From advancing scientific discovery to educating national and international leaders, the Harvard School of Public Health has been at the forefront of efforts to benefit the health of populations worldwide. HSPH produces knowledge through research, trains students to become the next generations of public health leaders and translates knowledge into public policies that improve the health of millions by providing evidence-based solutions for world health problems.
Flagship priorities at the HSPH include:
- Genes and the Environment: Studying how genes and environmental exposures interact to cause disease.
- Women and Health: Understanding that women play a variety of roles in health, from healthcare decision-maker for the family to leaders of major health care systems. Healthier, better educated women mean healthier children and stronger societies.
- Comparative Effectiveness in Public Health: Understanding what interventions and strategies — both preventive and therapeutic — are worth delivering, and which can be replaced with less costly, but equally effective, remedies.