Topic: health disparities

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…

Alumni tackle health disparities

April 2, 2015 —Chicago physicians Cheryl Whitaker, MPH ’94, and husband Eric Whitaker, MPH ’93, recently returned to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to discuss how their time at the School helped shape their careers,  and to inspire students to…

Living in community with income inequality may affect health

Living in an area having a high level of income inequality – whether people are low-income or high-income – appears to negatively impact health, according to a new report. S V Subramanian, professor of population health and geography in the Department of…

Racism and public health: Statement from Dean Julio Frenk

December 17, 2014 Dear Members of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Community: The tragic deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice have mobilized large and diverse groups to take action in the service of social justice. As…

Race, Criminal Justice and Health

This Forum event will examine how disparities within the law and the criminal justice system negatively affect health in members of minority groups -- as well as how the role of race interacts with ne

A bold pathway in life—and biology

[ Winter 2015 ] Anthony Covarrubias, PhD ’15, grew up in a working-class neighborhood in South Los Angeles. While celebrities in sports cars whizzed to the beach just a few miles away, Covarrubias’s neighbors waited in long lines at the local health…

Why Public Health? Jennifer Atlas

June 2014 — In our video series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health students and alumni to talk about what drew them to the field. After working to establish a community health center in an underserved area…

Why Public Health? Anthony Covarrubias

May 2014 — In our video series “Why Public Health?” we ask Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health students and alumni to talk about what drew them to the field. Anthony Covarrubias, a doctoral student in the Biological Sciences in Public Health…