Topic: alumni stories

Hunting for the next pandemic

In his new book The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age, HSPH alumnus Nathan Wolfe, SD '98, describes the origins of deadly viruses like HIV, swine flu, and bird flu, and the link between modern life and global pandemic…

HSPH mourns Endang Sedyaningsih

May 4, 2012 Endang Sedyaningsih, MPH '92, SD '97 received her master's and doctoral degrees from the Department of Global Health and Population. In 2009, she was appointed Minister of Health in her native Indonesia. Minister Endang returned to HSPH in May…

HSPH alumnus wins congressional seat

Democrat Raul Ruiz, MPH '07, an emergency room doctor, defeated incumbent Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Palm Springs) in the race for the 36th Congressional District seat in California's Coachella Valley. Read a November 9, 2012 Los Angeles Times article announcing the win…

In biostatistics, complexity rules

November 12, 2013 -- When it comes to statistical analysis, “context matters,” according to Jesse Berlin. “Different people look at the same data and come to different conclusions.” This was one of the issues discussed by Berlin, ScD ’88, in a talk…

Commencement 2012: Gerald Chan's address

May 24, 2012 The Idea of Public Health Commencement is a rite of passage whereby the new graduates are inducted into the company of the learned. In your honoring me by inviting me to be with you today, I suppose I am…

HSPH alum pens book on middle-aged health

October 14, 2011 -- You used to sleep soundly for hours, but now you wake up once or twice a night. You’re losing a small patch of hair on your scalp. You can’t hear too well out of one ear. You have…

Alumna hopes video will help stem the cholera tide

February 9, 2012 -- A new animated video about cholera—how people get infected, how it spreads, and how to treat it—is drawing attention from health workers around the globe. The video’s producer, Deborah Van Dyke, is a nurse practitioner in Vermont, a longtime…

HSPH alum freed from Iranian prison thanks supporters

Kamiar Alaei, who received a Master of Science degree from HSPH in 2007, thanked David Bloom, chair, Department of Global Health and Population at HSPH, and the Physicians for Human Rights organization for working for his freedom from an Iranian prison, a…

William Foege awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

May 10, 2012 Former CDC Director and Global Health Champion Helped Eradicate Smallpox Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) alumnus William Foege, MPH ’65, legendary for his work in the late 1970s to eradicate smallpox, has been named one of 13 recipients…