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happiness & health Are good moods good medicine?

Also Inside:  Biofuels from Algae Shrinking the Effects of the Obesity Epidemic Alumni Winners: What They Learned During Their Careers 2010 Gift Report


School of Public Health

Dean’s Message

The Multiplying Effect


hilanthropy” comes to us from the ancient

The scientific insights sown at the School take root

Greek word “philanthropos,” which means

around the world. Whether it be the designated driver pro-

“loving humankind.”

gram, limiting trans fats in food, developing better treat-

Loving humankind. As flowery as that may sound

ment programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of

today, it is the animating mission of the Harvard School of

AIDS, or analyzing the effects of health reforms around the

Public Health. All the work we do—from research to edu-

world, research at the School is saving lives and improving

cation to policy translation—has that value at its core.

the health of millions.

And as the School has shown, philanthropy has a

Over the centuries, philanthropy has taken different

proven multiplicative effect. It is an investment that pays off

forms. What began as charity is now seen as a practical

again and again—in the lives and dreams of individuals, in

means to create a better life. Today’s idea of civic invest-

the aspirations and well-being of societies.

ment—in which enlightened citizens invest in a worthy

This issue of the Review includes our annual reporting of those who have donated their time and their treasure to furthering the School’s mission. Their contributions help fund the training of 500 new

social cause—is one that I especially like. The returns are almost incalculable: the greater good of humankind. I would like to thank all those listed in this report for your philanthropy and for your investment in the health of

graduates who go out into the world each spring, fueled by

the world. Together with our students, faculty, and staff,

passion and knowledge, to make a difference.

you are truly contributing to that greater good.

Their donations finance early stages of research on an innovative idea, ultimately building a priceless scientific base. Their gifts enable the facts about “what works” in public health to find their way to key decision makers. Philanthropy’s multiplying effect can be seen at the highest echelons of global and national health policy. Six of the last 10 directors of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are HSPH alums. So is Gro Harlem Brundtland, the former prime minister of Norway, who served as director-general of the World Health Organization from 1998 to 2003. So is Suraya Dalil, acting minister of public health in Afghanistan. So are countless others ocglobal organizations, and business.


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Julio Frenk Dean of the Faculty and T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development, Harvard School of Public Health

Kent Dayton/HSPH

cupying influential positions in government, civil society,

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8 Happiness & Health The biology of emotion—and what it may teach us about helping people to live longer


2 Dean’s Message The Multiplying Effect 4 From Pond to Pump HSPH student sees the future of energy production—and cleaner, healthier skies—in tiny green algae.


Also in this Issue 28 Harvard School of Public Health Annual Gift Report 2010 30 Event Highlights The Gift Report 34 Alumni

14 Shrinking the Effects of the Obesity Epidemic If we can’t stop Americans from getting heavier, can we at least prevent them from getting sick with obesity-related diseases?

40 Individuals

20 Alumni Weekend 2010

54 Founders Circle

21 Shattuck International House Nurturing an Extended Family

56 Faculty, Staff, and Faculty Emeriti

22 Alumni Award of Merit Our 2010 winners offer surprising lessons from their careers.

61 Financial Highlights

46 Corporations, Foundations, and Organizations 49 Annual Giving 53 Tribute Gifts

57 Volunteers

26 The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health Launching a high-tech, global conversation Image Credits: top, Kent Dayton/HSPH; center, Daniel Aguilar/Reuters; bottom, ©Ocean/Corbis

Environmental Health


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irds no longer fall dead out of the sky in Mexico City. One of the most polluted spots on Earth 20 years ago—when it was dubbed “Makesicko City” by novelist Carlos Fuentes—Mexico City is emerging from the thick blanket of smog that afflicted residents with ailments ranging from irritated eyes and headaches to asthma, heart disease, and lung cancer. Actions taken by the Mexican government to reduce emissions have been praised by international experts as a model for the rest of the developing world. But as this sprawling metropolis of 20 million people—and 4 million vehicles—continues to grow, new solutions must be found to keep it moving in a healthy and sustainable direction. Harvard School of Public Health doctoral student Ramon Sanchez, who will graduate in 2011 with a degree in environmental

health, sees hope for the massive energy needs of Mexico City, and the rest of the world, in a new and sustainable source of biofuel: algae. Air Pollution: 2 million deaths yearly

handle, Getty Images; pond, Kent Dayton/HSPH at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

According to the World Health Organization, air pollution causes approximately 2 million premature deaths worldwide each year. More than half of the disease burden from air pollution strikes in developing countries. WHO recommends lowering concentrations of several of the most common air contaminants emitted during the combustion of fossil fuels to reduce air pollution and improve health. Converting to cleaner-burning fuels derived from biomass such as algae, fermented corn and soybeans, or recycled cooking oil would help achieve this goal. In Mexico City, changing fuel for 165,000 diesel vehicles to biodiesel would go a long way toward reducing the amount of dangerous airborne

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particulates breathed in by its residents. For his thesis, Sanchez is using pollutant emissions and statistical models to study the potential health effects of such a change. Even increasing the proportion of biodiesel by just 20 percent, he says, would make a dramatic difference in the prevention of cardiopulmonary diseases and lung cancer, which could save the Mexican health system approximately $90 million annually. With Mexico pledging to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 percent by 2050 and having just hosted the December 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference, the political climate could be ripe for such a change. Acquiring data is key to making an objective case for changing energy policy, says Sanchez. A mechanical engineer, he took up the cause of biofuels while working in the automotive industry. But he lacked the tools continued

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Ramon Sanchez, SD ’11, holds a flask filled with algae—a potential source of biofuel.

to quantify why switching to cleaner fuel made good public health and economic sense. “It’s not enough to say, ‘I’m eating organic,’ or, ‘I’m changing my lightbulbs.’ Give me a number,” says Sanchez. “Only an accounting process can tell you what you are really accomplishing.” Renewable energy may be more expensive now, but when taking into account the longterm costs to society in health and environmental damage, petroleum is actually more expensive, he says.


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Game Changer

“Ramon’s work is a game changer,” says his adviser, John Spengler, Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation. “Nobody else is looking at the production, cost, and health benefits of biofuels and quantifying them for Mexico.” This is important now, Spengler says, because in addition to the direct health consequences of air pollution, such as cardiovascular and respiratory ailments, the climate warming caused by pollution triggers additional health problems. According to Spengler, the recent uptick in extreme weather events and record temperatures has brought flooding to Pakistan, for example. It has also increased the risk of heatstroke and expanded the habitats of diseasespreading mosquitoes and ticks. “Public health is all about preventing disease,” Sanchez says. “I intend to prevent disease, but over a long time frame. Reducing carbon dioxide emissions today could prevent someone in

Microalgae produce six times more ethanol than corn and 40 times more biodiesel than soy. tial added benefit, an algae farm built near a high-polluting power plant or oil refinery could scrub the CO2 and other pollutants from the air, making the operation carbon-neutral with significant reductions in other pollutants. Corporations dipping their toes

The United States Department of Energy recently recognized the promise

This page, Kent Dayton/HSPH at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University; opposite, REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

Unlike biofuel from corn and soybeans, algae farming doesn’t imperil the food supply and uses far fewer resources for a far higher yield. It can be produced on marginal lands such as deserts and supplied with wastewater.

Bangladesh from getting sick 40 years from now.” While he has been completing his studies at HSPH, Sanchez and his twin brother, Jose, who earned an SM in Environmental Health Management from HSPH in 2005, have been laying the groundwork for a microalgae farming operation back home in Mexico. Grown in ponds or other aquatic systems, microalgae thrive on carbon dioxide while pumping oxygen into the atmosphere. Unlike biofuel derived from corn and soybeans, algae farming doesn’t imperil the food supply. It uses far fewer resources—operations can be launched on marginal lands such as deserts and supplied with wastewater—for a far higher yield. Microalgae produce six times more ethanol than corn, for example, and 40 times more biodiesel than soy. The high-protein residue left behind after the oil is extracted can be used as animal feed. Some strains can be processed to produce oil for human consumption that is rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids. And as a substan-

of microalgae, awarding $24 million in grants in June to three research groups exploring how to make algaebased biofuels commercially viable. Large corporations are also dipping their toes in the algae pond, in some cases even looking at genetically modified algae to increase production.

According to WHO, air pollution causes about 2 million premature deaths worldwide each year. Sanchez, who questions what the potential consequences to marine ecosystems could be if genetically modified algae were to escape the

production fields, chooses instead to work with local algae strains. This keeps production costs lower and reduces environmental risk, he says. He believes that microalgae currently are capable of supplying 5 percent of the world’s energy within 15 years—if substantial investment were made in infrastructure starting today. But in reality, he predicts it will take between 25 to 30 years. Developing countries may leapfrog ahead

Real innovation in the use of biofuel is likely to happen in the developing world, Sanchez says. With less invested in the fossil fuels infrastructure than in the U.S., countries

Estimated annual drop in health problems in Mexico City by substituting 20% of diesel fuel with biodiesel

136 Premature deaths from air pollution

21,440 Asthma attacks

10,523 Acute bronchitis episodes

398,050 Work days lost by adults because of health problems triggered by air pollution

558,737 Work days lost for women because their children’s activities are restricted due to air pollution

Mexico City’s Reforma Boulevard disappears into a haze of smog as the capital’s air quality descended to unhealthy levels in 1999. Developing nations are more apt to adopt new energy technologies.

like Mexico are more open to new solutions for providing much needed energy to their citizens. Just as many consumers in China and Africa bypassed land lines and went straight to cell phones, developing countries may leapfrog the rest of the world into a clean energy future, according to Sanchez. If the United States develops the political will to expand its use of biofuel from nonedible crops, Sanchez plans to be ready. Pointing to a raised floor in HSPH’s Department of Environmental Health, which houses its energy-saving heating and cooling system, he says, “This is what your experience of biofuel will be like 50 years from now—you won’t notice the difference. It will be seamless.” But the health benefits will be striking. Amy Roeder is assistant editor of the Review. Winter 2011


Society, Human Development, & Health

The biology of emotion— and what it may teach us about helping people to live longer


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happiness & health fewer colds and less heart


detailed how negative emotions harm

explains that early childhood “toxic


the body. Serious, sustained stress or

stress”—the sustained activation of

fear can alter biological systems in a

the body’s stress response system

protect against hypertension, diabetes,

way that, over time, adds up to “wear

resulting from such early life experi-

and respiratory tract infections?

and tear” and, eventually, illnesses

ences as chronic neglect, exposure to

such as heart disease, stroke, and dia-

violence, or living alone with a parent

betes. Chronic anger and anxiety can

suffering severe mental illness—has

disrupt cardiac function by changing

harmful effects on the brain and oth-

that researchers are asking as they

the heart’s electrical stability, hasten-

er organ systems. Among these effects

explore a new—and sometimes con-

ing atherosclerosis, and increasing

is a hair-trigger physiological response

troversial—avenue of public health:

systemic inflammation.

to stress, which can lead to a faster

ould a sunny outlook mean

Do hope and curiosity somehow

Do happier people live longer— and, if so, why? These are the kinds of questions

documenting and understanding the

A vast scientific literature has

Jack P. Shonkoff, Julius B.

link between positive emotions and

Richmond FAMRI Professor of

good health.

Child Health and Development at

Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School,

heart rate, higher blood pressure, and a jump in stress hormones. continued

HSPH and at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Professor of

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Focusing on the Positive

a mystery. But when we understand

“But negative emotions are only

the set of processes involved, we will

Keys To

one-half of the equation,” says

have much more insight into how

Laura Kubzansky, HSPH associate

health works.”

A Happier, Healthier Life

professor of society, human develop-

Kubzansky is at the forefront of

ment, and health. “It looks like there

such research. In a 2007 study that

is a benefit of positive mental health

followed more than 6,000 men and

that goes beyond the fact that you’re

women aged 25 to 74 for 20 years, for

not depressed. What that is is still

example, she found that emotional

Long-term stress and negative moods alter biology in ways that, over time, add up to “wear and tear” on biological systems and, eventually, to illness.

vitality—a sense of enthusiasm, of hopefulness, of engagement in life, and the ability to face life’s stresses with emotional balance—appears to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. The protective effect was distinct and measurable, even when taking into account such wholesome behaviors as not smoking and regular exercise. Among dozens of published papers, Kubzansky has shown that children who are able to stay focused on a task and have a more positive outlook at age 7 report better general health and fewer illnesses 30 years later. She has found that optimism cuts the risk of coronary heart disease by half. Kubzansky’s methods illustrate the creativity needed to do research at the novel intersection of experimental psychology and public health. In the emotional vitality study, for example, she used information that had originally been collected in the massive National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, or NHANES, an ongoing program that assesses the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. Starting with the NHANES measure known as the “General Well-Being Schedule,” Kubzansky crafted an adaptation that instead


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Research suggests that certain personal attributes— whether inborn or shaped by positive life circumstances— help some people avoid or healthfully manage diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and depression. These include: • Emotional vitality: a sense of enthusiasm, hopefulness, engagement • Optimism: the perspective that good things will happen, and that one’s actions account for the good things that occur in life • Supportive networks of family and friends • Being good at “selfregulation,” i.e.: Bouncing back from stressful challenges and knowing that things will eventually look up again Choosing healthy behaviors such as physical activity and eating well Avoiding risky behaviors such as unsafe sex, drinking alcohol to excess, and regular overeating

Laura Kubzansky doesn’t want her research on positive emotions to be used to blame people for getting sick.

reflected emotional vitality, and then

negative moods and self-destructive

up period, an effect unrelated to

scientifically validated her new mea-

habits. Kubzansky and others

behaviors such as smoking, drinking,

sure. Her research has also drawn on

disagree. They believe that there is

and physical activity. Social ties in-

preexisting data from the Veterans

more to the phenomenon—and that

cluded marriage, contact with friends

Administration Normative Aging

scientists are only beginning to glean

and relatives, organizational and

Study, the National Collaborative

the possible biological, behavioral,

church membership.

Perinatal Project, and other decades-

and cognitive mechanisms.

long prospective studies. In essence, Kubzansky is leveraging gold-standard epidemiological methods to ask new public health questions. “I’m being opportunistic,”

Kubzansky is drawing on preexisting data to ask new public health questions. “I’m being opportunistic,” she says. “I don’t want to wait 30 years for an answer.”

she says. “I don’t want to wait 30 years for an answer.” State of Mind = State of Body

Some public health professionals contend that the apparent beneficial effects of positive emotions do not Kent Dayton/HSPH

stem from anything intrinsically protective in upbeat mind states, but rather from the fact that positive emotions mark the absence of

Previous work supports this

A Happiness Policy?

contention. In 1979, Lisa Berkman,

If scientists proved unequivocally that

director of the Harvard Center for

positive moods improve health, would

Population and Development Studies,

policymakers act? Some observe that,

co-authored a seminal study of nearly

in the U.S., we define “happiness” in

7,000 adults in Alameda County,

economic terms—the pursuit of mate-

California. Participants who reported

rial goods. They contend that even an

fewer social ties at the beginning of


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avalanche of research showing that

of chronic diseases related to these

emotional well-being protected health

conditions is enormous. “Imagine if

late to cultivate these qualities, she

would have no traction in the policy

we could enact a policy that would

says. While psychotherapy or medita-

world. Many Americans believe, after

reduce heart disease by just 1%,” sug-

tion may work for one person, some-

all, that people are responsible for

gests Shonkoff. “How many billions

one else may prefer faith-based activi-

their own lives.

of dollars and how many lives would

ties, sports, or simply spending time

that save? Now what if we could also

with friends. “My guess is that many

implications. “In public health, it’s

reduce diabetes—which is growing

of the people who are chronically dis-

important to understand how we can

in epidemic proportions—and even

tressed never figured out how to come

translate guidelines into behavior,”

stroke?” The point, Shonkoff says, is

back from a bad experience, focus on

notes Eric Rimm, HSPH associ-

that society pays a considerable cost

something different, or change their

ate professor in the Departments of

for treating chronic diseases in adult-


Epidemiology and Nutrition, and

hood, and reducing toxic stress early

director of the program in cardiovas-

in life may actually get out in front of

Mapping Happiness

cular epidemiology. “Seventy to 80

these diseases to prevent them.

Drawing on recently compiled data

But others see direct policy

Even in adulthood, it’s not too

from a nationally representative study

percent of heart attacks in this coun-

Kubzansky concedes that psy-

try occur not because of genetics nor

chological states such as anxiety or

of older adults, Kubzansky is begin-

through some mysterious causative

depression—or happiness and opti-

ning to map what she calls “the social

factors. It’s through lifestyle choices

mism—are forged by both nature and

distribution of well-being.” She is

people make: diet, smoking, exercise.

nurture. “They are 40–50 percent

working with information collected

Why are people choosing to do these things? Does mood come into play?” The toll of toxic stress goes far beyond poorer health for individuals—population-wide, the cost

One study showed that children able to stay focused on a task had a more positive outlook at age 7—and reported better health and fewer illnesses 30 years later. heritable, which means you may be born with the genetic predisposition. But this also suggests there is a lot of room to maneuver.” Her “dream prevention”: instill emotional and social competence in children—with

Jack Shonkoff’s research at HSPH shows that chronic stress in children creates a hair-trigger physiologic response to stress that includes a faster heart rate, higher blood pressure, and a jump in stress hormones.


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the help of parents, teachers, pediatricians, sports coaches, school counselors, mental health professionals, and policy makers—that would help confer not only good mental health but also physical resilience for a lifetime.

on participants’ sense of meaning and purpose, life satisfaction, and positive mood. By tracking how these measures and health fall out across traditional demographic categories such as race and ethnicity, education, income, gender, and other categories, she hopes to understand in a finegrained way what it is about certain social environments that confers better frame of mind and better physical health. The last thing she wants, Kubzansky says, is for her research to be used to blame people for not simply being happier—and therefore healthier. Referring to one of her first major studies, which found a link between worry and heart disease, she said: “My biggest fear was that

journalists would pick it up and the headlines would be, ‘Don’t worry, be happy.’ That’s useless. Not everyone lives in an environment where you can turn off worry. When you take this research out of the social context, it has the potential to be a slippery slope for victim blaming.” Being in the moment

Kubzansky, who is married and has A st r ess test o f a di f f e r e nt so r t

two young children, says her work

In Laura Kubzansky’s Society and Health Psychophysiology Lab—

has made her think a lot more about

modest and neutral as the blandest therapy office—volunteers re-

finding balance in her own life. To

sponding to a Craigslist ad for a research study are in for a surprise.

that end, she says, she recently signed

First, they are rigged up to a tangle of electrodes, which continu-

up for a yoga class. She also plays

ously monitor heart rate, cardiac output, and other measures. A cuff measures blood pressure. Test tube spittoons collect saliva to be tested for stress-related hormones such as cortisol and DHEA. Then comes the fun. The volunteers must give a five-minute improvised speech on a knotty topic, such as the gasoline tax or welfare reform. Next, they are asked to perform a complicated math exercise, such as counting backward from 2,027 by 13—swiftly, and with

“Not everyone lives in an environment where they can turn off worry.” —Laura Kubzansky

a loud buzzer signaling a faulty calculation, after which they must start over. Two lab assistants occasionally toss off challenging re-

classical piano—both chamber music

marks. And the nerve-wracking performance is videotaped.

with friends and solo hours at the

The experiment gauges the potentially beneficial effects on heart health of oxytocin, a natural hormone that acts as a neurotransmit-

keyboard for her own enjoyment. “When I’m playing piano,” she

ter and is thought to be both a cause and effect of positive social

explains, “I’m in the moment. I’m

relationships. Kubzansky manipulates three variables: oxytocin lev-

not worrying or thinking or trying

els, stress, and social support. She administers oxytocin—a prescrip-

to work out a problem. I’m just doing

tion drug that cannot be purchased in a conventional drug store—

this thing that takes all my attention.”

through a nasal spray. She induces stress by asking the volunteers to publicly perform. And she creates social support by having some participants bring an encouraging friend with them, while others are instructed to show up alone.

That insight is also at the center of her research. “Everyone needs to find a way to be in the moment,” she says, “to find a restorative state that allows them

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The experiment is designed to answer several questions: How do the

to put down their burdens.”

stress-reduction benefits of oxytocin compare to those of social sup-

Sara Rimer is a Boston-based journalist and author. Madeline Drexler is editor of the Review.

port? Does oxytocin offer the same protective effects in women as in men? Most important, does oxytocin tamp down the damage from toxic stress hormones that course through the body under duress, causing corrosive effects over time?

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Genetics & Complex Diseases


the Effects of

the Obesity


If we can’t stop Americans from getting heavier, can we at least develop drugs that prevent them from getting sick with obesity-related diseases? The research career of Gökhan Hotamisligil, chair of the Harvard School of Public Health Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, has circled around that question for more than two decades. Today, with findings from his lab poised to be translated into new drugs, the goal of averting long-term medical complications in an increasingly overweight population may be closer than ever. Since arriving at the School in 1995, Hotamisligil has pursued with Captain Ahab–like intensity one of the most important biomedical problems of our time: the spiraling epidemic of “metabolic” diseases, ©Ocean/Corbis

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In October, his 2006 article in Nature,

racing against a surging epidemic

“Inflammation and Metabolic Disorders,” was named

When Hotamisligil launched his research here 15 years

the most-cited paper in clinical medicine research.

ago, the U.S. rate of overweight and obesity was already

Hotamisligil has “catalyzed a paradigm shift in our

56 percent; in lock step, the prevalence of diabetes was

understanding of the nature of metabolic disease,” said

surging. Today, the overweight rate is 66 percent, and

the International Association for the Study of Obesity,

the paired epidemics are rising so rapidly that, if current

which named him the 2010 winner of its prestigious

trends continue, by 2015, a shocking three of every four

Wertheimer Award, given every four years for outstand-

Americans will be overweight (and 41 percent obese) while

ing basic science contributions to the field.

15 percent of adults will be living with diabetes and its

Given the lack of success in curbing obesity, a bigger public health payoff may come in finding ways to blunt the body’s harmful responses to excess weight. often-devastating complications. (Normal weight is a body mass index—BMI—of under 25; overweight is 25 to 29.9, and a BMI exceeding 30 is considered obese. Obesity is also associated with a disproportionate amount of body fat.)* Given the lack of success in curbing obesity, a bigger public health payoff may come in finding better ways to blunt the body’s many harmful responses to excess weight. That means gaining a much more detailed understanding of the underlying pathology of chronic metabolic illnesses. At HSPH, Hotamisligil has doggedly hunted the complex and elusive biological links between obesity and insulin resistance—the first stage in developing metabolic illness. He has uncovered new molecular pathways and identified control points that may prove to be valuable targets for short-circuiting the connection between obesity and poor health. A New Picture of the Body

Over the years, Hotamisligil has expanded his investigations of the mechanisms behind inflammation—the


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body’s complex biological response to injury, infection, and to the cellular stress caused by obesity. He has also *Body mass index is a measure of body fat based on height and weight in adults. To compute your BMI, go to

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When Gökhan Hotamisligil began his career at HSPH 15 years ago, the overweight and obesity rate in the U.S. was 56 percent, and Type 2 diabetes was surging. Today, the overweight rate is 66 percent. By 2015, 75 percent of Americans will be overweight, and 41 percent obese.

Obesity: A Global Snapshot Worldwide, there are more than 1 billion overweight adults. An estimated 22 million children under five are overweight.  urrent obesity levels range from below 5% in China, Japan, and certain African nations to C more than 75% in urban Samoa. Americans walk just 5,117 steps per day. By contrast, adults in western Australia average 9,695 steps; the Swiss average 9,650 steps; and the Japanese average 7,168 steps. A severely obese person is likely to die 8-10 years earlier than a person of normal weight. In 1997, the World Health Organization formally recognized obesity as a global epidemic.

Sources: World Health Organization; Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, October 2010; Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

delved into the role of lipid-binding proteins. Most

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recently, Hotamisligil has woven these discoveries into

In a recent interview, Hotamisligil reflected on the

a cohesive new picture of how the body normally main-

trajectory and implications of his prolific research. His

tains a healthy energy balance—and how so many bad

spacious office is artistically decorated and obsessively

things happen when the metabolic machinery becomes

neat, with piles of manuscripts and journals squared

overwhelmed by excess nutrients and fat and starts to

up perfectly at attention. A native of Turkey, he is, not

break down.

surprisingly, a lover of strong coffee, and although it’s

In his view, the metabolic balance of fuel and en-

late in the afternoon, he produces cups of espresso for

ergy in the body is regulated by two systems that have

himself and a visitor. “From the beginning,” he explains,

been intertwined through evolution. One is made up of

“The big question for me was why, in the presence of

networks of proteins that sense levels of nutrients and

even a few extra pounds of accumulated fat, do you

adjust their processing into energy; the other is the im-

become prone to so many different diseases, including

mune system cells that detect microbes and fight them

insulin resistance, diabetes, hypertension, asthma,

off. This integration of the two systems, according to

neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer?” He likens this

Hotamisligil, accounts for the inflammatory response to

condition to an accelerated form of aging of the body.

overweight and obesity, although this particular form of inflammation—he calls it “metaflammation”—is not the

The general idea is that when individuals gain and retain excess pounds, dietary fats are no longer safely

result of infection and does not resemble the classic fea-


tures of inflammation at all.

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stored in cells called adipocytes. As a result, lipids—

weight, providing solid evidence that erroneous immune

blood-borne fats—spill into the circulation and deposit

response is triggered by excess nutrients and energy.

themselves in skeletal muscles, the liver, the heart, and

He later showed that mice lacking a particular fatty

blood vessels. There, through biochemical actions, the

acid binding protein (FABP) didn’t develop insulin re-

lipids throw a wrench into the normal uptake of glucose

sistance even when eating a high-fat diet. These escort

into muscle and other body cells by making the cells’ re-

proteins or “lipid chaperones” latch onto fat molecules

ceptors “deaf” to insulin signals. Insulin resistance creates

and transport them within cells and dictate their biologi-

a pre-diabetic state of rising blood sugar levels, triggering a

cal effects. Hotamisligil reported that when these FABP-

cascade of tissue-damaging events.

deficient mice were fed on high-fat diets, they were pro-

Hotamisligil and other scientists had discovered that

tected from diabetes, fatty liver, and heart disease.

adipocytes are not simply passive fat-storing cells; they also emit metabolic and hormonal signals, some of which help

Convincing the skeptics

regulate the immune system. During his earliest work at

These and other early discoveries began to implicate

the School, he attracted attention with a finding that when

immune system overreaction and inflammation as trig-

he knocked out one of these immune-activating signals in

gers of metabolic disease. But the upstart ideas ruffled

obese mice, they were less prone to the ill effects of excess

some feathers in the mainstream obesity community.

Hotamisligil’s research has created a cohesive picture of how the body normally maintains a health energy balance—and has identified a number of potential drug targets against obesity-triggered biological networks. “Many people were not convinced,” he says, referring to the early ’90s. Thus, Hotamisligil was gratified when he won the 2007 Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment Award of the American Diabetes Association for discovering the inflammatory basis of obesity and Type 2 diabetes. The award recognizes “independence of thought, originality, significance of discovery, and impact on his/her area of research.” Many more findings on this theme were to follow, and not just in mice. In 2006, Hotamisligil and HSPH Associate Professor Eric Rimm reported that obese individuals who had inherited another variation of a fatty acid binding protein gene were much less prone to Type 2 Normal healthy mouse, on left, and genetically modified obese supermouse—which, while massively overweight from a highfat diet, suffers no diabetes, heart disease, or liver disease.

diabetes, heart disease, and elevated triglycerides. In 2008, it was reported that blocking an inflammatory cytokine in humans treats insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes.


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Research suggests that aspirin-like anti-inflammatory drugs could blunt Type 2 diabetes and that a rare nutrient in nuts called palmetoleate might reverse insulin resistance and other complications of obesity. And in 2010, scientists at Harvard-affiliated Joslin

rare nutrient in nuts and other foods called palmetoleate.

Diabetes Center reported that an aspirin-like drug im-

Because it is a natural substance without known adverse

proved insulin function and other complications in dia-

effects, he says that if funding can be obtained, a clini-

betic patients, raising the prospect of treating diabetes

cal trial could happen “at any moment.” In collaboration

with off-the-shelf anti-inflammatory drugs.

with HSPH Professor Dariush Mozaffarian, recent work

Next: Drug Treatments

showed that people with high levels of this lipokine have

Although there is still much more to be unraveled,

marked protection against Type 2 diabetes.

Hotamisligil’s discoveries have already produced a

Obviously these efforts to combat obesity-related

number of targets within the obesity-triggered networks

diseases are very early and the outlook uncertain. Yet

that drug-makers have in their sights. Some potential

the groundwork being laid by Hotamisligil and others

drugs would hinder the action of fatty acid binding

in the field is promising, and the potential for reducing

proteins; others would inhibit molecular signals that rev

the insidious and extraordinarily worrying toll of obe-

up inflammation in response to cellular stress caused

sity is enormous.

by overburdened fat cells. This type of stress affects the

“Ten years from now, I hope that there will be

“minifactories” called endoplasmic reticulum within

drugs on the shelves emerging from this research—not

cells where proteins are made. In his most recent work,

necessarily from what we are doing, but related to it,”

Hotamisligil is developing strategies to beef up the mini-

he says. “I predict that such drugs will not be toxic to

factories’ ability to absorb the extra demands of obesity

the heart and have other bad side effects, which cur-

without sounding an inflammatory alarm. A prototype

rent diabetes medications do. I also hope that at least

medicine to fix the problem in endoplasmic reticulum

some of these drugs will be affordable and reach the

and reduce its stress also works in humans, as shown by

mass populations with desperate needs.” Looking farther

collaborative work published this year with Professor

ahead, Hotamisligil, who calls himself “pathologically

Samuel Klein at Washington University in St. Louis.

optimistic,” sees a future in which the food industry can

Now the hunt is on for new and more powerful mole-

tinker with thousands of individual nutrients in foods to

cules to replicate these early findings.

enhance their healthful properties. “That,” he says, “is

None of the newly developing compounds has yet reached clinical trials, but may in the next few years, Hotamisligil says. Another strategy that may bear fruit sooner involves hormones—which he calls “lipokines”—

the next frontier.” Richard Saltus has written about science, medicine, and public health for the Associated Press, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Examiner, and The New York Times.

that Hotamisligil has identified in mice that halt or even reverse insulin resistance and other complications related to obesity and Type 2 diabetes. One such lipokine is a

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Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend Friends and Colleagues Gather from around the World


n a festive annual reunion, more than 100 Harvard School of Public Health alumni returned to the School on September 24–26 to reconnect with former classmates, network, and engage with current topics in public health. At the Alumni Weekend Symposium, Hamish Fraser, of Partners in Health, told attendees about the impact of building e-health systems in developing countries. Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Director Michael VanRooyen discussed academic and research engagement in war and conflict. And Leo Celi, MPH ’10, described Sana wireless technology, a groundbreaking project that he and other members of the HSPH class of 2010 developed to strengthen health systems in resource poor settings. (To see videos of these sessions, go to alumni-weekend-2010/index.html.) Alumni also honored the 2010 recipients of the Harvard School of Public Health Alumni Award of Merit—the highest honor presented to an alumna/us. The award is given each year to up to four individuals whose leadership, community service, contributions, and commitment to the field of public health exemplify the School’s ideals (see profiles, page 22). Attendees also celebrated with brunch and camaraderie the 50th anniversary of Shattuck International House (see story page 21). To view a slideshow of the Alumni Weekend, go to slideshows/2010/alumniweekend/.

2010 Alumni Award of Merit winners, from left, Lynn Rosenberg, SM ’72, SD ’78; Fernando Guerra, MPH ’83; James Dalen, SM ’72; David Schottenfeld, SM ’63

Left to right: Slawa Rokicki, SM ’12; Chander Kapasi, MPH ’75; Yifan Lu, MPH ’11; Maliha Ali, MPH ’11; Alexander Yu, MPH ’11

Sarah Hogan; Martha Collins, MPH ’72; Jill Morris; Rita Pope, SM ’67 Left to right, Edmond Feeks, MPH ’96; Alumni Council President Royce Moser, Jr., MPH ’65, and Cecilia Gerard, SM ’09 Tola Ladejobi, MPH ’09, and Olumide Faniyan, MPH’11


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Shattuck International House Nurturing an Extended Family


ith no room left at his cousin’s

milestones and holidays together, stage

here once till 4 a.m.,” Lambrou confessed),

house, Punyamurtula Kishore,

talent and fashion shows showcasing their

a landscaped garden and playground, a

MPH’79, went searching for someplace to

diversity, and throw potluck meals featur-

well-stocked children’s playroom, a recy-

live in Boston. Kishore was a surgeon who

ing everything from homemade Japanese

cling center, and round-the-clock security.

had come from India to pursue his master’s

sushi to Mongolian meat stew to flaky

degree at the Harvard School of Public

Greek desserts. About 60 percent of its

of social and intellectual community that

Health. An administrator pointed him to-

residents are international students from

Shattuck House fosters. In addition to ex-

ward Shattuck International House, a com-

Asia, Africa, and Europe.

ploring each other’s cultures, residents from

plex of furnished apartments for HSPH stu-

In the 1960s, when the class was

dents and families. It was a perfect match.

smaller, the students enjoyed lots of inter-

“You can’t beat it, especially for

action, with many taking the same courses.

What time hasn’t changed is the sense

different disciplines and life stages discuss issues and careers within public health. Current resident Ramon Sanchez,

someone new to the U.S.,” says Kishore.

One alumnus (Royce Moser Jr., AB’57,

SM’07, an engineer pursuing his doctor-

“Without the camaraderie here, it would

MD’61, MPH’65, and his wife, Lois, of Salt

ate in environmental health [see page 4],

Former Shattuck International House residents celebrated the 50th anniversary of this home away from home. Shattuck House residents in 1967 Left, Kent Dayton/HSPH; right, Harvard School of Public Health 1967 Yearbook

have been very hard to survive. We all studied together and had so much fun. I

Lake City) did not live in Shattuck House, but experienced that fellowship palpably last he and his wife attended events there about fall. After he and his fiancée, Ana, married

met people from 60 or 70 countries at a

monthly. They recalled the time a class-

in Brookline, they threw a small reception

time. This became my family here—a fam-

mate from Kuwait arranged a lavish Middle

in Shattuck House’s Gund Room; residents

ily of choice.”

Eastern feast, complete with his favorite chef helped with decorations, appetizers, and a and belly dancers flown in from other cities. wedding cake.

Kishore, now a Brookline physician focusing on addiction medicine, gathered

“It was like a night in Arabia,” Lois remem-

with two dozen alumni, guests, and stu-

bers. “Royce and I were used to hot dogs

areas here, so we toasted with sparkling

dents on September 26, 2010, to celebrate

and macaroni casseroles.”

cider,” Sanchez recalls. “It felt like the best

the 50th anniversary of Shattuck House’s

Angeliki Lambrou, of Athens, a doc-

“We can’t have alcohol in common

champagne in the world because we were

opening. The informal reunion capped

toral candidate in epidemiology and a resi-

surrounded by all our friends.”

Alumni Weekend and drew people from as

dent community advisor at Shattuck House,

close as upstairs (current residents) and as

led a tour that underscored how much

far away as London and Salt Lake City.

has changed over the years, thanks in part

Debra Bradley Ruder is a Boston-based freelance writer and editor specializing in health care and education.

Over brunch, attendees traded stories

to generous donors. The four-story brick

of this home-away-from-home on Park

building now has an exercise room, a com-

Drive. Shattuck House residents mark

puter lab with flat-screen units (“I stayed

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Alumni Weekend

Alumni Award Winners: What We Know Now We asked this year’s winners:

What do you know now about improving the public’s health that you didn’t when you started out in your career? My research is not on behavioral change, but increasingly I believe that this is where the action should be. We know how to prevent so many illnesses. For example, we know how to prevent a high proportion of diabetes and hypertension: get people to maintain a healthy weight. But we don’t know how to get people to change their behaviors. Our society has become toxic in so many ways: Kids go to school all day and don’t have a recess where they can exercise, some areas are too unsafe for people to go out for a walk, and people live in neighborhoods where they don’t have access to decent foods or can’t afford to buy them (and some of the worst foods are subsidized by our


ack in the very earliest days of my career, all the epide-

government). In my view, more work should be done on

miologic studies and randomized trials were of men.

how to effect institutional changes that would help rather

People finally realized that there were women as well, that

than hinder individual behavioral changes.

effects might be different in women than in men, and that women should be studied. There is always an accepted wisdom that people might be unaware of, but which is shaping their thinking. For

“Be skeptical of the conventional wisdom.”

example, back then, the common wisdom was that female

Lynn Rosenberg SM ‘72, SD ‘78

hormone supplements were a good thing, based on the fact that women get heart disease later than men. People thought: What’s the main difference between men and women? It’s female hormones. That was the mind-set. It wasn’t easy to get a study funded to look at female hormone supplements in relation to heart disease because belief in their benefits was so strong. Although there had been studies showing adverse effects of hormone supplements, it took the Women’s Health Initiative to turn those beliefs around. Thus, if I were to give advice to someone starting out in the field today, I would say: Be skeptical of the conventional wisdom.


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Career Highlights Currently associate director of the Slone Epidemiology Center and professor of epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health. Principal investigator of the Black Women’s Health Study, which aims to elucidate the causes of breast cancer, other cancers, diabetes, lupus, and other serious illnesses, many of which occur disproportionately in black women. Conducted studies that established a link between oral contraceptives and heart attacks in female smokers, suggested that alcohol consumption increases the incidence of breast cancer, and tied aspirin to decreased incidence of large bowel cancer.

“Be creative, be a risk-taker, be adventuresome.”

Fernando Guerra MPH ‘83

I was sent to Vietnam as a partially trained pediatri-

But public health cannot improve conditions by itself.

cian. I became a battalion surgeon with one of the combat

Government policy, economic development, education

units. I was also responsible for working in the villages

are crucial. When you look at countries that have made

of the Vietnamese people—and I saw conditions that I

incredible progress—Singapore, for example—they in-

thought I would never see again: plague, tuberculosis, any

corporate changes in the social welfare system, education,

number of infectious diseases, and other life-threatening

economic development, and political leadership.

illnesses. Even at that time, I recognized that these condi-

A career in public health is an opportunity to be

tions could have been prevented with investments in infra-

creative, to be a risk taker, to be adventuresome, to enjoy

structure, plumbing, indoor sanitary facilities, potable

intellectual stimulation and curiosity. You start your day

water, things like that.

feeling good about what you hope to accomplish, and usu-

I came back to my own community, San Antonio, in

ally finish the day feeling pretty good, because maybe a

the early ’70s. And I saw cases of classical diphtheria—

little bit of what you’ve done has had some benefit. Would

right here in San Antonio, not unlike what I had seen in

I do it again? Absolutely.

the Republic of Vietnam. I thought: this just shouldn’t happen. Public health has to do better.

Career Highlights Currently director of health for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health), the largest public health agency in San Antonio, Texas. In 2008, oversaw an unprecedented merger of medicine and public health. Working with Metro Health and the county hospital, integrated prevention, early detection, and continuity of care into clinical care services. Focuses on improving health care access for infants, women, children, and the elderly; has overseen efforts to prevent HIV infection, teen pregnancy, and vaccine-preventable diseases; has worked to prevent domestic and child abuse.

All photos, Kent Dayton/HSPH

In 1971, as a practicing pediatrician, founded the Barrio Comprehensive Child and Family Health Care Center in San Antonio.

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rom my vantage point, I’ve always been very curious about disease mechanisms and understanding causal

pathways. You can’t proceed on the basis of what you knew 20 years ago. I’ve come to appreciate how complicated human biology is, and how necessary it is for each of us to be well schooled in the fundamental disciplines of human biology, pathology, molecular sciences, human genetics, and of nutrition in health and disease. The long-lasting thing that I learned at HSPH was to be a critical thinker. It was more of an attitude than a body of knowledge, because the body of knowledge was going to change dramatically over time. It was stimulating for me to take the knowledge that I had in medicine and human biology, and the attitude we have in med-

“Never stop being a student.” David Schottenfeld SM ‘63

icine—which is really a one-on-one, Good Samaritan approach—and look at the impact I might have on the population burden of disease. If I had to encapsulate what my life has been, it’s that — not to sound corny, but it’s been the joy of learning and never stopping being a student, while at the same time being a teacher, a mentor, and hopefully a leader. Even though you may reach retirement age or become emeritus, if you still have a passion for what you’re doing and the energy to pursue it, you shouldn’t stop.

Career Highlights Currently John G. Searle Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and professor emeritus of internal medicine at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. From 1959 to 1961, served as a commissioned officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Research interests have included epidemiologic studies of breast, endometrial, prostate, testicular, colorectal, and lung cancers, and of the epidemiology of second primary cancers. In 2007, received the John Snow Award from the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association.


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“The people are ahead of their doctors.” James Dalen SM ‘72


n 1970, I was an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and director of the cardiac catheterization lab

at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. I was doing all the things you’re supposed to do: writing papers, getting grants. But I was bored, because I was doing the same thing every day. I felt isolated from what was really going on in the world. I enrolled at HSPH. The Harvard School of Public Health changed my whole orientation toward medicine. I continued to be a cardiologist, but instead of being an invasive cardiologist, I focused on preventive cardiology. One of the reasons that U.S. health parameters are so poor is that we don’t emphasize prevention. That ties

therapists—chiropractors, acupuncturists, nutrition

in with one of my strong interests: integrative medicine,

therapists, massage therapists—in addition to their

which combines conventional allopathic medicine with

physicians. But they don’t tell their physicians about it,

some unconventional approaches. I’m a conventional

because they think their physicians will say, “Don’t do

physician. I’ve had conventional training, conventional

that.” The people are ahead of their doctors.

schools. So why am I a supporter of integrative medicine? For two reasons. One is that integrative medicine is all

Career Highlights

about prevention. The second is that I have a master’s

Currently professor emeritus of medicine and public health at the University

degree in psychology, and the mind/body connection is

of Arizona. From 1988 to 2001, served as dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

pretty obvious to me. In the field of cardiology, we have recently discovered that people who are depressed are more likely to have heart attacks. Well, that’s not rocket science. Laymen figured out this kind of connection 20 years ago. Nearly 50 percent of all Americans now go to unconventional

Established MPH programs at the University of Massachusetts at Worcester and the University of Arizona, and helped establish a college of public health at the University of Arizona. In 1972, became Harvard’s principal investigator of the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial, aimed at decreasing risk of coronary heart disease by controlling key risk factors for the disease. In 1999, helped found the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine.

To view a video of this year’s Alumni Award of Merit winners, go to

Winter 2011


Policy Translation

The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health


n November, the School presented a preview of The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health, featuring high-definition, broadcast-quality webcasts on key public health issues. From a new state-of-the-art studio, each webcast focus-

es on a critical health-related policy issue or science controversy faced by global decision makers in government, business, NGOs, foundations, and other areas

The Forum will convene leading scientific and academic experts with those in positions to change policy.

of leadership. Using the unique convening power of Harvard, The Forum brings together leading scientific and academic experts from around the world with those in positions to address the issues, change policy, and initiate action. The Forum

events will take place year-round, and will include both panel discussions and keynote addresses in front of large in-person audiences. The Forum is a flagship initiative of the new division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development. The Forum’s webcasts—which can be viewed live and on-demand on all The Web site features videos of The Forum events on-demand, expert written commentary on a separate “Decision of the Week” blog, and practical resources for decision makers and their staffs. Online viewers are encouraged


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types of video devices—can be seen on a lively new interactive Web site, www.

School sets stage for global conversation with state-of-the-art webcasts.

to become members of The Forum community, allowing them to join the discus-

The Forum’s preview event,

sion and post their own commentary on the health issues addressed.

“The Impact of the 2010 Elections

The Forum director is Robin Herman, assistant dean for research communications

on U.S. Health Care Reform.” From

at HSPH, who previously reported on health and social issues for The New York Times

left, moderator Maggie Fox, health

and the Washington Post. The chair of The Forum program planning committee is Jay

and science editor, Reuters; Douglas

Winsten, director of the Center for Health Communication at HSPH.

Holtz-Eakin of the American Action

“The Forum is a 21st-century venue for quickly communicating informa-

Forum and advisor on domestic

tion about evidence-based solutions among decision makers and scientists who

and economic policy to the 2008

are grappling with new and re-emerging health issues,” says Herman. “Modern

John McCain presidential campaign;

health challenges cross boundaries of geography and responsibility, requiring an

David Cutler, Harvard professor of

unprecedented cooperative response from leaders. In a technologically advanced

applied economics and advisor on

world, our ambition is to create a global virtual venue, enabling this community to

health policy to the 2008 Barack

more easily share information and experiences.”

Obama campaign; and Robert J.

The Forum’s Preview Event—which took place in November 2010 in collabora-

Blendon, HSPH professor of health

tion with Reuters news service—featured policy experts who discussed the impact

policy and political analysis, whose

of the 2010 congressional elections on the implementation of health care reform.

expertise focuses on public opinion

Panelists included Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum, David Cutler,


Harvard professor of applied economics, and Robert J. Blendon, HSPH professor of health policy and political analysis.

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School of Public Health

2010 Gift Report


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A Personal Thanks T

Scenes from the year’s events

he cover story in this issue of the Review describes innovative research at the School on the links between

happiness and health. I must confess that nothing puts me in a better frame of mind than seeing how much our donors care about today’s most urgent public health challenges. In fiscal year 2010, HSPH received $26.7 million in new gifts, pledges, and non-federal sponsored research grants from generous alumni, individuals, corporations, foundations, Ellie Starr, Vice Dean for External Relations, Harvard School of Public Health

and other organizations committed to our work. As the generous individuals and institutions highlighted in these pages well know, one gift really makes a difference. Helping to fund pilot studies on AIDS changes the contours

of this tragic epidemic. Helping to untangle the effects of big-city air pollution boosts quality of life for all urban dwellers. Helping to subsidize research on nutrition gives everyone a chance at a healthy diet. That our distinguished alumni continue to give back to HSPH says a great deal about the School’s pivotal place in the field of public health. On this note, I also want

Leadership Council members Prudence Crozier, left, and Eliot Snider

to congratulate this year’s Alumni Award of Merit winners, whose work has been transformative. And I want to congratulate Roslyn Payne, winner of the HSPH Volunteer Leadership Award, for her farseeing efforts and dedication. Finally, in the midst of the holiday season, I want to personally thank each and every individual, corporate, and foundation entity that stepped up and made a difference. In these pages we gratefully recognize gifts, pledges, and pledge payments made between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010. I invite you to join the ranks of these generous donors in the coming year. Just as every great idea radiates out and makes the world a better place, so every gift to the School ripples out across the globe, in both research and practice. I am deeply grateful for your openhearted engagement with the HSPH mission.

Susan Orkin and Leadership Council member Fredrick Orkin, SM ’01

Ellie Starr, Vice Dean for External Relations, Harvard School of Public Health

Kent Dayton/HSPH, Steve Gilbert

John Danilovich; Mara Hansen, SM ’11; Martín Lajous, SM ‘04, SD ’11

Irwin Schneiderman, LLB ’48, and Leadership Council member Roberta Schneiderman

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Event Highlights HSPH Leadership Council Annual Meeting: A New Agenda for Women and Health October 6–7, 2010 Left to right, Leadership Council member Ron Curhan, MBA ’57, DBA ’71; Robin LaFoley Dong, Joan Curhan


n October 6–7, the Leadership Council annual meeting explored a new agenda for

women and health. Dean Julio Frenk described his vision for such an agenda: one that would address all forms of disease and disability that women face throughout their lives, including chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease, and a broad spectrum of sexual and reproductive health issues. It

Mara Hansen, SM ’11, left, and Roslyn Payne, MBA ’70, Volunteer Leadership Award recipient

would also encompass the experiences that shape women’s health, women’s unique health risks and sometimes unequal access to quality care, and the roles that women play as health care decision makers for families and society. Robert Blendon, senior associate dean for policy translation and leadership development, discussed how the School is working to create for leaders outside of public health evidence-based solutions for global health problems. These include The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health, which launched in 2010 elections will affect U.S. health care reform.


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Kent Dayton/HSPH, Steve Gilbert

November with a webcast discussion of how the

Leadership Council members Kristin Snow, SM ‘93, SD ‘00 and Therus Kolff, MPH ‘79

Dickerman Hollister, SM ’04, left, and Laurence Hagerty

Left to right, Paula Sneddon; Ron Marrocco, MPH ’05; Steven Sneddon, SM ’77, SD ’79; and Eleanor Shore, AB ’51, MD ’55, MPH ’70

Karell Pelle, PhD ‘13 and Adeoye Olukotun, MPH ’83

Healthy Cup Award Presentation


Dean Julio Frenk, Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, and Walter Willett, MPH ’73, DPH ’80, chair, Department of Nutrition

n May 17th the HSPH Nutrition Round Table honored Iowa Senator Tom Harkin with its Healthy Cup Award. The award cited Harkin for his leadership in developing policies that support and promote good nutrition, healthier lifestyles, and disease prevention. The award also noted his efforts to address obesity issues in children, cardiovascular disease, women’s health issues, and other efforts to lead the way towards a healthier country. Harkin helped create the Prevention and Public Health portion of the national health care reform bill and a program to provide free fresh fruit and vegetables to schoolchildren.

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Dean Frenk Joins World Leaders at United Nations Summit


n September 20-22, Dean Julio Frenk participated in

the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which are a series of global health and anti-poverty targets. Frenk is a member of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s MDG Advocacy Group, a task force of global leaders charged with building political will and mobilizing action around the MDGs. The task force includes two philanthropists Bill Gates and Ted Members of the U.N. Millennium Development Goal Advocacy Group, meeting in September in New York. Dean Frenk is in the top row, third from left.


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Nobel laureates, businessmen, and

Event Launches New Book, Saturday Is for Funerals



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From left, Florence Koplow, Unity Dow, Max Essex, Beth Martignetti, and Julie Henry, MPH ’91. Koplow, Martignetti, and Henry are members of the HSPH Leadership Council. From left, Christopher Chenard, Cynthia Essex, Holly Steiger, and John Steiger

Steve Gilbert

ax Essex, chair of the Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative and Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences, kicked off the book tour for Saturday Is for Funerals on May 17 at the Harvard Club. He was joined by co-author Unity Dow, author of four novels and the first woman to sit on Botswana’s High Court. The book explores both the science behind the AIDS epidemic in southern Africa and the epidemic’s profound consequences for individuals and entire societies. The event was co-hosted by HSPH Leadership Council Members Florence Koplow, Beth Martignetti, and Julie Henry, MPH ’91. See news/features/features/saturday-is-forfunerals.html for more about the book.

The Inaugural Thomas H. Weller Lecture and Award Presentation Ancient Diseases, Modern Killers: The Eradication of Infectious Disease


From left, HSPH Dean Julio Frenk; William Foege, MPH ’65, SD ’97; Dyann Wirth, AM ’90, chair, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases; and Peter Weller, professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, and son of Thomas Weller

Leadership Council member Joel Lamstein, left, speaks with Marcia Castro, assistant professor of demography, Department of Global Health and Population, and Grace Wyshak, SM ’56, associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics and the Department of Global Health and Population.

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Leadership Council member, Steven Phillips, director, Global Issues and Projects, ExxonMobil Corporation (left) with Donald R. Hopkins, MPH ’70

n May 3, public health leaders discussed the profound impact infectious diseases have made on the history of humankind and on today’s global health picture at a symposium honoring the late Harvard School of Public Health Professor Thomas H. Weller, who died in 2008. A physician and virologist, Weller shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1954 for his work in culturing the polio virus, making it possible to create safe polio vaccines. William Foege, MPH ’65, received the first annual Thomas H. Weller Prize. Foege, a senior fellow in the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was honored as “one of the most influential figures in the modern fight against infectious diseases—from helping to eradicate smallpox, to raising worldwide rates of childhood vaccinations, to bringing attention to neglected infectious diseases in the developing world.” “I’m pleased to have been a mentee of Tom Weller,” Foege said in his acceptance speech. “I’m pleased to have been able to be a part of this moment, and I’m pleased that you’re keeping Tom’s contribution flowing on forever.”

Joseph Feczko, former chief medical officer, Pfizer Inc. (left) and Emilio Emini, chief scientific officer of vaccine research, Pfizer Inc.

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Alumni The School is profoundly grateful for contributions from alumni, unsung heroes who are now working around the world to improve the lives of millions of people. Their generosity is a testament to their confidence in the School’s ability to train generations of public health leaders. We thank all alumni for their support and recognize in the following list those who made cumulative gifts of $100 and above during the 2010 fiscal year.



James H. Steele

Joyce W. Hopp



Yvonne M. Bishop

Stephen J. Garza

Thomas L. Hall

Ralph E. Miller, Jr.

George C. Mohr

William M. Moore

Stephen J. Plank

William P. Reagan

James F. Wittmer

James H. Warram, Jr. Dorothy L. Wilson

1962 Harold N. Colburn


Kenneth H. Cooper

Myron Allukian, Jr.

C. Richard Dorn

Dorothy J. Ganick

Robert H. Neill

Judith D. Goldberg

Carlton J. Peterson

Frederick C. Hoesly

Jesse W. Tapp, Jr.

Charles T. Kaelber George W. Mathews, Jr.

Craig S. Lichtenwalner


Richard R. Monson


Leonard C. Mandell

Theodor Abelin

Raymond K. Neff

Helen M. Wallace

Saul T. Wilson

Earle R. Heine

Anthony N. Tse



Muhammad K. Muzayyin


Catherine H. Petrou

Kenneth I. Chapman

Donald J. Rosato

N. Bruce Chase

David Schottenfeld

Joseph A. Cook



Bernard Shleien

Ronald D. Eckoff

Doris Wilson

Saovanee S. Chakpitak

Samuel Levey



Ralph L. Kent, Jr.

Lewis E. Patrie

Kathleen H. Acree

Leonard J. Kirschner

Martin P. Hines Hyman Israel

Douglas I. Hammer

Lenore Harney

Stanley L. Dryden

Gopal C. Pain


Warren W. Hodge

Ronald T. Rozett

Eilert H. Eilertsen

Hope H. Snider


Marion E. Highriter

W. Harding Le Riche

Ruth B. Kundsin


Lynne M. Ausman

Arlene R. Warren

Justin L. Conrad

Charles J. Gibson



Johanna T. Dwyer

Augustine E. Moffitt, Jr.

Augusta F. Law


Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr.

Cedric W. Porter, Jr.

Joseph Puleo, Jr.

Robert T. Cutting

Theodore Georgiadis

Henry W. Vaillant

Christian M. Hansen †

Elihu York



Tomio Hirohata

Mary Breed Brink

J. Robert Dille

Wayne A. Johnson


James C. Roumas

Vaun A. Newill

Catherine C. Lastavica

Jane H. Chretien

Royce Moser, Jr.

Glenn E. Haughie


Vern L. Schramm

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† deceased


s a student in the Health Policy and Management program, I took courses from an amazing group of faculty who really knew their stuff and who brought their knowledge of the real world into the classroom at every opportunity. I owe my career to HSPH and, even in my current role as Vice President for Human Resources at Brown University, I continue to use the skills and knowledge gained in my graduate program. I hope that my support helps to sustain HSPH—its students and its faculty—through good times and bad. One thing that makes the School such a special place is the interdisciplinary nature of its work. I’m particularly interested in the work the School does in health policy and the translation of health policy research into practice. This interest stems from my work over the years in a variety of U.S. settings, including a state health department, a city hospital system, several medical schools, and, most recently, in higher education. HSPH faculty and students do cutting-edge research on the priority public health issues of our time. Our alums provide public health leadership in a variety of settings around the world. How exciting is that!

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—Karen Davis, SM ’78 Vice President, Human Resources, Brown University

Winter 2011


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Susan G. Albert

Masahiro Takeuchi

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Howard H. Moffet

Jerry D. Beavers

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Suresh Santanam

Paul M. LeVine

Amy W. Grace

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Jill S. Schield

Risa C. Shames

Hyungjin M. Kim

Simon D. Spivack

Priscilla Szneke

Stephen H. MacDonald

Shari Michelle Kessel Schneider

Fair H. Wang

William B. MacLeod

Roderick K. King

Peter A. Merkel

Kathleen M. Koehler

1990 Ian S. Ahwah


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Mary Cushman

Yongyu Wang

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Qing Liang

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Summer L. Zheng

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Lorine W. Housworth

Khaled J. Saleh

Juliet V. Porch

Amy A. Adome

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Kate W. Sedgwick

Jeffrey L. Schnipper

Ruth S. Arestides

Elizabeth A. Kurs

Lisa V. Stone

Alfred J. Capelli

Timothy L. Mah


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Jane Scott Lloyd

Anthony Dias

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Rajalakshmi Balasubramanium

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Yuji Otake

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Caroline T. Korves

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Joseph C. Finetti

Caron M. Lee

Natasa Rajicic

Camilla S. Graham

Patricia A. Moran

Stephanie Rosborough

Alan D. Guerci

Thomas R. Mote

Rebecca J. Wexler

Ming-Rong Harn

Erinn T. Rhodes

Afsaneh R. Zolfaghari

Ka He

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Sok-Ja K. Janket

Kelly Claire Simon


Carolyn M. Kaelin

Andrew M. Wiesenthal

Sanjay Aurora

Fredrick K. Orkin David Paniagua

Yoshio Uetsuka

Lisa M. Letourneau

John McNelis

Beatriz Casado James M. Grebosky Jay Won Lee Winter 2011


Individuals $10,000–$24,999

The generosity of individuals is vital to the School’s mission


of pursuing new knowledge, educating public health’s future

Christine Allen *

leaders, and communicating health messages to the public.

Roger L. Barnett

The following list acknowledges individuals who made

Lynne and Roger S. Berkowitz

cumulative contributions of $250 or more during fiscal year

James J. Bochnowski

2010. An asterisk indicates individuals who have made a gift

David Cohen

for five or more consecutive years.

Howard E. Cox, Jr. Joan P. and Ronald C. Curhan *



Deborah Rose, SM’75


Joan Selig Damson and Barrie M. Damson

Lammot du Pont Copeland, Jr. * $500,000–$999,999 George D. Behrakis Roslyn B. Payne Penny S. Pritzker and Bryan Traubert *

Evelyn Byrd Donatelli and Mike M. Donatelli

Nicholas Galakatos Dorothy J. Ganick, SM’67 * Martin and Enid Gleich

Ruth F. Lazarus and Michael S. Feldberg

Laurence J. Hagerty

Julie E. Henry, MPH’91 and Bayard Henry *

Mark E. Jennings

Chung-Ming Hsieh, SD’98 Stephen B. Kay *


Jorge P. Lemann

James E. Issler *

Xiao Liang

Joel E. Smilow

Ronay A. and Richard L. Menschel*

Richard W. Smith

Mary Revelle Paci *

Deanne and Herbert S. Winokur, Jr.

Nathalie and Stephen R. Wong



Judy and Russell L. Carson *


Louise Park MacMillan, SM’78 and John H. MacMillan IV

Phyllis D. Collins *

Daniel Branton

Kristin W. and Stephen A. Mugford

Frank Denny

Thorley D. Briggs

Carol Paraskevas *

Sarah B. and Seth M. Glickenhaus *

Annette B. and Joseph A. Burke, SM’72

Irene Pollin

Mala G. Haarmann

Anthony Chase

Robert O. Preyer *

James M. Usdan *

Ambika Collins

Jeannine M. Rivet *

Christopher W. Walker

Kenneth H. Cooper, MPH’62 *

Leni and Adam D. Sender

J. Frederick Weintz, Jr. *

Ellen Feldberg Gordon

Charles B. Sheppard II

Mary M. and Jeffrey Zients

Sofia M. Gruskin William A. Haseltine

Eleanor G. Shore, MPH’70 and Miles F. Shore

Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II *

Richard M. Smith *

Florence R. Koplow

James A. Star

John L. McGoldrick

Irene M. Stare *

William A. Oates *

Howard H. Stevenson *

Barbara J. Wu and Eric C. Larson * Lucian L. Leape Arthur L. Loeb * Per Lofberg Francisco A. Lorenzo * Nancy T. Lukitsh

Herbert W. Richards Gloria and Bernard Salick * Kate W. Sedgwick, MPH’09 and Ambassador Theodore Sedgwick * Eliot I. Snider Fair H. Wang, SM’92 *


continued * individuals who have made a gift for five or more consecutive years

Harvard Public Health Review

Edwin Jay Taff * Linda Tao Isabelle Valadian, MPH’53 * Louisa von Clemm * Charlotte von Clemm Iselin Stefanie C. von Clemm Rui Wang Barbara G. and Henry S. White Mary Stare Wilkinson Doris Wilson, ‘48 Jason Yeung $5,000–$9,999 Loreen J. Arbus Mortimer Berkowitz III Jane Carpenter Bradley and John M. Bradley * Rosemary and John W. Brown Tianxi Cai, SD’99 Carrie S. Cox


have supported Harvard for many years and have focused more recently on the Harvard School of Public Health. Why? HSPH programs have immediate applications in areas of dire need. I have a special interest in African issues, due largely to my travels on that continent. The range of problems is infinite—education, sanitation, water quality, living conditions, high mortality, and, of course, the subjugation of women. Therefore, I want African graduate students to come to HSPH to acquire as much knowledge as possible and then go back home and apply what they have researched, studied, and learned. They can then identify and eradicate disease and associated problems. The HSPH program educates and trains problem-solvers who will also become leaders in their respective countries. The Briggs Scholarship program provides funds for African students to come to HSPH.

Madison Cox Erica L. Drazen, SD’92 and Jeffrey M. Drazen Samuel A. Forman, MPH’77, SM’80 John H. Foster Larry S. Gage Alice Galakatos Katie H. Gambill Serena M. Hatch and Francis W. Hatch, Jr. † Holly D. Hayes and Carl W. Stern, Jr. * Kathryn and Ned Hentz James J. Hummer Joyce and Anthony Kales Stephen N. Kales, MPH’92 Beth V. and Carmine A. Martignetti * Sue and Eugene A. Mickey, MPH’82 * Armene L. Milliken

—Thorley “Ted” D. Briggs, AB ’53, MBA ’55 Retired Chairman and former President and CEO of EMCON Associates, an environmental consulting firm

Winter 2011


Susan W. Peck, SM’87, SD’91 *

Susan and Fredrick K. Orkin, SM’01

Graham A. Colditz, MPH’82, DPH’82

Steven L. Sneddon, SM’77, SD’79

Susan Butler Plum

Gail E. Costa, SM’76

Denise Sobel

Carol Raphael

Norma Dana

Natasha P. and Richard H. Stowe

Charles A. Sanders

Kenneth M. Davis, SM’90

Irene M. and Lynn B. Weigel, Jr. *

Srinivas M. Sastry, MPH’90

Douglas W. Dockery, SM’74, SD’79 *

Dyann F. and Peter K. Wirth *

David I. Scheer

Mei Sheng Duh, SD’96

Stephen H. Wise

Roberta Schneiderman *

Myron E. Essex

Migs S. Woodside

Helen Bowdoin Spaulding

Harvey V. Fineberg *

George H. Strong

Marilyn A. Fingerhut, SM’81 Adam M. Finkel, SD’87

Arthur Bugs Baer *

Carol Jean W. Suitor, SM’85, SD’88 and Richard Suitor

Ruth A. Barron

Ronald A. Walter, SM’72 *

Frederick Frank *

James D. Blum

John J. Whyte, MPH’93

Jeffrey J. Fredberg

Aliki and Franz Brandenberg

Joan L. Kittredge Wyon *

Felicia M. Knaul and Julio J. Frenk


Justin Campbell

Fred N. Fishman *

Niki and A. Alan Friedberg *

Humayun J. Chaudhry, SM’01


Paula and Jose Garber

Su-chun Cheng, SD’95

Clement A. Adebamowo, SD’04

M. Dozier Gardner

Lucy Y. Chie, MPH’06

Paula Alprin *

Cheryl R. Clark, SD’03

Mary Ellen Avery

Shari I. Gelber, SM’94 and Richard D. Gelber

Kenneth C. Cox

Rajalakshmi Balasubramanium, SD’02

Susan M. Guillory *

Prudence S. Crozier *

Barbara D. Beck and Robert M. Bahn

Doreen and Charles Gumas

Karen L. Davis, SM’78 *

David J. Berck, MPH’96 *

David W. Haartz

Jean George

Alice J. Hausman, MPH’85 and Jesse A. Berlin, SD’88

Carol Haber *

Richard A. Bienia, MPH’74

Glenn E. Haughie, MPH’70

Irene Tilenius Bloom† and Barry R. Bloom *

Alice J. Hausman, MPH’85 and Jesse A. Berlin, SD’88

Gerald H. Blum *

Carol L. and William E. Hiller

Joshua A. Bookin

Christopher T. Hitt, SM’75

Jeanine Boyle, MPH’94

Mary B. and Kenneth D. Holmes

Irene S. and John Briedis

Joan X. Hu and Boxin Tang

Nancy Budge

Robert Hyatt

Debra H. and Kim J. Burchiel

Mari Ito, SM’77

Hossam Maksoud

Alfred J. Capelli, SM’04

Truda C. Jewett

Robert L. Mittendorf, MPH’87, DPH’91 *

Peter Cardiello, MPH’96

Carole C. and William M. Moore, MPH’66 *

Lynne M. Cavanaugh, SM’79 *

Linda W. Kalinowski, SM’80 and Thomas W. Kalinowski, SM’77, SD’81 *

Kevin C. Chang, MPH’85

Tse-Jen Kao, MPH’91

Wanda Olsen and Michael E. Jacobson *

Eugene D. Choi, SM’04 *

Ellen L. Kaplan

Stephanie and Peter W. Choo, MPH’91, DPH’96

Hyungjin M. Kim, SD’95

Eileen P. Hayes, SD’79 Judith E. and Laurence J. Hicks Courtney A. Jennings, SM’89 and Barry D. Jennings James A. Kaye, MPH’99, DPH’01 * Charles H. Klippel III, SM’80 Catherine C. Lastavica, MPH’65 Jennifer Leaning, SM’70 Barbara N. Lubash, SM’76 and Paul A. Moses

Deborah Hartnett

Soyeon Kim, SM’93, SD’96

Mark S. Clanton, MPH’90 Melanie C. Clarke, SM’78


* individuals who have made a gift for five or more consecutive years

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† deceased

Simeon M. Kriesberg *

Phillip W. Sarocco, SM’93

Mary E. Chamberland, MPH’82

Mary Ann Lavin, SM’74, SD’78

Valentine Schaffner

Raymond C. Chan, SM’03

Caroline R. Le Feuvre

Renate and Jack W. Schuler *

Jenny Cheuk

Sarah L. and John C. Lechleiter *

Nina F. Simonds

Walter K. Clair, MPH’85

Elizabeth K. Liao *

Sarah L. Sinha, SM’99

John A. Clements

Marguerite Littman

Alix and Joseph I. Smullin

Joseph A. Cook, MPH’68

Uri Loewenstein

Kristin K. Snow, SM’93, SD’00

Marcia Cross

Stephen H. Loring

Robert Snyder

Adam Cuddy

Jeanne E. Loughlin, SM’79

Naomi Sobel

Mary Cushman, SM’96 *

Daniel R. Lucey, MPH’88

Meir J. Stampfer, MPH’80, DPH’85

Robert T. Cutting, MPH’59

Timothy J. Mahoney, SM’05

Cheryl and Kenneth Stanley

Herbert O. Davies, SM’08

Isabel W. and Peter L. Malkin *

Ellie Starr

Dennis O. Dixon

James A. Manganello, MPH’80

Howard R. Steinberg, MPH’75

Lena E. Dohlman-Gerhart, MPH’93 *

JoAnn E. Manson, MPH’84, DPH’87 *

Eilert H. Eilertsen, MPH’58

T. John Martin

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Linda D. Masiello

Ming Tsai

Barbara J. Friedberg

Carol I. Master, SM’81, DPH’89 and Sherry Mayrent

Gerald Tulis *

Koene and John R. Graves

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Jennifer N. Greenberg, SM’00

Maria E. Mazorra, SM’79 *

Kelly Victory

Bernard Guyer, MPH‘80

William Shaw McDermott *

Tammy C. Harris, MPH’85 *

Nicholas P. McGrane

Alexander M. Walker, MPH’73, DPH’81 *

Dorothea P. Mead

Virginia G. Watkin

Lisa F. Miao

Mary Weinmann

Leah Modigliani

Andrew M. Wiesenthal, SM’04 *

Augustine E. Moffitt, Jr., SM’69, SD’73

Wing H. Wong

Thomas P.C. Monath

David A. Woodruff *

Ann E. Moran, MPH’75, DPH’80

Anson Wright, SM’05

Donna S. Neuberg, SD’88

Ellen M. Zane *

Thomas L. P. O’Donnell *

Alison E. Field, SD’95

Earle R. Heine, MPH’63 * Tomio Hirohata, SM’65, SD’68 Warren W. Hodge, MPH’64 Ping Hu, SM’93, SD’96 Michael D. Hughes Andrea M. Jacobs Patrik L. Johansson, MPH’01 Marjorie E. Kanof, MPH’91 * Stephen P. Kelly, SPH’79

William T. Peruzzi, SM’01


Stephen J. Plank, MPH’61, DPH’64

Elie M. Abemayor, SM’80 *

Muriel K. Pokross *

Kathleen H. Acree, MPH’64

Ruth S. and Thomas D. Polton, SM’83 *

Terry A. Adirim, MPH’91

Dorina Radeos

Laura and Louis M. Alpern, MPH’74 *

Justice E. Chouteau Levine and William M. Levine *

Michael S. Radeos, MPH’00

Jill E. Appel, SM’00

Leonard C. Mandell, SM’55 *

Mani Ramamurthy

Robert Berke, MPH’75

Bonnie Marcus

Donald J. Rosato, MPH’63

Paul Biddinger

Sarah A. Marshall, SM’90 *

Margaret B. Ruttenberg, SM’96

Yvonne M. Bishop, SM’61 *

Maurice McGregor

Jean-Marc R. Saffar, SM’97

Michael A. Bolton, SM’95

Jane and Brian D. McAuley

Mimi Y. Kim, SM’88, SD’90 Martha P. Leape John W. Lehmann, MPH’88

Patricia L. Brown Sheila A. Campbell J. Jacques Carter, MPH’83 *


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Alexander McCall Smith

Jeffrie R. Strang, MPH’77

Gilbert Burgos, MPH’90 *

Philip E. Miles Jr.

Masahiro Takeuchi, SD’91

Paul H. Campbell, SD’87 *

Donald K. Milton, MIH’85, DPH’89

James M. Taylor, MPH’71

Stephen Hugh Campbell

Catherine M. and Matthew P. Moeller, SM’84

Leonel Vela, MPH’87

Debra D. Carey, SM’79

Helen H. Wang, MPH’76, DPH’79 *

Kiera and James C. Carlisle

Mark T. Munger *

Xiaolin Wang, SD’98

Beatriz Casado, MPH’07

Beth Myers, SM’76

Boyd V. Washington, SM’05

N. Bruce Chase, MPH‘68

John T. Nagurney, MPH’78

Deborah C. Webster-Clair

Zeina N. Chemali, MPH’08

Michiko Nakayama, MPH’98

Jay S. Weisfeld, MPH’77 *

Chau-Shyong D. Chen, MPH’84

Jane W. Newburger, MPH’80

Mary E. Wewers, MPH’99 *

Yung-Cheng J. Chen, MPH’83

Elizabeth M. and Philip T. Nicholson, SM’74 *

Walter C. Willett, MPH’73, DPH’80

Irene Y. Cheung, SM’74, SD’77

Paige L. Williams

Jane H. Chretien, MPH’70 *

Dorothy L. Wilson, MPH’66

Jeffrey B. Cohn, SM’05

Lee S. Prisament, MPH’06

Beverly Winikoff, MPH’73 and Michael C. Alpert, MPH’74 *

Lindsey A. Cole, SM’08

Shanna K. Quigley

James F. Wittmer, MPH’61 *

Carl M. Reddix, MPH’85

Victoria P. de Menil, SM’06

Erik J. Won, MPH’03

Arthur R. Rhodes, MPH’73 *

Charles Deutsch, SD’87

Danielle E. Wuchenich, MPH’81 *

Carol H. Rice, SM’75

Joseph C. d’Oronzio, MPH’80 *

Shirley and David R. Younkin

Kelly J. Dougherty, SM’06

Linda C. Niessen, MPH’77 Stephen E. Piwinski, MIH’82 *

A. E. C. Rietveld, MPH’94

Penelope and Andrei Constantinidi

Stanley L. Dryden, SM’64 *

Christy Robson


Abbe F. Rosenbaum, MPH’91


Jennie A. Duffy, SM’73 and Robert T. Duffy *

Daniel W. Rosenn, SM’74

Theodor Abelin, MPH’63

Viola L. Dwight, MPH’80

Deborah A. Roth, SM’86 *

R. Siisi Adu-Gyamfi

Kim Enomoto, MPH’80

Steven M. Rudd, MPH’94

Elizabeth N. Allred, ‘78 *

Marian G. Ewell, SD’93

Jonathan M. Samet, SM’77 *

Virginia W. Arnold, ‘80

James D. Felsen, MPH’72 *

Suresh Santanam, SD’89 *

Ruth and Herbert Aschkenasy

Jonathan E. Fielding, MPH’71

Tedd R. Saunders

Sanjay Aurora, MPH’07

Bertha B. Fitzer

Stephen C. Schoenbaum, MPH’74

Walter D. Fitzhugh III, MPH’06

Janet Y. Schrodi, MPH’00

Linda G. Baer, SM’93 and Alvin W. Lee

Jennifer A. Schumi, ‘03

Elizabeth A. Bancroft, SM’95

Nancy J. Fox, SM’86

Norman C. Severo

Robert B. Banzett

Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., SM’65

Steven K. Shama, MPH’74

Lisa S. Barnes, SM’81 *

Jonathan L. French, SD’00

Bernard Shleien, SM’63 *

Josh Benner, SM’00, SD’02

Shoichi Fukayama

Donald C. Simonson, MPH’98, SM’99, SD’06

Rita D. Berkson, SM’77 and Randolph B. Reinhold *

Patricia T. Gabbe, MPH’74 *

Hope H. Snider, MPH’64 *

Bonnie B. Blanchfield, SM’91, SD’95

Richard W. Steketee, MPH’83

Sheila R. Bloom, SM’78 *

Eileen Storey, MPH’78

Paul R. Branch, SM’82

Laurence B. Flood *

Jeffery S. Garland, SM’92 * Homero R. Garza, MPH’76 Rebecca S. Gelman Theodore Georgiadis, SM’65

Mary Breed Brink, MPH’52 Arthur E. Brown, Jr., MPH’81 * Joanna Buffington, MPH’94 *


* individuals who have made a gift for five or more consecutive years

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Joyce E. Gibson, SM’72, SD’74 and Steven H. Gibson *

Robert B. Lutes, SM’80

B. Katherine Swartz

Stephen H. MacDonald, MPH’95

Roy N. Tamura

Terrence R. Gillen, SPH’96

Nancy J. Marr, SM’89

Robert G. Travnicek, MPH’90 *

Judith D. Goldberg, SM’67, SD’72 *

Lynn M. Marshall

Henry W. Vaillant, SM’69

Rose H. Goldman, MPH’80, SM’81

Nancy T. McCall, SM’85, SD’93

Elizabeth A. Vanner, SM’82 *

James M. Grebosky, SM’07

John McNelis, SM’08

Michael W. Voligny

Alan D. Guerci, SM’02 *

Peter A. Merkel, MPH’95 *

Helen M. Wallace, MPH’43

Fernando A. Guerra, MPH’83

Gregg S. Meyer, SM’93

Carolyn A. Webster, SM’82

Lan Jiang Guo

Patricia A. Moran, MPH’04

Bonnie R. Weinbach, SM’03

Christian M. Hansen, MPH’65 * †

Royce Moser, Jr., MPH’65 *

Marcia L. Weisman, SD’79

Ming-Rong Harn, ‘02

Soomi and Yutaka Niihara, MPH’06

Georgiana K. White, SM’79

Patricia Hartge, SM’76, SD’83 *

Victoria Nourafchan

Lynn F. and John A. Wilkes

Elizabeth E. Hatch, SM’81 and Francis W. Hatch III *

Bernard M. Olsen, SM’77

Earnestine Willis, MPH’77

Eileen D. Pearlman, SM’79 *

Saul T. Wilson, MPH’55

J. Christopher Perry, MPH’73

Cynthia E. Winne, MPH’74

Constantia P. Petrou, SD’96

Edward Yeh

Mark Phillippe, SM’07

Albert S. Yeung, SM’87, SD’92 *

Margaret T. Howe, SM’70, SD’75

Linda T. Poggensee, SM’88 and Robert R. Poggensee

Joel Yohai, SM’02

Raja Iglewicz, ‘85 and Boris Iglewicz

Cedric W. Porter, Jr., MPH’69 *

Susanna J. Jacobus, SM’03 Sok-Ja K. Janket, MPH’02 *

Tina T. Powderly, SM’00 and Tom Powderly *

Kathy L. Jenkins, MPH’94

Beth G. Raucher, SM’02

Vida T. and Dean R. Johnson

Michael Reid

Wayne A. Johnson, MPH’65

Erinn T. Rhodes, MPH’04 *

Joel Kavet, SD’72

Susan W. Robbins, MPH’78

Patrick L. Kirsop, SM’85

John W. Robinson, SM’04

Soichi Koike, MPH’01

Sheila C. Rocchio

Ruth B. Kundsin, SD’58 *

Wendy G. Rockefeller, SM’82 *

Augusta F. Law, MPH’51

Stephanie Rosborough, MPH’06

Russ B. Hauser, MPH’90, SD’94 * Ka He, SM’02, SD’03 Patricia M. and David C. Hinkle Benjamin M. Howard

John C. Leadbeater, MPH’71 *

Sidney W. Rosen, MPH’99 *

Caron M. Lee, SM’04

David Rosenstein

Lisa M. Letourneau, MPH’02

Mikhail P. Salganik, SM’97, SD’06

Samuel Levey, SM’63 *

Laury E. Saligman, SM’95

Paul M. LeVine, SM’92

Jill S. Schield, SM’89 *

Qian H. Li, SD’97

Kevin J. Schwartzman, MPH’95 *

Janet Scott Lloyd, MPH’10

Patricia A. Shea

Summer L. Zheng, ‘03 * individuals who have made a gift for five or more consecutive years † deceased

Kelly Claire Simon, SM’04, SD’07 and John Simon Edwin S. Spirer, MPH’80 Simon D. Spivack, MPH’89 James H. Steele, MPH’42 * James M. Steven, SM’02 *

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Corporations, Foundations and Organizations The School gratefully acknowledges the invaluable support of its many corporate, foundation, and institutional partners. Through their engagement, these organizations are helping to improve the health of people around the world. The following lists recognize organizations that, in fiscal year 2010, have provided grants of $1,000 and above or have made matching gifts to the School.

$50,000–$99,999 American Federation for Aging Research The Brinson Foundation Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Burroughs Wellcome Fund GDS Services International Limited Healthways Howard Hughes Medical Institute Raymond P. Lavietes Foundation

$1,000,000+ African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS


American Heart Association, Inc.

Accelerated Cure Project

Government of the Republic of Cyprus

Action on Smoking and Health International

Estate of Diana P. Reeve

Leukemia Society of America, Inc. Medtronic, Inc. Margaret T. Morris Foundation New Horizon Foundation Oxfam America

Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Cabot Family Charitable Trust


Clarence and Anne Dillon Dunwalke Trust

American Diabetes Association

William J. Clinton Foundation

Towers Perrin Forster & Crosby

Behrakis Foundation

The Ellison Foundation

Wong Family Foundation

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Ellison Medical Foundation

ExxonMobil Foundation

Energy Foundation


Fidelity Non-Profit Management Foundation

Francis Family Foundation

California Walnut Commission

Frontier Science & Technology Research Foundation

Charles A. King Trust

Glickenhaus Foundation

David Bohnett Foundation

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Harbor Lights Foundation

Dillon Fund

Ambrose Monell Foundation

The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

Genzyme Corporation

Open Society Institute

GTN Holdings

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturing of America

Japan Foundation for the Promotion of International Medical Research Cooperation

Risk Management Foundation

A. G. Leventis Foundation

The Medtronic Foundation

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

$250,000–$499,999 Arthritis Foundation

American Institute for Cancer Research

Pfizer, Inc.

Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The Rockefeller Foundation Sanofi Pasteur Searle Scholars Program The TriZetto Group

Commonwealth Fund

Charles H. Hood Foundation Massachusetts General Hospital Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Parkinson Study Group University of Maine

Philips Healthcare R3i Foundation


Schering-Plough Research Institute

Abbott Laboratories

Scleroderma Research Foundation

Aquidneck Foundation

H.H. Brown

J.T. Tai and Company Foundation, Inc.

Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Teikyo University

Chevron Energy Technology Company

The Merck Company Foundation

Thrasher Research Fund

Population Reference Bureau

V Foundation for Cancer Research

Breast Cancer Research Foundation Footwear Association Charity Event, Inc.

John Templeton Foundation, Inc. 46

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he rise of a global economy, with the concurrent increase in the amount and speed of international transportation, has led to a spread of diseases worldwide. The Harvard School of Public Health has been front and center in addressing this threatening development. The School has been fortunate to have outstanding leaders, including former Deans Harvey Fineberg and Barry Bloom, and the current Dean, Julio Frenk. It is for these reasons that the Monell Foundation has consistently supported the School’s Dean’s Discretionary Fund.

Kent Dayton/HSPH

— George Rowe, Jr. President and Director of The Ambrose Monell Foundation. Rowe is a senior partner in the law firm of Fulton, Rowe & Hart in New York City.

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Estate of Dr. Frank L. Babbott


Tulis, Miller & Company

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research


Uno Restaurants, LLC

Affymetrix, Inc.

Valley Anesthesiology Foundation

Genentech, Inc.

Applied Biosystems

Victory Health, LLC

Estate of Marshall J. Hanley

The Loreen Arbus Foundation

Victory Partners, LLP

Institute of International Education

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP

White Mountains Regional High School

Leape Foundation for Patient Safety

ATV Capital Management, Incorporated

Leaves of Grass Fund

Biogen Idec, Incorporated

Matching Gift Organizations

Arthur L. Loeb Foundation

Blum Family Foundation, Inc.

Amgen Foundation, Inc.

Medco Health Solutions

Chinese-American Biomedical Association

Andersen Consulting Foundation

Oncology-Hematology Clinic Pinkerton Foundation

Concentra Health Services

Dow Jones & Company

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance

Consulting in Healthcare Strategies, LLC

Eli Lilly and Company Foundation

U. S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation

Corners Fund

Elizabeth Doolittle Charitable Trusts

Cytel, Inc.

Michael & Louisa von Clemm Foundation


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

ExxonMobil Foundation

David W. Haartz Trust

Fidelity Foundation

Dossia Service Corporation

GlaxoSmithKline Foundation


The Foundation for Enhancing Communities

IBM International Foundation

5 for Fairness


American Statistical Association

Goldman Sachs & Co.

The Boston Foundation, Inc.

Haber Family Charitable Fund

Clarus Ventures, LLC

Harvard Club of New York Foundation

Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Illumina, Inc.

Cooper Clinic

International Rescue Committee

Dayton Foundation

Johnson & Johnson

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

JPC Support Services

Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Incorporated

Iacocca Foundation John Snow, Inc. Northern Lights Foundation Ropes & Gray LLP Safe Futures Fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities Sanofi-Aventis K.K. Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals Tishri Fund

Madison Cox Design, Inc. Maksoud Pharm, Inc. Massachusetts Medical Society MSFS Student Association NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals Oak Fund of Triangle Community Foundation Pointcross, Inc. The Adolphe Quetelet Society SAS Institute Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving Sinco, Inc.


Harvard Public Health Review

Burness Communications

Lone Pine Foundation, Inc. Novartis Pfizer Schering-Plough Foundation, Inc. Wachovia Foundation

Annual Giving The success of Annual Giving in fiscal year 2010 was the result of hard work on the part of many loyal HSPH alumni and friends. These donors understand that annual giving plays a critical role in meeting ongoing needs for student financial aid, seed funding for innovative research, and general operating support.

Henry Pickering Walcott Society ($25,000 +) Thorley D. Briggs Judy and Russell L. Carson Anthony Chase Ambika Collins Phyllis D. Collins Kenneth H. Cooper, MPH’62 Sarah B. and Seth M. Glickenhaus Ellen Feldberg Gordon Sofia M. Gruskin Mala G. Haarmann Julie E. Henry, MPH’91 and Bayard Henry James E. Issler Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Xiao Liang John L. McGoldrick William A. Oates Roslyn B. Payne Gloria and Bernard Salick Richard W. Smith James M. Usdan Christopher W. Walker Fair H. Wang, SM’92 Nathalie and Stephen R. Wong


s chief executive of the leading natural nutrition company in the United States, I have a deep interest in helping people live healthier lives. I think the HSPH is a fantastic institution that engages in cutting-edge research and provides proven solutions to challenges in critical areas of health. The School has the capacity to educate and inform the public in part because of its credibility as a Harvard institution. A personal passion of mine is to help eradicate under-nutrition in the world. There is simply no reason it should exist. I also want to educate people about the dangers of exposure to chemicals through products in their homes and workplaces. The faculty at HSPH is truly doing groundbreaking work in these and other fields. It is a privilege to be able to spend time with them and to support their mission.

—Roger L. Barnett, MBA ’91 Chairman and CEO, Shaklee Corporation

James Steven Simmons Society ($10,000–$24,999) Christine Allen Roger L. Barnett Lynne and Roger S. Berkowitz

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James J. Bochnowski

Shattuck Family Society

Courtney A. Jennings, SM’89

Howard E. Cox, Jr.


James A. Kaye, MPH’99, DPH’01

Joan Selig Damson and Barrie M. Damson

Loreen J. Arbus

Catherine C. Lastavica, MPH’65

Mortimer Berkowitz III

Jennifer Leaning, SM’70

Estate of Dr. Frank L. Babbott Katie H. Gambill

Jane Carpenter Bradley and John M. Bradley

Barbara N. Lubash, SM’76 and Paul A. Moses

Dorothy J. Ganick, SM’67

Rosemary and John W. Brown

Hossam Maksoud

Martin and Enid Gleich

Carrie S. Cox

Robert L. Mittendorf, MPH’87, DPH’91

Laurence J. Hagerty

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Carole C. and William M. Moore, MPH’66

Samuel A. Forman, MPH’77, SM’80

Susan and Fredrick K. Orkin, SM’01

John H. Foster

Srinivas M. Sastry, MPH’90

Larry S. Gage

David I. Scheer

Serena M. Hatch and Francis W. Hatch, Jr. †

Roberta Schneiderman

Holly D. Hayes and Carl W. Stern, Jr.

George H. Strong

Kathryn and Ned Hentz James J. Hummer

Carol Jean W. Suitor, SM’85, SD’88 and Richard Suitor

Anthony Kales

Isabelle Valadian, MPH’53

Stephen N. Kales, MPH’92

Ronald A. Walter, SM’72

Beth V. and Carmine A. Martignetti

John J. Whyte, MPH’93

Sue and Eugene A. Mickey, MPH’82

Joan L. Kittredge Wyon

Mark E. Jennings Stephen B. Kay Florence R. Koplow Barbara J. Wu and Eric C. Larson Lucian L. Leape Arthur L. Loeb Per Lofberg Francisco A. Lorenzo Nancy T. Lukitsh Louise Park MacMillan, SM’78 and John H. MacMillan IV Kristin W. and Stephen A. Mugford Mary Revelle Paci Irene Pollin Robert O. Preyer Carol Raphael Jeannine M. Rivet Kate W. Sedgwick, MPH’09 and Ambassador Theodore Sedgwick Leni and Adam D. Sender Charles B. Sheppard II Eleanor G. Shore, MPH’70 and Miles F. Shore

Helen Bowdoin Spaulding

Susan W. Peck, SM’87, SD’91 Penelope and Michael R. Pollard, MPH’74

Jonathan M. Mann Society

Denise Sobel

Clement A. Adebamowo, SD’04

Natasha P. and Richard H. Stowe

Mary Ellen Avery

Irene M. and Lynn B. Weigel, Jr.

David J. Berck, MPH’96

Dyann F. and Peter K. Wirth Stephen H. Wise

Alice J. Hausman, MPH’85 and Jesse A. Berlin, SD’88

Migs S. Woodside

Richard A. Bienia, MPH’74


Gerald H. Blum

Richard M. Smith

Milton J. Rosenau Society

Joshua A. Bookin

David B. Snow


Jeanine Boyle, MPH’94

Howard H. Stevenson

Arthur Bugs Baer

Irene S. and John Briedis

Edwin Jay Taff

Ruth A. Barron

Nancy Budge

Linda Tao

James D. Blum

Kim J. Burchiel

Louisa von Clemm

Justin Campbell

Alfred J. Capelli, SM’04

Barbara G. and Henry S. White

Humayun J. Chaudhry, SM’01

Lynne M. Cavanaugh, SM’79

Jared S. White

Lucy Y. Chie, MPH’06

Kevin C. Chang, MPH’85

Jason Yeung

Madison Cox Prudence S. Crozier

Stephanie and Peter W. Choo, MPH’91, DPH’96

Karen L. Davis, SM’78

Mark S. Clanton, MPH’90

Eileen P. Hayes, SD’79

Graham A. Colditz, MPH’82, DPH’82

Judith E. and Laurence J. Hicks

Gail E. Costa, SM’76

Wanda Olsen and Michael E. Jacobson 50

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Norma Dana

Renate and Jack W. Schuler

Barbara J. Friedberg

Douglas W. Dockery, SM’74, SD’79

Nina F. Simonds

Koene and John R. Graves

Harvey V. Fineberg

Kristin Kendall Snow, SM’93, SD’00

Jennifer N. Greenberg, SM’00

Marilyn A. Fingerhut, SM’81

Robert Snyder

Glenn E. Haughie, MPH’70

Adam M. Finkel, SD’87

Naomi Sobel

Tomio Hirohata, SM’65, SD’68

Fred N. Fishman

Meir J. Stampfer, MPH’80, DPH’85

Andrea M. Jacobs

Frederick Frank

Ellie Starr

Susanna J. Jacobus, SM’03

Felicia M. Knaul and Julio J. Frenk

Howard R. Steinberg, MPH’75

Patrik L. Johansson, MPH’01

Niki and A. Alan Friedberg

Stephen P. Kelly, SPH’79

Paula and Jose Garber

Phyllis C. Tien, SM’88 and D. Scott Smith, SM’87

M. Dozier Garnder

Ming Tsai

Susan M. Guillory

Gerald Tulis

Justice E. Chouteau Levine and William M. Levine

Carol Haber

Kelly Victory

Timothy J. Mahoney, SM’05

Carol L. Hiller

Alexander M. Walker, MPH’73, DPH’81

Bonnie Marcus

Mari Ito, SM’77

Virginia G. Watkin

Maria E. Mazorra, SM’79

Truda C. Jewett

Mary Weinmann

Donald K. Milton, MIH’85, DPH’89

Linda W. Kalinowski, SM’80 and Thomas W. Kalinowski, SM’77, SD’81

Andrew M. Wiesenthal, SM’04 Anson Wright, SM’05

Catherine M. and Matthew P. Moeller, SM’84

Tse-Jen Kao, MPH’91

Ellen M. Zane

Mark T. Munger

John W. Lehmann, MPH’88

Beth Myers, SM’76

Ellen L. Kaplan Simeon M. Kriesberg

Alice Hamilton Society

Michiko Nakayama, MPH’98

Mary Ann Lavin, SM’74, SD’78


Caroline R. Le Feuvre

Kathleen H. Acree, MPH’64

Elizabeth M. and Philip T. Nicholson, SM’74

Sarah L. and John C. Lechleiter

Laura and Louis M. Alpern, MPH’74

Elizabeth K. Liao

Jill E. Appel, SM’00

Daniel R. Lucey, MPH’88

Robert Berke, MPH’75

Isabel W. and Peter L. Malkin

Paul Biddinger

James A. Manganello, MPH’80

Yvonne M. Bishop, SM’61

JoAnn E. Manson, MPH’84, DPH’87

Michael A. Bolton, SM’95

Linda D. Masiello

Patricia L. Brown, MPH’76

Carol I. Master, SM’81, DPH’89 and Sherry Mayrent

J. Jacques Carter, MPH’83

William Shaw McDermott Nicholas P. McGrane Leah Modigliani Augustine E. Moffitt, Jr., SM’69, SD’73 Thomas P.C. Monath Ann E. Moran, MPH’75, DPH’80 Thomas L. P. O’Donnell William T. Peruzzi, SM’01 Michael S. Radeos, MPH’00 Donald J. Rosato, MPH’63 Margaret B. Ruttenberg, SM’96 Jean-Marc R. Saffar, SM’97 Valentine Schaffner

Mary Eileen Chamberland, MPH’82 Raymond C. Chan, SM’03 Jenny Cheuk Walter K. Clair, MPH’85 Melanie C. Clarke, SM’78 Joseph A. Cook Marcia Cross

Linda C. Niessen, MPH’77 Stephen E. Piwinski, MIH’82 Stephen J. Plank Ruth S. and Thomas D. Polton, SM’83 Lee S. Prisament, MPH’06 Shanna K. Quigley Carl M. Reddix, MPH’85 Carol H. Rice, SM’75 Abbe F. Rosenbaum, MPH’91 Daniel W. Rosenn, SM’74 Steven M. Rudd, MPH’94 Jonathan M. Samet, SM’77 Suresh Santanam, SD’89 Stephen C. Schoenbaum, MPH’74 Steven K. Sham, MPH’74

Adam Cuddy

Donald C. Simonson, MPH’98, SM’99, SD’06

Mary Cushman, SM’96

Sarah L. Sinha, SM’99

Herbert O. Davies, SM’08

Hope H. Snider, MPH’64

Kenneth M. Davis, SM’90

Richard W. Steketee, MPH’83

Lena E. Dohlman-Gerhart, MPH’93

Eileen Storey, MPH’78

Mei Sheng Duh, SD’96

Jeffrie R. Strang

Eilert H. Eilertsen, MPH’58

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Leonel Vela, MPH’87

Charles Deutsch, SD’87

Royce Moser, Jr., MPH’65

Helen H. Wang, MPH’76, DPH’79

Joseph C. d’Oronzio, MPH’80

John T. Nagurney, MPH’78

Boyd V. Washington, SM’05

Kelly J. Dougherty, SM’06

Jane W. Newburger, MPH’80

Jason S. Weisfeld, MPH’77

Stanley L. Dryden, SM’64

Soomi and Yutaka Niihara, MPH’06

Dorothy L. Wilson, MPH’66

Kim Enomoto, MPH’80

Victoria Nourafchan

Beverly Winikoff, MPH’73 and Michael C. Alpert, MPH’74

Jonathan E. Fielding, MPH’71

Bernard M. Olsen, SM’77

Bertha B. Fitzer

J. Christopher Perry, MPH’73

James F. Wittmer, MPH’61

Laurence B. Flood

Erik J. Won, MPH’03

Nancy J. Fox, SM’86

Linda T. Poggensee, SM’88 and Robert R. Poggensee

Danielle E. Wuchenich, MPH’81

Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., SM’65

Cedric W. Porter, Jr., MPH’69

Shirley and David R. Younkin

Jeffery S. Garland, SM’92

Tina T. Powderly, SM’00 and Tom Powderly

Homero R. Garza, MPH’76

Beth G. Raucher, SM’02

Cecil K. and Philip Drinker Society

Theodore Georgiadis, SM’65


Terrance R. Gillen, SPH’96


Judith D. Goldberg, SM’67, SD’72

Theodor Abelin, MPH’63

Rose H. Goldman, MPH’80, SM’81

Terry A. Adirim, MPH’91

James M. Grebosky, SM’07

R. Siisi Adu-Gyamfi

Alan D. Guerci, SM’02

Elizabeth N. Allred, ‘78

Fernando A. Guerra, MPH’83

Virginia W. Arnold, ‘80

Bernard Guyer, MPH‘80

Ruth and Herbert Aschkenasy

Ming-Rong Harn, ‘02

Sanjay Aurora, MPH’07

Tammy C. Harris

Elizabeth A. Bancroft, SM’95

Patricia Hartge, SM’76, SD’83

Lisa S. Barnes, SM’81

Elizabeth E. Hatch, SM’81 and Francis W. Hatch III

Josh Brenner

Arthur Russell Rhodes, MPH’73 Erinn T. Rhodes, MPH’04 A. E. C. Rietveld, MPH’94 John W. Robinson, SM’04 Christy Robson Sheila C. Rocchio Wendy G. Rockefeller, SM’82 Stephanie Rosborough, MPH’06 David Rosenstein Deborah A. Roth Jill S. Schield, SM’89 Janet Y. Schrodi, MPH’00

Rita D. Berkson, SM’77 and Randolph B. Reinhold

Ka He, SM’02, SD’03

Kevin J. Schwartzman, MPH’95

E. Rodman Heine

Bernard Shleien, SM’63

Bonnie B. Blanchfield, SM’91, SD’95

Warren W. Hodge, MPH’64

Sheila R. Bloom, SM’78

Benjamin M. Howard

Kelly Claire Simon, SM’04, SD’07 and John Simon

Paul R. Branch, SM’82

Ping Hu, SM’93, SD’96

Arthur E. Brown, Jr., MPH’81

Sok-Ja K. Janket, MPH’02

Gilbert Burgos, MPH’90

Vida T. and Dean R. Johnson

Sheila A. Campbell

Wayne A. Johnson, MPH’65

Debra D. Carey, SM’79

Marjorie E. Kanof

Kiera and James C. Carlisle

Joel Kavet, SD’72

Beatriz Casado, MPH’07

Soichi Koike, MPH’01

N. Bruce Chase, MPH’68

Ruth B. Kundsin, SD’58

Zeina N. Chemali, MPH’08

Augusta F. Law, MPH’51

Chau-Shyong D. Chen, MPH’84

John C. Leadbeater, MPH’71

Yung-Cheng J. Chen, MPH’83

Caron M. Lee, SM’04

Irene Y. Cheung, SM’74, SD’77

Samuel Levey, SM’63

Eugene D. Choi

Stephen H. MacDonald, MPH’95

Jeffrey B. Cohn, SM’05

Leonard C. Mandell

Robert T. Cutting, MPH’59

Nancy J. Marr, SM’89

Victoria P. de Menil, SM’06

Nancy T. McCall, SM’85, SD’93 John McNelis, SM’08


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James H. Steele, MPH’42 James M. Steven, SM’02 J. Michael Taylor Robert G. Travnicek, MPH’90 Henry W. Vaillant, SM’69 Elizabeth Anne Vanner, SM’82 Helen M. Wallace, MPH’43 Bonnie R. Weinbach, SM’03 Marcia L. Weisman, SD’79 Mary E. Wewers, MPH‘99

Georgiana K. White, SM’79 Lynn F. and John A. Wilkes Earnestine Willis, MPH’77 Saul T. Wilson, MPH’55 Cynthia E. Winne, MPH’74 Joel Yohai

Tribute Gifts Tribute Gifts offer a meaningful way to advance public health while also recognizing a beloved family member, special friend, or colleague. Individuals who were honored or memorialized with a tribute gift in fiscal year 2010 are listed below. The names of their corresponding donors appear throughout this report.

Honored Mrs. William McCormick Blair, Jr. Barry R. Bloom Marcia Cross Myron E. Essex Mary Revelle Paci Louise M. Ryan Shan V. Sayles Janine E. Luke and Melvin R. Seiden

Stephen Lagakos, HSPH professor of biostatistics and international leader in biostatistics and AIDS research, who died in 2009

Steven L. Sneddon, SM’77, SD’79 Meir J. Stampfer, MPH’80, DPH’85 Nancy Turnbull Thelma and Marvin Zelen Memorialized Don Berry James W. Bridges Richard B. Gamble Helen Lagakos Regina Lagakos Stephen W. Lagakos Alan S. Morrison, SM’69, SD’72


n October 12, 2009, the HSPH community lost a beloved longtime faculty member and an international leader in biostatistics and AIDS research when Stephen Lagakos, 63, died in a tragic auto collision in Peterborough, N.H. Lagakos helped develop intellectual foundations for clinical and epidemiological research on AIDS that had great impact on science and on public health during his lifetime. He also educated several generations of students, who were devoted to him as an inspirational teacher and mentor. The Lagakos Family Fund was established in memory of the Lagakos family to support the Department of Biostatistics.

Ralph S. Paffenbarger, Jr. Samuel Serino Frances Skornik William A. Skornik Armen H. Tashjian, Jr.

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Founders Circle The Harvard School of Public Health deeply appreciates members of the Founders Circle, who demonstrate special foresight by making gifts to the School through their wills or estate plans. Their planned gifts help ensure that HSPH faculty and students will continue their pioneering work for decades to come.

Theodore A. Montgomery, MPH’55 Richard Ng, SM’74 Chong Moo Park, MPH’54 George Putnam Kakaraparti V. Rao, SM’72 Helen Z. Reinherz, SM’62, SD’65 Margo C. and August T. Rossano, SM’41, SD’54


Virginia O. Fine

Ida E. Rubin † and Jerome S. Rubin

Joan M. Altekruse, MPH’65 and Ernest B. Altekruse

Katherine A. Forrest, MPH’71

Louise M. and Paul R. Schloerb

Niki and A. Alan Friedberg

Dorothy Q. and David B. Arnold, Jr.

The Estate of Kate and Murray Seiden

Barbara Gales, SM’91

Nelson K. Aweh III

Janine E. Luke and Melvin R. Seiden

Vida and Arthur L. Goldstein

Katherine L. Rhyne and Charles W. Axten

Adnan Shakir, SM’54

G. Rita Dudley-Grant, MPH’84

Marjorie W. and Mitchell B. Sharmat

Peter O. Haughie, SM’98

Bernard Shleien, SM’63

Francis J. Helminski, MPH’85

Joel E. and Joan Smilow

Terry M. Bennett, MPH’69

Maria Helena F.T. Henriques-Mueller, SD’84

Ruth and Eliot I. Snider

Eugene P. Berg, Jr.

Robin C. Herman and Paul F. Horovitz

Rita D. Berkson, SM’77 and Randolph B. Reinhold

Jose R. Hernandez-Montoya, MPH’80

Joan R. and Arthur Bugs Baer Amy Claire Barkin, MPH’76

Mrs. William McCormick Blair, Jr. Marie C. McCormick and Robert Blendon

Olive W. Holmes Lilli and Donald F. Hornig Howard Hu, MPH’82, SM’86, SD’90

Stanley P. Bohrer, MPH’75

Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II

Gary P. Bond, SM’76

Marion A. Jordan, SM’77

Daniel and Lana Branton

Apa Juntavee, MPH’95

Robert D. Brodley

Maurice E. Keenan, MPH’77

Annette B. and Joseph A. Burke, SM’72

Karim F. Lalji, SM’91

Deanna Lee Byck, SD’98

Stanley N. Lapidus

Steven D. Colome, SD’98

Mary Ann Lavin, SM’74, SD’78

Johanna F.H. Coy, ‘48

Paul S. Lee, Jr.

Joan Selig Damson and Barrie M. Damson

Ann M. Lewicki, MPH’76

Frank Denny

Nancy J. Heidorn, SM’89

Jean M. Doherty-Greenberg, MPH’79 and David A. Greenberg, MPH’80

Keitaro Matsuo, SM’03

Mary Kerr Donaldson Patricia A. and William B. Donovan, SM’70 Sumner Feldberg

Peter B. Strong Lee L. and Marvin S. Traub Isabelle Valadian, MPH’53 Hasi Venkatachalam, MPH’43 Helen M. Wallace, MPH’43 Marilyn and Ronald Walter SM’72 Jason S. Weisfeld, MPH’77 Thomas G. White, SM’52 Doris Wilson, ‘48 Enid Wilson

Chunhua Liu, SM’98, SD’00

Walter F. Mazzone, SM’64 Steven U. McKane, MPH’79 Marjorie J. McLemore Jeffrey W. Mecaskey, SM’90 Diana H. and S. Noel Melvin Roger J. Meyer, MPH’59 Robert L. Mittendorf, MPH’87, DPH’91


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Dyann F. and Peter K. Wirth Elihu York, MPH’69 Anthony J. Zangara, MPH’62


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here is a similarity between the oil business, in which I have spent most of my life, and the Harvard School of Public Health. They both engage in exploration. They both seek to find something that hasn’t been discovered before and, if successful, will help mankind. There is, however, one major difference: The oil business seeks profits; the School seeks to make people healthier and therefore needs some of the business “profits.” One way to fund the School is through a charitable remainder trust. With the Barrie M. Damson 2006 Charitable Remainder Unitrust, I was able to give a specific amount that would not be dependent upon events in the future, such as a change in my will or my net worth. I received a tax benefit and an annual income based on the donated amount. Upon my demise, the trust will continue to pay my wife, Joan, an income during her lifetime. I did not specify the use of the proceeds, as I believe the School will be in a far better position to determine its needs at the time of receipt. Dean Frenk has clearly set the guidelines for the School’s success with his concept of a “Circle of Knowledge.” I believe in the Dean’s concept—and it can only be achieved by our continuing to strengthen the Harvard School of Public Health.

— Barrie Damson, AB ’56, President and Chairman, Damson Financial Resources, Inc., Westport, CT

Winter 2011


Faculty, Staff, and Faculty Emeriti Deep gratitude is due to members of the faculty and staff who extended their already extraordinary commitment to the School with contributions of financial support. We thank all members of our HSPH community who work to make a difference every day and recognize those who made gifts of $100 or more in fiscal year 2010 in the following list.

Anonymous Robert B. Banzett Paul Biddinger Deborah L. Blacker Barry R. Bloom Julie E. Buring, SD’83 Tianxi Cai, SD’99 Sheila A. Campbell Paul H. Campbell, SD’87 Graham A. Colditz, DPH’86 Gary C. Curhan, SD’96 Roger B. Davis, SD’88 Charles Deutsch, SD’87


n every HSPH department, people are working on the most important public health issues in the world: malaria, HIV, genetics, environmental health, nutrition. What’s unique here at the School is that every topic is both fascinating and morally urgent. The School is a global gathering place. The brightest minds— young scientists and public health leaders from around the world— come here to understand how to improve the health and well-being of the human population, in every setting. We gain insights from their views of issues and problems. As a faculty member, this is the best possible place to be.

Douglas W. Dockery, SM’74, SD’79 Jeffrey M. Drazen Johanna T. Dwyer, SM’65, SD’69 Myron E. Essex

— Walter Willett, MPH ’73, DPH ’80 Chair, Department of Nutrition and Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition

Harvey V. Fineberg Lucian L. Leape

Alix Smullin

Felicia M. Knaul and Julio J. Frenk

Thomas H. Lee, Jr., SM’87

Meir J. Stampfer, MPH’80, DPH’85

Kimberlee K. Gauvreau, SM’89, SD’92

JoAnn E. Manson, SM’67, SD’80

Kenneth Stanley

Richard D. Gelber

Kenneth McIntosh

Ellie Starr

Rebecca S. Gelman

Michael F. McNally

B. Katherine Swartz

Rose H. Goldman, MPH’90, SD’94

Cyrus Mehta

Isabelle Valadian, MPH’53

Sofia M. Gruskin

Donald K. Milton, MIH’85, DPH’89

Michael W. Voligny

Russ B. Hauser, MPH’90, SD’94

Thomas P.C. Monath

Alexander M. Walker, MPH’73, DPH’81

Martin S. Hirsch

Richard R. Monson, SM’67, SD’69

Rui Wang

Chung-Cheng Hsieh, SM’80, SD’85

Nancy E. Mueller, SM’74, SD’80

Scott T. Weiss, SM’77

David J. Hunter, MPH’85, SD’88

Donna S. Neuberg, SD’88

Walter C. Willett, MPH’73, DPH’80

Stephen N. Kales, MPH’92

R. Heather Palmer, SM’70

Paige L. Williams

Joel Lamstein

Patricia A. Shea

Dyann F. Wirth

Jennifer Leaning, SM’70

Daniel E. Singer

Robert O. Wright, MPH’00


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Volunteers The School is tremendously grateful to the many

Board of Dean’s Advisors (as of November 1, 2010)

Melinda A. Cavicchia

volunteers who, in partnership with faculty

Jeanne Bari Ackman

members and staff, are helping to advance the

Humayun J. Chaudhry, SM’01

Theodore Angelopoulos

field of public health. The following people are

George D. Behrakis

Lilian W. Cheung, SM’75, SD’78

recognized for their service and commitment to

Katherine States Burke

Tammy S. Ching

HSPH and the committees on which they serve.

Jack Connors, Jr.

Bernard K. Chiu

Jamie A. Cooper-Hohn

Mark S. Clanton, MPH’90

Antonio O. Garza

Lawrence H. Cohn

Mala Gaonkar Haarmann

Ambika Collins

Walter Channing, Jr.

Visiting Committee

Alumni Council

C. Boyden Gray

Phyllis D. Collins

Jeffrey P. Koplan, MPH’78, Chair

Royce Moser, Jr., MPH’65, President

Rajat K. Gupta

Francis L. Coolidge

Alejandro Ramirez

Tyler C. Cooper, MPH’05

Ruth L. Berkelman

Elsbeth Kalenderian, MPH’89, President-Elect

Richard Menschel, Emeritus

Anthony Dias, MPH’04, Secretary

Roslyn B. Payne

Lammot du Pont Copeland, Jr.

Swati A. Piramal

Gail E. Costa, SM’76

Carlos E. Represas

Howard E. Cox, Jr.

Tore Godal

Mark S. Clanton, MPH’90, Immediate Past President

Richard W. Smith

Prudence S. Crozier

Jo Handelsman

Teresa Chahine, SD’10

Howard H. Stevenson

Joan P. Curhan

Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey

Sameh El-Saharty, MPH’91

Samuel O. Thier

Bancroft Littlefield, Jr.

Chandek Ghosh, MPH’00

Lawrence J. D’Angelo, MPH’72

Nancy T. Lukitsh

Marina Anderson, MPH’03

Vickie M. Mays

Rey de Castro, ScD’00

HSPH Leadership Council Executive Committee

Michael H. Merson

Cecilia Gerard, SM’09

Barrie M. Damson

Rey de Castro

Anne Mills

Mitchell L. Dong

Alan Doft

Kenneth Olden

G. Rita Dudley-Grant, MPH’84

Julie E. Henry, MPH’91

John W. Rowe

Sean Dunbar, SM’08

Paula K. Ivey Henry, SM’95

Jean M. Doherty-Greenberg, MPH’79

Bernard Salick

Maxine Whittaker, MPH’86

Beth V. Martignetti

Burton R. Singer

Roderick King, MPH’98

Kate W. Sedgwick, MPH’09

Monisha Machado-Pereira, SM’07

HSPH Leadership Council

Gloria Rudisch, MPH’70

G. Rita Dudley-Grant, MPH’84

Christine Allen

Sean M. Dunbar, SM’08

Marina G. Anderson, MPH’03 Harvard Alumni Association Appointed Directors

Michael S. Feldberg

Loreen J. Arbus

Marilyn A. Fingerhut, SM’81

Arthur Bugs Baer

Paul J. Finnegan

J. Jacques Carter, MPH’83

Roger L. Barnett

Fred N. Fishman

Mark S. Clanton, MPH’90

Sloan Barnett

James W. Fordyce

Mortimer Berkowitz III

Elizabeth R. Foster

Roger S. Berkowitz

John H. Foster

Jeanine Boyle, MPH’94

Frederick Frank

Jane Carpenter Bradley

Robert B. Fraser

Katherine States Burke

A. Alan Friedberg

Gilbert Butler, Jr.

Michael E. A. Gellert

J. Jacques Carter, MPH’83

Cecilia Gerard

Joshua S. Boger Walter K. Clair Nicholas N. Eberstadt, ‘77

Barrie M. Damson Karen L. Davis, SM’78

Mike M. Donatelli Mitchell L. Dong Robin LaFoley Dong

Lynne M. Cavanaugh, SM’79

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ore than a decade ago, we attended a Harvard program on interdisciplinary initiatives, featuring faculty collaborations across schools at the University. We noted that HSPH was represented on every panel. The School touches so many global health issues—from AIDS to nutrition to the environment—and does so in an interdisciplinary way. We focus our philanthropic efforts on three areas of scientific interests that we have shared for decades: discovery and exploration, health, and environment. At HSPH, all three areas are well served. We look at early stage research projects like a venture capital investment. After some discussions with Max Essex, chair of the HSPH AIDS Initiative and the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, we realized that a little seed money for some pilot studies would easily translate to subsequent support from the National Institutes of Health. And indeed, that has happened. This makes giving to HSPH so appealing. It is targeted seed money that propels research to the next level. HSPH is a place where basic research provides policymakers with evidence-based data. It gives us a good feeling to have an impact on public health globally. And we love the fact that people who choose to study public health do so with their hearts.


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—Barbara (B) Wu, PhD ’81, and Eric Larson, AB ’77 Wilmette, IL

Sarah B. Glickenhaus

HSPH AIDS Initiative International Advisory Council

Charles A. Sanders

Seth M. Glickenhaus

Catherine C. Lastavica, MPH’65

Maxine W. Goldenson

Per Lofberg

Srinivas M. Sastry, MPH’90

C. Boyden Gray

Nancy T. Lukitsh

David I. Scheer

David A. Greenberg, MPH’80

Monisha R. MachadoPereira, SM’07

Ruth C. Scheer

Mrs. William McCormick Blair, Jr., Co-Chair

Louise Park MacMillan, SM’78

Roberta Schneiderman

Susan M. Guillory

Bruce A. Beal

Thomas A. Scully

Peter A. Chernin

Beth V. Martignetti

Kate W. Sedgwick, MPH’09

Joanne M. Cipolla

David H. M. Matheson

Risa C. Shames, SM’92

Susan M. Curren

William Shaw McDermott

Eleanor G. Shore, MPH’70

Norma Dana

John L. McGoldrick

Charlotte V. Smith

Ambassador John Danilovich

Robin B. McLay

Richard W. Smith

Mitchell L. Dong

Richard L. Menschel

Steven L. Sneddon, SM’77, SD’79

Robin LaFoley Dong

Rajat K. Gupta Laurence J. Hagerty Glenn E. Haughie, MPH’70 Eileen P. Hayes, SD’79 Holly D. Hayes Bayard Henry Julie E. Henry, MPH’91 Judith E. Hicks Christopher T. Hitt, SM’75 Olive W. Holmes

Eugene A. Mickey, MPH’82 Robert L. Mittendorf, MPH’87, DPH’91

Phillip W. Sarocco, SM’93

Eliot I. Snider Helen Bowdoin Spaulding Carl W. Stern, Jr.

James J. Hummer

Augustine E. Moffitt, Jr., SM’69, SD’73

Joseph A. Ierardi, SM’80

Ahmed Mohiuddin

Natasha Pearl Stowe

Paula K. Ivey Henry, SM’95

James F. Moore

Richard H. Stowe

Joan L. Jacobson

William M. Moore, MPH’66

George H. Strong

Julius H. Jacobson II

Royce Moser, Jr., MPH’65

James M. Usdan

Anula K. Jayasuriya

Mark O’Friel

Randall G. Vickery

Courtney A. Jennings, SM’89

William A. Oates

Kelly Victory

Thomas L. P. O’Donnell

Robert C. Waggoner

Mark E. Jennings

Adebayo O. Ogunlesi

Michael P. Walsh

G. Timothy Johnson, MPH’76

Adeoye Y. Olukotun, MPH’83

Ronald A. Walter, SM’72

Elsbeth G. Kalenderian, MPH’89

Fredrick K. Orkin, SM’01

Ruth J. Katz, MPH’80 Stephen B. Kay James A. Kaye, MPH’99, DPH’01

Mary Revelle Paci Carol Paraskevas Dinesh Patel Roslyn B. Payne

Maurice E. Keenan, MPH’77

William T. Peruzzi, SM’01

Rachel K. King

Steven C. Phillips

Roderick K. King, MPH’98

Muriel K. Pokross

Charles H. Klippel III, SM’80

Michael R. Pollard, MPH’74

Therus C. Kolff, MPH’79

Thomas D. Polton, SM’83

Florence R. Koplow

Robert O. Preyer

Daman M. Kowalski

James H. Rand IV

Joel Lamstein

Jeannine M. Rivet

William C. Landreth

Deborah Rose, SM’75

Eric C. Larson

Jerome S. Rubin

Howard H. Stevenson

Fair H. Wang, SM’92 Irene M. Weigel Lynn B. Weigel, Jr. J. Frederick Weintz, Jr. Maxine A. Whittaker, MPH’86

Maurice Tempelsman, Chair

Pierre G. Durand Douglass B. Given Cathy Graham David A. Hamburg Lisa M. Henson John A. Lithgow Marguerite Littman Vincent P. McCarthy Mary Revelle Paci Susan B. Plum Sidney Poitier Kate W. Sedgwick, MPH’09 Richard M. Smith Salwa J. Smith Victoria Brooks Stafford Barbara J. Wu Soon-Young Yoon

John J. Whyte, MPH’93

China Initiative Advisory Council

Herbert S. Winokur, Jr.

Tammy S. Ching

Stephen H. Wise

Bernard K. Chiu

Migs S. Woodside

Phyllis D. Collins

Barbara J. Wu

James E. Issler

Joan L. Kittredge Wyon

Mark P. Lindberg

Bertram A. Yaffe

Linda Tao

Ellen M. Zane

M. T. Geoffrey Yeh

Paul J. Zofnass

Gloria A. Rudisch, MPH’70


Bernard Salick

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HSPH-Cyprus International Initiative Executive Council Abdulatif Y. Al-Hamad S. John Brademas Philip Christopher Harriet M. Fulbright Walid Khadduri Achilleas Kyprianou

Kenan Sahin Martin E. Segal Stanley S. Shuman Richard M. Smith Ann Tenenbaum Grant A. Tinker Ruth A. Wooden

Nutrition Round Table Steering Committee

Louise Park MacMillan, SM’78

Roger S. Berkowitz

Carmine A. Martignetti

Lilian W. Cheung, SM’75, SD’78

Linda D. Masiello

Joan P. Curhan Robin LaFoley Dong Susan M. Guillory Barbara J. Lind

Ted Mayer Ahmed Mohiuddin Patricia Mohiuddin William A. Oates Muriel K. Pokross

Nikos Mouyiaris

Health Policy and Management Executive Council

Nicholas V. Papadopoulos

Jeannine M. Rivet, Chair

Peter Papanicolaou

Kenneth S. Abramowitz

Nutrition Round Table

Efthyvoulos Paraskevaides

James J. Bochnowski

Edwin Jay Taff, Chair

Harris Pastides

John W. Brown

Roger S. Berkowitz

Photos Photiades

Walter Channing, Jr.

Jane Carpenter Bradley

Demetrius C. Trakatellis

Carrie S. Cox

Martin T. Breslin

John T. Triphyllis

Howard E. Cox Jr.

Lilian W. Cheung, SM’75, SD’78

Thomas Daschle

Kenneth H. Cooper, MPH’62

John H. Foster

Prudence S. Crozier

Larry S. Gage

Joan P. Curhan

Katie H. Gambill

Ronald C. Curhan

Laurence J. Hagerty

Mitchell L. Dong

Mark E. Jennings

Robin LaFoley Dong

Stephen B. Kay

Frank Guidara

Charles H. Klippel III, SM’80

Susan M. Guillory

Unfinished Agenda of Infectious Diseases Executive Committee

Per Lofberg

Holly D. Hayes

David I. Scheer, Chair

Carol Raphael

Ned Hentz

Thomas A. Scully

Thomas Herskovits

Adeoye Y. Olukotun, MPH’83

David B. Snow

Judith E. Hicks

Richard H. Stowe

Lee A. Iacocca

James M. Usdan

Michael E. Jacobson

Josef H. von Rickenbach

Ellen L. Kaplan

Michael P. Walsh

Louisa Kasdon

Ellen M. Zane

Mollie Katzen

Dimitrios Linos

Center for Health Communications Advisory Board Daniel H. Adler Raymond G. Chambers Megan Chernin Barry Diller Lindsay Doran Daniel R. Glickman Michael A. Helfant Howard H. Hiatt Arianna Huffington Jeffrey Jacobs Quincy D. Jones, Jr. Thomas H. Kean Frank W. Marshall Newton N. Minow Irene Pollin Charles Rosin Peter Roth

Irene Pollin Edwin Jay Taff

Irene Pollin Gloria W. Sakata Srinivas M. Sastry, MPH’90 Nina F. Simonds Jennifer W. Steans Ming Tsai Randall G. Vickery Robert C. Waggoner Joan L. Kittredge Wyon Bertram A. Yaffe Peter M. Yeracaris, MPH’98 Youko Yeracaris Marc Zammit

Steven C. Phillips Stephen H. Wise

Eric C. Larson Barbara J. Lind Francisco A. Lorenzo

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the 2010 Volunteer and Gift Report. We apologize for any errors. Please report any discrepancies to Andrew Yakoobian, Assistant Director of Donor Relations. phone: (617) 998-1059 email:


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Financial Highlights July 1, 2009–June 30, 2010 Fiscal Year 2010 Sources of Revenue


anagement at Harvard School of Public Health worked to weather the global financial downturn in fiscal 2010 through a combination of strategies that seek to

50.9% Federal Sponsored Research

balance declines in endowment income with efforts to contain costs and attract additional research funding from government and other sources. HSPH closed fiscal 2010 with total operating revenues of $333.9 million, a 3.4% decline from the prior year. This decline is predominantly due to the impact of the University’s decision to reduce amounts distributed to endowment accounts for operating support, as well as reduced interest earned on deposits,

7.8% Non-federal Sponsored Research 9.5% Tuition & Executive Education 13.2% Endowment Income

12.7% Research Facility & Administrative Costs Recovery

5.9% Gifts & Other Revenue

resulting in a combined decrease of $11.6 million year-over-year. The School was successful in securing $44.0 million in grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA); $7.5 million of this was recorded in fiscal 2010, and an additional $36.5 million is expected over the next three years. While revenues declined, expenses remained flat. The School maintained a commitment to growing financial aid, as well as investing in junior faculty recruitment. To offset this expense growth, opportunities for more efficient and effective use of resources were identified, yielding savings in such areas as utilities costs and building maintenance. FUNDRAISING HIGHLIGHTS New gifts and pledges from generous alumni, individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations totaled nearly $11.0 million in fiscal year 2010. In addition, $15.7 million was generated from research grants from corporations, foundations, and other non-federal sponsors. Together, gifts, non-federal grants, and endowment income advanced research in

Fiscal Year 2010 Expenses

areas such as HIV/AIDS, health care reform, obesity, environmental threats to health, and global health security. While somewhat less than in the prior year, funding generated through

50.2% Federal Sponsored Research

philanthropy continues to be a critical resource for seed funding, junior faculty support, student financial aid and other unrestricted areas. Notable gifts to the School in fiscal year 2010 included a $1.5 million pledge from Deborah Rose, SM’75, to endow the Rose Traveling Fellowship program, a fund that supports

8.4% Non-federal Sponsored Research

international travel and research for graduate and postdoctoral students in the Departments

2.4% University Assessment

$600,000 pledge.

of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Roslyn Payne renewed her commitment to Project Antares, a cross-University program addressing poverty and health in developing countries, with a The School also continues to benefit from our corporate and foundation partners. ExxonMobil sustained its generosity towards malaria research and training at the School

19.3% Academic Support

9.4% Administration & Development 10.3% Facilities

with a $710,000 contribution. In addition, the Monell Foundation continued its invaluable unrestricted support with a $500,000 grant to the Dean’s Discretionary Fund. Our faculty play a critical role in attracting resources through non-federal sponsored research grants. With a $6.8 million multi-year grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the School is pioneering research in a number of areas to improve health in developing countries and combat tuberculosis, malaria, and malnutrition. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation continued its support of the School at the $1.0 million level, providing

Fiscal Year 2010 operating expenses were $338 million.

funding for multiple areas, such as postdoctoral training at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and research regarding the effect of neighborhoods on health.

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Harvard Public Health Review Dean of the Faculty Julio Frenk Alumni Council As of November 2010 Officers Royce Moser, Jr., mph ’65 President Elsbeth Kalenderian, mph ’89 President-Elect Anthony Dias, mph ’04 Secretary Mark S. Clanton, mph ’90 Immediate Past President Alumni Councilors 2008-2011 G. Rita Dudley-Grant, MPH ‘84 Sean Dunbar, SM ‘08* Maxine Whittaker, MPH ‘86

Visiting Committee Jeffrey P. Koplan, MPH’78 Chair Ruth L. Berkelman Joshua Boger Walter Clair Nicholas N. Eberstadt, ’77 Tore Godal Jo Handelsman Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Bancroft Littlefield Nancy T. Lukitsh Vickie M. Mays Michael H. Merson Anne Mills Kenneth Olden John W. Rowe Bernard Salick Burton Singer

Board of Dean’s advisors Jeanne B. Ackman Theodore Angelopoulos George D. Behrakis Katherine S. Burke Jack Connors, Jr. Jamie A. Cooper-Hohn Antonio O. Garza C. Boyden Gray Rajat K. Gupta Mala Gaonkar Haarmann Richard L. Menschel emeritus Roslyn B. Payne Swati A. Piramal Alejandro Ramirez Carlos E. Represas Richard W. Smith Howard Stevenson Samuel O. Thier

2009-2012 Marina Anderson, mph ’03 Rey de Castro, SD ’00 Cecilia Gerard, SM ’09* 2010-2013 Teresa Chahine, SD ’10 Sameh El-Saharty, MPH ‘91 Chandek Ghosh, MPH ‘00

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