Winter 2017

IN THIS ISSUE

  • A Bigger Examining Room

    Physician Monica Bharel makes the swift transition from healer of the homeless to head of Massachusetts’ vast public health system—and a national leader in tackling the opioid crisis.

  • The Specter of Untreatable Gonorrhea

    A July 2016 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) painted a dire picture of an ages-old public health scourge that had lately been considered in check.

  • On Happiness

    Adapted from comments made at the dinner in honor of the benefactors of the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The dinner was held at the Loeb House at Harvard University on May 10, 2016.

  • Q&A: How Climate Change Hurts Health

    Aaron (Ari) Bernstein, MPH ’09, has studied the health effects of climate change from many angles. As associate director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard Chan School, he has explored the public health effects of such environmental stresses as global warming and loss of biodiversity and has shared the science with students, educators, policymakers, and the public.