Topic: education

Rethinking public health education

September 5, 2014 -- Flashed on screen at a recent Harvard symposium was an illustration from the year 1308 showing students in a lecture-style class. Some are fooling around. Some look bored. One is even sleeping. Next on screen: a modern-day photo…

Time for thinking big

[ Spring 2014 ] Fellowship program spurs midcareer pros to solve big problems. On many Mondays during the 1980s, Uche Amazigo took time off from teaching at the University of Nigeria to travel into her country’s rural villages and talk to women. A biologist…

New leadership-focused doctoral program draws unprecedented interest

[ Spring 2014 ] A new HSPH doctoral program beginning in July has generated an unprecedented level of interest, drawing 286 applicants for just 15 spots. The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program will prepare graduates to be leaders in the health sector—such as…

High school students gain insight into public health careers

May 13, 2014 — Don’t take your toilet and clean drinking water for granted. In many parts of the world, good sanitation systems don’t exist and the consequences—such as deadly outbreaks of waterborne infectious diseases—can be devastating, emergency medicine physician Miriam Aschkenasy,…

Intensive course in Brazil immerses students in public health fieldwork

Students from Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard College traveled to Brazil in January 2014 for an intensive-three week Winter Session course exploring public health in the world’s fifth-largest country. In addition to classwork, the students visited shantytowns, infectious-disease hospitals, and…

Case-based learning

[ Spring 2009 ] Innovative course prepares students to cope with complexity Imagine yourself as a candidate for the master's degree in public health at Harvard. Your task: Acquire the skills and leadership traits to solve complex public health issues. Your timeline: Nine or…

Society is his patient

[ Spring 2009 ] Julio Frenk's arrival in January as the seventh Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) was, in a sense, a homecoming. It was in 1953 that his father, a research fellow at Boston's Children's Hospital, was doing experiments…

Global impact through education

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] From its earliest days, HSPH has enjoyed a reputation as a global center for public education and research, in part a reflection of the strong support the School received from the Rockefeller Foundation to promote international research and…

Alumni Award of Merit Winners 2009

[Fall 2009] Scientific Pioneers, Inspirational Teachers Call them pioneers for delving into unexplored research areas. Call them conventional-wisdom busters for proving that common health risks can be limited or eliminated. Or call them mentors who challenge students and guide them to be…