When approached by children with questions about the Israel-Hamas war, parents and teachers should center conversations on empathy, says Harvard Chan School's Claude Bruderlein.
Survivors of wildfires are vulnerable to cognitive deficits and post-traumatic stress symptoms, not just in the disaster’s immediate aftermath but also in the long-term, according to experts.
Wildfires threaten a significant percentage of hospitals and other inpatient health care facilities in California—and in many counties, all the health care facilities may be at risk, according to a new study co-authored by researchers at Harvard Chan…
The wide-ranging health impacts of climate change, including food insecurity, migration, war, and the spread of infectious diseases—and practical solutions to address these problems—were the focus of a half-day symposium hosted by Harvard Chan School.
Harvard Chan School’s Christopher Golden receives grant to strengthen public health systems through artificial intelligence
Harvard Chan School’s Christopher Golden is among the recipients of the National Science Foundation’s recent $140 million investment in artificial intelligence (AI). He will co-lead a project aimed at strengthening the public health system in Madagascar through AI…
Boosting support for public health, emergency managers, and the emergency responder workforce is key to being prepared for future disasters in the U.S., according to Harvard Chan School’s Rich Serino.
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.
The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative has collaborated on the development of online humanitarian training in Turkish, to support those responding to ongoing needs following the devastating earthquake in Turkey in February, and in Ukrainian, to support responders to the…
Disaster planning preparedness in the years before the bombing and coordination among leaders in its immediate aftermath contributed to the successful response, according to a panel of experts.
The February 6 earthquake in Turkey and Syria has killed more than 35,000 people and left tens of thousands more injured and displaced.