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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U.S. early warning system aims to track emerging health threats
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.
Scientists have developed a machine learning model that can predict which SARS-CoV-2 viral variants are likely to cause surges in COVID-19 cases.
Sikhulile Moyo, the Botswana-based researcher who helped alert the world about the existence of the highly contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus, has been named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2022.
Experts have been urging people to take advantage of rapid COVID tests and have offered advice on how to use them most effectively.
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 T.H. Chan School of Public Health with Stephen Kissler, research fellow in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases. This call was recorded at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time on…
You're listening to a press conference from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with Joseph Allen, associate professor of Exposure Assessment Science and director of the Healthy Buildings Program. This call was recorded at 11:30 a.m.…
You're listening to a press conference from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with Rachael Piltch-Loeb, Globe Preparedness Fellow in the Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development and a research associate in the Department of…
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: