Topic: student stories

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…

Mobile app for sexual health recognized at Deans' Challenge

May 28, 2013 — A proposal for a mobile phone app to help college students manage their sexual health was named second runner-up in Harvard’s inaugural Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge, hosted by the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-Lab). The mobile phone…

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…

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…

Mobilizing next generation to reduce health care disparities

October 9, 2013 — Racial disparities continue to exert a harmful influence on the health of non-whites in the United States, affecting such measures as obesity rates, infant mortality, and access to health care. Now, a new collaborative effort launched by Harvard…

Student team documents health conditions on isolated Idjwi island

A team of seven Harvard graduate students, including four recent HSPH alumni, have released the findings of an innovative health assessment they conducted on Africa’s isolated Idjwi Island last summer. Invited by a Congolese doctor with roots on the island, the students…

HSPH students look to unravel the complexities of Chagas Disease

March 30, 2012 Chagas disease affects an estimated 8 to 11 million people worldwide. Caused by a parasite transmitted primarily through a bite from the triatomine, or “kissing” bug—so-called because it frequently bites humans on the face—Chagas has two stages, one acute…