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Harvard Public Health Researchers Examine Link Between Climate Change and Mental Health

A group of Harvard researchers linked the chronic effects of climate change to adverse mental health outcomes in a study published in Nature last Monday.

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Ten Stories That Shaped 2023

In 2023, Harvard had a tumultuous year. Claudine Gay’s first semester ended amid a leadership crisis as she came under fire for her response to tensions on a campus divided by the Israel-Hamas war and faced allegations of plagiarism. Harvard’s legacy and donor preferences in admissions also faced national scrutiny following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling striking down the University’s affirmative action policy. Across campus, scandal after scandal hit parts of the University. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2023 at Harvard.

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Harvard School of Public Health Hosts Talk on Social Connectedness, Health Equity Research

The Harvard School of Public Health hosted a presentation by Koichiro Shiba, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University’s School of Public Health, for the third segment of the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness Center’s Loneliness and Well-being Seminar series on Wednesday afternoon.

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Life Expectancy Gap Between Men and Women Largest in Nearly 30 Years, Harvard-UCSF Study Finds

American men die nearly six years earlier than American women on average, according to a new Harvard School of Public Health and University of California, San Francisco study released earlier this month.

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Political Scientist Zach Parolin Talks Poverty Measurement in the 2024 Census at Harvard School of Public Health Talk

Political scientist Zach Parolin announced that the 2024 Census will implement a monthly, “close to real-time” poverty measurement using a methodology he developed during the Covid-19 pandemic at a Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies talk Thursday afternoon.

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Public Health Professor Kari Nadeau Discusses Wildfire Research at Climate Health Event

Kari C. Nadeau, professor of climate and population studies at the Harvard School of Public Health, discussed the increasing severity of wildfires and their detrimental effects on human health at a virtual presentation Thursday evening.

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Loneliness Expert Talks Individual and Societal Loneliness at Harvard School of Public Health Seminar

Louise C. Hawkley, a principal research scientist at the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center, delved into the individual and societal factors that contribute to loneliness at a Harvard School of Public Health seminar Wednesday.

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Former Canadian Health Minister Talks Health Care Reform at Harvard School of Public Health

Former Canadian Health Minister Jane Philpott discussed obstacles for reform to the U.S. and Canadian health care systems during a Monday talk at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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Environmental Health Scholar Andrea Baccarelli to Lead Harvard’s School of Public Health

Andrea A. Baccarelli, an environmental health sciences professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, will serve as the next dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, University President Claudine Gay announced Wednesday afternoon.

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Harvard School of Public Health Dean Search ‘Nearing the End,’ Says President Claudine Gay

Harvard President Claudine Gay said the search for the next School of Public Health dean is “nearing the end,” nearly 11 months after former HSPH Dean Michelle A. Williams announced she would step down at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.

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Former President of Costa Rica Urges HSPH Graduates to Love What They Do

Former President of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado Quesada addressed the Harvard School of Public Health’s Class of 2023 at their convocation Wednesday, encouraging graduates to “do what you love, love what you do.”

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Jane Kim Appointed Interim Dean of Harvard School of Public Health

Jane J. Kim, a professor of health economics, will serve as interim dean of the Harvard School of Public Health as the search for the school’s next permanent dean continues, University President-elect Claudine Gay announced Thursday morning.

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Harvard School of Public Health Launches Mindfulness Center Through $25M Gift

The Harvard School of Public Health launched the Thich Nhat Hanh Center for Mindfulness on Wednesday with funding from a $25 million gift from an anonymous donor.

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Penn State Researcher Jessica Williams Discusses Worker Health and Safety in Health Care Industry

Health policy researcher Jessica A. Williams discussed how to prioritize health and wellbeing among low-wage health care workers in a Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies talk Wednesday afternoon.

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Former Senator Richard Burr Discusses Health Care Policy at Harvard Institute of Politics Forum

Former United States Senator Richard M. Burr (R-N.C.) and Lanhee J. Chen ’04, policy director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, discussed the future of American health care policy at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Tuesday evening.

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