Required Pre-Readings & Resources for Sessions

Resources for Sessions

The following materials will be utilized during specific Orientation sessions. The materials provided here are often not provided during the session. We hope that by providing these materials early you will be able to find them ahead of time and use them for the following sessions.
(Please note that accessing some of the reading materials below may require your HUID.)

Orientation Session:
Fundamental Concepts of Public Health, a mini-course taught by Dean Julio Frenk and Professor Sue Goldie


1. Course Information here, please review

2. Access E-book here

Orientation Session:
A Harvard Chan Common Reading Discussion with Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law


Kenji Yoshino, Covering: The hidden assault on our civil rights, New York: Random       House, 2006.  (Paperback 2007).  This book is widely available, at libraries, bookstores or on-line here.

Orientation Session:
Analyzing Public Health for Identity and Strategy
with Jesse B. Bump, Lecturer on       Global Health Policy, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H.             Chan School of Public Health


1. François Gabriel Boisseau, A Treatise on Cholera Morbus: Or, Researches on the Symptoms, Nature, and Treatment of the Disease: And on the Different Means of Avoiding it. (New York: Collins & Company, 1832). Click here.

2. Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Problems in Tropical America. (Boston, MA: United Fruit Company, 1924)
George E. Vincent, “Tropical Hygiene, An International Adventure,” pp. 6–16. Vincent, United Fruit
John L. Todd, “Tropical Medicine, 1898–1924,” pp. 17–24. Todd TropicalMedicine.

3. Richard P. Strong, ed., The African Republic of Liberia and the Belgian Congo, Based on the Observations Made and Materials Collected During the Harvard African Expedition 1926–1927. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1930). Pages 68, 70–72. Click here.

4. Richard B. Tennant, The American Cigarette Industry. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1950). Pages 3–7. Click here.

5. Jesse B. Bump, The Long Road to Universal Health Coverage: Early decisions in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Health Systems & Reform 2015; 1: 28–38. Click here.

Orientation Session:
Case Method Workshops

This interactive seminar to familiarize students with the case method approach to reviewing complex problems/business concerns.


Case Study Method Workshop session description
Birth outcomes in Boston final case