Topic: health disparities

Q&A: A public health lens on police-associated violence

[Spring 2015] In 2014, the police killings of three unarmed African-American males—Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York; Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; and Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio— sparked a national conversation on police brutality and on endemic racism in U.S. society.…

Poor sleep may contribute to health disparities

Insomnia, sleep apnea, snoring, and other sleep difficulties common among older adults are more common among blacks, Chinese, and Hispanics in America than in whites and may contribute to health disparities, according to a study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of…

Women’s contribution to health underrecognized, undervalued

June 11, 2015 -- Fact: Around the world, more and more women are struggling with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Fact: Around the world, women who provide health care are routinely underpaid, undervalued, or not paid at all.…

Anvita Kulkarni, SM ’16, named Schweitzer Fellow

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health student Anvita Kulkarni, SM ’16, is one of 16 graduate students named to this year’s class of Boston Schweitzer Fellows, the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship announced May 12, 2015. Fellows develop and implement service projects that…

Better communication, less violence

May 1, 2015 -- Steven Hafner is constantly asking the question “why?” And at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health he’s directing that question to the issue of violence against Native American women. “They experience high, high rates of violence, whether…

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,…

Trends in U.S. deaths from legal interventions

A study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that, over the past 50 years, the risk of a young black man in the U.S. dying due to law enforcement action ranged from at least 3 to 10…

Howard Koh honored by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Howard Koh, professor of the practice of public health leadership and director of the Leading Change Studio at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will receive the Dr. Jim O’Connell Award at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s upcoming Medicine…

Nancy Krieger receives prestigious American Cancer Society award

Nancy Krieger, professor of social epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was named recipient of an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor Award on April 2, 2015. It is one of the most prestigious awards offered by the organization. The Clinical Research…