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HSPH's Nathan Eagle awarded prestigious economics prize

June 19, 2012 -- Nathan Eagle, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology, is a recipient of the 2012 Global Economy Prize from Germany’s Kiel Institute for the World Economy. He was honored along with Nobel laureates…

The promise of big data

[ Spring/Summer 2012 ] Petabytes of raw information could provide clues for everything from preventing TB to shrinking health care costs—if we can figure out how to use them. Harvard School of Public Health microbiologist Sarah Fortune went…

Using cell phones for public health

February 28, 2012 Nathan Eagle is an expert in how to use cell phone data to predict and influence human behavior. And he thinks that cell phones could be the next big thing in public health. That’s because cell…

The oddsmaker

[ Spring 2008 ] A math whiz takes on brain cancer, MS, and Alzheimer’s disease.  Rebecca Betensky’s dad worked as a statistician for a global oil company on “credit rating stuff,” she says, so for a long time, she “stayed…