New issue of Harvard Public Health Review focuses on public policy and health

students at Harvard Public Health Review launch
(L-R): Dani Poole, Alvin Tran, Circe Jennifer Gray Le Compte, Sachin Silva, snd Renzo Guinto

February 12, 2018 – A desire to air concerns about possible negative impacts of the national and international political climate on the health of vulnerable populations, ranging from refugees to Native Americans, inspired Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health doctoral students Circe Jennifer Gray Le Compte and Dani Poole to put out a request for articles for the Winter 2017-18 edition of the Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR). Le Compte and Poole, co-editors-in-chief of the School’s student journal, spoke January 30, 2018 at a launch celebration for the new edition. Students, staff, and faculty attended the event, held in the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights (FXB) Atrium.

“We decided we needed a whole volume to address what’s happening in the world,” Le Compte said.

Reception attendees mingle
Reception attendees mingle

Le Compte credited Andrew Boozary, SM’14, now a visiting scientist in the Department of Health Policy and Management, for spearheading the launch of the publication when he was a student at the School. Since the first issue in May 2014, the journal has published eight volumes, four special commentaries, and featured over 50 articles by 75 authors.

The articles in the new HPHR issue are:

Protecting the Public Health of Indian Tribes: The Indian Child Welfare Act,
Joaquin R. Gallegos, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and Kathryn E. Fort, Michigan State University College of Law

Reimagining Community Resilience with Health in All Policies, Madeline Morcelle, MPH’16, Staff Attorney, Network for Public Health Law – Western Region and Research Scholar, Center for Public Health Law and Policy, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Addressing HIV/AIDS Within a New Administration, Ulysses Burley III, who served on the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

Odds, Arcs & Policy Change: A Look at a Public Health Campaign Taking on the Dietary Supplements Industry, S. Bryn Austin, Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard Chan School 

Refugee Resettlement: An Important but Neglected Part of Global Health, Sumit Agarwal, MPH Candidate, Harvard Chan School, and Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Brexit and Health: A Tragedy of Errors, Rifat Atun, Professor of Global Health Systems, Harvard Chan School, and Martin McKee, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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