On robot companions, making public health more precise, and reforming global aid work.
I was alone and sick of it. Technology to the rescue?
Robo-companions and technology assistants are being used to ease loneliness and boost mental health. Our writer found the experience has a long way to go.
Precision health’s tantalizing promise for changing outcomes
As the tools of precision medicine spread, how will they combine with population research?
The fall of global health’s benevolent dictatorships
The pandemic laid bare why the ‘we know best’ model of international aid too often fails to change outcomes.
Doctor’s orders—head to the museum instead of the pharmacy
A movement is taking shape in the UK and elsewhere to tackle underlying factors affecting health. Can it work in the US?
Ideas on the future of public health
New technologies and policy approaches could revolutionize the field.
Winter 2023: Notable news from the world of public health
The staff at Harvard Public Health bring you a round-up of the public health news you need to know.
Meet the woman making sure ARPA-H supercharges U.S. health innovation
Prevention and resilience are priorities for the National Institutes of Health’s new program ARPA-H, says its new director, Renee Wegrzyn.
Public health needs to reform—here’s the way forward
The U.S.’s failed pandemic response stems from the field’s longstanding elitism.
The future of contraception?
A new investigational product may open the door to male hormonal birth control.
Commentary Winter 2023
An editorial cartoon by Natasha Loder
From the school
In Brief: Research, initiatives, and other highlights
Notable publications, findings, and initiatives from around the Harvard Chan School.
Susan Cheng is exploring the mechanics of healthy aging
The cardiologist and epidemiologist wants to understand the barriers to sustaining health as we age.
Q&A: Ankur Pandya on health decision science
The Harvard Chan associate professor of health decision science discusses how his field can help with COVID-19 response decisions—and how teaching is like stand-up comedy.
HealthLab Accelerators helps students launch startups
The new program encourages students and researchers to solve public health problems with social impact ventures.
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How structural racism affects health—and what people are doing about it.
African public health
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