Topic: education

Intensive course in Brazil immerses students in public health fieldwork

Students from Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard College traveled to Brazil in January 2014 for an intensive-three week Winter Session course exploring public health in the world’s fifth-largest country. In addition to classwork, the students visited shantytowns, infectious-disease hospitals, and…

Case-based learning

[ Spring 2009 ] Innovative course prepares students to cope with complexity Imagine yourself as a candidate for the master's degree in public health at Harvard. Your task: Acquire the skills and leadership traits to solve complex public health issues. Your timeline: Nine or…

Society is his patient

[ Spring 2009 ] Julio Frenk's arrival in January as the seventh Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) was, in a sense, a homecoming. It was in 1953 that his father, a research fellow at Boston's Children's Hospital, was doing experiments…

Global impact through education

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] From its earliest days, HSPH has enjoyed a reputation as a global center for public education and research, in part a reflection of the strong support the School received from the Rockefeller Foundation to promote international research and…

Alumni Award of Merit Winners 2009

[Fall 2009] Scientific Pioneers, Inspirational Teachers Call them pioneers for delving into unexplored research areas. Call them conventional-wisdom busters for proving that common health risks can be limited or eliminated. Or call them mentors who challenge students and guide them to be…

Transforming public health education

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] Education unbound How has public health education evolved in the last 100 years? Where is it headed in the future? Six Harvard School of Public Health faculty deeply involved in the revolution now taking place in public health…

A cure for health professional education

[ Spring/Summer 2011 ] The training of doctors and other health care professionals must change dramatically to meet 21st-century medical and public health needs, according to a report issued in November 2010 in the Lancet. The conclusion came from an international commission of…

Dean's message: Investment in the future

[ Winter 2008 ] In her installation speech as President of Harvard University in October, Drew Faust reflected on the special quality of universities, stating that “The essence of a university is that it is uniquely accountable to the past and to the future—not simply or…

Across Harvard, cross-registration on the rise

Jessica Walradt, who is pursuing a master of science in health policy and management at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), spent last summer interning at the White House in the Medicaid branch and returned to her classwork curious about affordable housing…

Improve education to boost global economy

Despite progress made in educational systems in recent decades, over 100 million children are not enrolled in primary or lower-secondary school, and many of those who do attend lack basic reading and writing skills, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Meanwhile,…