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Why Public Health? Brittany Seymour

April 2011 -- In our new series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard School of Public Health students to talk about why they chose to enter the field. Above, Brittany Seymour, an MPH candidate and dentist from Colorado, says she is inspired…

Infographic: Global burden of disease

Our work is working... The past two decades have seen major progress in global health, according to the latest Global Burden of Disease study -- an ambitious worldwide project involving Harvard School of Public Health faculty and many others. But as life…

World population to surpass 7 billion in 2011

Explosive Population Growth Means Challenges for Developing Nations For immediate release: Thursday, July 28, 2011 Boston, MA - Global population is expected to hit 7 billion later this year, up from 6 billion in 1999. Between now and 2050, an estimated 2.3…

Why Public Health? Nicanor Obaldia Rodriguez

April 2011 -- In our new series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard School of Public Health students to talk about why they chose to enter the field. Above, Nicanor Obaldia Rodriguez, a doctoral student from Panama, says he hopes to establish…

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…

Harvard School of Public Health Honors Elton John for AIDS Work

For immediate release: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Boston, MA — Harvard School of Public Health announced today that Sir Elton John will receive the Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative Leadership Award on October 15. The award is presented to individuals…

Study finds years living with disease, injury increasing globally

For immediate release: Thursday, December 13, 2012 Boston, MA — No matter where they live, how much education they have, or what their incomes are, people have very similar perceptions on the impact of diseases and injuries. This finding – counter to…

2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza: Perspectives on severity and response

December 2010 -- Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology, gives a presentation earlier this year about the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, discussing the challenges faced by public health professionals and the lessons learned to more effectively handle a similar outbreak in the future. (49:13)