Harvard Public Health: Spring 2015

In this issue

The e-cig quandry

Are electronic cigarettes one of the biggest health hazards since tobacco cigarettes—or the best chance to get smokers to quit?

Also in this issue

Dean’s message: Inflection points

On the eve of his departure from the School, Dean Julio Frenk reflects on how public health builds the science that clarifies today’s most complicated issues.


Quick updates about public health news from the Spring 2015 issue of Harvard Public Health.

Off the cuff: Making the case for childhood immunization

Professor Kasisomayajula “Vish” Viswanath is chair of the Vaccine Confidence Working Group of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, which reports to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Q&A: Police-associated violence

Melody Goodman, SM ’03, PhD ’06, offers a public health lens on police-associated violence.

Your phone knows how you feel

Assistant Professor JP Onnela draws on cellphone data to illuminate everything from mood disorders to crowd behavior.

A picture of health

Filmmaker Deborah Van Dyke, MPH ’93, is transforming frontline health care around the world with artful instructional videos.

Unraveling a medical mystery

Sepsis kills more than 500,000 people in the U.S. each year. Rose Filoramo, PhD ’17, is trying to crack its secret.

The story of T.H. Chan

The man for whom the School was recently renamed was unfailingly committed to education.

Looking to public health’s future

Redesigned master’s and doctorate degree offerings will create innovative educational experiences.

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