Symposium highlights lesser-known members of the microbiome
Lesser-studied members of the microbiome, including viruses and fungi, were the focus of the fifth annual symposium of the Harvard Chan Microbiome in Public Health Center, held May 15 at Harvard Medical School’s Joseph B. Martin Center.
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
Op-ed: New standards could greatly improve indoor air
New indoor ventilation targets from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as enhanced ventilation standards from an industry group, could help significantly reduce the spread of infectious diseases, according to Harvard Chan School’s Joseph Allen.
Finding practical solutions to climate change’s health impacts
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…
Rising dengue cases disproportionately affect children in U.S. territories
In U.S. territories in the Caribbean, cases of dengue are on the rise in children because of inequities in the effects of climate change and the accessibility of vaccines, according to experts.
Allergies are getting worse with climate change
Experts say that climate change may be leading to worse pollen allergy seasons, as trees and plants such as ragweed are producing pollen sooner because warmer weather is starting earlier in the year.
Alberto Ascherio, Marc Lipsitch among STAT’s picks for top leaders in life sciences
Harvard Chan School’s Alberto Ascherio and Marc Lipsitch are among 46 individuals in life sciences named to the 2023 STATUS List—a group of leaders in public health, medicine, biotechnology, and more, recognized by STAT for their contributions to…
Building a stronger CDC
The CDC should clarify its mission, improve leadership and accountability, and boost operational capabilities, a report finds.
The latest on the coronavirus
Harvard Chan School experts offer comments and context about the coronavirus in a variety of media outlets.