Spring 2016

IN THIS ISSUE

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bob and Tobi’s Excellent Adventure

    Robert Farese and Tobias Walther’s unusual lab is cracking the secrets to diseases ranging from diabetes to dementia.

  • 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.

  • Is Fluoridated Drinking Water Safe?

    Since the mid-1940s, compounds containing the mineral fluoride have been added to community water supplies throughout the U.S. to prevent tooth decay. Health concerns expressed by opponents have largely been dismissed until recently.