Office of Communications

The Office of Communications tells stories that illuminate the depth and breadth of the research and academic projects of Harvard Chan School faculty, researchers, students, and staff, using a wide variety of platforms. We manage the School’s website, promote faculty research, and produce a variety of print and digital publications to keep the general public and policymakers informed about important public health news that affects everyone.

The following are some of the primary activities carried out by the Communications team.

Promoting Harvard Chan School news

  • Helping journalists with their print, web, TV, and radio stories by identifying experts for interviews on a wide range of public health topics
  • Documenting Harvard Chan faculty appearances in a variety of news media
  • Writing press releases announcing the latest research and news from the School

Informing the general public

  • Creating content for the School’s website and other Harvard publications
  • Producing the award-winning Harvard Public Health magazine three times a year
  • Producing a variety of digital newsletters for the general public and the broader Harvard community
  • Maintaining the School’s social media channels and producing the Better Off podcast
  • Telling stories of public health that reflect people’s lives

Focusing on the School

  • Teaching communications best practices to administrators of departments, centers, and other School entities
  • Working with School entities to identify their communications needs and determine best ways to address them

Requesting communications assistance

For media inquiries, contact:

Todd Datz
Chief Communications Officer
Telephone: 617-432-8413
Fax: 617-432-8077
Email: tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu

Nicole Rura
Senior Media Relations Manager/Writer
Telephone: 617-221-4241
Fax: 617-432-8077
Email: nrura@hsph.harvard.edu

For general communications inquiries or questions about the website, marketing, logos, and branding contact:

Nicole Motta
Communications and Administrative Coordinator
Telephone: 617-432-8423
Email: nmotta@hsph.harvard.edu

Also, visit the communications resources page for more information.

Communications staff

Todd Datz
Chief Communications Officer
Telephone: 617-432-8413
Fax: 617-432-8077
Email: tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu

Kent Dayton
Staff Photographer
Telephone: 617-432-9408
Email: kdayton@hsph.harvard.edu

Mary Delaware
Senior Designer
Email: mdelaware@hsph.harvard.edu

Karen Feldscher
Associate Director, News
Telephone: 617-432-8439
Email: kfeldsch@hsph.harvard.edu

Anna Fisher-Pinkert
Associate Director, Digital Strategy
Telephone: 617-432-8420
Email: annafp@hsph.harvard.edu

Nicole Motta
Communications and Administrative Coordinator
Telephone: 617-432-8423
Email: nmotta@hsph.harvard.edu

Amy Roeder
Associate Editor, Harvard Public Health magazine
Senior Writer
Telephone: 617-432-8440
Email: aroeder@hsph.harvard.edu

Nicole Rura
Senior Media Relations Manager/Writer
Telephone: 617-221-4241
Fax: 617-432-8077
Email: nrura@hsph.harvard.edu

Christopher Sweeney
Senior Science Writer
Telephone: 617-432-8416
Email: csweeney@hsph.harvard.edu

Ben S. Wallace
Associate Creative Director
Telephone: 617-432-8451
Email: bwallace@hsph.harvard.edu