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Redressing the racial health gap

A Harvard symposium examines the public health case for reparations to Black descendants of slavery and what remedy might look like.


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Reparations & Public Health

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Reparations will save Black lives

Mary Bassett, New York state health commissioner, examines the close ties between wealth and health in America. It’s time, she says, for the U.S. government to pay its debt to Black Americans.

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Read the latest news from around the School and the alumni community.

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Tyler VanderWeele in khaki pants, a blue blazer, white shirt and tie with his hands clasped and smiling off into the distance. He stands in front of a paisley patterned background, colored from pink to blue.

The science of life satisfaction

Flourishing expert Tyler VanderWeele contemplates how individuals and communities can move forward after two years of pandemic grief