Public Health

Kevin Cranston, MDiv '86, is assistant commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

There Is No 'Other' Here

November 9, 2020

Kevin Cranston and the truth of pandemics

Kevin Cranston, MDiv ’86, learned early on that viruses tell the truth. As a gay man coming of age during the AIDS pandemic of the 1980s, he saw the ways that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) crossed national and geographic boundaries to reveal the underlying disparities in U.S. society. The populations that suffered most during the health crisis were also the most vulnerable—the poor, people of color, addicts, and gay and bisexual men like him. In a word, the marginalized “other.”... Read more about There Is No 'Other' Here

Bob Linscott, MTS '97

How to Show Care for Older Adults during Social Distancing

April 29, 2020

Bob Linscott’s specialties feel essential, now more than ever. The assistant director of the LGBT Aging Project at the Fenway Institute in Boston, Linscott, MTS '97, has spent his career focused on the needs of older adults.

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From a Care of Souls to the Care of Bodies

April 7, 2020
Kevin Cranston, MDiv '86, assistant commissioner in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the director of the state’s Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, spoke about how he and his team are working hard tracking cases of COVID-19 and helping advise local and state officials on policies to best mitigate its spread.
Atul Gawande

Gawande Confronts the Inevitable

September 10, 2018
Atul Gawande talks about the limits of "being mortal" with Harvard Divinity School Dean David Hempton at the School's annual Ingersoll Lecture and Convocation.