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Yale School of Public Health is engaged in research, training and service around the world. This work makes a difference in the lives of millions of people. With your help we will move forward to the day when where you are born will not determine your chances for a healthy and productive life.

Public Health at Yale

Richard Levin, Ph.D, President


A cornerstone of our strategy for the 21st century is to be a global university. The School of Public Health is a critical partner in this endeavor, and I am pleased to report that it has never been stronger or more vibrant. As president of the University, this obviously pleases me. As a citizen of the world, it fills me with hope, for I know that advances in public health at Yale will have a direct impact on human health, particularly for the world’s most vulnerable individuals and populations.

When the Yale School of Public Health was created in 1915, it was one of the fist institutions to train Americans in the new science of public health. The School’s founder, C.E.A. Winslow, said that public health’s mission was “to enable every citizen to realize his birthright of health and longevity.” Our capacity to achieve that mission grows daily. With your help, we can achieve Dr. Winslow’s vision.

Richard C. Levin ’74 Ph.D.
Former President

Donor Profiles

Donor Eases Burden for Policy Students

kehayes -crop When Naya Kehayes, M.P.H. ’93, learned she had been accepted by the Yale School of Public Health, she was recovering from reconstructive surgery for a connective tissue problem.


Helping Latin America Through Summer Internships

braniff cropEduardo Braniff ’93 BA did not attend the Yale School of Public Health and does not work in a health-related field. But the Yale College graduate is aware of ongoing public health issues in his native Mexico and is convinced that current research by Yale faculty and students has the potential to make a difference.


The LeBouvier/McCollum Scholarship

Leboussier - cropGeorge L. LeBouvier was known for reaching out to others, mentoring students, and helping them feel like they belonged. The senior research associate in epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health has since passed away, but his memory will live on in the form of a scholarship established by a medical doctor who remains grateful for the guidance and friendship LeBouvier...


The Value of Public Health

John Mayer - cropJohn Mayer, ’73 BA, studied the humanities as an undergraduate, went on to obtain a law degree, and spent most of his career in electronics manufacturing. He recently donated funds that will be used to create the John G Mayer and Teresa Shyu Scholarship Fund at the Yale School of Public Health.


A Helping Hand

spinelli - cropWhen Viola Spinelli ’65 MPH graduated from the Yale School of Public Health in 1965, it was the start of a decades-long career in health care capped by a term as senior vice president of Bridgeport Hospital.


Tina’s Wish Lives on at Yale

Tina Wish cropWhen Tina L. Brozman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2005, she wished that an early detection system could be developed so that other women might be spared what she went through.


Reducing the Burden of Student Debt

Steele - cropWhen Robert Steele ’71 MPH, ’75 Ph.D. graduated from the Yale School of Public Health more than thirty years ago, a combination of federal and Yale-based student aid allowed him to receive his diploma debt free.


Making a Difference


Learning About Global Health Through Global Travel

Skolnick-cropAs a student in the late 1960s, Richard Skolnik '72 BA traveled to a small village in the Philippines to teach science and biology. The year–long internship left a lasting impression upon Skolnik, who returned to earn his bachelor’s in 1972.


Dean’s Support of Cancer Research Has Personal Inspiration

cleary donor cropDean Paul Cleary knows well the tremendous potential of the cancer research underway at the Yale School of Public Health, in addition to the terrible toll that cancer continues to take.


Donor pays tribute to father with public health scholarship

Sterling Brinkley crop“Public health is near and dear to my heart,” said Sterling Brinkley Jr., ’74 BA, who funded a new scholarship for M.P.H. students at the School of Public Health as a tribute to his father.


Groundbreaking Researcher Gives Back

prousoff-cropDr. William Prusoff’s work at Yale University dated back to the Eisenhower administration. During his distinguished career, he synthesized the first antiviral compound approved by the FDA for use in humans and developed a breakthrough drug that slowed the advance of HIV.


A Meeting in Dubai, Conversations about Public Health and a Donation to the School

Husnu-cropH. Husnu Okvuran '94 BA attributes his decision to donate to the Yale School of Public Health in part to a recent meeting he had in Dubai with a senior member of the school’s faculty.


Alumna Gives Back to Yale and to New Haven

Rose - cropWhen Deborah Rose ’72 BA, 77 MPH, ’89 Ph.D. came to Yale as an undergraduate in the late 1960s, she spent her first summer working in the Hill, Dixwell, and Fair Haven neighborhoods. This experience became the basis of a lifelong commitment to health equity and community improvement.