Topic: faculty stories

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…

HSPH authors contribute five papers to latest issue of Health Affairs

The November 2011 issue of Health Affairs, which examines synergies among community development, health care, and public health, includes five papers by HSPH authors. HSPH Professors [[Arnold Epstein]] and [[Katherine Swartz]] and lead author [[Benjamin Sommers]], assistant professor of health policy and…

Faculty members Nan Laird, Robert Blendon, and Sarah Fortune honored

December 15, 2011 -- Nan Laird was appointed the new Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of Public Health. This honor recognizes her more than 35 years developing statistical methodology, teaching, and doing applied research. Laird succeeds the first holder of the professorship, Howard Koh,…