Topic: student stories

Why Public Health? Natalie Meyers

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 spending time working in refugee camps in Uganda, Natalie Meyers, SM ’13, spent her time…

A burning passion

[ Winter 2014 ] When Catlin Powers first stepped into a nomadic family’s canvas tent in the Chinese Himalayas, she was overpowered by the smell of burning yak dung, the traditional source of fuel. She almost choked on the thick yellow smoke that spewed…

In Memorium: Elif Yavuz, SD ’13

[ Winter 2014 ] Elif Yavuz, SD ’13, was killed on September 21, 2013, during a terrorist attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. She and her partner, Ross Langdon, also killed in the attack, were expecting their first child. Yavuz, 33, a…

Unequal access

Doctoral student studies social disparities and health May 28, 2013 -- Conducting research projects among mothers and infants in Brazil in the mid-2000s, Paola Gilsanz got to see firsthand the effects of health inequalities. She saw that, all too often, good health…

Why Public Health? Will Perry

May 2012 -- In our video series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard School of Public Health students to talk about why they chose to enter the field. Here, Will Perry, a surgeon who earned his MPH in 2012, talks about his…

Why Public Health? Peter James

April 2011 -- In our new series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard School of Public Health students to talk about why they chose to enter the field. Above, Peter James, a doctoral student of Environmental Health and Epidemiology, hopes to use his research to…

Why Public Health? Zinzi Bailey

April 2011 -- In our new series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard School of Public Health students to talk about why they chose to enter the field. Above, Zinzi Bailey, a doctoral student from Jamaica who grew up in Miami, speaks…

Why Public Health? Jim Kennedye

May 2012 -- In our video series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard School of Public Health students to talk about why they chose to enter the field. Here, Jim Kennedye, an emergency room physician who earned his MPH in 2012, talks…

Why Public Health? John Jackson

May 2013 -- 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. John Jackson, SD ’13, Horace W. Goldsmith Fellow (generously supported by Richard and…