Topic: student stories

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…

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…