Topic: student stories

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…

Predicting where disease will strike

Student Eleanor Murray wants to know: What if we could warn people about impending disease outbreaks, just like we can now predict the weather? January 24, 2013 (5:48) Please click the play icon above to play this podcast in your browser. Alternatively,…

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…

Helping ‘the poorest of the poor’

June 23, 2014 -- Anubhav and Arunika Agarwal share more than a marriage. Both earned MBAs focused on health management in their home country of India. Both worked in India and Afghanistan on health improvement projects. And both are about to graduate…

New student-led public health publication looks for an edge

June 17, 2014 -- A new publication based at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) aims to tackle tough, timely questions facing the public health community and provide a platform for debate, according to its editor and founder, newly minted HSPH graduate…

HIV by the numbers

June 6, 2014 -- With a bachelor’s degree in mathematical biology, Nadia Abuelezam once considered herself a mathematician who used her skills to tackle public health problems. But after five years as a doctoral student at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH),…

Commencement 2014: Award winners

May 28, 2014 -- Each year, several awards are presented to graduating students, faculty, and staff at the Harvard School of Public Health. See photos from the May 28, 2014 award ceremony and reception 2014 STUDENT AWARDS Albert Schweitzer Award Rebecca Jadine…