Why Harvard Chan

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health brings together dedicated experts from every discipline to educate new generations of global health leaders and produce powerful ideas that can transform the lives of people everywhere.

Our students, faculty, and staff come from around the world to advance knowledge and create practical and cost-effective solutions to complex public health problems based on rigorous research.

As a community of leading researchers and educators, we work together to take innovative ideas from the laboratory to people’s lives—not only making scientific breakthroughs, but also working to change individual habits, public policies, and health care practices.

Our work has greater global impact because of Harvard’s unique opportunities for learning and leadership. Harvard Chan School students and alumni enjoy access to an unparalleled community of preeminent scholars and influential leaders throughout the University and around the world, as well as an internationally recognized and respected name.

We’re proud of the contributions made by our community of public health leaders, today and over more than 100 years of public health history—breakthrough ideas that empower people everywhere to lead healthier lives.

Learn more about how the the School’s work has changed lives around the world.

Read about about the School’s mission and core values.