Amid steep public health challenges, Harvard Chan graduates told they’re ‘a force for good’
The accomplishments of nearly 700 graduates were celebrated at Harvard Chan School's Convocation ceremony on May 24, 2023.
Science fueled by social justice
Sydney Stanley, PhD ’23, researches infectious diseases with an eye toward improving the health of the world’s most vulnerable populations
‘Emergency’ may be over but COVID still a threat, experts say
In the wake of the World Health Organization’s declaration on May 5 that it was ending the COVID global health emergency, experts acknowledged that the disease now poses much less of threat than it has over the past…
Addressing life expectancy decline driven by COVID-19, opioid crisis
Experts at the 7th Cutter Symposium discussed how epidemics such as COVID-19 and the opioid crisis are shortening the human lifespan, and health policies that can help mitigate the problem.
Many in U.S. know someone affected by or who died from opioids
In a recent survey, 3 in 10 U.S. adults said they know someone who has been directly affected by opioid addiction, and more than half of that group said they know someone who died from using opioids. In…
Thinking big about child health and vaccines
Accompanying a childhood vaccination team in a remote part of Brazil spurred Cornelius Rau, SM ’23, toward the goal of improving child health on a large scale.
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative selects The New Humanitarian for Weintz Award
The New Humanitarian, a nonprofit news organization that reports from the heart of conflicts and disasters, has been selected to receive the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s 2023 Elisabeth B. Weintz Humanitarian Award.
How building design can improve people's well-being
Flora Jiaxuan Xu, SM ’23, studies how building design can improve people’s well-being.
Millions at risk of losing health insurance amid ‘Medicaid unwinding’
As states begin to reverify their Medicaid rolls amid the expiration of pandemic-era protections, recipients should be prepared to prove their continued eligibility or to find a new health insurer—a task that puts millions at risk of losing…
Less COVID testing of nursing home staff linked with higher resident death rates
Nursing homes in the U.S. that conducted more COVID-19 testing of their staff early in the pandemic experienced fewer COVID cases and deaths among residents, according to a study co-authored by Harvard Chan School’s Michael Barnett.