Mapping Boston’s Soundscape

Erica Walker, SD ’17, biked around Boston to take the measure of a city’s noise and its effects on residents.

The Fixer-Uppers

A 20-year partnership among the Boston Housing Authority, public housing residents, and academic researchers eases some of the health hazards born of poverty.

Michelle Williams Chosen As New Dean for Harvard Chan School

Michelle A. Williams, SM ’88, SD ’91, a distinguished epidemiologist and award-winning educator known for her influential studies of maternal and child health around the world, will become the next dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, starting in July.

Q&A – Eric Rubin on Zika

As with every emerging infection, the Zika epidemic is forcing scientists to rethink their assumptions about human biology

Spring 2016 Frontlines

Does Cancer Risk Run in the Family? A large new study of twins finds that if one twin sibling is diagnosed with cancer, the other has a greater-than-average risk of developing cancer. This excess familial risk was seen for almost all of the 23 types of cancer studied, including common malignancies such as breast and prostate cancer but also … Continue reading “Spring 2016 Frontlines”