Anton Castellanos Usigli, DrPH ’22, was interviewed by Global Citizen as one of three “experts from around the world about the monkeypox public health crisis.”
Anuska Kalita, DrPH ’25, was appointed as a Fellow to The Lancet Commission on India’s Health System and was recently interviewed by The Lancet Commission.
Adele Houghton, DrPH ’23, was awarded the 2022 New World Social Innovation Fellowship from Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Leadership for ArchEPI, an app that catalyzes global progress on climate, health, and equity by helping green and healthy building projects reflect community needs.
Eirliani Abdul Rahman, DrPH ’24, published an article in Harvard Public Health titled “Abortion bans trap victims in a cycle of domestic violence“.
Oscar Mairena, DrPH ’24, was selected as one of twelve students across all Harvard schools who will participate in the prestigious Harvard Presidential Public Service Fellowship. Oscar will be working with Abigail Batchelder, PhD, MPH, from Mass General Hospital and The Fenway Institute to develop and launch a low-threshold mental health intervention for people living with and at risk of acquiring HIV who use drugs and receive services at Victory Programs.
Oscar Mairena, DrPH ’24, was selected as one of twenty graduate students from 13 graduate schools in Greater Boston who will spend this summer working in key state and local agencies in Boston as Rappaport Public Policy Fellows. Oscar will be working with the Boston Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services focusing on ways to expand harm reduction services in Boston and improve services for people who use drugs.
Elizabeth Perry, DrPH ’23, published an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review titled “The First 100 Days for Female Leaders” where women share advice for navigating the crucial period at the start of a new role.
Zeenith Ebrahim, DrPH ’23, was awarded the Echoing Green Fellowship which helps to further the work of 18 social entrepreneurs advancing innovative solutions for entrenched social problems, from systemic racism to health inequity, economic disparity, and poverty. Previous Fellows include former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama (’91), political commentator Van Jones (’94), and the organization’s own President, Cheryl L. Dorsey (’92).
Mrinalini Darswal, DrPH ’23, published an article titled “As Stealth Omicron Ravages Europe, China, What is Protecting Indians?” for CNN News 18. The article details how Omicron can still cause long Covid, a consequence that may follow even the mild cases of Covid-19. Preventing infections is key for India.
Eirliani Abdul Rahman, DrPH ’24, was interviewed by Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB), the public broadcasting station of the German states of Berlin and Brandenburg. For a transcript of the interview titled “There’s a Real Danger of Children and Women being Trafficked”, click here.
Eirliani Abdul Rahman, DrPH ’24, published an article in the Diplomatic Courier titled “How to Stop Human Traffickers from Exploiting the War in Ukraine”
Eirliani Abdul Rahman, DrPH ’24, published an article in the Harvard Kennedy School Review titled “The War on Ukraine: Time for a Feminist Foreign Policy?”
Mrinalini Darswal, DrPH ’23, published an article titled ” Do Vaccines Work against Omicron, is it as Deadly as Delta? FAQs on New COVID Variant Answered” on COVID-19, Omicron, and its implications on India.
Teguo Djoyum, DrPH ’24, ran a vaccine event in partnership with Democratic State Rep. Naquetta Ricks, the African Chamber of Commerce, and the Colorado state health department. The story was covered by 9News.
Elizabeth Perry, DrPH ’23, presented a paper about social norms and financial decision-making at the 5th annual Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines. Perry’s paper, which explains how people may learn from the mistakes of others, was featured in the first concurrent session of the conference.
Elizabeth Perry, DrPH ’23, published a paper, “From Nothing to Something”, in the American Council on Consumer Interests’ Consumer Interest Annual, vol. 67.
Elizabeth Perry shared “Calling the Shots: How Others’ Mistakes May Influence Vaccine Take-up” at the 2021 Medical Writing & Communication Conference.
Adele Houghton, DrPH ’23, wrote an article titled “‘Soft Infrastructure’ Is Crucial for a Post-Carbon World” for Common Edge magazine. The article makes the case for centering US climate action on buildings in their context because buildings are the place where climate change, health, and social equity meet everyday life.
Adele Houghton, DrPH ’23, presented her topic, “Western Hills Viaduct Project: Community Health Considerations” for AIA Cincinnati. Her presentation looked at the potential social and environmental impacts of a viaduct reconstruction project in Cincinnati, OH, as well as opportunities to use design and social programs to minimize potential co-harms and maximize potential co-benefits to health.
Adele Houghton, DrPH ’23, presented her topic, “Architectural Epidemiology – A new method for leveraging building design and operations to influence community health outcomes” at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Her presentation proposes a new epidemiological theory that uses architecture and allied disciplines in the real estate industry as a mechanism for interventions addressing the health effects of climate change and chronic disease.
Adele Houghton, DrPH ’23, presented her topic, “The Role of Building Design in Reducing the Risk of Human Exposure to Air Pollution – Systematic Review of the Literature” at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Her presentation shares result from a systematic literature review of the evidence identifying architectural design strategies that can be protective against exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution.
Adele Houghton, DrPH ’23, co-moderated the “Climate and Health Roundtable Hosted by APHA Intersectional Council Committee on Climate Change and Health” at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. The goal of the roundtable was to amplify research on climate change and health across the entire APHA membership and foster multi-disciplinary collaboration and engagement.
Eirliani Abdul Rahman, DrPH ’24, published an op-ed in the Malay-language broadsheet, Berita Harian in Singapore, titled “Let’s Reach Out to the Vaccine Hesitant“.
Elizabeth Perry, DrPH ’23, published an op-ed in Inside Higher Ed on balancing academics and children during the pandemic titled “Graduate Student Parents Are Having A Moment“.
Eirliani Abdul Rahman, DrPH ’24, published an op-ed in Channels News Asia titled “Afghanistan was making progress on women’s healthcare. Then the Taliban returned“.
Eirliani Abdul Rahman, DrPH ’24, published an op-ed in Newsweek titled “How to Limit the Disaster for Afghanistan’s Girls and Women“.
Adele Houghton, DrPH ’23, conducted a Q&A that was published in Common Edge involving an article she wrote for the Harvard Public Health Review titled, “How a Small Set of Strategies Can Benefit the Greatest Number of Outcomes“.
Eirliani Abdul Rahman, DrPH ’24, published an op-ed in Today (a Singapore-based newspaper) titled “Child Sexual Abuse – How to Watch for Tell-Tale Signs and Take Action“.
Elizabeth Perry, DrPH ’23, shared her research findings of increasing energy conservation at the international Life Improvement Science Conference.
Adele Houghton, DrPH ’23, wrote an article for Harvard Public Health Review titled “‘Co-Benefits’ as a Lens Through Which COVID-19 Building Upgrades Can Advance Environmental Sustainability, Climate Mitigation, and Adaptation, and Social Equity“.
Elizabeth Perry, DrPH ’23, presented at a session on retirement saving at the American Council on Consumer Interests Conference.
Adele Houghton, DrPH ’23, presented her topic, “Learning from COVID: Green Building Through the Lens of ‘Co-Benefits’” for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This session will introduce the public health concept of “co-benefits” – the idea that a single set of strategies can be designed to benefit multiple outcomes.
Mrinalini Darswal, DrPH ’23, wrote an article titled “COVID-19: Can strategic vaccination in India bend the curve for good?” for Times Now News in India. The article discusses the strategic COVID-19 vaccination coverage of the Indian population by using billions of person-hours of expertise of doorstep inoculations that allowed India to eradicate Polio.
Mrinalini Darswal, DrPH ’23, was interviewed by PTI Washington on India’s vaccination strategy as well as additional containment strategies, besides amplifying vaccination coverage, for the resurgent COVID19 pandemic in India. The interview, “Public healthcare expert recommends new Covid-19 vaccine strategy for India“, has been published in various newspapers in India including the Times of India.
Adele Houghton, DrPH ’23, wrote an article titled “Bring the Outside In” for Connection, the Young Architects Forum magazine through the American Institute of Architects. The article discusses the importance of architects’ delivering designs that reflect and amplify neighborhood-scale goals for promoting resilience, equity, and health.
Adele Houghton, DrPH ’23, wrote an article titled “This Earth Day, Lets #RemodelforResilience” in Climate for Health which asks how public health can be centered in designing.
Elizabeth Perry, DrPH ’23, presented a research spotlight on an exploratory project to reduce vaccine hesitancy at the Society of Behavioral Medicine annual meeting.
Mrinalini Darswal, DrPH ’23, wrote an article for News 18 titled “As Covid-19 Ravages Maharashtra, Why Do We Not Fear it Enough to Stay Safe?” which speaks about the underlying, automatic brain processes that guide our behavior towards carelessness despite facing a potentially fatal risk like Covid-19.
Mrinalini Darswal, DrPH ’23, wrote an article titled “Can tweak and relaunch vax within weeks: Harvard scholar amid rising mutations” for Midday newspaper in India. She spoke about the resurgence of infections in India and potential strategies for control.
Mrinalini Darswal, DrPH ’23, wrote an article for News 18 titled “Covid-19 Vaccines: How Global Research Answers FAQs” discussing how India was able to leverage her position as a global leader in vaccines to reach shots to poorer nations and is also able to make cover shortfalls in richer countries
Sarah Tsay, DrPH ’23, collaborated and contributed to Professor Satchit Balsari’s Team at Crisis Ready, a translational data readiness group that was created at Harvard and Direct Relief during COVID-19 response
Sherine Andreine Powerful, DrPH ’21, won a research grant from the Center for Positive Sexuality for intersectional research on race and sexuality that centers Black, Brown, and Indigenous peoples.
Sherine Andreine Powerful, DrPH ’21, co-authored an essay on collective thriving built on shared cultural values of community and self-care, connections via crossing borders, and intergenerational knowledge(s) during COVID-19. The essay is titled “Thriving Despite, Worlds-Shifting through Corona“.
Anton Castellanos Usigli, DrPH ’22, was selected to join the 2020 cohort of Adrian Cheng Fellows by The Social Innovation and Change Initiative (SICI) at Harvard Kenndy School
Adil Bahalim, DrPH ’20, and Concerto Biosciences were the runner-up in the President’s Innovation Challenge. They received $25,000 to advance their business; “using a patented platform that constructs and screens millions of specific microbial communities, the team aims to discover groups of microbes that work in concert to accomplish important functions in human health—such as promoting the growth of a beneficial microbe or suppressing the growth of a pathogen—as well as in agriculture and industry”.
Sachin Silva, DrPH ’20, co-authored an article for Global Policy Journal titled “Closing the Equity Financing Gap during the COVID-19 Crisis: The Emergence of Sovereign Wealth Funds with Expiration Dates”.
Tariana Little, DrPH ’20, published a video series titled #StayHopeful, which features 8 individuals across Greater Boston, from a 6th-grade artist to a best-selling author, on reflections, advice, and visions for themselves and our future in COVID-19
Sachin Silva, DrPH ’20, co-authored an article for Project Syndicate titled “What Caused the COVID-19 Testing Deficit”.
Bhargav Krishna, DrPH ’21, joined the NewsLaundry podcast to discuss questions about the COVID-19 pandemic, from the accuracy of prediction models for India to the media’s coverage of the crisis.
Sachin Silva, DrPH ’20, co-authored an article for the Global Policy Journal titled “Factoring Pandemic Risks into Financial Modelling”.
Sachin Silva, DrPH ’20, co-authored an article for The Economist titled “COVID-19 Pandemic Accelerates the Rise of Digital Payments”.
Sachin Silva, DrPH ’20, co-authored an article for Project Syndicate titled “The COVID-19 Cash Out”.
Anton Castellanos Usigli, DrPH ’22, had an article published by NBC News on his HIV prevention work in Brooklyn, NY
Amy Bantham, DrPH ’20, describes her research (Doctoral Project) on physician-prescribed exercise referral programs for cardiac rehabilitation at the AHA Scientific Sessions.
Akosua Adu-Boahene, DrPH ’22, opened a non-profit free clinic (WTL Health Clinic) in Pawtucket RI. WTL Health Clinic was recently granted its full license from the Rhode Island Department of Health to operate as an Organized Ambulatory Care Facility in the state of Rhode Island.
Cristina Alonso, DrPH ’21, offered her impromptu services as an interpreter for Justice Juan Luis González Alcántara Carrancá
Bryan Buckley, DrPH ’20, was profiled as a Lifelong Scholar and Agent of Change at Michigan State University (MSU) Division of Public Health.
Chia En “Allen” Lien, DrPH ’20, gave the 2019 Commencement address at National Taiwan University.
Ramon Lorenzo Luis Guinto, DrPH ’19, presented a poster at the Global Health Security Conference titled: “‘One ASEAN’: Can It Deliver Universal Health Coverage and Global Health Security?” in Sydney, Australia
Joseph Fitchett, DrPH ’20, wrote an article for British diagnostic company Mologic on its development of a new lateral flow testing platform and its partnership with West African Dx Center
Ramon Lorenzo Luis Guinto, DrPH ’19, wrote an article for the International Health Policies titled “From “Health for All” to “Universal Health”: The Americas Region Seems to Get it. Again”
Faraaz Mahomed, DrPH ’19, wrote an article for the Harvard Gazette focusing on mental health care and how it is provided around the world, particularly in resource-poor settings, and on how that care can be improved through an emphasis on the human rights of those using mental health services
Ramon Lorenzo Luis Guinto, DrPH ’19, with Gianna Gayle Amul wrote an article titled “‘Sin tax’: making clear who commits the sin.” via BMJ Global Health
Tariana V. Little, DrPH ’20, is one of five women in Boston selected for the Young Philanthropist Fellowship led by The Philanthropy Connection (TPC). TPC’s mission is to inspire, teach, and enable women in Massachusetts to engage in collective philanthropy. The first of its kind nationally, the TPC Young Philanthropist Fellowship aims to support and encourage the next generation of philanthropists.
Margaret Sullivan, DrPH ’19, The Relational Aspect of Primary Care with Immigrant Patients via The Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery
Margaret Sullivan, DrPH ’19, will be speaking at a webinar titled Trauma-Informed Cervical Cancer Screening in Women with Experience of Homelessness: Translating Principles Into Practice presented by The National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Ramon Lorenzo Luis Guinto, DrPH ’19, “#DecolonizeGlobalHealth: Rewriting the narrative of global health.” via International Health Policies
Ramon Lorenzo Luis Guinto, DrPH ’19, “Political Economy of PMAC: Who Gets Invited, Who Doesn’t, and So What.” via International Health Policies
Tariana V. Little, DrPH ’20, received a Civic Leadership Fellowship from the New Leaders Council (NLC). The NLC is the hub for progressive millennial thought leadership. Anchored by its six-month training program, the NLC Institute, NLC equips young leaders with the skills to run for office, manage campaigns, create start-ups and networks of thought leaders.
Elvis Garcia, DrPH ’19, and Sana Mostaghim, DrPH ’18 help develop global vaccine access strategy at Takeda
Ramon Lorenzo Luis Guinto, DrPH ’19, named one of the Raffles Fellows by the National University of Singapore. The Fellowship recognizes emerging scholars and leaders in global health from Asia.
Sherine A. Powerful, DrPH ’21, wrote her first article as a Voices in Leadership Writing Fellow titled Culture Change, Flourishing, and Thriving: On Inclusive Excellence At and Beyond Harvard with John Wilson
Bryan O. Buckley, DrPH ’20, elected as the new Chair of the Community Health Planning and Policy Development of APHA (American Public Health Association)
Tariana V. Little, DrPH ’20, selected in El Mundo newspaper’s Boston Latino 30 Under 30 which spotlights the 30 most influential young Latinos in Boston
Ramon Lorenzo Luis Guinto, DrPH ’19, “Climate and Health: The Heart of the Health Policy Nexus.” via Global Health Now
Ramon Lorenzo Luis Guinto, DrPH ’19, “A journey of friendship: how Alma-Ata made us young global health leaders.” with Roopa Dhatt via International Health Policies
Ramon Lorenzo Luis Guinto, DrPH ’19, “ALMA-ATA at 40: Time to Expand to Planetary Health Care.” via Health and Human Rights Journal
Eric Coles, DrPH ’20, wrote an article as a Voices in Leadership Writing Fellow titled Principled Leadership: Lessons from David Shulkin, Former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Tariana V. Little, DrPH ’20, selected to participate in a regionally competitive fellowship sponsored by the 2018-19 Food Solutions New England’s Network Leadership Institute
Eric Coles, DrPH ’20, wrote an article for The Harvard Crimson titled The Mental Health Crisis on College Campuses
Ramon Lorenzo Luis Guinto, DrPH ’19, “Want to transform global health? Start with WHO interns” via PLOS Blogs Global Health
Tariana V. Little, DrPH ’20, interviewed by Boston Network News on racial inequities in maternal health and her short documentary, Stories of Black Motherhood
Tariana V. Little, DrPH ’20, was profiled by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health about the program she launched that provides homeless students with easy-to-prepare food.
Ramon Lorenzo Luis Guinto, DrPH ’19, named a “Thought Leader (Columnist)” by Rappler, the Philippines’ largest online news organization, writing articles on different topics relevant to Philippine health, environment, and development. View his first article here
Tariana V. Little, DrPH ’20, writes about her Summer Field Immersion as a fellow in the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (Boston, MA) via medium.com.
Morissa Sobelson, DrPH’19, discusses her collaborative work in Utah to prevent suicide via Deseret News – work continuing from her Winter Team-Based and Summer Field Immersions as her DELTA Doctoral Project.
Tariana V. Little, DrPH ’20, interviewed for American Public Health Association’s The Nation’s Health looking back at experience in American Journal of Public Health inaugural Think Tank.
Ramon Lorenzo Luis Guinto, DrPH ’19, featured in a short film “Achieving Global Health Security and Universal Health Coverage”, which features participants in a workshop convened by The University of Edinburgh and Georgetown University, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (Begin video at 30:35)
Ramon Lorenzo Luis Guinto, DrPH ’19, delivered a presentation entitled “Universal Health Coverage in ‘One ASEAN’: Are Migrants Included?” at the First World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health in Edinburgh, Scotland
Lamees El-Sadek, DrPH ’20, What do you say to a four-year-old white supremacist? via The Guardian.
Tayeisha Jackson, DrPH ’18, Humaniartian heart, analytical mind.
Morissa Sobelson, DrPH ’19, asks There’s No Federal Money For Gun Research. Will Private Funders Step Up? in WBUR’s Cognoscenti.
Tariana V. Little, DrPH ’20, speaks with Boston University’s Neighborhood Network News to promote the Youth & Public Health Summit to be held in partnership with the Harvard Chan Offices of Diversity and Inclusion and Community Engagement.
Jun Nakagawa, DrPH ’19, Nudging ER Doctors to Prevent Opioid Overdoses in WBUR’s Cognoscenti.
Tariana V. Little, DrPH ’20, reflects on workshopping ideas as a Four94 Scratchpad Fellow this winter.
Eric Coles, DrPH ’20, Skip the Game in the Harvard Crimson.
Harvard DrPH Graduate Profile: Jeremy Lapedis, DrPH ’17, reflects on his time in the DrPH Program.
Harvard DrPH Graduate Profile: Gabriel Seidman, DrPH ’17, reflects on his time in the DrPH Program.
Chris Wheelahan, DrPH ’18, has DELTA Doctoral Project, a nonprofit, tech startup called Huntington Health Innovations, accepted into the 2017 Accelerator Program at Propeller, a social venture incubator in New Orleans.
Tariana V. Little, DrPH ’20, reflects on her work in the Dominican Republic through the lens of the Enabling Change Program and her Summer coursework.
Cohort 4 students visit the Massachusetts State House as guests of Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez during New Student Orientation.
Guilherme Trivellato, DrPH ’17, reflects on his experience in the DrPH Program as part of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health “Why Public Health” video series.
Claire Chaumont, DrPH ’18, Understanding the Ebola Narrative published in the Harvard Kennedy School Review (KSR).
Renzo Guinto, M.D., DrPH ’19, Building the Social Foundations of Planetary Health.
Paola Abril Campos, DrPH ’19, Awarded Best Overall Poster at Harvard T.H. Chan School State of Global Health Symposium Student Poster Session at 3rd Annual Global Health Week: Experiences of street harassment and social cohesion among women in Mexico City. Original research accepted by Salud Pública de México September 2016.
Jazmine Garcia Delgadillo, Paola Abril Campos and Maggie Sullivan, all DrPH’19, receive Agents of Change grant from Harvard Center for Primary Care to research hospitalization of homeless in Boston.
Update March, 2018 – Over the past year, the team aimed to create tools and training programs that enable the integration of care and services for homeless persons to improve health outcomes and decrease avoidable ER and hospital usage. BHCHP is one of nine service providers taking part in a two-year pilot of the Health Policy Commission Consortium to integrate care of homeless persons; the Social Determinants team were a critical contributor to the Consortium’s work. Moving forward, the team encourages case managers at BHCHP to incorporate monthly lunch talks on social determinants of health to teach each other new skills (via HMS Online).
2014 - 2016 Archives
Vanessa Brizuela, DrPH’18, reflects on student partnership with Harvard Global Health Education and Learning Incubator.
Pablo Villalobos, DrPH’18, spends Summer 2 Field Immersion working with the Superintendecia de Salud in Santiago, Chile: International Experiences in Reforming Health Insurance. Pablo presented a general panorama of global health insurance reforms in order to highlight alternatives available for the Chilean reform. The international experience will allow the Chilean decision makers to understand the main advantages and disadvantages of diverse insurance schemes, learning from others’ experiences in designing health insurances and implementing reforms.
Renzo Guinto, DrPH ’19, co-authored letter to the editor, Threats to Malaria Elimination in the Himalayas, published in The Lancet Global Health.
Kuanysh Yergaliyev, MD, MPH, DrPH ’19, spends Summer 2 Field Immersion Project at Boston Children’s Hospital with Harvard T.H. Chan faculty member, S. Bryn Austin, ScD: A Policy Translation Project Under Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders Program (STRIPED).
Yadira Almodóvar-Díaz, DrPH ’17, focuses her DELTA Doctoral Project on improving the health care system in her native Puerto Rico.
Joe Fitchett, DrPH ’20, co-led development of patient-centered mobile app nominated as finalist for President’s Challenge.
Cohort 2 team spends three-week Winter Field Immersion at Intermountain Healthcare looking at how to work with local leaders and internal stakeholders to meet the health needs of people in Salt Lake City region.
Claire Chaumont, DrPH ’18 and Joe Fitchett, DrPH ’20, collaborate on Forum of Finance Ministers Report: Poverty Alleviation and the Economic Benefits of Investing in Health.
Daniel Vigo, M.D., DrPH ’17, collaborated with Prof. Graham Thornicroft, Ph.D. and Prof. Rifat Atun on the article Estimating the true global burden of mental illness, published online by The Lancet Psychiatry.
Faculty members Peter Berman Ian Lapp introduce DrPH Program at Harvard Symposium: Rethinking Public Health Education.
Assistant Secretary for Health for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Howard Koh to rejoin HSPH Faculty.