Black Americans, low-income Americans may benefit most from stronger policies on air pollution
Stronger regulations lowering levels of fine particulate air pollutants (PM2.5) would benefit the health of all Americans, but Black Americans and low-income Americans would likely reap the most benefits, including a lower risk of premature death, according to…
Opinion: The health impacts of police brutality videos
Video footage of police brutality against Black people may help to hold officers accountable, but it could also be hurting the health of those who bear witness to the violence, according to Michelle Williams, Dean of Harvard Chan…
A call to end visa discrimination
Last year, there were several high-profile instances of health professionals from Africa being denied visas to enter countries that were hosting global health conferences they’d been invited to. In response, there have been increasing calls to hold the…
Project on racial residential segregation runner-up in data viz competition
A project from Harvard Chan School’s Department of Environmental Health titled “Racial Residential Segregation in Greater Boston” was runner up in the humanitarian and social justice category of the 2022 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition, which invites storytellers globally to…
Better Off: Home
What makes a healthy home? In 2022, that question feels more important than ever. What are the right foods to eat? The least-toxic shampoos and sunscreens? The best way to prevent loneliness while working from home? On Season…
Orientation 2022: Harvard Chan School welcomes new students
The first fully in-person Orientation week at Harvard Chan School since the start of the pandemic kicked off on August 22.
Social media boosting popularity of harmful skin whitening products
The products promote the colorist idea that lighter skin colors are superior to darker ones—and may also contain dangerous ingredients such as hydroquinone and mercury, said researchers.
Op-ed: The inaccurate claim linking abortion care with eugenics
The Supreme Court ruling that overturned the constitutional right to abortion also supported the inaccurate claim that reproductive health care is a tool of eugenics, according to Dean Michelle Williams.
Course highlights the health impacts of homelessness
Harvard Chan School's two-year-old course on homelessness and health is one of many pieces of the School’s new pilot Initiative on Health and Homelessness (IHH), an effort aimed at advancing education, research, and practice regarding housing instability’s devastating…
Children’s asthma rates linked with neighborhood characteristics, race, ethnicity
Children living in neighborhoods with higher population densities, greater proportions of lower-income households, and greater poverty had higher rates of asthma, according to a study led by Harvard Chan School.