Topic: student stories

A baby box aims to save infant and maternal lives

September 14, 2015 -- Under a new student-led nonprofit aimed at reducing infant and maternal mortality in South Asia, expectant mothers would receive a free box full of newborn essentials like baby clothes, diapers, and wipes, as well as health-related items such as a…

Toe to toe

[Fall 2015] In a groundbreaking new course, students at the Harvard Chan School and Harvard Business School square off over corporate regulation—and find common ground Whether it’s a cruise ship line, pharmaceutical company, garment factory—or even a purveyor of e-cigarettes—“every company is…

Commencement 2015

[Fall 2015] You are not just creating a résumé. You are creating a biography,” Dean Julio Frenk told graduates on May 28 at the School’s 2015 commencement ceremony. He urged them to stay alert for “the tap on the shoulder from unexpected opportunities”…

Building safer construction sites

[Fall 2015] Emily Sparer may be the first Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health student to have construction workers cheering her on at her dissertation defense. Sparer, who graduated in May with an SD in occupational safety and ergonomics, developed a…

Harvard Chan School responds to earthquake in Nepal

[Fall 2015] On April 25, a massive earthquake in Nepal, and a major aftershock on May 12, killed more than 8,800 people and injured more than 23,000. It was the worst natural disaster to strike this rugged Himalayan nation since a 1934…

Unraveling the mystery of sepsis

July 2015 - Sepsis kills more than 500,000 Americans each year, but in some ways it remains a mystery to both researchers and doctors. Lester Kobzik,  professor in the Department of Environmental Health, and Rose Filoramo PhD '17 are working together to…

Community marks one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death

August 12, 2015 -- On Monday, August 10, students, faculty, and staff at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed on August 9, 2014 after a…

Following earthquakes, building a more resilient Nepal

May 13, 2015 —  Like others before him, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health student Kai Hsiao, MPH ’15, predicted that a major earthquake in Nepal was inevitable, and that the health care needs in the aftermath of such a disaster…

A nutrition advocate seeks a better label

June 15, 2015 -- People concerned about the food they eat have been instructed to read the nutrition labels on the back of food products. Yet those labels can be intimidating and confusing. You want to make healthy choices, but how much, exactly,…