For Students

As resources to the Harvard community, Senior Leadership Fellows spend time teaching and mentoring students. They offer guidance and personal stories exploring leadership challenges in public health, such as:

Making difficult decisions | Overcoming obstacles | Taking risks | Building teams | Taking advice | Resiliency | Effective listening and communication | Engaging stakeholders | Building trust | Enabling change


Subramanian Sathasivam, Menschel Fellow ’21, speaks to GHP 552 students after class, Fall 2021


Each Senior Leadership Fellow generally teaches a half-semester course at the Harvard Chan School. Each course is unique and reflects the individual career and leadership of the Fellow in residence for that term. Courses address a wide variety of leadership challenges in areas such as politics and public health, health equity, policy implementation, poverty and access to healthcare, community health, universal health coverage, and beyond.

Office Hours

Senior Leadership Fellows host office hours, open to all Harvard students.

Student Liaisons

Harvard Chan students may apply to serve as student liaisons for Senior Leadership Fellows. Liaisons work on a volunteer basis to help integrate Fellows into the fabric of the Harvard community.

STUDENT LIAISONS of the Senior Leadership Fellows Program (SLFP) are volunteers, selected by an application process, who work in small teams 2-3 to help integrate each Senior Leadership Fellow into the fabric of Harvard Chan and the University at-large by introducing them to the community’s people, culture, and events.


Senior Leadership Fellows give talks and participate in events around campus. See here for upcoming events.

Photos: Pauline Barr