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The Harvard Chan Studio is the hub for the School’s premiere live and livestreamed events. We convene global leaders in health policy, advocacy, industry, and research for insightful conversations about public health’s most pressing challenges and most promising solutions.

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Inside Costa Rica’s healthcare success story

January 27, 2023 | Go to the event page

Upcoming events

February 8th, 2023 @ 1:00 pm

A ‘Manhattan Project’ for the mind: Neuroscientist Husseini Manji on the future of mental health

Virtual In Person

Husseini Manji has spent decades directing research into the biology, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses at the National Institutes for Health and Johnson & Johnson. Despite important advances, many diseases remain intractable. Manji has called for a “Manhattan Project” approach to mental disorders and dementia that would bring together disparate fields, including neurobiology, technology, drug discovery, and societal interventions to change the way mental health is treated. Manji will sit down with Ipsit Vahia, director of the Technology and Aging … Continue reading "A ‘Manhattan Project’ for the mind: Neuroscientist Husseini Manji on the future of mental health"

Past events

January 27th, 2023 @ 1:00 pm

Inside Costa Rica’s healthcare success story

Virtual In Person

Average life expectancy in Costa Rica has steadily increased, from 55 years in 1950 to 81 years today — far outpacing the U.S. Even more notable: the country has achieved this success while spending far less than the U.S. as a share of income. What’s behind Costa Rica’s remarkable success? How has its progress in health care improved its resilience? And what lessons can we learn for other nations? We’ll explore all that and more with our experts.    SPEAKERS Roman … Continue reading "Inside Costa Rica’s healthcare success story"

December 14th, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

Climate and justice: The EPA’s action plan

Virtual In Person

A conversation with EPA Regional Administrator David Cash  The Environmental Protection Agency is launching a new Office of Environmental Justice and vowing to use its regulatory power to mitigate the impact of climate change and pollution on poor and minority communities. Those sound like bold initiatives — but what do they mean in practice? Join us for a conversation with David Cash, the EPA’s regional administrator for New England, about the EPA’s plans to address environmental injustice on the ground. … Continue reading "Climate and justice: The EPA’s action plan"

December 5th, 2022 @ 5:30 pm

Free! Take a Break with Meditative Painting 

In Person

Presented by The Studio & Office for Student Services at Harvard Chan School  Harvard Chan students — take a break from studying for finals and explore your creativity through art! Please join us for a free meditative painting session with artist and alumna Caroline Keroack on Monday, December 5th, from 5:30-7pm in Kresge Cafeteria. With soft music playing, Caroline will guide you through the process of becoming in tune with your emotions and give you the artistic tools to express … Continue reading "Free! Take a Break with Meditative Painting "

December 5th, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

Creativity and the brain: How the arts can shape well-being


A Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forum  Humans have been creating art for millennia — since long before the emergence of the written word. Now, researchers are beginning to document how both making and engaging with art can improve well-being. Art-based interventions have shown the potential to alleviate symptoms in conditions affecting both physical and mental health. And the emerging field of NeuroArts is spurring still more research into how creativity can shape the body, brain, and behavior. Our … Continue reading "Creativity and the brain: How the arts can shape well-being"

December 1st, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

View from the Hill: A conversation with Rep. Dwight Evans


Rep. Dwight Evans represents a Philadelphia district on the front lines of America’s gun violence epidemic. He has developed an ambitious $50 billion plan to tackle gun violence at its roots with a combination of policing, workforce development, neighborhood interventions, and community improvements, but funding has been elusive. The Democratic congressman will share his policy prescriptions on gun violence, food insecurity, homelessness, and other urgent public health priorities in this Q&A with POLITICO reporter Carmen Paun.  Register to receive a … Continue reading "View from the Hill: A conversation with Rep. Dwight Evans"

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