Topic: faculty stories

Your phone knows how you feel

[Spring 2015] [August 2015: Watch a TV interview with JP Onnela] Scientists are using cellphone data to track everything from depression and mood disorders to crowd behavior. On a difficult day, the patient’s data stream includes very few pings. Her GPS sensor shows…

Choose replacements carefully when cutting saturated fats

When cutting saturated fats from your diet, carefully consider what you will eat instead. That’s the advice from Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in a WebMD.com article published on August 13, 2015.…

Unraveling the mystery of sepsis

July 2015 - Sepsis kills more than 500,000 Americans each year, but in some ways it remains a mystery to both researchers and doctors. Lester Kobzik,  professor in the Department of Environmental Health, and Rose Filoramo PhD '17 are working together to…

Community marks one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death

August 12, 2015 -- On Monday, August 10, students, faculty, and staff at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed on August 9, 2014 after a…

David Williams honored for leadership in psychology

David R. Williams, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health at Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health, is the recipient of the 2015 CSES (Committee on Socioeconomic Status) Award for Distinguished Leadership in Psychology from the American Psychological…

Off the Cuff: Making the case for childhood immunization

[Spring 2015] Kasisomayajula “Vish” Viswanath, professor of health communication, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences Q: There has been an uptick of measles, whooping cough, and other infections in the United States. Many of these infections, which are routinely prevented by childhood…

Tracking a duo of deadly diseases

June 30, 2015 -- Should we be worried about Lassa fever, the hemorrhagic fever that recently killed a New Jersey man? How is it different from Ebola? Computational biologist Pardis Sabeti—recently named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator for 2015—studies the genetics…

Michael Reich honored for advancing public health in Japan

For immediate release: April 29, 2015 Boston, MA — On April 29 in Japan, the Japanese Government announced its Spring Honors List. Harvard University Professor Michael Robin Reich is awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon for…

A MOOC spreads the word on global health quality

For Ashish Jha, teaching a massive open online course (MOOC) through the digital platform HarvardX was an opportunity to try a new model for learning. Rather than attempt to replicate the classroom experience, Jha, K.T. Li Professor of International Health at Harvard…