Topic: student stories

7th Annual Unity Reception

The deans, faculty, students and staff at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health came together February 26, 2015 for the 7th Annual Unity Reception in the FXB Atrium. In his welcoming remarks, Dean Julio Frenk acknowledged the origins of the event…

Commencement 2014 slideshow

May 29, 2014 — At the 2014 Harvard School of Public Health Commencement ceremony, held on a sunny afternoon before a crowd in a tent in Kresge courtyard, 537 degrees were awarded: 33 Doctors of Philosophy, 56 Doctors of Science, 264 Masters of…

A bold pathway in life—and biology

[ Winter 2015 ] Anthony Covarrubias, PhD ’15, grew up in a working-class neighborhood in South Los Angeles. While celebrities in sports cars whizzed to the beach just a few miles away, Covarrubias’s neighbors waited in long lines at the local health…

Why Public Health? Tari Owi

July 2014 — In our video series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard T.H. Chan 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…

Why Public Health? Jennifer Atlas

June 2014 — In our video series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard T.H. Chan 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…

Why Public Health? Darrell Gray, II

May 2014 — In our video series “Why Public Health?” we ask Harvard T.H. Chan 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…

Why Public Health? Anthony Covarrubias

May 2014 — In our video series “Why Public Health?” we ask Harvard T.H. Chan 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…

Why Public Health? María Portela Martínez

May 2014 — In our video series “Why Public Health?” we ask Harvard T.H. Chan 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…

A Healthier World: The Impact of Financial Aid

Students and alumni talk about the impact that receiving financial aid has had on their lives. For Raphael Arku, SD ’15, it means the chance to study environmental health so that he can improve the lives of people back home in Ghana.

Students 'hack' Ebola

Harvard School of Public Health was well-represented at the Harvard HackEbola (with Data!) event, held November 21-23, 2014. Students and researchers worked in teams to develop methods for more effective data mining to predict Ebola cases, and one group later announced plans…