Topic: epidemiology

Dean's message: HIV/AIDS at 30: Turning the corner

[ Spring/Summer 2011 ] Anniversaries compel us to reflect, to take stock, to inquire about how we can better carry out our missions. On the 30th anniversary of the first official report on what would be known as the HIV/AIDS epidemic—published by…

HSPH investigators help lead H1N1 research and response

[Fall 2009] Catching the flu before it catches the world As a new influenza pandemic this spring set off alarms in the global health community, Harvard School of Public Health scholars helped illuminate the crisis and lead a practical response. In a…

Millennium gift will redefine ranks of pharmacoepidemiologists

[ Spring 2013 ] |Phar • ma • co •|epi • demi • ologist: 1: A public health specialist who determines the effectiveness and safety of drugs, vaccines or medical devices by studying their effects in populations. 2: A practitioner in this fast-growing public health field for which…

Kay Professorship attracts leader in maternal and infant health

[ Winter 2012 ] Stephen Kay decided to establish a new professorship in epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health with a straightforward goal: to alleviate sickness and reduce deaths. Kay, who has also supported student financial aid at HSPH, called the School “extraordinary.”…

Value of mammography questioned in large new study

A large new study suggests that mammograms may not save more women’s lives than physical breast exams alone, and in fact may lead to unnecessary treatment of small breast cancers that would likely pose no harm. The Canadian study, published February 11,…

Winter 2014 Frontlines

[ Winter 2014 ] Quick updates about the latest public health news from across the School and beyond. The end of trans fats? A proposal issued in November 2013 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), if finalized, would eliminate trans fat from…