Harvard School of Public Health

The Harvard School of Public Health, (HSPH) was established in 1922, an outgrowth of the Harvard-MIT School for Health Officers. HSPH is one of the top three public health institutions in the United States. HSPH is ranked No. 1 in the doctoral program in Epidemiology for faculty research activity. HSPH is a highly selective in admissions. HSPH has approximately 950 students and HSPH offers seven degree concentrations for master's degrees and PhD programs are offered through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The Departments of Genetics and Complex Diseases, and Immunology and Infectious Disease are among the departments conferring PhD and Master's degrees.

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More secondary schooling reduces HIV risk

Longer secondary schooling substantially reduces the risk of HIV infection—especially for girls—and could be a very cost-effective way to halt the spread of the virus, according to researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School ...

Jun 29, 2015
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Breastfeeding may expose infants to toxic chemicals

A widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and interference with immune function—perfluorinated alkylate substances, or PFASs—appears to build up in infants by 20%-30% for each month they're breastfed, ...

Aug 20, 2015
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Smoking linked with higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Current smokers and people regularly exposed to second-hand smoke have a significantly increased risk for type 2 diabetes compared with people who have never smoked, according to a new meta-analysis conducted by researchers ...

Sep 17, 2015
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