Dr. Monica Bharel, MPH '12 has been named by Governor Elect Charlie Baker as the next Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Dr. Bharel has most recently served as Chief Medical Officer at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program and received her MPH at Harvard as a scholar in the Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship Program in Minority Health Policy. In this 2012 video
, Monca discusses why she chose to practice public health.
Mosaka Fallah, MPH '12, along with Pardis Sabeti, Faculty member in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at HSPH, were among the Ebola fighters to be named to TIME's 2014 'Person of the Year'
list. Fallah grew up in Liberia and returned to help combat the Ebola epidemic. He was last featured in a New York Times article
in September 2014.
HSPH Professor Howard Koh received the 2014 Sedgwick Memorial Medal for Distinguished Service in Public Health—the highest honor given by the American Public Health Association. Koh received the award November 18, 2014 at the APHA’s annual meeting in New Orleans.
The HSPH community was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Dr. Robert Mittendorf, MPH ’87, DPH ’91 earlier this month at the age of 71. Robert was a longtime supporter of Harvard School of Public Health as a volunteer and a generous donor. He was a member of the 1913 Society and his Reunion Giving Committee. Robert also served as Chair of the HSPH Alumni Giving Committee from 2004 – 2007 as well as a member of The Leadership Council since 2003. Robert will be sorely missed and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Details for the arrangements and a full obituary and a guestbook for condolences can be found online
Professor Marvin Zelen, Department of Biostatistics, passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Messages of condolences can be posted on the HSPH Facebook page
, sent via email to the Alumni Office
, or tweeted at #RIPProfMarvinZelen.
Professor John Briscoe, Department of Environmental Health, passed away on November 12, 2014. His obituary, published in the Washington Post, can be found online
. Messages of condolences can be Tweeted at #RIPProfJohnBriscoe, posted on the HSPH Facebook page
, or sent via email to the Alumni Office