Topic: North America

Howard Koh honored for tobacco and drug prevention efforts

Howard Koh, professor of the practice of public health leadership at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, received a 2015 National Leadership Award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) on February 5, 2015. Presented during CADA’s 25th Annual National…

Stephen Gilman appointed to head NICHD branch

Stephen Gilman, associate professor of social and behavioral sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was appointed acting chief of the Health Behavior Branch (HBB) of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Gilman, SM…

Sugary drinks linked with earlier menstruation

Young girls who drink lots of sugary beverages—such as soda and other drinks with added sugar—may start their first menstrual periods earlier than girls who consume fewer such drinks, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.…

A bold pathway in life—and biology

[ Winter 2015 ] Anthony Covarrubias, PhD ’15, grew up in a working-class neighborhood in South Los Angeles. While celebrities in sports cars whizzed to the beach just a few miles away, Covarrubias’s neighbors waited in long lines at the local health…

The ACA and jobs

February 2014 – Katherine Baicker, professor of health economics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, talks about the potential effects of the Affordable Care Act on employment. (Conversations in Public Health, 5:01) Please click the play icon above to play…

Fixing a broken health care system

February 2014 -- Ashish Jha, professor of health policy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, shares his thoughts on what he refers to as "probably the most dangerous place in the world for a human being—an American hospital. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/campaign/

ACA this week - Do enrollment targets matter?

March, 2014 – Although the number of people signing up for health care through the federal and state marketplaces is currently behind the administration’s target, Benjamin Sommers, professor of health policy and economics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, says…

Harvard Public Health Magazine Extra: Social Capital & Health

April 2014 - Roseto, Pennsylvania was settled by Italian immigrants who were found to have astonishingly low rates of heart disease in the 1950s. Ichiro Kawachi, chair of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, explains…

Vermont calls it quits on single payer

In a December 23, 2014 opinion piece in CommonWealth, health policy expert John McDonough of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health lamented Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin’s recent decision not to pursue a single-payer financing scheme for health insurance in that state…

The heat is on: Causes of hospitalization due to heat waves identified

For immediate release: December 23, 2014 Boston, MA ─ In the largest and most comprehensive study of heat-related illness to date, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers have identified a handful of potentially serious disorders—including fluid and electrolyte disorders, renal failure,…