Topic: alumni stories

Involving youth in the design of public health programs

December 20, 2016—The online character Juliet, a middle-aged nurse, was intended to be a comforting presence on a website for Rwandan adolescent girls seeking information about reproductive health. But when a team of alumni and students from Harvard T.H. Chan School of…

Making way for millennials in the health care industry

Members of the millennial generation—born between 1982 and 2004—are now the largest segment of the workforce. Health care institutions will need to adapt to keep them happy and engaged, according to an article on the website Hospitals & Health Networks. Two alumni…

Alumni return to campus for annual weekend

September 27, 2016 —Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health alumni returned to the School on September 23–24 to reconnect with former classmates, learn more about current research in public health, and meet new Dean Michelle A. Williams, SM ’88, ScD ’91.…

Living green

[ Winter 2015 ] On a clear day, the air outside Anthony Cortese’s office in downtown Boston is filled with the unmistakable smell of the ocean—a pungent, brinelike perfume that hangs in the morning air. It floats in from the Inner Harbor,…

2014 Alumni Awards

[ Winter 2015 ] Four outstanding individuals nominated by their peers received the School’s highest alumni honor at this year’s Alumni Award of Merit Dinner held on October 25, 2014. Robert Emmet Morris, MPH ’86 Robert Morris has devoted over 40 years…

A survivor's empathy

[ Fall 2014 ] HSPH alumna's immigrant journey inspires career transforming teens' health. Angela Diaz, MPH '02, knows what it's like to overcome nearly impossible odds—and to pay forward the hard lessons she learned along the way. She spent her childhood in extreme…

Harvard Public Health: Winter 2015

In this issue A gift unsolicited, unrestricted, and unexpected Gerald L. Chan, SM '75, SD '79 Address to the alumni of Harvard School of Public Health October 25, 2014 Also in this issue Dean's message: Harvard's public health moment The act of generosity…

A gift unsolicited, unrestricted, and unexpected

[ Winter 2015 ] On September 8, 2014, Harvard University announced that the Chan family and its Morningside Foundation will donate $350 million to Harvard School of Public Health—the largest gift in the University’s 378-year history. The School will be renamed the…

Alumni Awards 2015

[Winter 2016] Three outstanding individuals nominated by their peers received the School’s highest alumni honor at this year’s Alumni Award of Merit Dinner held on October 3. Hilarie Cranmer, MPH ’04 Hilarie Cranmer is an emergency physician, researcher, and educator working to…

A picture of health

[Spring 2015] Alumna’s instructional videos transform frontline health care globally In rural South Sudan, the population barely tops four people per square mile. Vehicles are a rarity. And when night falls, a limitless silence descends. Despite this isolation, Deborah Van Dyke, MPH…