Topic: education

Transforming public health education

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] Education unbound How has public health education evolved in the last 100 years? Where is it headed in the future? Six Harvard School of Public Health faculty deeply involved in the revolution now taking place in public health…

A cure for health professional education

[ Spring/Summer 2011 ] The training of doctors and other health care professionals must change dramatically to meet 21st-century medical and public health needs, according to a report issued in November 2010 in the Lancet. The conclusion came from an international commission of…

Dean's message: Investment in the future

[ Winter 2008 ] In her installation speech as President of Harvard University in October, Drew Faust reflected on the special quality of universities, stating that “The essence of a university is that it is uniquely accountable to the past and to the future—not simply or…

Across Harvard, cross-registration on the rise

Jessica Walradt, who is pursuing a master of science in health policy and management at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), spent last summer interning at the White House in the Medicaid branch and returned to her classwork curious about affordable housing…

Improve education to boost global economy

Despite progress made in educational systems in recent decades, over 100 million children are not enrolled in primary or lower-secondary school, and many of those who do attend lack basic reading and writing skills, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Meanwhile,…

Harvard School of Public Health launches obesity prevention website

The Obesity Prevention Source Aims to Help Policymakers and Public Reverse Growing Worldwide Epidemic For immediate release: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Boston, MA - What is causing the obesity epidemic—and how can we stop and reverse this worldwide weight problem? A new…