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

Board of Editors

Circe J. Gray Le Compte (@Cressycat)

Sonali Saluja
Deputy Editor

Ruijia Chen, Liz McCaman, Madeline Morcelle, Dani Poole, and Pablo Villalobos
Associate Editors

Advisory Board

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

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

Andre Picard, The Globe and Mail

Ichiro Kawachi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Social Epidemiology, Chair of Harvard Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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

John McDonough, Ph.D.
Harvard Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership

Nancy Turnbull
Associate Dean for Educational Programs, Harvard School of Public Health

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


The following sections provide detailed information about the submission process.

While HPHR will be accepting submissions throughout Summer and Fall 2016, its next publication date currently is set for Spring 2017.

General Contributor Information
HPHR invites submissions from students and faculty across academic disciplines, as well as from members of the general public that speak to the publication’s mission and vision and elucidate pertinent and timely public health issues within an evidence-based and health equity framework. To ensure a dynamic showcase for contributors’ diverse research interests, talents, and creativity, HPHR’s seeks a range of materials. The following sections provide detailed information about the submission process.

Materials are accepted anytime through HPHR’s online form or e-mail address: submissions@harvardpublichealthreview.org. Themes will be announced quarterly with special calls-for-contributions released in response to pressing public health issues. In general, submissions will be reviewed within 4-6 weeks of submission. Materials submitted in response to special calls-for-contributions will reviewed in 2-3 weeks.

The HPHR editorial team may contact accepted contributors to provide a personal photograph and brief biography. Authors retain rights to their work.

Contributors who have questions about the submission process should contact the HPHR editorial team at submissions@harvardpublichealthreview.org.

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