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.
Can herd immunity stop COVID-19?
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.
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.
Surveys, apps to track COVID-19
Our researchers appear daily in media and other outlets worldwide discussing COVID-19. Read the latest.
Only one-third of Americans believe the recently passed COVID relief package will significantly help them, according to a new poll led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The poll, which surveyed 1,008 adults in late March…
Investing in public health is crucial both for keeping people healthy and for maintaining a strong economy, according to Harvard Chan School Dean Michelle Williams.
A new COVID-19 risk calculator developed at Harvard Chan School can help people understand the ways that masking, ventilation, filtration, and other factors can mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in indoor environments.
Our faculty hold frequent press conferences with media. Read transcripts or listen to audio.
Latest press conferences
You're listening to a press conference from the Harvard School of Public Health with Michael Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology and a faculty member in the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics. This call was recorded at 11:25 a.m.…
You're listening to a press conference from the Harvard School of Public Health with Stephen Kissler, a research fellow in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases. This call was recorded at 12:15 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday,…
You're listening to a press conference from the Harvard School of Public Health with Michael Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology and a faculty member in the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics. This call was recorded at 1:00 p.m.…
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: