Life on Albany Street Hackathon


A hackathon is traditionally considered to be an event, lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming. The Activist Lab is applying that concept to real-world activism in public health. This fall, the Activist Lab is hosting the first hackathon and the theme is Life on Albany. Where … Continue reading “Life on Albany Street Hackathon”

Published on August 22nd, 2017 in Advocacy Training | Tags: , , ,

Water Squad

Volunteer handing out water bottles on Albany Street

Three days a week from June through September, teams of BUSPH students, staff, and faculty volunteer to distribute cases of water to those who spend their time on the corner of Albany Street and Massachusetts Avenue. It takes about 30 minutes and can make all the difference in the world to our neighbors. You can sign up just … Continue reading “Water Squad”

Published on August 15th, 2017 in Life on Albany Street | Tags: , ,

Beyond Rhetoric

hand gun and bullets

A key goal of the Activist Lab is to identify opportunities to bring together stakeholders to consider, strategize, and address important public health issues. In this vein, the Gun Violence Collaborative has initiated two efforts to elevate conversation and thinking about gun violence prevention.  Additional programmatic work will follow. Beyond Rhetoric: Honest Discourse on Gun … Continue reading “Beyond Rhetoric”

Published on November 10th, 2016 in Research | Tags: ,

New Faces in Public Health

New Faces in Public Health is an annual public health training forum designed to introduce high school students to the field of public health through the eyes and experiences of SPH faculty, staff, and graduate students. New Faces works with health-themed high schools throughout Boston, including Edward M. Kennedy Academy of Health Careers and Community … Continue reading “New Faces in Public Health”

Published on August 12th, 2016 in Developing Future Leaders | Tags: ,

Real World Public Health

See what life is like at the local public health level – this annual interactive event provides an opportunity to spend a day discussing scenarios and case studies with practitioners at the Cambridge Public Health Department. Graduate public health students are invited to attend a free, half-day seminar at the Cambridge Public Health Department from … Continue reading “Real World Public Health”

Published on in Workforce | Tags: ,