Public health expert, surgeon, and writer Atul Gawande has been nominated by President Joe Biden to lead global health development at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
During 2020, amid the pandemic, civil unrest over social justice issues, and a contested election, more people bought guns—and most were women, according to recent news reports.
A plan aimed at increasing the use of renewable energy, proposed by the Biden administration, would quickly curb fossil fuel emissions, enhance air quality, and save hundreds of thousands of lives, and the benefits would greatly outweigh the policy’s costs, according to a new report.
Fitness tracking devices often advise that we take 10,000 steps a day—about five miles—but taking far fewer can still have health benefits.
Long-term care facilities have struggled with staff shortages for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the burden and risks of such shortages, according to … Continue reading “Low wages, high risk strain nursing homes’ workforce”
Alumnus Reginald Tucker-Seeley and PhD candidate Abrania Morrero appeared on recent episodes of Environmental Health News’ podcast to talk about their work.
Life expectancy in Brazil declined by approximately 1.3 years in 2020 as a result of COVID-19, reversing decades of progress in the country, according … Continue reading “COVID-19 sharply drives down life expectancy in Brazil”
Hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved by improving the quality of air that Americans breathe, according to Harvard Chan School’s Mahdieh Danesh Yazdi.
Harvard Chan School faculty members were among seven experts who appeared in a Washington Post video discussing how to improve the U.S. health care system and whether other countries’ systems are better.
A fall 2020 Harvard Public Health magazine article titled “Bearing Witness” has won a Gold Award for Feature Writing from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.