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Community reaction critical to rebuilding lives of child soldiers

How accepting or hostile a community is toward former child soldiers can help determine whether they will fare well or reoffend, according to Theresa Betancourt, associate professor of child health and human rights at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and director…

Health Policy News: Chicago's new handgun ordinance won't make families safer

HSPH’s David Hemenway, director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and the Youth Violence Prevention Center, is quoted in a Chicago Tribune op-ed (July 9, 2010) which argues against Chicago’s new handgun ordinance. The article cites research by Hemenway and colleagues on firearms and…

HSPH alumni and faculty part of Boston Marathon tragedy response

Harvard School of Public Health-affiliated physicians were among the hospital emergency department staff called upon to care for victims of the explosions at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Stephanie Kayden, MPH ’06, was the senior physician in charge of the…

Harvard-organized conference in New Delhi focuses on gender justice

Leading lawmakers, police officials, and social activists met on July 12-13, 2013 in New Delhi, India for a conference on “Gender Justice and Criminal Law Reform” organized by the Harvard Gender Violence Project (HGVP), a collaboration between Harvard School of Public Health’s…