Topic: student stories

Why Public Health? Mary Mwanyika Sando

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. Mary Mwanyika Sando, MD, MPH ’13, works in maternal and child health in Tanzania…

Why Public Health? Nicanor Obaldia Rodriguez

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, Nicanor Obaldia Rodriguez, a doctoral student from Panama, says he hopes to establish…

A Healthier World: The Impact of Financial Aid

April 2013 — Students and alumni talk about the impact that receiving financial aid to come to Harvard School of Public Health has made on their lives. For Raphael Arku, SD ’15, it means the chance to study environmental health so that…

HSPH students study electronic health records in China

April 2013 — In January 2013, 12 HSPH students travelled to the Minhang District in Shanghai, China to study how electronic health records were implemented. The Winter Session trip was sponsored by the HSPH China Initiative.

HSPH student profiles

Harvard School of Public Health's student population is made up of more than 1,000 individuals from throughout the United States and 62 other countries who represent an array of fields and include physicians, health services administrators, epidemiologists, nurses, dentists, lawyers, statisticians, environmental…

HSPH Commencement 2011

May 27, 2011 -- HSPH Graduates Urged To Become Leaders, Transform Public Health Dean Julio Frenk opened the 2011 Commencement Ceremonies on a sunny spring day May 26 with the following message to the assembled graduates: “You came to Harvard School of Public Health because…

Commencement 2012: Kevin Koo's Address

May 24, 2012 -- Dean Frenk, Dr. Chan, distinguished guests, faculty and alumni, parents, families, and fellow graduates: Greetings and good afternoon. It’s my honor to represent the Class of 2012. Today we gather here in the familiar Kresge courtyard, where we’ve…

Commencement 2012: Gerald Chan's address

May 24, 2012 The Idea of Public Health Commencement is a rite of passage whereby the new graduates are inducted into the company of the learned. In your honoring me by inviting me to be with you today, I suppose I am…

Tackling childhood obesity in communities

May 28, 2013 — At age four, Talita Jordan told her mother — a young, single parent — that she wanted to be a doctor. She stuck with the plan, becoming chief resident at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Now,…

Making a difference while making a profit

June 6, 2013 -- Can for-profit health ventures be an effective way to improve the health of poor people around the globe? Teams of students at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) sought…