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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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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 [...]

GMH@Harvard: Genes, Equity, and the Biggest Neuropsychiatric Genetics Study in Africa

November 30, 2020

Over the next few weeks, GMH@Harvard will be featuring a five-part series on the largest mental health genetics study in Africa and the project’s corresponding training initiatives. The study and training efforts are a collaboration between scientists in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and Boston at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute. The series explores issues of equity, ethics, building the next generation of psychiatric geneticists, and what it takes to recruit more than 35,000 people. See the first video installation below: Continue reading [...]

COVID-19 Testing Communications and Community Engagement Toolkit

November 20, 2020

Harvard Global Health Institute, Brown University School of Public Health and The Rockefeller Foundation launched a new resource for cities, states and community partners. This evidence-based, free Toolkit helps educate about the importance of Covid-19 testing and aims to increase participation in asymptomatic testing.   To combat the rapid increases in Covid-19 infections and bring the 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 [...]

Time to Invest in Mental Health Part 3: Why Investing in Mental Health Pays Dividends: A Case for Individuals, Society, and Funders

October 19, 2020

This unprecedented global pandemic has significantly affected many people's mental health and restricted access to care for those with existing mental health conditions. The mental health impacts of COVID-19 include everything from increased anxiety and fear about the spread of the virus, loss of social networks, stressful experiences of healthcare workers on the frontlines, and a higher risk of substance use. Despite these significant impacts, mental health has not been at the forefront of global health funding. Continue reading [...]