Topic: faculty stories

Your phone knows how you feel

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 her going slowly from the bedroom to the bathroom and back again. She…

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…

In memoriam: Fred Li, pioneer of population cancer genetics

June 18, 2015 -- Frederick Pei Li, who helped inaugurate the era of cancer genetics by demonstrating that people can inherit a genetic susceptibility to develop certain malignancies, died on June 12 at the age of 75. A professor at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute…

Commencement 2015: Award winners

May 28, 2015 — Each year, several awards are presented to graduating students, faculty, and staff at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 2015 Student Awards: Albert Schweitzer Award Avik Chatterjee Dr. Fang-Ching Sun Memorial Award Kimberly Chang Edgar Haber…

Prof. Marvin Zelen remembered as ‘magnificent human being’

May 27, 2015 – Several hundred colleagues, family, and friends from as far away as Israel and Japan gathered together on a beautiful spring day (May 22, 2015) at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area to attend…

David Hunter named acting Harvard Chan School Dean

Dear Members of the Harvard Chan School Community, May 19, 2015 -- As you know, Julio Frenk recently announced his plans to step down as Dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health this August [2015] in order to become…