The Vector Wars—Are Victories within Reach?

Table of Contents

Letters to the Editor

Remembering Adrian M. Ostfeld


  • Childhood antibiotic use heightens asthma risk
  • Heavier women prone to endometrial cancer
  • Autism associated with genetic variant
  • Videophones aid nurse-client dialogue, study finds
  • Significantly higher levels of visceral fat identified
  • Trafficked sex workers face greater health perils
  • Laborers at increased risk of obesity after retirement


Will warmer weather mean more insect-borne diseases? Well, maybe.

  • Dengue fever rising - Christopher J. Portier, Ph.D., director of the National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, spoke at Yale in June about climate change.
  • The complexities of climate - Harish Padmanabha, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow at the Yale Climate & Energy Institute

A World of Disease

Insect-related illnesses take a heavy human and economic toll globally

  • Tsetse fly
  • Sand fly
  • Tick
  • Mosquito

Victory Over the Vector

Yale public health researchers are pursuing widely different approaches to stem or stop insect-borne diseases that plague different areas of the world.

Battling an Emerging Disease

Largely unknown and only partially understood, a tick-transmitted disease known as babesiosis poses a growing public health threat.

An Eye for the Tsetse Fly

A research scientists's passion for photography results in an award-winning image and reveals fascinating, often unnoticed details of insect life.

A Conversation with Durland Fish

What makes ticks tick?

Building a Better Bug Trap

Research in the remote and rugged terrain of Peru prompts a breakthrough in the way that insects are collected.

Panel Discusses Lyme Disease Documentary

Documentary about Lyme disease examined.

Tracking HPV

Disparities persist in Connecticut despite promising new vaccines.

An Epidemic Turns 30

Yale conference examines new AIDS research, treatment and prevention.


Six paths - Incoming students with different backgrounds, interests and goals all share a common passion for public health.


  • A Master Modeler
  • The Health of Women Warriors
  • Alumni Day 2011
  • Alumni Notes

YSPH Notes

  • Paul Cleary's deanship renewed
  • Health care's future
  • Commencement 2011
  • Strengthening the YSPH community
  • Yale, China join to create bioethics program
  • Invasion of the bloodsuckers—researcher curates exhibit
  • Rethinking the "War on Drugs" in the U.S. and Mexico
  • Remembering Denise Travis, devoted scholar, friend
  • Student receives $100,000 grant from Gates Foundation
  • Professor urges action against household food insecurity
  • Big Food coming to the Peabody Museum in February
  • Public health commissioner returns to alma mater
  • Epidemiology and biostatics
  • YCAS boot camp
  • After more than four decades, Kasl retires from YSPH
  • YSPH around the world
  • YSPH awards and honors


YSPH's Nobel Laureate


Tick, Tick, Tick