Life as a Covid-19 contact tracer: sleuthing, stress, and veering off-script
STAT News: All Maddie Bender knew when she called the New Haven, Conn., family was that a child had tested positive for Covid-19. Anyone who lived with the child was at risk of catching the new virus, and Bender needed to find out if they had symptoms, if new cases were taking root. What she learned was that public health work during a pandemic is four parts shoe leather and intuition, one part empathy.
‘One’ Episode 3: Public Health scholars blend arts and tech to boost energy
In episode #3 of the Schwarzman Center web series, One, Taiga Christie interviews Tanya Yajnik and Yuwen Qiu about their recent collaboration, Agora Good Life, an energy-focused wellness app that is set to launch this summer. Yajnik and Qiu explain how their intersecting interests in arts and public health research inspired the app’s development. Yajnik, a skilled musician, concludes the segment with an aria from her spring recital that was postponed due to physical distancing.
Study Predicts COVID-19’s Impact Across Africa
As of April 28, there were approximately 35,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in Africa. But public health officials fear it will only be a matter of time before infections start to rise on the world’s second largest continent, which is home to 1.3 billion people.
Student Spotlight – Eduardo Encina
As an undergraduate biochemistry major Eduardo Encina was first exposed to public health on a service trip to Nicaragua. There, he accompanied a community health nurse to remote villages to collect data for an epidemiological study of young children’s BMI and nutrition. The realization that healthcare could be delivered outside of the clinic was a revelation to him.
YSPH MPH Students Tackle Vaccine Policy in Op Ed Pieces
MPH students in the Introduction to Health Policy and Health Care Systems course examine the fundamental concerns that shape the development of health policy, and learn a paradigm of strategic thinking to address consequential public health issues. They apply these principles to influence public discourse for a major contemporary health and social policy challenge by writing an Op Ed.
Thousands of Winter Essentials (Socks, Shoes and Coats) Readied for Those in Need
Students are working to spread the warmth for those in need this winter season. Students the Yale School of Public Health, School of Nursing and Yale College came together Sunday (February 3) to prepare more than 200 winter coats donated by Macy’s, 2,500 pairs of socks from Bombas, and almost 800 pairs of shoes donated by Soles4Souls.