Human Health

2021 Oct 20

HSPH-NIEHS Colloquium

2:00pm to 3:00pm


Zoom & Building 1, Room 1302

As part of the HSPH-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health colloquium series Re-envisioning the Environment: Diverse Voices in Environmental Health, Sam Myers, principle research scientist in the HSPH Department of Environmental Health and director of the Planetary Health Alliance, will discuss "Introducing planetary health with some case studies of research in the field."... Read more about HSPH-NIEHS Colloquium

2021 Oct 06

Planetary Health Colloquium

1:00pm to 2:00pm



Join the Departments of Environmental Health, Global Health and Population, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition for a conversation with Howard Frumkin, Senior Vice President of the Trust for Public Lands, and Alan Brandt, Professor, History of Science, Harvard FAS.... Read more about Planetary Health Colloquium

2021 Oct 25

Climate Change and Water Crises

7:00pm to 8:30pm



Join ClassACT for a panel discussion moderated by Erum Sattar, Program Lead of the Sustainable Water Management Program (SWM) at Tufts University, and featuring Andy Sawyer HR’73, Assistant Chief Counsel of the California State Water Resources Control Board, Jeff Hébert, President of HR&A, Kelsey Leonard, water scientist, legal scholar, policy expert, writer, and enrolled citizen of the Shinnecock Nation, and William Moomaw, Emeritus Professor of international environmental policy at Tufts University.... Read more about Climate Change and Water Crises

2021 Sep 23

Climate for Health Ambassador Training

4:00pm to 6:00pm



Harvard C-Change is working with ecoAmerica to offer the Climate for Health Ambassadors Training Program, a free, interactive training for the Harvard community that discusses the links between climate and health, the spectrum of solutions, how to effectively communicate on the topic, and ways to act and advocate for climate solutions that improve our health.... Read more about Climate for Health Ambassador Training

HEB 1610. Genes and Human Adaptations


  • Professor: Maryellen Ruvolo
  • Term: Spring
  • Day: M, W
  • Time: 12:00-1:15PM
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 203909
  • Subject Area: Human Evolutionary Biology

Adaptations are defined as features that enhance survival and reproduction, and they are the products of evolution by natural selection. For spring 2021, we focus on three main topics. First, language is a universal human adaptation. How can we understand its evolution by looking at its underlying genetic...

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