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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…

Why there’s so little gun violence research

Although students and others around the country are calling for more gun control and more gun violence research after a deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Fla.—and although thousands of people die in gun-related incidents every year—there’s a…

Longwood students stand against gun violence

Unfurling a banner reading “Gun reform is healthcare reform,” students, faculty, researchers, and physicians from the Harvard-affiliated schools and hospitals of the Longwood Medical area gathered on the steps of Harvard Medical School’s Gordon Hall on February 27,…

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…