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Federal funding needed for gun violence research

In the wake of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Dean Michelle Williams reiterated her call for the loosening of restrictions on…

Arming teachers a bad idea

In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., President Donald Trump has proposed that teachers carry concealed weapons in order to defend against would-be school shooters. But an expert at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public…

Taking a harm reduction approach to gun control

David Hemenway, professor of health policy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, spoke to C-SPAN about how a harm reduction approach could be effective in addressing gun violence. In…

U.S. data scant on deaths, injuries by law enforcement

While copious data document the career of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, few statistics are available on the phenomenon he protested by kneeling during pre-game performances of the national anthem—police killings of African Americans. Maybe sports fans, with…

Guns and public health

In the wake of a mass shooting on October 1 in Las Vegas that left at least 59 people dead, we speak with an expert about the public health approach to gun control. 

Stress, psychological trauma linked to lupus

Psychological stress associated with exposure to trauma appears to boost the odds of women developing lupus, according to a study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers. Lupus is an autoimmune…