Department of Global Health and Population

The Department of Global Health and Population (GHP) seeks to improve global health through education, research, and service from a population-based perspective.

In Memoriam: Dr. Bernard Lown

Dr. Bernard Lown, emeritus professor of public health and a world-renowned cardiologist and activist whose career has advanced public health globally, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the age of 99. The Bernard Lown Cardiovascular Scholars Program was established within the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Heath in 2008 as a way to honor Dr. Lown’s immeasurable contributions to the field. Dr. Lown’s legacy will be forever remembered by the Harvard Chan School community.  The Lown Scholars will continue to honor Dr. Lown and his mission of improving cardiovascular health around the world.  Visit these pages for additional information about Dr. Lown’s life and legacy. GHP News | School News | New York Times obituaryLown Scholars Program

Who We Are:

As a community of students, educators, researchers, and practitioners from around the world, GHP works together to produce powerful ideas that improve the lives and health of people everywhere.  Visit these pages to learn more about the people that make GHP great.  Current Students | Faculty, Researchers, and Staff

Where We Are:

GHP programs and projects span the globe in more than 60 countries.  GHP offers several opportunities for students to take an international travel course.  Learn more about these experiences on the following page.  International Travel Courses

What We Do:

Through distinctive teaching, and exceptional research, we strive to advance global health and population studies.  GHP has long-standing and recognized research excellence in fields such as Maternal & Child Health; Nutrition; Decision Science; Behavioral Economics and Implementation Sciences; Population Bioethics, Humanitarian Studies and Human Rights; and Health Systems. More information about what we do is available on these pages. Prospective Students | Research Initiatives, Centers and Programs, and Affiliations | Events and Symposia