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Big changes need a big-picture view

June 3, 2015 — It’s not every day that a lecture changes a life. But that’s what happened with Benjamin Picillo, MPH ’15, as an undergraduate at Tufts University. “I had always wanted to help people, and I thought I wanted to…

Tackling malaria using the art of deception

May 27, 2015 — Francisco Cai could have parlayed his Stanford computer science degrees into opportunities developing a smartphone app or increasing a website’s ad revenues. Instead, he sought out a way to use his formidable coding skills to tackle problems affecting…

Resilient health systems key for managing disease outbreaks

Health systems can better handle future infectious disease outbreaks such as Ebola by being more resilient and better prepared to respond to severe global health crises, according to a May 7, 2015 Lancet article co-authored by Margaret E. Kruk, associate professor of…

Nepal relief efforts at Harvard Chan School

May 1, 2015 — Faculty and students across Harvard are responding to the consequences of the Nepal earthquake that has left thousands dead and many more injured and homeless. Harvard Humanitarian Initiative The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is working with the United…

Thailand seeks to address shortage of rural health care providers

May 11, 2015 -- Now in its 14th year, Thailand’s universal health care system provides coverage to 99.9% of the population, but as it grows the system is facing challenges caused by a shortage of doctors and nurses, especially in rural areas. Rajata Rajatanavin,…

New issue of Harvard Public Health Review focuses on global health

For many years, experts seeking to quantify the “global burden of disease”—delineating what ails people, when, and where—failed to account for how lack of access to surgery fits into the picture. But in the April 2015 issue of Harvard Public Health Review…

David Bloom named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is one of 32 inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellows, the Carnegie Corporation of New York announced on April 22, 2015. Recipients of the new annual…

Understanding the social context of Ebola

April 10, 2015 — Theresa Betancourt, ScD ’03, associate professor of child health and human rights, directs the Research Program on Children and Global Adversity, based at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Department of Global Health and Population. She has…