The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks to address societal challenges by applying engineering principles that link knowledge from the basic sciences, arts, and the humanities with the professions of law, medicine, public policy, design, and business practice. SEAS is the home for a number of departments and focus areas with direct implications for global health, including biomedical engineering, bioengineering, and environmental science. Global health innovations take shape at SEAS through integrated partnerships and SEAS-based centers and programs, such as the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and The Laboratory at Harvard.
The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, partners with multiple schools at Harvard and healthcare centers to translate discoveries to have positive impact on health. Harvard Catalyst brings together talent and experience to help form teams, share ideas, offer training, and identify potential project funding options. The Catalyst provides pilot funding, consultations and education to investigators during the course of their work.
The Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) “encourages research and education about the environment and its many interactions with human society.” Human health is a core theme in its selected research and teaching, with specific attention to the effects of climate and food security. HUCE sponsors events and provides support for work on this and many other important climate-related topics.