Iselin, who has been part of the…