Topic: student stories

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,…

Loan relief awards help students address public health disparities

June 4, 2015 — In the spring of 2015, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health provided Loan Relief Awards to seven graduating students. The awards, totaling $200,000, will help alleviate the federal and private loan debt burden on students, allowing them…

Commencement 2015: Award winners

May 28, 2015 — Each year, several awards are presented to graduating students, faculty, and staff at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 2015 Student Awards: Albert Schweitzer Award Avik Chatterjee Dr. Fang-Ching Sun Memorial Award Kimberly Chang Edgar Haber…

Big changes need a big-picture view

June 3, 2015 — It’s not every day that a lecture changes a life. But that’s what happened with Benjamin Picillo, MPH ’15, as an undergraduate at Tufts University. “I had always wanted to help people, and I thought I wanted to…

Tackling malaria using the art of deception

May 27, 2015 — Francisco Cai could have parlayed his Stanford computer science degrees into opportunities developing a smartphone app or increasing a website’s ad revenues. Instead, he sought out a way to use his formidable coding skills to tackle problems affecting…

A bench scientist with a passion for the environment

May 21, 2015 – On a Friday afternoon in May, Peter Wagner was about to give his dissertation defense. Quan Lu, associate professor of environmental genetics and pathophysiology—introducing Peter before a group of about 50 of his fellow students, faculty, friends, and…