COVID-19 Response: Public Health In Action
Our scientists are at the forefront of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are conducting groundbreaking research on everything from the basic biology of the virus to population-level strategies to help stop its spread; holding public forums and press conferences; and advising governments, businesses, and more on safely navigating the crisis.
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What will it be like when COVID-19 becomes endemic?
Knowledge in action
Our faculty are on the front lines of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, contributing new research, collaborating on projects, and advising governments, businesses, and others.
Childhood and adult vaccination rates in Massachusetts
Surveys, apps to track COVID-19
COVID-19 action briefs
Harvard Chan faculty are using crowdsourcing technology to fight the coronavirus. The How We Feel app tracks COVID-19 in local communities, helping scientists better understand and fight the pandemic in the US.
The first months of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in Spain resulted in high incidence and mortality. Little is known about the epidemic dynamics in different age groups, including the relative effect of the lockdown measures introduced on March 15,…
Arresting the spread of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces and in the air using engineered water nanostructures enriched with de novo designed neutralizing peptides
Phillip Demokritou was recently funded by the National Science Foundation to develop a novel nanotechnology intervention technology to reduce transmission of COVID-19 on surfaces and in the air.
Our researchers appear daily in media and other outlets worldwide discussing COVID-19. Read the latest.
Hammering out temporary ceasefires in conflict zones will be necessary to vaccinate enough people against COVID-19 so that the pandemic can be brought to an end, according to humanitarian professionals.
A Science magazine profile of healthy buildings expert Joseph Allen described his research on how indoor air quality affects human health and cognition, his work advising companies on ventilation and air filtration, and his efforts during the pandemic…
As the Delta variant propels COVID-19 infections across the U.S., Rebecca Weintraub says it’s important to make it easier for people to get vaccines, to answer questions from those who are hesitant about getting inoculated—and to have vaccine…
Our faculty hold frequent press conferences with media. Read transcripts or listen to audio.
Latest press conferences
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Press Conference with Rebecca Weintraub, Mansi Kansal, and John Brownstein, 06/10/21
You're listening to a press conference from the Harvard School of Public Health with Rebecca Weintraub, director of vaccine delivery at Ariadne Labs, Mansi Kansal, product manager at Google Health, and John Brownstein, chief innovation officer at Boston…
You're listening to a press conference from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with Vish Viswanath, director of the India Research Center, Lee Kum Kee Professor of Health Communication in the Department of Social and…
You're listening to a press conference from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with Evan Benjamin, associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and chief medical officer of Ariadne Labs, a joint center…
Forums and events
We are holding informational forums and other public programming designed to stem the spread of misinformation and contribute to an informed response.
When Public Health Means Business Series
COVID-19 Mental Health Forum Series
Additional Information and Guidance from Harvard Chan School
The pandemic is having impact well beyond the fields of epidemiology and infectious disease. In almost every public health discipline, new questions are being asked and new research undertaken. Some examples of how Harvard Chan faculty are exploring the wide-ranging impact of COVID-19: