For Black LGBQ+ Americans, Intersectional Experiences Can Hurt — Or Help, YSPH Study Finds
Using a new method for quantifying intersectional experiences, a new Yale School of Public Health study finds that Black LGBQ+ Americans tend to feel better about themselves after encountering events that affirm their identity.
October Student Spotlight – Hil Moss
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hil Moss, a student in the Yale School of Public Health’s three-year M.B.A./M.P.H. Program in Health Care Management, was well on her way to a future career in the entertainment industry when a breast cancer diagnosis changed her life. Today, Moss is a proud breast cancer survivor and advocate who has shifted her career focus to women’s health and cancer care. She is sharing her story to help bring attention to breast cancer in young women and raise awareness.
Leading Public Health Professionals Endorse Biden
In an open letter to the American people posted on the website Medium (here), nearly 500 public health professionals have endorsed Joe Biden to be the next President of the United States. Public Health Professionals for Biden took this unprecedented step because they are deeply concerned by the response of President Trump to the COVID-19 pandemic.Source: Digital Journal
Helping Caregivers Nationwide with Public Health Research
Adult caregiving is not easy. Between frequent doctor visits and sometimes tense conversations with older loved ones about what’s best for their care, millions of adults who help aging Americans say they feel stressed, anxious or financially insecure.
Bell Elected to the Prestigious National Academy of Medicine
Michelle Bell, the Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Environmental Health at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE), was elected today to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
New Climate Change and Health Concentration Offered at Yale School of Public Health
The Yale School of Public Health is offering a new concentration in climate change and health in response to the critical need for public health professionals with the educational background to address climate change as a public health issue.
Neocolonialism and Global Health Outcomes: A Troubled History
Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, director of the Yale School of Public Health’s Global Health Concentration, discusses global health outcomes and the harmful legacy of neocolonialism with YSPH Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Epidemiology Mayur Desai.
Covidestim: The Latest Coronavirus Data State by State, County by County
A team of epidemiologists at the Yale School of Public Health and the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health have created a series of models that show in real-time the latest COVID-19 levels county by county throughout the United States.
One health threat affects all of Connecticut’s 3.5 million residents: climate change
On August 25, the Hartford area broke a 37-year-old record for the most days in a year with temperatures at or above 90 degrees. Two days later, Hurricane Laura was the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in southwestern Louisiana since recordkeeping started. Meanwhile, massive wildfires continue to rage across the western United States.Source: CT Mirror
Op-Ed: Yale study on lung disease forecasts dire consequences for flavor bans
A new study from Yale School of Public Health should serve as a warning to e-cigarette opponents and public health officials pushing e-cigarette flavor bans and restrictions around the country. The Yale research revealed that higher levels of e-cigarette and marijuana use did not result in higher rates of e-cigarette or vaping-related lung injuries (EVALI). EVALI made headlines during 2019 and was responsible for at least 2,800 hospitalizations and 68 deaths.Source: The Center Square
Yale Designates Labs in Three States to Provide SalivaDirect™ COVID-19 Test
Three independent laboratories will now join Yale Pathology Labs as facilities authorized to perform the university-developed SalivaDirect™ COVID-19 test. The laboratories will make SalivaDirect™ available to people in Florida, Minnesota, and New York.Source: YaleNews