Topic: student stories

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…

HSPH, Burmese students team up to improve health at refugee camp

May 20, 2014 — The Umpiem Mai refugee camp in western Thailand was erected three decades ago to provide temporary housing for Burmese refugees fleeing the repressive rule of their country’s military government. Today, more than 13,000 people still live in this…

Commencement 2014 slideshow

May 29, 2014 -- At the 2014 HSPH 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 Public Health, 176…

Commencement 2013: Award winners

Each year, several awards are presented to graduating students, faculty and staff at the Harvard School of Public Health. STUDENT AWARDS Albert Schweitzer Award Dr. Mary Mwanyika Sando, Master of Public Health Dr. Fang-Ching Sun Memorial Award Dr. Anne Marie Newland, Master…

Commencement 2014: Student speaker Jacqueline Murdoch address

May 29, 2014 Dean Frenk, Dr. Frieden, faculty, alumni. Good afternoon. Class of 2014. And a special welcome to our family, friends, children, partners, and parents. Those who have made this all possible—even when we came to them with the somewhat unexpected…

Bringing fairness to health care access

May 27, 2014 -- Outside the gates of her Mexico City high school, Thalia Porteny would always see kids begging for food. “It made me feel uneasy and frustrated,” said Porteny. “I knew I’d had amazing opportunities given to me, and I…

Startups with social impact

Students challenged to generate entrepreneurial solutions to social challenges May 21, 2014 — Ashley Elsensohn, MPH ’14, never expected to graduate from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) as co-founder of a coffee company, but what started as a practicum project soon…