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Illustration of a man pushing a wheelbarrow full of petitions up the steps to Congress.

Illustration by Phil Foster

Research

Petitioning campaigns are a vital complement to democratic voting.

4.7.21

Photograph of Vikram Patel visiting with family members of a farmer in Maharashtra, India, who committed suicide

Vikram Patel, left, speaks with family members of a farmer in Maharashtra, India, who committed suicide.

Photograph courtesy of Vikram Patel

Around the globe, Vikram Patel finds, improvements in financial or mental health support both.

May-June 2021

Illustration of a man pushing a wheelbarrow full of petitions up the steps to Congress.

Illustration by Phil Foster

Petitioning campaigns are a vital complement to democratic voting.

May-June 2021

Headshots of Marc Lipsitch, William Hanage, Barry Bloom

From left to right: Marc Lipsitch, William Hanage, Barry Bloom

Photograph credits from left: Kent Dayton and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2)

Despite vaccines, Harvard scientists warn, more-transmissible variants make COVID-19 harder to control.

1.7.21

Cracks appear in a balloon decorated like a $100 bill as Uncle Sam fills it with a bicycle pump

Illustration by Dave Cutler

Contrary to expert belief, some financial crises can be predicted—and perhaps averted.

January-February 2021

Collage of Cover of Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds by Paul Farmer and a Headshot of Paul Farmer.

Cover of Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds by Paul Farmer and Photograph of Paul Farmer

Photograph of Paul Farmer by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communication

 

The 2014 epidemic was rooted in centuries of exploitation and war, Paul Farmer argues.

11.17.20

Caroline Buckee headshot over an orange background.

Caroline Buckee

Anonymized location data can help guide strategies for protecting public health in a pandemic.

10.26.20

Headshot portrait of Mayra Rivera

Mayra Rivera

Photograph by Steph Stevens

How apocalyptic narratives help make sense of the modern world

November-December 2020

A California hillside burns

Wildfires in California are one example of climate-change damages happening now.

Photograph by Kyle Grillot/AFP via Getty Images

Coming to terms with climate change’s relentless, long-term fallout

November-December 2020