GHP hosts a variety of events and symposia throughout the academic year. Please explore this page to learn more about our past events.
Thursday Brown Bag Series
The Thursday Brown Bag Series is a weekly seminar featuring current research of our faculty members and affiliates. The purpose of this series is to share, educate, and discuss the impactful research conducted by faculty, students, researchers, and special guests of the department. Past event titles and speakers are listed below. Any questions regarding the series can be directed to Sabrina Sarli at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brown Bag Series: Spring 2021
January 28, 2021
Shifting the Life Cycle of Women’s Health: Reflections on Hysterectomy Patterns in India
Presented by Sapna Desai, PhD
Associate, Population Council, India
February 18, 2021
The Value of Creating Large-Scale Bioresources in Global Health
Presented by Rajiv Chowdhury
Associate Professor and Principal Researcher in Global Health, University of Cambridge
February 25, 2021
Addressing the Disinformation Puzzle from a Human Rights Perspective
Presented by Guilherme Canela
Chief, Section of Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists, UNESCO
Brown Bag Series: Fall 2020
September 10, 2020
Mobile Data in the Time of COVID-19
Presented by Patrick Vinck, PhD
Research Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health and Population
September 17, 2020
Advantages and Limitations of Population-Based and Blood Donors Seroprevalence Studies: The COVID-19 Experience
Presented by Cesar Victora and Ester Sabino
September 24, 2020
Herd Immunity Thresholds for SARS-CoV-2 Estimated from Unfolding Epidemics
Presented by Gabriela Gomes
Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Link to Paper
October 1, 2020
COVID-19 in Latin America: Situation and Lessons Learned
Presented by Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Jr.
Assistant Director, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
October 8, 2020
Students’ Experiences Working During COVID-19: Contact Tracing and a Qualitative Study on People Experiencing Homelessness
Presented by Sophia Comas, Malia Skjefte, Janella Kang, Michelle Ngirbabul, Barune Thapa, Corey Cameron, Kayleigh Bhangdia, Rhiana Fitts, Andrea Vargas Guerra, Alethea Cook
Current Students within the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
October 15, 2020
Why We Need Community Centered Approaches in Research to Tackle COVID-19
Presented by Sabina Faiz Rashid
Dean and Professor, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University
October 29, 2020
Differential Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Stigmatized Populations: African Americans in the US, Dalits in India, and Roma in Europe
Presented by Vikram Patel, Margareta Matache, and Mary Travis Bassett
November 12, 2020
Modernization of Health Worker Payments in the COVID Era
Presented by Ismaila Diene, Maria May, and Wycliffe Ngwabe
November 19, 2020
Delivery of Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health Services During COVID-19
Presented by Rachel Jones, Surya Bhatta, Catherine Arsenault, and Svetlana Doubova
December 3, 2020
Innovative COVID-19 Research from Recent GHP Alumni
Presented by, Julia Raifman and Ellen Moscoe
Brown Bag Series: Spring and Summer 2020
Physicians as Persuaders: Evidence from Hospitals in China
Presented by Jia Xiang
Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Economics, Pennsylvania State University
The Global Diet Quality Project: Tools and Data to Measure What the World Eats
Presented by Anna Herforth, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Genocide and Health: Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim Survivors
Presented by Matthew Smith
Co-Founder and CEO of Fortify Rights
Venezuela Mixed Flow Migration Crisis and the Challenges of Assessing Vulnerability and Providing Protection
Presented by Phuong Pham, Ph.D., MPH
Assistant Professor at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of Evaluation and Implementation Science at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI).
PDIA (Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation) Adventures in Health
Presented by Salimah Samji, MPA/ID
Director for Building State Capability at the Center for International Development at Harvard University
Online Survey Findings for COVID-19
Presented by Phuong Pham, Ph.D, MPH, Patrick Vinck, Ph.D., and David Canning, Ph.D.
Sex and Gender Disparities in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Presented by Ana Langer, MD
Director, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health
Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Department of Global Health and Population
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Agriculture and Food Security in India: Results of a 12-state Farmer Survey
Presented by Lindsay Jaacks, PhD
Assistant Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population
Link to PowerPoint
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Ethical Issues in Research on Treatment and Vaccines in the Time of COVID-19
Presented by Richard Cash, MD, MPH and Daniel Wikler, PhD
Democracy and Inequality: COVID-19 and a History of Mendocratic States
Presented by Jesse Bump, MPH, PhD
Lecturer on Global Health Policy, Department of Global Health and Population
Executive Director, Takemi Program in International Health
Global Health Week and the Annual State of Global Health Symposium
Global Health Week and the Annual State of Global Health Symposium are held each March at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and include a variety of events (including seminars, poster sessions, movie screenings, and debates). Please note that the 2020 Global Health Week was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Global Health Week 2019 and Sixth Annual State of Global Health Symposium
Global Health Week 2018 and Fifth Annual State of Global Health Symposium
Global Health Week 2017 and Fourth Annual State of Global Health Symposium
- SPH News Article: Living in the shadows: Health of poor urban women often overlooked
- Symposium Panel Discussion Recording: Urban Health Challenges and Opportunities: The state of women’s health in cities. Panelists Marcia Castro, Gunther Fink and Lynn Freedman
- Symposium Panel Discussion Recording: Designing Urban Health Systems that Work for Women and Girls Panel Discussion with Jacqueline Bhabha, Margaret Kruk and Margaret McConnell. Moderated by Ana Langer
Third Annual State of Global Health Symposium
Second Annual State of Global Health Symposium
Inaugural State of Global Health Symposium
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Agriculture and Food Security in India Webinar
On May 20, 2020 the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (Hyderabad), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Public Health Foundation of India hosted a webinar to discuss preliminary results from a 12-state survey with farmers and agri-workers in India.
A recording of the webinar is available here.
Read the event’s press release.
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Inaugural Global Mental Health Open Day
The inaugural Global Mental Health Open Day (April 6 – 7, 2018) showcased the range of rich and diverse activities oriented toward global mental health across Harvard and HMS-affiliated hospitals.
Video from the opening session of this event is available here.
Network map is available here.
Visit the GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard Initiative website here.
GHP@50 Symposium was held on April 25, 2013 to celebrate the department’s 50th anniversary.