Topic: student stories

Why Public Health? Predrag Stojicic

May 2012 -- In our video series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard School of Public Health students to talk about why they chose to enter the field. Here, Predrag Stojicic, an MPH candidate and physician from Serbia, talks about how his…

Why Public Health? Mary Mwanyika Sando

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. Mary Mwanyika Sando, MD, MPH ’13, works in maternal and child health in Tanzania…

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…

HSPH students study electronic health records in China

April 2013 — In January 2013, 12 HSPH students travelled to the Minhang District in Shanghai, China to study how electronic health records were implemented. The Winter Session trip was sponsored by the HSPH China Initiative.

HSPH student profiles

Harvard School of Public Health's student population is made up of more than 1,000 individuals from throughout the United States and 62 other countries who represent an array of fields and include physicians, health services administrators, epidemiologists, nurses, dentists, lawyers, statisticians, environmental…

HSPH Commencement 2011

May 27, 2011 -- HSPH Graduates Urged To Become Leaders, Transform Public Health Dean Julio Frenk opened the 2011 Commencement Ceremonies on a sunny spring day May 26 with the following message to the assembled graduates: “You came to Harvard School of Public Health because…

Tackling childhood obesity in communities

May 28, 2013 — At age four, Talita Jordan told her mother — a young, single parent — that she wanted to be a doctor. She stuck with the plan, becoming chief resident at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Now,…

Making a difference while making a profit

June 6, 2013 -- Can for-profit health ventures be an effective way to improve the health of poor people around the globe? Teams of students at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) sought…

A role model for minority science students

May 28, 2013 — Khanichi Charles knows the value of mentoring. Without it, she wouldn’t have discovered her passion for scientific research, let alone apply to Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). So despite long hours in the lab working towards her…

Commencement 2013: Candy Liang’s address

May 30, 2013 Dean Frenk, Dr. Brilliant, distinguished guests, faculty and alumni, parents and families: Greetings and good afternoon. Class of 2013—Congratulations! We made it! I am honored to stand in front of you today, to describe our achievements, celebrate our diversity,…