Editor's Note

Tick Finding


  • Dangers Posed by Indoor Tanning Identified
  • Statins May Help Reduce Flu Mortality
  • Birth Timing Influenced by Scary, Romantic Holidays
  • Health Care Leadership Modeled in Ethiopia
  • Folate Not Associated with Risk of Childhood Asthma
  • Roma Face Heightened Health Risks in Serbia
  • Genetic Link Identified in Brain Tumor


A weighty problem

  • Jennifer L. Harris, Ph.D. '08, M.B.A., is the director of marketing initiatives for the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.
  • Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D, is co-founder and executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C.
  • Eric Triffin, M.P.H. '86, teaches public health at Southern Connecticut State University.
  • Hannah Arem is a doctoral student in public health at Yale.
  • Sarah Aspinwall is a second-year M.P.H. student at Yale.
  • Debbie Humphries, M.P.H., Ph.D., is a clinical instructor in the division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases.
  • Kierston Strombotne is a YPSH doctoral student.

Big Food

The dimensions of a growing public health crisis are outlined in a Peabody Museum exhibition that organizers hope provides healthier food for thought.

The Weight of Disease

Ongoing research on the links between cancer, excessive weight, diet and exercise may offer remedies for people with terminal illnesses.

An Expanding State

Americans over the past few decades have grown increasingly heavy for a variety of reasons, including diet, lifestyle changes and economics.

A Conversation with Kelly Brownell

An outspoken researcher believes that what is good for the modern food industry is not necessarily good for America.

Rolling Back Obesity

A School of Public Health program seeks to stem troubling rates of obesity and other diseases in New Haven's schools and to build a generation of healthier, better-performing students.

A Revealing Hand

Scientists are testing a laser technique that could allow for improved and quicker results in the field of dietary research.

The STIs of BMI

A group of overweight, young females were found to be more prone to sexually transmitted diseases than their slimmer peers. The reasons why are not as clear.

The Hidden Costs of Diabetes

Beyond its medical complications, diabetes is found to exact a heavy economic and educational toll on younger patients.

Targeting Obesity at Birth

Yale researcher advocates revamping U.S. dietary guidelines to include infants.


  • Defining Moments in Public Health
  • A Dengue Diversion


  • Rinderpest No More
  • The Art of Advocacy
  • A Caring Hand
  • Alumni News

YSPH Notes

  • Renewed effort needed against neglected tropical diseases, former Yale researcher says.
  • Public Health Training Center created with $2.6 million grant
  • Paying people to kick the habit—novel anti-smoking effort designed for Connecticut
  • Smartphones solution to infant mortality awarded Gates grant
  • YSPH professors appointed to endowed chairs
  • Promoting health through improved relationships
  • Speaking of health
    • An uncompromising stance in the fight against AIDS
    • The end of AIDS is within reach, journalist asserts
    • Staggering loss of life, appalling suffering
    • Logistics sometimes stymie passion of aid workers
    • U.S. population rapidly aging, more elderly
  • At RiskLatino Children's Health
  • Article cited in health care reform challenges
  • YSPH around the world
  • Awards and honors


Cancer Pioneer Creates and Enduring Legacy


Senator Briefed on Health Advances, Challenges