The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. Heller researchers and alumni have stepped up.

Friends, coworkers and families are separated by shelter-in-place orders. Inequities in income, housing, education, and more are widening each day. Healthcare systems are straining to cope with the surge in new patients.

Members of the Heller community are hard at work, combating the pandemic as entrepreneurs, medical professionals and local and global public health leaders, as well as envisioning and advocating for the critical policy changes needed during this new reality.

Laboratory technicians handle capped vials of the University of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine candidate at a manufacturing facility in Italy.

What will it take to make COVID-19 vaccines globally available?

Global health expert A.K. Nandakumar on the challenges of obtaining and distributing two billion doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in low and middle-income countries by 2021.

COVID-19 and its Social Policy Implications: Heller Perspectives (Event Series)

COVID-19 Lessons from the Korean Peninsula and Beyond (May 8)

Understanding the Economic Repercussions of COVID-19 (May 13)

Health Care and Public Health in the Era of COVID-19 (May 26)

Plans for the 2020-21 school year

The Heller School will offer both online and hybrid instruction for the 2020-21 school year, with a focus on educational excellence and engagement. For more information, frequently asked questions and student resources for online learning, visit Heller's FAQ page.