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Articles: Research

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, physician Scott Weiner has worked to improve emergency-room guidelines for issuing opioid prescriptions.
Photograph by Jim Harrison


Medicine’s response to America’s largest public-health crisis


Wanted: Big ideas from the humanities

March-April 2019

Illustration by Peter and Maria Hoey

Economists look to new explanations for wage stagnation.

March-April 2019

Illustration by Michael Paraskevas 

Debora Spar argues that social change has always been driven by technology.

March-April 2019

Anthony Abraham Jack

Photograph by Jill Anderson

Anthony Jack’s new book on the “doubly disadvantaged”

March-April 2019

Samuel Stouffer

Photograph courtesy of Ann Stouffer Bisconti ’62.

Brief life of Samuel Stouffer, survey researcher: 1900-1960

March-April 2019

Illustration by Matt Chinworth

Unpacking “what art does to us”

March-April 2019

Are data from massive open online courses a crystal ball into the future of online education?

Data from Science Magazine/Chart by Lydia S.C. Rosenberg

Harvard and MIT experiences suggest a more constrained vision for massive free courses.


Harvey Mansfield on the cover of Harvard Magazine in 1999.

The Kenan professor of government’s story of a dissertation published 44 years after it was accepted