Topic: student stories

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…

Student's interest in Taiwan food scandal leads to published paper

Spread of tainted food products highlights need to strengthen global food safety October 15, 2013 – In fall 2011, Chih Chao “Justin” Yang, MPH ’12, a physician pursuing a career in internal medicine, had an idea for his 1,000-word final project for [[Rose…

Using business skills to propel ‘big impact’ health improvements

May 24, 2013 -- Five years ago, Shane Kiernan was an investment banker for a private equity real estate fund, helping evaluate potential acquisitions. In 2008, he established, and subsequently sold, a Dublin-based business called DealHunter that enabled consumers in Southern Ireland…