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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Established 1913 (renamed 2014)
Type Private
Endowment US$1.2 billion
Dean David Hunter
(Acting Dean)[1]
Administrative staff
Students 950
282 SM
375 MPH
484 PhD
--- DrPH
Location Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Campus Urban
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue
HSPH Courtyard Entrance from Harvard Medical School

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (formerly Harvard School of Public Health, as HSPH; now also referred to the Harvard Chan School, The T.H. Chan School, The T.H. Chan School of Public Health, or still simply The Chan School of Public Health) is one of the professional

  • Jay Winsten Center for Health Communication
  • François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights
  • Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention
  • Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
  • Harvard Injury Control Research Center
  • Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative (HSPH HAI)
  • Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health

Centers and Institutes

  • Harvard School of Public Health Website
  • Professor Andrew Speilman, Professor Tropical Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health Freeview Issues programme on Malaria by the Vega Science Trust.

External links

  1. ^ HSPH Faculty Profile for Acting Dean of the Faculty, David Hunter
  2. ^ Julio Frenk Named Next Dean of Harvard School of Public Health
  3. ^ 2015 Ranking of Best schools of Public Health in US by U.S. News & World Report.
  4. ^ [6]
  5. ^ [7]
  6. ^ HSPH Catalog - Harvard School of Public Health
  7. ^ [8]
  8. ^ MPH Program - Harvard School of Public Health
  9. ^ NHS :: The Nurses’ Health Study » Front
  10. ^ HPFS - About Us
  11. ^ International Health Systems Program at Harvard
  12. ^ Program in Health Care Financing - Harvard School of Public Health
  13. ^ Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR)
  14. ^
  15. ^ College Alcohol Study
  16. ^ Global Demography of Aging
  17. ^ The Superfund Basis Research Program at Harvard University
  18. ^ [9]
  19. ^ [10]
  20. ^ "George Chandler Whipple." (1925). Jour. American Water Works Association. 13:1, 93-4.
  21. ^ Galford, Hugh S. (August 2007). "The Over-Educated Garbage Man: Minister Winston Dang of Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration". Washington International. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  22. ^ Bloom, Barry R. (Winter 2007). "Dean's message: Leaders worth following". Harvard Public Health Review. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 


See also

Notable alumni

Notable faculty (and past faculty)

  • The Nurses Health Study and Nurses Health Study II, which have followed the health of over 100,000 nurses from 1976 to the present; its results have been used in hundreds of published papers.[9]
  • The Health Professionals Followup Study, a similar study of over fifty thousand male health professionals seeking to connect diet, exercise, smoking, and medications taken to frequency of cancer and cardiovascular disease.[10]
  • The International Health Systems Program, which has provided training or technical assistance to projects in 21 countries, and conducts health policy research[11]
  • The Program in Health Care Financing, which studies the economics of national health care programs; evaluates the health care programs of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other countries; studies the effects of bringing HMO-like hospital reimbursement practices to developing countries; and applies hedonimetrics to health care.[12]
  • The Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR), which studies public health and humanitarian law and policy in the context of conflict-torn regions like the Gaza Strip and transnational issues like terrorism.[13]
  • The Lung Cancer S.O.S. study, examining the risk factors for and prognosis of lung cancer in terms of genetics and environment.[14]
  • The College Alcohol Study, which examines the causes of college binge drinking and approaches to prevention and harm reduction.[15]
  • The Program on the Global Demography of Aging, which studies policy issues related to economics of aging with a focus on the developing world.[16]
  • The Superfund Basic Research Program (see Superfund), studying toxic waste management.[17]

Research projects

PhD programs are offered under the aegis of the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: ScM, ScD, DPH
Health Economics (ScD)
Health Systems (ScD)
Population and Reproductive Health (ScD)
  • Biostatistics: ScM, PhD
  • Environmental Health: ScM, PhD, ScD, MOH, DPH
  • Epidemiology: ScM, ScD, DPH
  • Genetics and Complex Diseases: PhD
  • Health Policy and Management: ScM, ScD, PhD
  • Immunology and Infectious Diseases: ScD, PhD
  • Nutrition: ScD, DPH, PhD
  • Global Health:

Degree programs offered by specific departments:

  • Clinical Effectiveness (CLE)
  • Health and Social Behavior (HSB)
  • Health Policy (HP)
  • Health Management (HM)
  • Global Health (GH)
  • Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH)
  • Quantitative Methods (QM)[8]

The Master of Public Health Program (MPH) offers seven degree fields of study:


The School traces its origins to the Harvard-MIT School for Health Officers, founded in 1913; Harvard calls it "the nation's first graduate training program in public health." In 1922, the School for Health Officers became the Harvard School of Public Health, and in 1946 it was split off from the medical school and became a separate faculty of Harvard University.[6] It was renamed the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2014 after receiving a $350 million donation, the largest gift in Harvard's history at the time, from the Morningside Foundation.[7] The Morningside Foundation is headed by Harvard School of Public Health alumnus Dr. Gerald Chan, the son of T.H. Chan.



  • History 1
  • Curriculum 2
  • Research projects 3
  • Notable faculty (and past faculty) 4
  • Notable alumni 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8
    • Centers and Institutes 8.1

The School's objectives are to provide the highest level of education to health scientists, practitioners, and leaders, to foster new discoveries leading to improved health for the people of this country and all nations, and to strengthen health capacities and services for communities.[5]

As of 2015, the school is ranked second in the nation (after the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and tied with University of North Carolina School of Public Health) in the U.S. News & World Report.[3] U.S. News consistently ranks Harvard #1 in Health Policy and Management.[4]

Harvard School of Public Health is one of the most selective and prestigious public health schools in the world. In 2006, the middle 50 percent of the incoming class had an incoming GPA between 3.50 and 3.75 (out of 4.0). About half of students already hold a medical doctorate (M.D. or D.O.), and many of the others already hold another advanced professional or doctoral degree upon admission (typically a DPM, DDS/DMD, PhD, JD, or MBA). Students at the school are drawn from around the world, with about 40 percent of the student body coming from outside of the United States.


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