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Can we solve the migration crisis?

Every minute 24 people around the world are forced to leave their homes—and it’s estimated that more than 65 million people are currently displaced.

Peer power

Service learning project gives student on-the-ground view of a youth-led program that promotes healthy teen relationships September 17, 2018 – Interviewing young people who had spent some of their high school years as peer leaders in a program…

Uncommon Ground

Harvard Chan researchers and Utah gun-rights advocates are forging a rare partnership in the quest to prevent firearm suicides.

High caliber firearms more likely to kill

People shot with higher caliber guns are more likely to die than those shot with small caliber weapons, according to a new study. Using data from the Boston Police Department from 2010 through 2014, researchers found that gunshot…

Gun violence research funding blocked

A proposal to designate $10 million for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for gun violence research in the 2018-19 federal budget was blocked by Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee—a move that Harvard…

Separation at the border

June 27, 2018 – President Trump’s recently reversed “zero tolerance” policy of separating migrant children from their parents could have far-reaching legal and human rights implications. Jacqueline Bhabha, professor of the practice of health and human rights at…

Reframing gender violence as a preventable disease

Alice Han, MPH ’18, sees violence against women and girls as a pandemic. She advocates fighting it like you’d fight a virus—but with education, not a syringe May 24, 2018 – Sometimes when obstetrician and gynecologist Alice Han…

Student stories

Three students share why they pursued public health—and how they’re hoping to make an impact after graduation.

‘Be an epidemiologist’

Olivia R. Orta, SD ’18, looks at the role that exposure to social toxins, such as violence, plays in health May 22, 2018 – “In utero, probably,” mused Olivia R. Orta, in response to a question about when…

Op-ed: Gun research needs private funding

With no federal funding available for gun violence research, private funders, philanthropists, and state governments should step in to provide support, says Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health doctoral student Morissa Sobelson. In an April 27, 2018…