All articles related to "social determinants":

A Matter of Conviction

[Winter 2016] As executive director of The Innocence Project, Madeline deLone works to free wrongfully convicted people from prison using DNA evidence.  Since 2004, Madeline deLone, AB ’81, SM ’84, has been executive director of the Innocence Project,…

A Case of Human Trafficking

[Winter 2016] A disheartening encounter with a young patient convinced physician Kimberly Chang, MPH ’15, that medical professionals can play a key role in protecting victims of coerced sex and labor. Kimberly Chang was fresh out of medical…

Off the Cuff: How Does an MPH Help an MD?

CARMON DAVIS, MPH ’94 PEDIATRICIAN, BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Q: How has your MPH degree influenced your daily work as a doctor? And did studying the large social, political, and economic forces behind individual health make you more or…

'Covering' to fit in and get ahead

August 26, 2015 — Legal scholar and gay Asian American Kenji Yoshino spoke on August 24 with Harvard Chan School staff, students, and faculty about his research and writings that examine the ways people “cover” or downplay those…

Racial bias and its effect on health care

August 12, 2015 -- Eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health in the U.S. isn’t just the job of the health care sector—it’s the job of society as a whole, argues David R. Williams, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura…

Better communication, less violence

Steven Hafner is constantly asking the question “why?” And at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health he’s directing that question to the issue of violence against Native American women.

Trends in U.S. deaths from legal interventions

A study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that, over the past 50 years, the risk of a young black man in the U.S. dying due to law enforcement action ranged from at…