School of Public Health


Harvard is Home to 13,000 Workers. Some of Them are its Students, Too.

When he’s not working shifts as a custodian at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Luis M. Toribio — a native Spanish speaker — takes classes on the weekends through Harvard to hone his English skills and practice pronunciation. Two years ago, he said, he struggled to communicate in English — but today, he proudly exclaims he can now do an entire interview in English.


Class Action Lawsuit Demanding Tuition Reimbursement Moves Forward After Judge Reverses Dismissal

In June 2021, Massachusetts District Court Judge Indira Talwani dismissed a class action lawsuit against Harvard University asking for partial tuition reimbursement for semesters with virtual classes. Nearly a year later, a new judge assigned to the case has revived it.


Wait Times for Therapy Appointments at Harvard Reach Six Weeks Amid Increased Demand

With demand for mental health care soaring nationwide, Harvard University Health Services is in the process of hiring additional clinicians. But the wait time for new patients to get a therapy appointment with Counseling and Mental Health Services is currently around six weeks long.


WHO Director Talks Health Equity and Pandemic Response at Harvard Lecture

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus discussed the global pandemic response and health equity on Friday at the Kennedy School’s annual Robert S. McNamara Lecture on War and Peace.


Harvard School of Public Health Prof. Receives Award for Vaccine Research Education

Kizzmekia S. Corbett, an assistant professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health, was awarded the 2022 Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science from the American Association for the Advancement of Science earlier this month.


Boston Children’s Hospital CEO Talks About Health Equity

Boston Children’s Hospital CEO Kevin B. Churchwell discussed equity, diversity, and inclusion in pediatrics at a virtual Q&A hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health Friday.


HSPH Study Affirms Cost Benefit of Preventing Emerging Diseases

A study led by Harvard School of Public Health researcher Aaron S. Bernstein found that the cost of preventing diseases transmitted from animals to humans is just five percent of the estimated value of lives lost from emerging infectious diseases.


HSPH Researchers Determine Epstein-Barr Virus to be Primary Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

In a longitudinal study over two decades in the making, researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system, is “likely caused” by infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).


Business Leaders, Researchers Discuss Challenges and Opportunities Facing AI in Health Care

Business leaders and researchers discussed the opportunities and difficulties of implementing artificial intelligence solutions in healthcare in a virtual event jointly hosted by Harvard Business School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Fauci Says Pandemic Still Far From Controlled in School of Public Health Address

Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the U.S. still remains far from controlling the Covid-19 pandemic in a virtual lecture at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on Friday afternoon.


Moderna Vaccine Slightly More Effective than Pfizer, Per HSPH Study

Researchers at Harvard’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health found earlier this month that Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine is slightly more effective than Pfizer’s at preventing negative Covid-19 outcomes.


HSPH Researchers Develop Model to Evaluate Spread of Covid-19 Variants

Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health developed a mathematical model to explore the population-level impacts of various SARS-CoV-2 variants and the effects of vaccination in combating them.


Harvard-Affiliated Lab Is First to Discover Omicron Variant

The Omicron variant — a new strain of Covid-19 — was first discovered by researchers at the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership on Nov. 19.


HSPH Announces Collaboration with Tsinghua Vanke School of Public Health in China

Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health announced a new academic and research collaboration with Tsinghua University’s Vanke School of Public Health in Beijing in a press release on Wednesday.


HSPH Researchers Link Reduced Sodium Intake to Decreased Cardiovascular Disease Levels

Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that consuming less sodium and more potassium is linked to lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases.


Whole Grain Intake Linked to Lower Liver Cancer Risk, Harvard Researchers Discover

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers found an association between high whole grain and fiber intake and a lower risk of liver cancer and chronic liver disease mortality.


HUNAP Director Discusses How to Improve Indigenous Mental Health Care at HSPH Lecture

Director of the Harvard University Native American Program, Joseph P. Gone ’92, discussed how to improve mental health care for Indigenous populations at an online lecture hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health on Tuesday.


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