Topic: faculty stories

HSPH's John McDonough launches new Boston Globe health blog

In his new blog for Boston.com, “Health Stew,” John McDonough promises everything from soup to nuts on health care policy, politics, nutrition, exercise, and other health-related matters. McDonough, professor of the practice of public health and director of the Center for Public…

Three HSPH faculty members elected to Institute of Medicine

HSPH faculty members Katherine Baicker, Atul Gawande, and JoAnn Manson are among the 65 new Institute of Medicine members announced by the IOM on October 17, 2011, in conjunction with its 41st annual meeting. Election to the IOM is considered one of…

Frank Hu receives award for diabetes epidemiology research

June 23, 2010 -- Frank B. Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, will receive the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology. The award, given in memory of…

Guns and politics: David Hemenway takes aim at gun violence

January 30, 2011 David Hemenway is Professor of Health Policy and Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. He is also the author of Private Guns, Public Health, which describes the public health approach to reducing firearm violence, and While You…

HSPH researchers honored at National Epidemiology Conference

July 26, 2011 -- HSPH Prof. Marc Lipsitch, postdoctoral research fellow Tuula Oksanen, and doctoral student [[Pamela Rist]] were honored by their colleagues at the North American Congress of Epidemiology 2011, held in Montreal in June. Lipsitch is lead author of a paper titled “Negative…

James Robins receives Nathan Mantel Lifetime Achievement Award

August 13, 2013 -- James Robins, whose work at the intersection of statistical science and epidemiology aims to estimate causal effects of exposures or drug treatments—as opposed to just associations—has received the 2013 Nathan Mantel Lifetime Achievement Award in Statistics and Epidemiology. Robins,…

World Health Organization needs 'major reform,' says HSPH prof.

July 29, 2011 The World Health Organization (WHO) needs major reform to regain its leadership as a trusted provider of scientific and technical knowledge, according to Barry Bloom, Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health at Harvard School of Public…

Rosenthal's promotion to Professor celebrated at HSPH Symposium

October 20, 2011 -- Health economics may not be the most glamorous specialty in public health, Dean for Academic Affairs [[David Hunter]] told an HSPH audience gathered to celebrate health economist Meredith B. Rosenthal’s promotion to full professor, but work such as Rosenthal’s that…

Franziska Michor honored at second annual Alice Hamilton lecture

May 11, 2012 Franziska Michor, associate professor of computational biology, received Harvard School of Public Health’s second annual Alice Hamilton Award on April 11, 2012 in recognition of her pathbreaking work applying evolutionary theory to cancer. The award, sponsored by the School’s…

New chairs of global health and population, epidemiology announced

July 20, 2011 -- Fawzi Assumes Chair of Department of Global Health and Population Wafaie Fawzi assumes the role of chair for the Department of Global Health and Population on September 1. Fawzi succeeds David Bloom, the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and…