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…

‘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…

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…

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…

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.