Health and Housing for the Unhoused: Addressing a Public Health Crisis

Please join us for networking/socializing and an insightful panel discussion with some of our public health, architecture, and business leaders, followed by Q&A.  Hosted by Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Amazon.

  

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    • What is the extent of homelessness and why do people become homeless?

    • What are the public health and health services implications of homelessness?

    • What role does housing play as a precursor to and potential solution for homelessness?

    • What public health and health care interventions are being employed, and what effectiveness is being achieved?

    • What long-term strategies can be developed to prevent homelessness?

    • Please join us for the discussion and an opportunity to ask your own questions.

  

Health and Housing for the Unhoused: Addressing a Public Health Crisis + Q&A and Networking

Panelists

    • Dr. Howard K. Koh, Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

    • Jennifer Molinsky, Senior Research Associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard Graduate School of Design

    • Michael Maltzan, MArch ’88, Principal Architect, Michael Maltzan Architecture

Moderator:

    • TBA

  

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Time:  5:45pm - 8:15pm PT

  

Registration deadline Thursday, March 28, 2024

  

Location:

Downtown Seattle

Exact location will be emailed to registered alumni and guests 1 day before

No walk-ins.  Photo ID required at the door.

  

Cost:  TBA

Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided

  

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Hosted by:

    Harvard Graduate School of Design

    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  

Co-Hosts:

    Harvard Club of Seattle

  

We look forward to seeing you at our event!

  

Save the Date!

  

Registration deadline Thursday, March 28, 2024

  

Additional information

  

Harvard Initiative on Health and Homelessness

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/healthandhomelessness/

  

Addressing Homelessness: What Can (and Can’t) Architecture Do?

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Video lecture with Michael Maltzan

https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/michael-maltzan-addressing-homelessness-what-can-and-cant-architecture-do/

  

New shelter on Amazon's campus is "saving grace" for Mary’s Place

About Amazon

https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/community/new-shelter-on-amazons-campus-is-saving-grace-for-marys-place

  

Hitting Home: Amazon and Mary's Place

HBS Case Study

https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/item.aspx?num=61502

  

Mary's Place

home page

https://www.marysplaceseattle.org/

  

Course highlights the health impacts of homelessness

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health News

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/course-highlights-the-health-impacts-of-homelessness/

  

Establishing Academic Homes for Homelessness: A Call to Action

by Howard K Koh, Jennifer Hrabchak Molinsky, Katherine A Koh, Jill S Roncarati, Margaret M Sullivan, Emily E Lazowy, James J O'Connell

PubMed NIH National Library of Medicine

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36062354/

  

Responding to the opioid crisis in North America and beyond: recommendations of the Stanford-Lancet Commission

Keith Humphreys, Chelsea L Shover, Christina M Andrews, Amy S B Bohnert, Margaret L Brandeau, Jonathan P Caulkins, Jonathan H Chen, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Yasmin L Hurd, David N Juurlink, Howard K Koh, Erin E Krebs, Anna Lembke, Sean C Mackey, Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, Brian Suffoletto, Christine Timko

PubMed NIH National Library of Medicine

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35122753/

  

Exploring the spiritual foundations of public health leadership

by Howard K Koh, Cathy C Tso, Cyra Perry Dougherty, Emily E Lazowy, Chelsea P Heberlein, Fawn A Phelps

PubMed NIH National Library of Medicine

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37954055/

  

Homelessness and Public Health: A Focus on Strategies and Solutions

NIH National Library of Medicine

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8583397/

  

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Registration deadline Thursday, March 28, 2024

  

  

Dr. Howard K. Koh

About Dr. Howard K. Koh

  

Dr. Howard K. Koh is the Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health as well as Faculty Co-Chair of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative.  In these roles, he advances interdisciplinary leadership education and training at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as well as across Harvard University.

  

He also serves as the inaugural Chair of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Initiative on Health and Homelessness and Co-Director of the Initiative on Health, Spirituality and Religion at Harvard University.  Previously at Harvard School of Public Health (2003-2009), he was Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Director of the School’s Center for Public Health Preparedness.

  

Dr. Koh graduated from Yale College, where he was President of the Yale Glee Club, and the Yale University School of Medicine.  He completed postgraduate training at Boston City Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, serving as chief resident in both hospitals.  He has earned board certification in four medical fields: internal medicine, hematology, medical oncology, and dermatology, as well as a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University.  At Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, he was Professor of Dermatology, Medicine and Public Health as well as Director of Cancer Prevention and Control.

  

He serves on the Board of Directors of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Truth Initiative, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and New England Donor Services.

  

Dr. Koh and his wife Dr. Claudia Arrigg are the proud parents of three adult children and the proud grandparents of four grandchildren.

  

  

Jennifer Molinsky

About Jennifer Molinsky

  

Jennifer Molinsky is a Senior Research Associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University and a Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design.  Jennifer manages the Center’s research on housing for older adults.  She was lead author on several publications, including The State of the Nation’s Housing for Older Adults 2018 and 2019; Older Households 2015-2035: Projections and Implications for Housing a Growing Population (2016); and Housing America’s Older Adults: Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population (2014).  She speaks widely on the importance of suitable and affordable housing for America’s older adults and has written about the role of housing in wellbeing and health in older age.

  

Jennifer’s work has also focused on housing affordability.  She was a co-editor of the 2018 book A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality and the 2014 book Homeownership Built to Last: Balancing Access, Affordability, and Risk After the Housing Crisis.

  

Prior to joining the Center, Jennifer served as Chief Planner for Long Range Planning in Newton, MA; researcher at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; Associate Director of Issues at the Municipal Art Society of New York; and as a member of the Planning Boards in Cambridge and Newton.  Jennifer has also held positions with Abt Associates and with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ government housing finance practice, where she worked on projects related to housing finance, affordable housing, and community development.

  

Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from MIT, a Masters of Public Affairs-Urban and Regional Planning from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, and a B.A. from Yale.

  

  

Michael Maltzan

About Michael Maltzan

  

Michael Maltzan founded Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. in 1995.  His projects cross a wide range of typologies, from cultural institutions to city infrastructure.  Michael’s notable projects include the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, MoMA QNS, Star Apartments, the Pittman Dowell Residence, the new Sixth Street Viaduct, MIT Vassar Street Residential Hall, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery Inuit Art Centre.

  

Michael received an M.Arch from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, and BFA and B.Arch degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design.  He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and received the 2016 AIA Los Angeles Gold Medal.  He is a recipient of a 2012 American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award and was inducted as a member in 2023.

  

He was elected to the National Academy of Design in 2020, and currently serves on the Deans leadership council at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Visiting Committee to the GSD.  He was featured in the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s 2019 film, What It Takes to Make a Home, delivered the 20th Annual John T. Dunlop Lecture for the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, and his work was named One of the 25 Best Inventions of 2015 by Time Magazine.

  

Michael’s work has gained international acclaim for innovation in both design and construction.  It has been recognized with five Progressive Architecture awards, 51 citations from local, state and national chapters of the American Institute of Architects, the Rudy Bruner Foundation’s Gold Medal for Urban Excellence, the Zumtobel Group Award for Innovations for Sustainability & Humanity in the Built Environment, and a 2020 Best of the Millennium AIA LA Honor Award.  The firm and its projects have been widely featured in national and international publications and have been exhibited in museums worldwide, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art New York, the Heinz Architectural Center, the Canadian Center for Architecture, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. The firm’s work was selected for the 2006, 2018, and 2020 La Biennale di Venezia.

  

  

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