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Featured Talks and Lectures

  • Mitigation in the Healthcare Sector

    January 14, 2021

    In January 2021, the Lancet Countdown and the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health co-hosted "Mitigation in the Healthcare Sector." The webinar explored in detail the sources of emissions within the health sector, presents the UK's National Health Service as a case study, and provides practical advice and information on the role of the health professional in addressing the healthcare sector’s carbon footprint.


    Dr. Renee N. Salas, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Dr. Alice McGushin, Programme Manager, the Lancet Countdown

    Dr. Matthew Eckleman, Northeastern University and Lancet Countdown author

    Dr. Jodi Sherman, Yale University and Lancet Countdown author

    Hiten Patel, Senior Strategy Advisor, Greener NHS Programme

    Miss Jennifer Isherwood, National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow

  • SBS Seminar: “Racialism and the Media: Stereotypes, Biased Frames, Historical Myths and Traditional Racism”

    Venise Berry, Ph.D

    Associate Professor, University of Iowa, Journalism and African American Studies

    February 9, 2021

  • Health Entrepreneurship: How to Really Make a Difference

    This is a recording of the zoom webinar event which took place on January 27, 2021, featuring Roger Barnett, '86 BA, '89 JD and Chris Larsen. The two entrepreneurs spoke personally about their careers and impact investing in health. Howie Forman, MD, MBA (Director of the Health Care Management Program at Yale), Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, MPH (Director of InnovateHealth Yale), and Fatema Basrai, MBA (Assistant Director of InnvoateHealth Yale) moderated the discussion, which was hosted in partnership with the Yale School of Public Health.

  • Climate Change and Health in Connecticut: 2020 Report

    Dr. Laura Bozzi, Director of Programs - YCCCH

    January 22, 2021

    The Yale Center on Climate Change and Health recently released Climate Change and Health in Connecticut: 2020 Report. This comprehensive report tracks 19 indicators across four categories – temperature, extreme events, infectious diseases, and air quality – to demonstrate the impact of climate change, now and in the future, on human health in Connecticut. In this webinar, report lead author Laura Bozzi, PhD reviewed the report’s approach, findings, and policy recommendations.

  • YSPH Dean's Lecture and HPM Seminar: Lessons Learned in Navigating Healthcare in a COVID-19 Pandemic Environment

    December 16, 2020

    Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, MPH, MBA, MHPE
    Professor of Medicine (General Medicine), Yale School of Medicine
    Professor of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health
    CEO and President, Northeast Medical Group

    Dr. Prathibha Varkey is the President and CEO of the Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) and Senior Vice President of Yale New Haven Health. NEMG is home to over 1100 physicians and advanced care practitioners serving Yale New Haven, Bridgeport, Greenwich and Lawrence and Memorial Hospitals and over 120 outpatient clinic sites in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. She is also adjunct professor of Medicine and of Preventive Medicine at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Varkey is the editor of two books: Medical Quality Management and Preventive Medicine and Public Health and author of more than 75 publications.

    Dr. Varkey previously served as the CEO of the Clinical Enterprise, a large multispecialty group at Seton Family Healthcare, Austin, Texas as well as in a number of leadership positions at Mayo Clinic, including as the Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine; Medical Director of Ask Mayo Clinic (national nurse triage line); Medical Director of the Value Program at the Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of Healthcare Delivery; Vice Chair of the Mayo Clinic Outpatient Practice Committee and Program Director for the Mayo Preventive Medicine Fellowship.

    Dr. Varkey is the recipient of many national awards including the American Medical Association Foundation Physician Leadership Award, the ACGME Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award, the American College of Medical Quality President’s Award, the Mayo Clinic Individual Excellence Award, the American Medical Women’s Association Exceptional Mentoring Award and the World Woman Leadership Congress Visionary Woman Leadership Award. She is a past President of the American College of Medical Quality and currently serves on the boards of the Lawrence and Memorial hospital, the University of New Haven and the Central CT YMCA.

    Dr. Varkey earned her MBBS (MD equivalent) from the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India; a Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston; Masters of Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois Chicago and a Masters of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

  • Climate Change and Health Seminar: "Vulnerability of Latino/a & indigenous immigrants to climate disasters: case study of the Thomas Fire in California"

    Dr. Michael Méndez; Assistant Professor - School of Social Ecology, University of California Irvine

    Dr. Michael Méndez joined the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health's seminar series to speak on his work with the Latino/a and indigenous communities affected by wildfires in California.

    November 30, 2020

  • Clinical sustainability: environmental stewardship at the bedside

    As part of the CleanMed Virtual Series, on October 29, 2020, Dr. Jodi Sherman, Director of the Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability, joined Health Care Without Harm and colleagues Dr. Cassandra Thiel (NYU Grossman School of Medicine) and Dr. Jonathan E. Slutzman (Harvard Medical School) for an exploration of clinical sustainability as an important strategy in advancing climate-smart health care.

  • "Science is Just Another Opinion: The Battle Between Facts and Anecdotes"

    Neal Baer, MD

    Dean's Lecture

    The Happy Initiative

    October 29, 2020

  • Dean’s Lecture and Dept. Aging Seminar

    Dr. Jennifer Wolff, Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

    “Translating Observational Findings to Care Delivery Change: Supporting Families Caring for an Aging America”

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

  • Climate Change and Health Seminar: Urban heat islands: Theory, measurement and mitigation

    Dr. Xuhui Lee, Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor of Meterorology

    Yale School of the Environment

    September 21, 2020

  • CT Governor Ned Lamont Welcomes YSPH Students with a Reopening Connecticut Panel Discussion

    The Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) is honored to host Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont as he welcomes students back to campus for the Fall semester and discusses Connecticut’s COVID-19 efforts. Governor Lamont will be joined by a distinguished panel of guests including:

    • Dr. Albert Ko, MD - YSPH Professor and Chair of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases; Co-chair of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group

    • Indra Nooyi (Yale SOM ’80) - Co-chair of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group; Board co-chair of Advance CT; former CEO of PepsiCo

    • Maritza Bond, MPH – Director of Health for the City of New Haven

    YSPH Dean Sten H. Vermund will serve as moderator for this event.

    Guests will also be greeted by President Peter Salovey and City of New Haven Mayor, Justin Elicker.

    Governor Ned Lamont was sworn into office in 2019 as the 89th Governor of the State of Connecticut. An alumnus of the Yale School of Management (MBA ’80), Governor Lamont is the first Connecticut Governor in 80 years to get his start as a businessman and job creator. He is the founder of Lamont Digital Systems, a telecommunications company and began his political career as a member of the Greenwich, CT Board of Selectmen and Board of Estimation and Taxation. As Governor, he formed the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group consists of leaders from business and public health, working in partnership with the State of Connecticut to determine when and how to reopen the economy and education systems. To do so, they have had to balance the two pressing priorities of economic concerns with public health implications.

  • Maternal Health Grand Rounds Research Discussion

    US Surgeon General, VADM Jerome Adams, MD, MPH spoke at the Yale School of Public Health on March 2, 2020.

  • Climate, C02, Plants and Public Health:Ignorance is not bliss

    Lewis H. Ziska, PhD, EHS, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

    Sponsored by the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health

  • Forum On Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus

    February 6, 2020 - Winslow Auditorium, New Haven, CT

    Saad Omer, director, Yale Institute of Global Health - Moderator

    David Vlahov, professor, Yale School of Nursing

    Gregg Gonsalves, assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health

    Sten Vermund, dean, Yale School of Public Health

    Nathan Grubaugh, assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health

    Ellen Foxman, assistant professor, Laboratory Medicine and Immunobiology, Yale School of Medicine

    Lisa Sanders, associate professor, General Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

  • Launch of the 2019 Report of The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

    Hosted by the Yale Climate Change & Health Initiative

    November 21, 2019 at the Yale School of Public Health

    Yale is a member of The Lancet Countdown, a multi-disciplinary collaboration of 27 academic institutions and UN agencies from every continent, dedicated to monitoring the evolving health profile of climate change, and providing an independent assessment of governments’ delivery of their commitments under the Paris Agreement. Learn the latest findings on: how climate change is affecting our health; the consequences of delayed action; and the health benefits of a robust response.

    Presenters: Dr. Nick Watts, Executive Director, Lancet Countdown and Lead Author of the 2019 Report (via Zoom); Dr. Robert Dubrow, Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health and Co-Author of the 2019 Report; Dr. Jodi Sherman, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine and Co-Author of the 2019 Report.

    Note: There was a technical issue with the recording of Dr. Nick Watts’ presentation, and therefore it is not included in this video.

  • Climate Change and Health Initiative: J. Jason West

    "Connecting Climate Change, Air Pollution, Energy and Health"

  • A Conversation about Climate Change with John Kerry

    Sponsored by the Climate Change and Health Initiative and Yale Institute for Global Health, February 22, 2019.

  • The Public Health Response to Drug Overdose

    Students at the Yale School of Public Health hosted a panel with health professionals and advocates for substance use assistance and recovery.
  • Migration With Dignity

    Keynote address by His Excellency Anote Tong, former President of Kirabati, at the Yale conference on Climate-Induced Displacement, October 12, 2018
  • Lifetime Exposures and Human Health: The Exposome

    Symposium, April 19, 2017
    Hosted by Yale School of Public Health • Department of Environmental Sciences

  • Judith Rodin: "Public Health 2.0: Aligning People and Planet"

    Judith Rodin, PhD, President, The Rockefeller Foundation, "Public Health 2.0: Aligning People and Planet". In recognition of our 100th year as a leader in public health education, research and practice, the Yale School of Public Health will recognize three leading innovators with the Winslow Medal in 2015. The medal commemorates the outstanding contributions of Charles-Edward Amory Winslow, the founder of our School, and many would say the founder of modern public health in the United States. The recipients' work exemplifies C.-E.A. Winslow's ideals, especially his concern for the social factors affecting health as well as outstanding achievement in public health leadership, scholarship, or contribution to society.

  • "Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: An Achievable Goal"

    Centennial C.-E.A. Winslow Medal Award and Lecture: Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Humanitarian Action in Danger

    Yale School of Public Health Dean's Lecture, Unni Karunakara, MPH '95, MD, DrPH, International President, Medecins Sans Frontieres.