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
Communities of color disproportionately exposed to PFAS pollution in drinking water
People who live in communities with higher proportions of Black and Hispanic/Latino residents are more likely to be exposed to harmful levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their water supplies than people living in other communities,…
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.
Advancing health justice with data
Emily Wright, PhD ’23, is shedding light on U.S. domestic workers’ health risks.
Substantial racial inequalities despite frequent health care contact found in treatment for opioid use disorder
In the wake of an opioid-related event, White patients received medication for opioid use disorder up to 80% more frequently than Black patients and up to 25% more frequently than Hispanic patients, according to a new study led…
Regulations reducing lead and copper contamination in drinking water generate $9 billion of health benefits per year, according to new analysis
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Lead and Copper Drinking Water Rule Revision (LCRR) costs $335 million to implement while generating $9 billion in health benefits annually—far exceeding the EPA’s public statements that the LCRR generates $645 million in…
Improving global maternal mortality outcomes
Zachary Ward, research scientist in the Center for Health Decision Science, explains his recent pair of studies predicting trends in global maternal mortality and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to curb maternal deaths.
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…
Op-ed: How to achieve ‘beauty justice’ for Black people
Communities of color, notably Black people, are disproportionately exposed to harmful chemicals via personal care items such as hair products, studies have found. Harvard Chan School doctoral student Marissa Chan thinks it’s important to change the societal factors…