Meet the 2022 Cohort
Preserving indigenous languages through lullabies.
A student from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health who is also an MD has teamed up with a fellow Harvard Chan student and two Harvard College students to develop investigational self-administered psilocybin-based patches designed to treat a range of mental health disorders. The team will leverage bioequivalence studies, metanalysis and animal experimentation to propose appropriate doses for adults, subject to future clinical trials.
A student from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has teamed up with a graduate student at Yale School of Public Health and a communications alum from the University of Washington to develop personalized medication and digital health tools for menopausal women.
Two Harvard College students (majoring in molecular biology and global health) have teamed up to develop a social media app that connects women experiencing infertility in a safe and moderated space.
A student from the Harvard Kennedy School has teamed up with two MIT architecture students and a double PhD psychology candidate from the University of Quebec to develop a digital therapy platform that delivers data-driven VR therapy combined with bio-feedback technology and artificial intelligence to unburden clinicians and detect & prevent relapses in mental health conditions.
Low cost ostomy device
A student at Harvard Chan who is also a general surgery resident at the University of British Columbia (UBC) has teamed up with several other Harvard Chan students and UBC surgeons to develop an environmentally sustainable and culturally appropriate low-cost ostomy appliance for primary use in low- and middle-income communities.
Two students from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have teamed up to develop a digital platform that enables and deploys community health workers by connecting them with each other and with job options and resources. The goal: To help them advance both their careers and their communities.
Three students from Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard Divinity School, respectively, have teamed up to create a woman- and LGBT-owned venture capital firm. It aims to bring accessible plant-based products and services to market by identifying and supporting startups innovating toward planetary health, social impact, and environmental impact. By addressing animal rights and climate health, this venture aims to benefit human health and access to healthy food to reduce disparities.
Three students from Harvard Business School have teamed up to develop a mobile-based scheduling and notification system for medical appointments in rural India. This venture aims to drive trust, or vishvaas, in the medical system and build healthy communities.
A student from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is developing a digital tool that brings together real estate developers, community groups, and local government to create green buildings that improve community health. This venture aims to make the building sector a primary force for addressing both climate change and chronic disease.
Two students from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have teamed up to develop a health equity company that specializes in primary and preventative care festivals in US Black communities to combat health disparities and inspire hope. Their board includes many with advanced degrees in public health and relevant experience.
A student from the Harvard Kennedy School has teamed up with a recent alum from Harvard Business School and an MIT professor known for his expertise in clean water innovations to develop an efficient, sustainable, and affordable water filtration device for household use.
Students from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Graduate School of Education have teamed up to develop an innovative online wellness school that designs and delivers e-learning experiences on holistic health and well-being to people with chronic health conditions.
SleePro is a voice-based circadian diagnostic and management platform for better sleep, performance, and holistic health. The team includes a Harvard graduate student in design, a research assistant in the affective computing group at the MIT Media Lab, and a University of Hong Kong graduate and former McKinsey strategist. Advisors include two MIT luminaries in sleep studies and affective computing.
Ivy League Mentoring
Four Harvard College students (majoring in psychology; molecular and cellular biology; computer science; and history of science and government) have teamed up with a Dartmouth University student and Columbia University student to develop an online platform that connects college students from the Ivy League to mentor high school students in under-served communities.
One Doctor of Public Health student from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has teamed up with an engineering graduate from UC Berkeley to develop a virtual network and platform that gathers volunteers in the US to work on public health and social impact issues.