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I have been so blessed this past year: My partner and I are healthy, working, housed and fed, wanting only for in-person contact with friends and family. One sibling contracted COVID but has recovered. We miss our friends,…

Coronavirus Update: Harvard Chan Coronavirus Website

March 9, 2020 Dear Members of the Harvard Chan School Community, As the coronavirus continues to spread, I know that many of you, as do I, have plenty of questions and concerns. We will continue to provide regular…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

March 2, 2020 Dear Members of the Harvard Chan School Community, As most of you are aware, the coronavirus continues to spread. In the U.S., Washington state has recorded six COVID-19 deaths as of today and, closer to…

Advanced Leadership Initiative: Designing for Real User Needs

Harvard created the Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) to unleash the potential of experienced individuals exercising leadership across the world to help solve society’s most pressing challenges. Over the years, faculty from across Harvard’s professional schools have joined forces…

Giving leaders flexibility

“After serving on a volunteer alumni advisory council at the School, I came to appreciate how much HSPH depends on alumni support. Having been fortunate enough to enjoy some success in starting my own clinics, I wanted to…

Timely and critical to our work

“For seven years, we have been losing honeybee populations at an alarming rate, but until 2012, no one could say why. That’s when we published a paper tracing this loss to a group of pesticides called neonicotinoids. As…

Prevention is the smart way to go

"Everyone should be able to enjoy healthy, prosperous, vibrant communities and neighborhoods. Plus, when communities are strong, businesses are strong. It all cycles together. We can’t have a strong economy without a healthy population. “This is why we…

Leonid Sergius Snegireff Fellowship

“My father, Leonid Snegireff, MD, earned both his master’s degree (in 1939) and doctorate (in 1942) at the School of Public Health, and he later became a professor there. He was one of the first scientists to link…