Topic: faculty stories

Off the Cuff: Letting data tell the story

[ Winter 2015 ] Donna Spiegelman, Professor of Epidemiologic Methods, Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Nutrition This fall, Donna Spiegelman won a prestigious Director’s Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health. Spiegelman is believed to be the first epidemiologist and biostatistician,…

The ACA and jobs

February 2014 – Katherine Baicker, professor of health economics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, talks about the potential effects of the Affordable Care Act on employment. (Conversations in Public Health, 5:01) Please click the play icon above to play…

Big data holds big potential

January 2014 – Winston Hide, associate professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discusses the enormous promise big data holds for public health researchers. (Harvard Healthcast, 8:06) Please click the play icon above to play this podcast in your browser.…

Fixing a broken health care system

February 2014 -- Ashish Jha, professor of health policy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, shares his thoughts on what he refers to as "probably the most dangerous place in the world for a human being—an American hospital. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/campaign/

Hotamisligil to receive Endocrine Society’s 2015 Laureate Award

Gökhan S. Hotamisligil, J.S. Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism, chair of the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, and principal investigator of the Sabri Ülker Center at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has been selected to receive a 2015…

On the Ground: Alumnus Battles the Nightmare in Liberia

As the deadly infection rages through West Africa, Harvard Chan faculty, students, and alumni are waging a counterattack: on the ground, in the lab, on the humanitarian front, and in the political sphere. A special report by Harvard Public Health editor Madeline…

Mosquito nets: The price of prevention

July 2014 -- Jessica Cohen, assistant professor of global health, sought an answer to the following: Would malaria-protecting mosquito nets gain wider usage if they were given away for free? Or would they be valued and used more if there was a…