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Fighting Misinformation: The Preprint Sifter

The Preprint Sifter is a new Twitter tool that tracks down Tweets from leading epidemiologists, virologists, public health and other experts who are posting, vetting and verifying COVID-19 related preprint papers.

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HGHI Burke Global Health Fellowship 2021 | Application OPEN

January 15, 2021

The Harvard Global Health Institute has opened applications for the Burke Global Health Fellowship. This Fellowship program provides funding for Harvard junior faculty members from across the University for innovative research and curriculum development and teaching (particularly at the undergraduate level) in global health. The Burke Global Health Fellowship serves as a career catalyst, coming Continue reading [...]

Multi-media Teaching in Global Health and Social Medicine – Final Takeaways from 2018 Burke Fellow Daniel Palazuelos

December 2, 2020

Daniel Palazuelos, MD, MPH, is a global health implementer-educator who holds positions at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Partners In Health (PIH). In 2018, he was awarded a curriculum development grant through the Burke Global Health Fellowship. We invite you to read about his educational project and experience below.  Dan Palazuelos, November Continue reading [...]

Testing the readiness of (big) health data in India for advanced analytics and AI – Final takeaways from 2019 Burke Fellow Satchit Balsari

November 17, 2020

Satchit Balsari, MBBS, MPH is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), and in Global Health and Population at Harvard Chan. Balsari’s research is focused on the application of mobile and cloud-based technologies to protect the health of populations marginalized by disasters and war. His signature initiatives Continue reading [...]

Watch, Read, Listen, Act: Addressing the Urgent Need for Global Vaccine Equity

April 22, 2021

The rapid development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines signifies a new era in the fight against the pandemic. Yet while there is incredible potential to save millions of lives globally, vaccine nationalism is curtailing equitable vaccine distribution; paving a path that has been described as a “catastrophic moral failure.” While countries such as the Continue reading [...]

EXCITING UPDATE: LEAD Fellowship for Promoting Women in Global Health | 2022 Spring Semester In-Person Opportunity!

April 19, 2021

In an effort to equip and empower more women leaders in global health, the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health offers a transformational fellowship specifically designed to promote leadership skills in individuals from low- and middle-income countries who will, in turn, mentor Continue reading [...]

Developing a distributional population health metric that incorporates health inequalities and illness-related poverty | Final Takeaways from 2019 Burke Fellowship

April 9, 2021

Stéphane Verguet, MPP, MS, PhD, was awarded a Burke Global Health Fellowship in 2019 for a project entitled “The eDALY: Developing a distributional population health metric that incorporates health inequalities and illness-related poverty”. Protecting from the financial risks of illness and improving the distribution of population health are major health system objectives integral to achieving Continue reading [...]

Let’s Celebrate: Reflections from Creating Women Leaders: The Missing Links of Mentorship and Networking | March 9th CUGH Conference

March 25, 2021

It’s not every Zoom conference that you see, at the end of a 3-hour session, over 70% of attendees turn on their cameras and start singing and dancing to “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang while streams of celebratory comments and impactful quotes from the event flood the chat. This was exactly the scene following Continue reading [...]

Nursing Homes and Prisons Share Similar COVID Risks, but Don’t Share the Same Vaccine Prioritization

March 11, 2021

Comparing prisons to nursing homes may feel like comparing apples and oranges, but the current COVID-19 pandemic has revealed their disconcerting similarities. Both the settings have been hotbeds for the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country (data here & here). Prisons and nursing homes share similar features: they are crowded, congregate living facilities with high Continue reading [...]