Research Centers and Initiatives

University-wide Research Centers and Institutes

François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights

Mary Bassett, Director and François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights
(617) 432-0656
FXB-7th floor

Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

Lisa Berkman, Director and Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population
(617) 495-2021
9 Bow Street, Cambridge

Harvard Global Health Institute

Ashish Jha, Director
42 Church Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI)

Michael VanRooyen, Director
14 Story Street, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA

School-wide Research Centers

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics

Mark Lipsitch, Director
(617) 432-7914
SPH3-5th floor

Center for Health Communication

Jay A. Winsten, Frank Stanton Center Director and Associate Dean for Public and Community Affairs
(617) 432-1038
SPH3-3rd floor

Center for Health Decision Science

Sue J. Goldie, Director Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health
Stephen C. Resch, Deputy Director
(617) 432-1566
718 Huntington Ave. 2nd Floor

Harvard Chan School Center for Work, Health, and Well-being

Lorraine Wallace, Assistant Director
375 Longwood Avenue, 7th Floor
Boston, MA

Harvard Chan School India Center

“Vish” Viswanath, Director
Mumbai, India

Harvard Chan Microbiome in Public Health Center

Curtis Huttenhower and Wendy Garrett, Co-Directors
For all Center-related inquiries, please contact April Pawluk, Strategic Program Manager, at 

Human Immunomics Initiative

Albert Hofman, Chair
Chair of the Department of Epidemiology
Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology
(617) 432 6477

Harvard Injury Control Research Center

(and the Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center)
David Hemenway, Director and Professor of Health Policy
(617) 432-3420
SPH3-3rd floor

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health AIDS Initiative

(617) 432-4400
FXB-6th floor

John B. Little Center for Radiation Sciences

Zhi-Min Yuan, MD, PhD, Director
Morningside Professor of Radiobiology
David Hastings, Deputy Director
(617) 432-6027
SPH1-5th floor

Sabri Ülker Center

Gökhan S. Hotamışlıgil
Email the lab

Zhu Family Center for Global Cancer Prevention

Timothy Rebbeck, Director, Vincent L. Gregory Jr. Professor of Cancer Prevention, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
FXB 631
For all Center-related inquiries, please contact

Department and Division Centers

Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research

Janet Andersen, Executive Director
(617) 432-2814
FXB-6th floor

Center for Global Tobacco Control

Vaughan Rees, Director
Kresge 613
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

Harvard Center for Risk Analysis

Joel Schwartz, Director
James Hammitt, Director
(617) 998-1037
Landmark West 4th floor

Harvard Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health

David C. Christiani, Director
(617) 432-1260
SPH1-14th floor

Harvard NIEHS Center for Environmental Health

Douglas Dockery, Director
(617) 432-1270
SPH1-14th floor

Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (Harvard C-CHANGE)

Gina McCarthy, Director
(617) 384-8530
Landmark West 4th floor

Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity

Steven Gortmaker, Director
(617) 432-3840
SPH3-7th floor

Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness

Laura Kubzansky, Co-Director
(617) 432-3589
677 Huntington Avenue
Kresge Building Room 714

Kasisomayajula Viswanath, Co-Director
(617) 632-8530
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue, LW 601

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Center for Public Health Preparedness

Marcia Testa, Director
(617) 432-2818
SPH1- 4th floor

Center for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research

Joseph D. Brain, Director
(617) 432-1272
SPH1-13th floor

Research Programs & Projects

Center for Health Promotion

China Health Partnership

Betsy Osborn, Program Director
Bldg 1, 12th floor
665 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

Winnie Yip, Faculty Director
Bldg 1, 12th floor
665 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

College Alcohol Study

Elissa R. Weitzman, Sc.D., Associate Director
Children’s Hospital Boston

Toben F. Nelson, Sc.D. Associate Director
University of Minnesota

Environment And Reproductive Health (EARtH Study)

Russ Hauser, Principal Investigator
(617) 643-2505

EPA/Harvard Center on Ambient Particle Health Effects

EPIC immunization cost studies

Christian Suharlim, Director of Public Affairs
718 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

Harvard Opinion Research Program

Robert Blendon, Executive Director
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

Harvard Malaria Initiative

Health Professionals Follow-Up Study

Project Coordinator
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

Health and Transportation Policy Forum

Initiative on Global Health Quality

Ashish Jha, Faculty Director
42 Church Street
Cambridge, MA

International Health Systems Program

Thomas Bossert, Director

Diana Bowser, Co-Director

677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

Lung Cancer Disparities Center

Lung Cancer Susceptibility and Outcomes Study

David Christiani, Team Leader and Principal Investigator
Bldg 1, 14th floor
665 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

Neuroepidemiology Research Group

Alberto Ascherio, M.D., Dr.P.H.  (Group director, Principle Investigator)

Marc Weisskopf, Ph.D. (Co-investigator)

Nurses’ Health Study (w.Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and HMS)

181 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA

Nurses’ Health Study II

181 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA

Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology

Eric Rimm, Program Director

Jill Arnold, Coordinator

Program on the Global Demography of Aging

David Bloom, Principal Investigator

Program in Health Care Financing

William Hsiao, Director

Program on Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Leonard Marcus, Director

Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology

Peter Kraft, Director
Bldg 2
665 Huntington Avenue, 2nd floor
Boston MA

Program in Quantitative Genomics

Xihong Lin, Executive Committee

Peter Kraft, Executive Committee

John Quackenbush, Executive Committee

Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project Monograph

Nancy Krieger, Principal Investigator

The Nutrition Source

Lilian Cheung, Editorial Director

Multidisciplinary Initiatives

These initiatives link centers, programs, departments and  researchers to foster collaboration and coordination of research, education, and community engagement activities:

Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe

Comparative Effectiveness

Genes and the Environment

Women and Health

International Research

Harvard Chan researchers are involved in projects promoting global health on nearly every continent. From advancing scientific discovery to training international health leaders, Harvard Chan has been at the forefront of efforts to benefit the health of populations worldwide.

See World Map for more information.

Research Administration and Support

Harvard University Office for Sponsored Programs

Harvard University Office of Technology Development (OTD)

Harvard Chan Sponsored Programs Administration

Export Controls

Office of Regulatory Affairs and Research Compliance

Office of Human Research Administration

Degree Programs

Prospective students degree program information


The Bernard Lown Scholars in Cardiovascular Health Program

David E. Bell Fellowship

EPI Fellowships

Ethical Issues in Global Health Research Fellowship

Fellowship in Cancer Prevention Control

Interdisciplinary Training in Genes and the Environment

Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency

Parker B. Francis Fellowship Program in Pulmonary Research

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Biostatistics

Sloan Fellowship on Aging and Work

Takemi Fellowship Program

Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Summer Programs

Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness

Summer Session for Public Health Studies

Global Infectious Diseases Summer Program