A new federal center aims to help the nation better forecast future waves of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as outbreaks of other diseases.
Kizzmekia Corbett, assistant professor of immunology and infectious diseases at Harvard Chan School, was named one of the 2021 Bostonians of the Year by the Boston Globe for her pioneering research aimed at developing a COVID-19 vaccine and for creating an open dialogue about vaccines with a sometimes distrustful public.
Kizzmekia Corbett of Harvard Chan School was named one of four “heroes of the year” for 2021 by TIME magazine for helping develop the mRNA-based vaccine platform that enabled the creation of innovative and highly effective COVID-19 vaccines.
Karl Lauterbach, an adjunct faculty member and alumnus of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was sworn in as Germany’s health minister on December 8, 2021.
Researchers hope that a rise in eating disorders during the pandemic will shine a light on the need for nationally representative data on disordered eating in adolescents.
A new study has found that patients just over age 35 had better prenatal care and pregnancy outcomes compared to those who were only a few months younger.
An uptick in extreme heat and wildfires around the world, driven by climate change, is leading to more illness and more deaths, according to experts.
More than 100,000 Americans died from drug overdoses between May 2020 and April 2021—the most ever recorded in a single year.
In October, the World Health Organization (WHO) for the first time recommended a broad rollout of a vaccine that protects against Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest malaria parasite globally and the most prevalent in Africa.
Rebecca Kahn, visiting scientist and former postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, was named a 2021 STAT Wunderkind in mid-November.