New Faculty Friday: Laura Forastiere, methodologist, statistician, world traveler
The Yale School of Public Health proudly welcomes 13 new tenure track faculty this academic year. These individuals bring a broad range of research, scholarship, and teaching expertise to the school and will be instrumental in helping us address many of the public health challenges of the 21st century. Today we spotlight, Laura Forastiere, assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics. Forastiere has a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Florence, Italy (2015), and a M.S. in computer science from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Italy (2011). After earning her Ph.D., she was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University and then in the Yale Institute for Network Science. Forastiere is also affiliated with the Yale Institute for Global Health, the Yale Institute for Network Science and the Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science.
New Faculty Friday: Leying Guan, statistician, Lifelong Learner, Tennis Player
Today we spotlight, Leying Guan, assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics. Guan has a Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University (2019) and a B.S. in mathematics and physics from Tsinghua University (2014).
New Faculty Friday: Yize Zhao, big data specialist, research collaborator, ardent baker
Today we spotlight, Yize Zhao, assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics. Zhao has a Ph.D. in biostatistics from Emory University (2014) and a B.S. in statistics from Zhejiang University (2010). She did her postdoctoral training at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to coming to Yale, Zhao was an assistant professor in biostatistics at Cornell University’s Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also affiliated with the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences.
Becker, Crowley, Esserman & Heapy Win Grant Through NIH HEAL Initiative
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) faculty William C. Becker, MD, associate professor (general internal medicine); Susan Crowley, MD, FASN, professor of medicine (nephrology); and Alicia Heapy, PhD; associate professor of psychiatry; teamed with Yale School of Public Health’s (YSPH) Denise Esserman, PhD, associate professor of biostatistics, were recently awarded a grant for their project, “Video-Telecare Collaborative Pain Management to Improve Function and Reduce Opioid Risk in Patients with End Stage Renal Disease Receiving Hemodialysis” through The Helping to End Addiction Long-term, or the NIH HEAL Initiative.
Yale Investigators Receive NIH HEAL Grants to Study Solutions to the Opioid Crisis
Yale researchers representing a range of disciplines have been awarded grants through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative (HEAL). This national effort provides $945 million in total funding to support a variety of research projects that tackle the opioid addiction and overdose crisis.
Women’s Health Research at Yale funds studies on pain relief, cannabis, and genetic origins of sex differences in disease
Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) today announced funding for first-of-their-kind studies on pain relief, cannabis, and the genetic basis of sex differences across a broad range of ailments, including Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.
Antiretroviral Therapy Crucial in Preventing non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, YSPH Study Reinforces
A research team led by the Yale School of Public Health has found that for people living with HIV/AIDS, both recent immunosuppression and prolonged HIV viremia play important and independent roles in the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Novel YSPH Framework Helps Identify Genes Associated with Disease
A powerful analytical tool, known as UTMOST, developed by Hongyu Zhao, Ph.D., the Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, and colleagues could allow researchers to design therapeutic drugs that more effectively combat disease.