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Illustration: A rocket-ship flies mid-air in a dark blue-speckled sky with white stars scattered around it. The rocket is blue-silver in color and has a rose nose section and yellow flame out of its exhaust.


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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Winter 2023

Ankur Pandya speaks in front of a whiteboard. The whiteboard has black and white illustrations of objects — a chart, scales, a COVID virus, a microphone, a baseball, arrows, a video game holder, a flow chart, beaker — that frame his figure. He looks off-camera and his hands are mid-expression.

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.
Anuoluwa Ishola leaning against a porch beam smiles broadly while looking off-camera.

“Nothing about us without us”

It took leaving Nigeria for Anuoluwa Ishola, DrPH ’21, to fully understand her country’s public health challenges and to dedicate herself to making a difference for its people.

Winter 2023

Ideas on the future of public health

On robot companions, making public health more precise, and reforming global aid work.

Fall 2022

Cristina Gago stands outside in New York City, wearing a black t-shirt and tan pants. Her arms are folded and she's looking to her right. Cars and people are blurred in the background.

Finding public health programs that work

Financial support helped Cristina Gago, PhD ’22, develop her passion for evaluating programs that improve the health of low-income families.

spring 2022

A male student wearing a blue shirt, black vest and black facemask walks past a portrait of Bernard Lown.

Of note Spring 2022

“Good” cholesterol, diabetes and hormones, ‘smart’ packaging and other news from the school.
Tanat Chinbunchorn, wearing a black fleece and blue jeans, sits on grassy steps by Countway library and smiles at the camera.

Affirming care

Financial aid and student support funds are helping Tanat Chinbunchorn, MPH ’22, lead initiatives for patient communities that often face stigma.

Winter 2022

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
Three students in Harvard Chan regalia sitting in a stadium and smiling.

Alumni News Spring 2022

Career updates from past classes, starting with a note from the class of 1990.