Topic: student stories

Oral contraceptive use and mortality risk

December 2014 -- Brittany Charlton, ScD ’14, Harvard School of Public Health, led a new study that showed no difference in overall mortality between women who took oral contraceptives and those who didn’t.

A Healthier World: The Impact of Financial Aid

Students and alumni talk about the impact that receiving financial aid to come to Harvard School of Public Health has made on their lives. For Raphael Arku, SD ’15, it means the chance to study environmental health so that he can improve…

HSPH students, researchers share findings at annual poster day

November 12, 2014 — Harvard School of Public Health's Postdoctoral Association and Student Government, with the support of the Office of Faculty Affairs and Dean for Academic Affairs David Hunter, presented a school-wide poster day on November 7, 2014. The event gave…

The Impact of Financial Aid

Emmanuel Akintoye, MPH '14 Next Many ambitious Nigerian children aspire to medical school, but while he had reached this goal, Emmanuel Akintoye wanted something more. He found it in public health. "I knew from the first moment that this is what I…

Predicting where disease will strike

Student Eleanor Murray wants to know: What if we could warn people about impending disease outbreaks, just like we can now predict the weather? January 24, 2013 (5:48) Please click the play icon above to play this podcast in your browser. Alternatively,…

Why Public Health? María Portela Martínez

May 2014 — In our video series “Why Public Health?” we ask Harvard School of Public Health students and alumni to talk about what drew them to the field. María Portela Martínez, MD, MPH ’14, and a Mongan Commonwealth Minority Health Policy Fellow,…

An equal exchange

[ Fall 2014 ] HSPH pairs with refugee public health students to create a healthier Burma The thatched bamboo huts sprawling up the side of a mountain near Thailand’s border with Burma could at first be mistaken for a tranquil rural village. Surrounded…

Student profile: Sandra Pirela SD '15

Q: Why did you choose Harvard School of Public Health? A: The decision to attend the Harvard School of Public Health was not a hard one. The state of the art research facilities and expertise of the faculty combined with the positive…

Student profile: Michael Gilbert SM '15

Q: Why did you choose HSPH? A: I chose HSPH because it provides a unique combination of top-tier faculty, an ambitious, inspired student body, and an unparalleled setting for exploring new ideas. I knew I wanted to work on evaluation and deployment…

Orientation 2014: HSPH welcomes new students

September 4, 2014 — The Harvard School of Public Health community welcomed new students during orientation activities held August 25-29, 2014. Students from across the country and around the world came together for workshops and events designed to prepare them for their…