Topic: epidemiology

Why Public Health? John Jackson

May 2013 -- In our video series “Why Public Health?” we ask Harvard School of Public Health students and alumni to talk about what drew them to the field. John Jackson, SD ’13, Horace W. Goldsmith Fellow (generously supported by Richard and…

Genetic variants associated with vitamin B12

For immediate release: September 7, 2008 Boston, MA - Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and their collaborators at Tufts University and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have identified a common genetic influence on B12 vitamin levels in the…

Diet, lifestyle, and long-term weight gain

June 2012 -- Dariush Mozaffarian, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, reports findings from his recent study concerning different foods and beverages that possibly lead to long-term weight gain.

Using cell phone data to curb the spread of malaria

For immediate release: Thursday, October 11, 2012 Boston, MA — New research that combines cell phone data from 15 million people in Kenya with detailed information on the regional incidence of malaria has revealed, on the largest scale so far, how human…

Dry winters linked to seasonal outbreaks of influenza

For immediate release: Monday, February 22, 2010 Boston, MA -- The seasonal increase of influenza has long baffled scientists, but a new study published this week in PLoS Biology has found that seasonal changes of absolute humidity are the apparent underlying cause…

Coffee may reduce risk of lethal prostate cancer in men

For immediate release: Monday, May 17, 2011 Boston, MA – Men who regularly drink coffee appear to have a lower risk of developing a lethal form of prostate cancer, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)…

HSPH awarded $10 million grant to study obesity-cancer link

For immediate release: August 4, 2011 Boston, MA – Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has been awarded a 5-year grant from The National Cancer Institute (NCI) for a new research center to study the relationship between obesity and cancer. The center…