All articles related to "epidemiology":

The uses of outrage

Caroline Buckee, associate professor of epidemiology, builds systems to track and forecast the spread of lethal infections.

Keeping perspective on the coronavirus outbreak

News about the coronavirus that recently spread from Wuhan, China, has increasingly made headlines and filled news segments, yet epidemiologists and infectious disease experts are cautioning the public against panicking. “We don’t have evidence yet to suggest this is any more virulent…

‘Epidemiology that matters’

Sandro Galea, dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health, outlined for a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health audience what he sees as the current state of the epidemiology field, and challenged students in the…

Boosting mental health capacity in Ethiopia

September 13, 2019 – When Atalay Alem began working as a medical doctor in Ethiopia in the early 1980s, there were only a handful of psychiatrists in the whole country, and very few were interested in research. Alem went on to work…

Program boosts undergrads’ interest in biostatistics

August 6, 2019 – A summer crash course at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health helped a dozen undergraduates from across the U.S. learn how to use quantitative skills to improve health on a wide scale. During the six-week Summer Program…

In response to fracking, a grassroots health registry takes shape in Ohio

Local medical workers and citizens in Ohio have collaborated to create the Ohio Health Registry, a grassroots initiative that’s collecting baseline health and demographic information from residents who live near fracking operations, according to news reports. There is growing evidence that living…

Nonprescription antibiotic use a cause for concern

Some people in the U.S. are using antibiotics without a prescription, a trend that could increase the threat of drug resistance, according to new research. The study defined nonprescription antibiotic use as obtaining, storing, taking or intending to take antibiotics without medical…

Professional sports and health

A new study finds that pro football players appear to be at an elevated risk of death compared to pro baseball players. We’ll explore the factors that may be driving this.

Human flourishing and public health

In this week’s episode we explore what it means for people to flourish, how we can measure it, and ways to help reach a state where all aspects of their life are good.