Topic: women and health

Delaying Pregnancy and Parenthood

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum examined the societal factors driving delayed pregnancy, delve into the health risks to older mothers and their babies, and explore both the risks and the benefits to older pa

Girls' Health and Education

[FORUM VIDEO] Research suggests that educating girls and women safeguards their well-being, ensures healthy future generations, alleviates poverty, and boosts GDP. Yet alarming discrepancies persist b

Under pressure: Latin American women face forced sterilization

July 23, 2014 -- Tamil Kendall, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research postdoctoral researcher with the Women and Health Initiative and a Takemi Fellow in HSPH’s Department of Global Health and Population, is an expert in gender and HIV in Latin America who…

Contraception coverage saves money

In addition to its potential health benefits for women, insurance coverage of contraception is cost-effective and cost-saving for society, according to Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) health policy researcher Daniel Liebman. Tallying up the evidence for The Incidental Economist blog, Liebman…

Startups with social impact

Students challenged to generate entrepreneurial solutions to social challenges May 21, 2014 — Ashley Elsensohn, MPH ’14, never expected to graduate from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) as co-founder of a coffee company, but what started as a practicum project soon…

Student profile: Christina Nieves, SM '14

Q: Why did you choose HSPH? A: I chose HSPH because I wanted to go to a school with a strong epidemiology program and exceptional students and faculty. HSPH is one of the best public health schools in the country and the…

First women

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] First to admit women on the same basis as men In November 1913, the Harvard-MIT School for Health Officers became the first academic program at Harvard to admit and credential women on the same basis as men. The…

Rebuilding shattered lives

[Fall 2010] When an earthquake struck in Chile, HSPH alum Karen Anderson and the community health group she founded were the first on the scene—and they’re still there. At 3:34 a.m. on February 27, 2010, an 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile, killing…

Tales from a long relationship

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] What would become one of the largest and most important cohort studies examining the role of environment and behavior on disease began modestly in 1976, when a small group of researchers from HSPH, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham…