Welcome to the Harvard Public Health Review

Our vision is to be recognized as a premier publication that transcends the traditional boundaries of academia to enrich discourse around issues of public health.

The mission of the Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR) is to improve health at the local, national, and international levels. To that end, HPHR will publish content grounded in thoughtful evaluation of evidence and research that addresses issues of health equity.

HPHR seeks content that:

  • Spurs thoughtful and substantive discussion of challenging public health issues
  • Fosters collaboration and diversity across disciplines
  • Integrates ideas and methods
  • Investigates biological, psychosocial, and environmental  determinants of health
  • Translates knowledge into action
  • Impacts program and policy decisions and health practices
  • Supports work that advances health equity

HPHR no longer publishes its own blog, known as HPHR Now. Visit the Leading Public Health blog for reflections on public health practice and leadership.  

Board of Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Circe J. Gray Le Compte (@Cressycat)

Deputy Editors
Shrey Lakhotia
Jessica Lee
Shravanthi Manyam Seshasayee

Associate Editors
Elgin Avila
Tina Brar
Angel Desai
Mohamed Gad
Jessica Huang
Ans Irfan
Taha Khan
David-Dan Nguyen
Deborah Pan
Frank Qian
Colleen Reynolds

Advisory Board

Gary Adamkiewicz
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Rifat Atun
Professor of Global Health Systems, 
Department of Global Health and Population,
Department of Health Policy and Management, Director of Global Health Systems Cluster,  Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Robert Blendon, Sc.D.
Richard L. Menschel Professor, Harvard University

Jesse Boardman Bump, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Department of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Andrew S. Boozary, M.D., M.P.P., S.M.
Founding Editor, Harvard Public Health Review

Nir Eyal
Associate Professor of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Ana Langer, M.D
Director, Maternal Health Task Force | Women and Health Initiative,
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Ichiro Kawachi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Social Epidemiology, Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Stephen Marks
Director, Program on Human Rights in Development, Harvard University

John McDonough, Dr.PH., M.P.A.
Director of the Center for Executive and Continuing Professional Education, Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Peter Maramaldi
Professor, Hartford Faculty Scholar & National Mentor, Director of Ph.D. Program, Simmons College
Adjunct Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Tia McGill Rogers, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Ole F. Norheim
Director, Global Health Priorities, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University 

Ankur Pandya
Assistant Professor of Health Decision Science, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Andre Picard
Health Columnist, The Globe & Mail

Vaughan W. Rees, Ph.D.
Lecturer on Social and Behavioral Sciences, Director, Center for Global Tobacco Control, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Sara S. Richardson
Professor of the History of Science and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Director of Graduate Studies, WGS, Harvard University

Nancy Turnbull
Senior Lecturer on Health Policy and Senior Associate Dean for Professional Education, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Michael VanRooyen, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Professor of Medicine, Harvard University

Erica T. Warner, Sc.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University
Assistant Investigator, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Member, Breast Cancer and Cancer Epidemiology, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

Reviewers

HPHR acknowledges the efforts of its external reviews, 2014-2019:

Ahmad Alkasir
Alejandro Szmulewicz
Ameer Farooq
Andrew Shapero
Anne Taylor
Antonella Lisanti-Park
Avika Dixit
Barr Gareth
Benjamin Brown
Carlos Zegarra Zamalloa
Christiana von Hippel
Colleen Reynolds
Corinne Rhodes
Dana Sievers
Eric Coles
Fatima Nabi
Gilberto Lopez
Helian Feng
Hyunwoo (June) Choo
Isha Emhoff
Jennifer Leigh
Jessica Oh
Jongeun Rhee
Juan Herrera Escobar
Kelsey Vercammen
Lina Roa
Machiko Minegishi
Magali Flores
Mary Wesley
Melissa Sutton
Michelle Lee
Nazrul Islam
Payal Patel
Raghbir Kaur
Rohan Rastogi
Sabah Janjua
Sebastian Rodriguez-Torres
Shela Sridhar
Shikha Chandarana
Sonia Ammu
Sumit Agarwal
Suresh Pavuluri
Taimur Safder
Tatum Williamson
Tolani Akinola
Wafaa Rashed
Yenee Soh
Aleesha Shaik
Alexandra Rashedi
Anas Kaakeh
Anem Waheed
Ans Irfan
Aryn Phillips
Avila Elgin
Benjamin Kasdan
Boya Abudu
Chelsea Rice
Christina Meyer
Conan So
Cynthia Siego
Emily Taylor
Farah Qureshi
Geetha Iyer
Gillian Christie
Heloisa Terra
Isabelle Feldhaus
Jacqueline Vo
Jessica Huang
Jie Yin
Joseph Chambers
Kanhua Yin
Lakhotia Shrey
Linh Nguyen
Madeline Morcelle
Mara Murray Horwitz
Meg Min-Jung Weng
Michael Liu
Molly McGlone
Omoruyi Irabor
Qiheng Zhou
Rahul Sharma
Roxanne Dupuis
Scott Hadland
Shangzhi Gao
Sheng Lu
Sian Tsuei
Steven Weiss
Sunny Patel
Szu-Ta Chen
Tanayott Thaweethai
Tianyu Tang
Wael Mourad
Xiao Wu

Submissions

Materials are accepted anytime through HPHR’s online form.

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