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.
Kids may face mental health issues as school begins amid pandemic
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
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.
David R. Williams recently co-authored “COVID-19 and Health Equity—A New Kind of “Herd Immunity” in the Journal of the American Medical Association. He writes that “COVID-19 is a magnifying glass that has highlighted the larger pandemic of racial/ethnic…
Surveys, apps to track COVID-19
Our researchers appear daily in media and other outlets worldwide discussing COVID-19. Read the latest.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a dramatic mental health toll on health care workers, including Lorna Breen, a physician and director of the emergency department at New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, who committed suicide earlier this year, according to…
President Trump reportedly minimized the danger of the coronavirus last winter to avoid causing panic. Harvard Chan experts say that was the wrong thing to do.
The Lancet COVID-19 Commission outlined challenges and offered recommendations regarding the coronavirus pandemic in a September 14 statement.
Our faculty hold daily press conferences with media. Read transcripts or listen to audio.
Latest press conferences
You're listening to a press conference from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with Howard Koh, the Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public…
You're listening to a press conference from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with Barry Bloom, the Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Research Professor of Public Health and former dean of the School. This call…
You're listening to a press conference from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with Paul Biddinger, the director of the Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation and Practice Program. Also vice chairman for emergency preparedness in the Department…
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: Part 4
A fireside chat with Anthony Fauci, Director, NIAID, and Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN
COVID-19 Mental Health Forum Series
When Public Health Means Business 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: