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Submissions Deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021, 11:59 PM EST

HPHR's New Submission Guidelines Require Use of Templates, Alignment with Style, and Provision of Author Biographies

As of September 2021, HPHR’s submission guidelines changed. Please read and follow them carefully. In addition to a cover letter, ensure that your manuscript includes ALL of the following: 

  • Use of appropriate submission template, available for download here;
  • Use of AMA style for all citations;
  • High resolution graphics (300 DPI or higher) files; and
  • Biographies for all authors.

Please note: Automatic desk rejections are given to materials that do not 1) use the requisite template; and/or 2) align with established guidelines. No exceptions will be given for these requirements. Authors can re-submit desk rejected manuscripts that have been properly formatted as new submissions. 

HPHR Invites Applications for Reviewers

Reviewers are contacted to assess submissions on an ad hoc basis. Each article will take approximately 0.5 to 2.0 hours to review on HPHR’s editorial platform, Scholastica. Reviewers are guided through the editorial process via an online form. While not required, reviewers are invited to upload copyedited drafts of the articles they review (which are de-identified by the platform). 


Applications for this quarter are now being accepted until Monday, November 15, 2021. 

HPHR Fellows Interview Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

HPHR Fellows Ryan Sutherland and Javaid Iqbal recently met with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to the President and Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Dr. Caroline Light

Columnist – Dr. Caroline Light

Dr. Caroline Light is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Harvard’s Program in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

PHR Fellows - Randevyn Pierre

Columnist – Randevyn Pierre

Randevyn is a Colorado native, and matriculated from Colorado Technical University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

HPHR Fellow Ellen Considine

Columnist – Ellen Considine

Ellen Considine is a first-year PhD student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Ryan Montoya

Columnist – Dr. Ryan Montoya

Dr. Ryan Montoya is the Primary Care Medical Director at Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington, in Washington, DC.

HPHR Fellow Ananya Awasthi

Dr. Ananya Awasthi is the Assistant Director for the Harvard School of Public Health- India Research Center.

HPHR Fellow Dr. Hannah Nazri

Columnist – Dr. Hannah Nazri

Dr. Hannah Nazri is a specialty trainee in obstetrics & gynaecology at the United Kingdom's National Health Service England and a DPhil candidate in Obstetrics & Gynaecology with a focus on endometriosis pathophysiology and biomarker research at the University of Oxford.

Columnist – Penny Sun

Penny Sun just finished her MPH student in the Global Health department, with a certificate in leadership studies, from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

HPHR Fellow Sofia Weiss Goitiandia

Sofia Weiss Goitiandia (she/her) is a medical student holding a BA in Natural Sciences (specialisation: Neurosciences) from the University of Cambridge, who will also complete her MSc in Global Health at Karolinska Institutet in June 2021.

HPHR Fellow Naomi Fukuda

Columnist – Naomi Fukuda

Naomi Fukuda is a pre-dental student at Haverford College.

The Humor Scientist: Ep3 Now Available

Watch the third episode of The Humor Scientist with Matt Kazam, on HPHR.org. In this episode, “Work and The Great Resignation,” Matt explores whether humor can improve workplace culture.

The Second Wave of SARS-CoV-2 and Its Effect on Children’s Health During the Ongoing COVID-19

Edition 48 – Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic in Response to Global HIV Infection, with Focus on Pakistan

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic in Response to Global HIV Infection, with Focus on Pakistan By

Edition 48 – Applicability of Virtual Reality Interventions for COVID-19 Pediatric Patients

Applicability of Virtual Reality Interventions for COVID-19 Pediatric Patients By Sahana Arkalgud Share on facebook

Edition 48 – Medical School During a Pandemic: A Retrospective Study on US Medical School Reopening Policies

Medical School During a Pandemic: A Retrospective Study on U.S. Medical School Reopening Policies By

Edition 48 – Anger in the Time of Corona: A Call to Meaningful Activism in Public Health

Anger in the Time of Corona: A Call to Meaningful Activism in Public Health By

Edition 50 – Subtle Asian Glow: A Digital Substance Use Prevention Platform for Asian Populations

Subtle Asian Glow: A Digital Substance Use Prevention Platform for Asian Populations By Cindy Chwa

Edition 48 – Malaria Amidst COVID-19 in the Central African Republic

Malaria Amidst COVID-19 in the Central African Republic By Samar Mohammed Alhaj, Khlood Fathi Hassan,

Edition 48 – Disposable Masks: A Potential Source of Environmental Pollution and Hygiene

Measures Against Disposable Masks: A Potential Source of Environmental and Biological Pollution By Nayab Sheikh

Edition 58 – Partnering for Human Trafficking Prevention: Implementing Love146's Not a Number Curriculum through Minnesota's Safe Harbor Program

Partnering for Human Trafficking Prevention: Implementing Love146’s Not a Number Curriculum through Minnesota’s Safe Harbor

Edition 47 – Medication Overload: An Overlooked Public Health Burden

Medication Overload: An Overlooked Public Health Burden By Ednner Oketch, MSc, MPH Share on facebook

Edition 32 – Necessity Is the Mother of Invention: Advocating for Alternatives to Banked Blood

Necessity Is the Mother of Invention: Advocating for Alternatives to Banked Blood By Anusha Jayaram;

Edition 58 – Human Trafficking

Edition 58 addresses the public health implications of human trafficking.

Edition 54 – Legislation Study in Public Health: An Exploration of the Mental Health Ordinance in Hong Kong

Legislation Study in Public Health: An Exploration of the Mental Health Ordinance in Hong Kong

Edition 50 – Addition and Substance Use

In this edition, HPHR addresses addiction and substance use.

Edition 48 – COVID-19

Edition 48 – COVID-19

Edition 48 marks our fourth volume of COVID-19 research.

Edition 47 – General Edition

Edition 47 explores a diverse range of public health issues.

35 – Addressing the cycle of inaction: Implementation Science: An Essential Tool for Advancing DrPH Practice

Implementation Science: An Essential Tool for Advancing DrPH Practice By Aubrey Villalobos, DrPH, MPH, MEd;

35 – Examining Public Health Partnership with the Private Sector through the Lens of Power and Commercial Determinants of Health

Examining Public Health Partnership with the Private Sector through the Lens of Power and Commercial

35 – The Emerging Role of Public Health Leadership in Food Systems Transformation

The Emerging Role of Public Health Leadership in Food Systems Transformation By Michelle L. Slimko,

35 – What is making Black women fat? An examination of the impact of race and racism as contributing factors to overweight and obesity health disparities.

HPHR Author Insight of the Week

Author Anna Bogursky discusses her article, “It’s Time to Combat Stubborn Insurance Companies: Bariatric Patients Deserve to Live” in Edition 28 of HPHR, which is our featured HPHR Author Insight of the week. Watch all of the HPHR Author Insights here and on our YouTube channel.  

Do Not Underestimate the Healing Power of Change

Do Not Underestimate the Healing Power of Change By Dr. Divij Sharma, MBBS Bombay Hospital

Racism Is a Disease

Racism Is a Disease

Racism Is a Disease By Payton Kim Racism Is a Disease When addressing health disparities,

Black Lives Matter Protest in Portland, OR, USA

Black Lives Matter Protest in Portland, OR, USA By Tsechu Dolma Black Lives Matter Protest

A Tibetan-American Family Dealing with COVID in Queens, NY

A Tibetan-American Family Dealing with COVID-19 in Queens, NY By Tsechu Dolma A Tibetan-American Family

Shifting the Narrative … Subtly

Shifting the Narrative…Subtly Interview by Dr. Yulin Hswen, University of San Francisco, Department of Epidemiology

Randevyn Pierre has collected and shared the experiences of a number of African Americans around healthcare hesitancy and medical mistrust. In this piece, he exposes his own thoughts and experiences in navigating his journey through the healthcare landscape. Pierre also infuses key learnings from his public health knowledge as well as other accounts from interviewees.

Pink Pistols

In the Crosshairs: On Gender, Race, and Firearm Violence  By Dr. Caroline Light Introducing “In

HPHR Fellows Interview Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Chief Medical Advisor to the President & NIAID Director

Special Interview withAnthony S. Fauci, MD Conducted by HPHR Fellows Alumni Ryan Sutherland, MPH and

Dr. Ryan Montoya - Abortion Consultation

Dr. Ryan Montoya sheds light on providing abortion consultations via telehealth during the pandemic.

How does wildfire smoke impact our health, and how can we reduce this harm?

Sleep and Mental Health in Students

Sleep and Mental Health in Students By James Davis Sleep and Mental Health in Students

Randevyn Pierre discusses "Black Healthcare Hesitancy and Its Impact The 100 Series"

Former President Barack Obama is famously quoted as saying, “we have more in common than we have things that divide us.” This philosophy may or may not have moved the needle on this country’s politics around human decency, but perhaps it offers us a start to reducing healthcare hesitancy in exam rooms all over the United States.

Randevyn Pierre discusses "Black Healthcare Hesitancy and Its Impact Profile 104: Healthcare Through Angela’s Eyes (Part 2 of 2)

During Angela Braden's battle to preserve her sight, the medical mistrust of her support system took an unexpected turn as her Black family immediately questioned the qualifications and competence of a Black physician. Soon thereafter, they were confronted with their worse fears.

Lindsay Rosenfeld, ScD, ScM highlights absurdities of navigating the modern health care system for children with complex needs (#8)

How can we provide the best care for our children if the process is so complex, and sometimes absurd?

Lindsay Rosenfeld, ScD, ScM discusses Health Literacy, Health Equity, and Housing: Focus on the Section 8 Housing Search (#7)

Housing is Health. Health Equity is Health Literacy. What can we do to make systems better so people can use them and improve their health?

Jackie Leung discusses the importance of community health workers in public health.

Dr Rufaid and Javaid Iqbal discuss Healthcare in Kashmir

The i-value By Javaid Iqbal Health Care in Kashmir *All authors contributed equally to this

Ryan Sutherland, MPH, and Nur Afiaty Investigate the Spread of COVID-19 and Misinformation in Indonesia

As the world’s fourth most populated country with a population that exceeds 270 million, Indonesia has reported over 2.7 million COVID-19 infections. Recent surges have exposed the vulnerability of the Indonesian healthcare system, overwhelming overburdened medical facilities. Will Indonesia become the next global epicenter for the virus, replacing India and Brazil?

Dr. Ananya Awasthi describes how WHO's MPOWER strategy can be applied to promote a HEALTHY FOOD ENVIRONMENT.

The blog discusses WHO's MPOWER strategy and how it can be applied to promote a Healthy Food Environment.

Dr. Ananya Awasthi discusses why we need knowledge translation to promote India's nutrition agenda?

The blog discusses the need for knowledge translation to promote an evidence based agenda for India's nutrition policy and action agenda.