Topic: student stories

HSPH graduates told to be leaders, trailblazers, changemakers

May 31, 2013 -- Addressing graduates at the 2013 Commencement Ceremony on May 30, 2013, HSPH Dean Julio Frenk spoke of how, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, HSPH faculty, alumni, and students contributed “to what is now recognized as…

A transatlantic view of health policy

May 14, 2015 -- It’s not every day that young doctors with ideas about how to change national health policies get a face-to-face meeting with a high-level government official. But that’s what happened for Nawaz Ahmad and Aslı Kalın, two doctors from…

Promoting health care for the vulnerable in Vietnam

May 12, 2015 -- In Hanoi, working for a small nongovernmental organization, Lan Nguyen spent nearly four years trying to improve the lot of people on the fringes. Sex workers. Drug users. People struggling with diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis…

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…

Building safety into construction sites

May 8, 2015 — Emily Sparer may be the first Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health student to have construction workers cheering her on at her dissertation defense. Sparer, who is graduating in May with a ScD in occupational safety and…

Taking public health to heart

May 4, 2015 — Dervilla McCann’s face lights up as she recalls the day in 2012 when she learned that the Supreme Court had upheld the Affordable Care Act. A cardiologist with more than 25 years of experience in clinical practice and…

After Nepal earthquake, caring for the injured

When an earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, Renee Salas said it felt like she was “on a boat at sea.” After the shaking stopped, the 34-year-old emergency medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, who is also a part-time MPH student…

Winners named in 2015 student photo contest

Five students have been named winners of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s 2015 Student Photo Contest. The photos were taken in Kenya, Haiti, Uganda, India and Ethiopia. The contest is aimed at engaging students in a creative way and influencing…

Unity Reception pays tribute to Black History Month

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…