Topic: faculty stories

Building resilient and sustainable health systems

How can health systems be strengthened in a post-Ebola world? On Saturday, September 26, 2015 Atul Gawande, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and executive director of Ariadne Labs, facilitated a discussion that attempted to answer that question. As the United…

How would Republicans change the ACA?

Given that many Republicans have expressed their displeasure with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), what might they do instead if they were to take control of the White House and both branches of Congress in 2017? Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public…

Science by a power of two

September 22, 2015 — When Robert Farese and Tobias Walther were negotiating to join Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health last year as professors of genetics and complex diseases, they proposed a twist to their appointments—a joint laboratory run as an…

Okechukwu honored for work-family research

Cassandra Okechukwu, ScD ’08, assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has received several awards for her research on work-family issues. The American Public Health Association’s Aging & Public Health Section…

Life after death: Helping former child soldiers become whole again

[ Fall 2011 ] Today, among the 87 war-torn countries in which data have been gathered, 300,000–500,000 children are involved with fighting forces as child soldiers. Some, as young as seven, commit unspeakable atrocities: killing parents and siblings, assaulting neighbors, torching the…

Meet the Acting Dean

[Fall 2015] David Hunter, Dean for Academic Affairs at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health since 2009 and Vincent L. Gregory Professor in Cancer Prevention, has been named acting dean of the faculty for the School. He will serve until a…

Lucian Leape, patient safety champion, honored at retirement symposium

September 15, 2015 — Colleagues, friends, and family gathered to celebrate the career and legacy of Lucian Leape, adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, at a retirement symposium held September…

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…

Twenty-two faculty cited as outstanding in their fields

Twenty-two Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health faculty members are included on Thomson Reuter’s 2015 list of the most highly cited researchers in science and social sciences. Approximately 3,000 researchers worldwide earned this distinction. Harvard Chan School faculty cited in multiple…

Off The Cuff: It's the data first, hypotheses second

[Fall 2015] Xihong Lin Chair, Department of Biostatistics Henry Pickering Walcott Professor of Biostatistics Q: What can biostatisticians do today that they couldn’t 10 years ago? A: Today, there are three terms to describe the massive amount of data that biostatisticians analyze:…