Mounting evidence suggests that widely used chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) interfere with immune system function. Experts are concerned that exposure to these chemicals could diminish the immune system’s ability to fight a host of infectious…
Vaccines are underfunded, understudied, and underappreciated as a vital tool in public health. could COVID-19 be the start of a vaccine renaissance?
The technology that is helping us combat COVID-19 is also poised to help us tackle tough infectious and non-infectious diseases. Immunologist Sarah Fortune explains how these vaccines work, and how the mRNA platform could transform the prevention and…
Although COVID-19 vaccines have begun reaching people around the world, challenges remain to ensuring that the vaccines help those who are most vulnerable, according to an article co-authored by experts from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
December 17, 2020—Jaap Goudsmit, adjunct professor of epidemiology and infectious diseases, is chief scientific officer of the Human Immunomics Initiative, a joint project between Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Human Vaccines Project. He is…
Two Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health faculty members, Marc Lipsitch and Pardis Sabeti, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Quick updates about the latest public health news from across the School and beyond.
Harvard Chan School scientists at the forefront of the pandemic response share their stories of stress, exhaustion, anger, grief, gratitude, and soul-searching.
The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired new research directions across the School
A sample of “next-generation” ideas from the past