Topic: student stories

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…

Why Public Health? Tari Owi

July 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.  With an interest in cost efficiency, cost containment, and performance improvement, Tari Owi,…

Why Public Health? Jennifer Atlas

June 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. After working to establish a community health center in an underserved area of…

Why Public Health? Darrell Gray, II

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. Darrell Gray, II, MD, MPH ’14, is determined to reduce the incidence of colorectal…

Why Public Health? Anthony Covarrubias

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. Anthony Covarrubias, a doctoral student in the Biological Sciences in Public Health program,…

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,…

The Impact of Financial Aid

Emmanuel Akintoye, MPH '14 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 want…

Helping ‘the poorest of the poor’

June 23, 2014 -- Anubhav and Arunika Agarwal share more than a marriage. Both earned MBAs focused on health management in their home country of India. Both worked in India and Afghanistan on health improvement projects. And both are about to graduate…

New student-led public health publication looks for an edge

June 17, 2014 -- A new publication based at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) aims to tackle tough, timely questions facing the public health community and provide a platform for debate, according to its editor and founder, newly minted HSPH graduate…

HIV by the numbers

June 6, 2014 -- With a bachelor’s degree in mathematical biology, Nadia Abuelezam once considered herself a mathematician who used her skills to tackle public health problems. But after five years as a doctoral student at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH),…