Topic: student stories

Shining a light on bicycle safety in Boston

June 26, 2013 — “Picture a bridge over a river with a hole in the middle,” said Dahianna Lopez, a PhD student in health policy at Harvard. “When people cross it, some are going to fall through the hole and into the…

Orientation 2013: HSPH welcomes new students

August 30, 2013 — The Harvard School of Public Health community welcomed 515 new students during orientation activities held August 26-30, 2013. Students from 52 countries and 39 states came together for workshops and events designed to prepare them for their HSPH…

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…

Painting the big picture on a Navajo reservation

November 1, 2012 -- Once upon a time, Anne Newland wanted to go to film school. But because life unfolds with its own logic, she instead became a doctor with the federal Indian Health Service (IHS). And shaped by her experience working…

Commencement 2012: Dean Julio Frenk's Address

May 24, 2012 -- Welcome Remarks Dear graduating students, family members, and friends; distinguished members of the faculty and members of the entire Harvard School of Public Health community: It is my immense honor and pleasure to be here today to preside over…

Applying global health lessons to U.S. health care

May 17, 2013 — The conversation around health care policy in the United States, mired as it is in partisan bickering, has gone off course from what should be its larger goal — building the foundation of a secure and prosperous society,…

HSPH students simulate international aid negotiations

Fourteen HSPH students participated in an innovative extracurricular exercise on March 25, joining with students from other Harvard graduate schools, Boston University, and Tufts University, to simulate the high-level negotiations behind the funding of international aid packages. Representing delegations from the Malawian…

A neurosurgeon returns to Louisiana focused on public health

October 12, 2011 -- Anil Nanda did not really need to seek a master’s degree in public health. He’s quite accomplished in his field already; Nanda is chief of neurosurgery at Shreveport’s Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, an academic center for medicine…

HSPH researchers honored at National Epidemiology Conference

July 26, 2011 -- HSPH Prof. Marc Lipsitch, postdoctoral research fellow Tuula Oksanen, and doctoral student [[Pamela Rist]] were honored by their colleagues at the North American Congress of Epidemiology 2011, held in Montreal in June. Lipsitch is lead author of a paper titled “Negative…

Solar-powered cooker helps reduce toxic indoor air pollution

August 27, 2013 — While studying climate change in the Himalayas, Catlin Powers, SM’11, a Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) PhD candidate in environmental health, was intrigued when a family asked her why scientists were studying outdoor air pollution instead of indoor…