Topic: student stories

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…

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…

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…

In celebration of public health leadership

Monica Bharel, MPH ’12 May 20, 2015 -- Twenty-one students were honored for completing the Public Health Leadership concentration at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health at a May 5, 2015 event in Kresge Cafeteria. The keynote…

HSPH graduates told to be leaders, trailblazers, changemakers

May 31, 2013 -- Addressing graduates at the 2013 Commencement Ceremony on May 30, 2013, HSPH Dean Julio Frenk spoke of how, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, HSPH faculty, alumni, and students contributed “to what is now recognized as…

A transatlantic view of health policy

May 14, 2015 -- It’s not every day that young doctors with ideas about how to change national health policies get a face-to-face meeting with a high-level government official. But that’s what happened for Nawaz Ahmad and Aslı Kalın, two doctors from…

Promoting health care for the vulnerable in Vietnam

May 12, 2015 -- In Hanoi, working for a small nongovernmental organization, Lan Nguyen spent nearly four years trying to improve the lot of people on the fringes. Sex workers. Drug users. People struggling with diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis…

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…

Building safety into construction sites

May 8, 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 is graduating in May with a ScD in occupational safety and…