How Non-Profit Hospitals Are Driving Up The Cost Of Health Care
Last year, when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was battling to win the Democratic primary, his campaign solicited a donation from the Greater New York Hospital Association, according to a recent report from The New York Times. The hospital lobbying group gave over $1 million to the New York State Democratic Party. And not long after, according to the Times, "the state quietly authorized an across-the-board increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates." The increase is expected to cost taxpayers around $140 million a year.
Alumni Spotlight: Wilfred Agbenyikey Sc.D., M.P.H ’08
Wilfred Agbenyikey Sc.D., M.P.H ’08, works at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of a team of experts implementing a mandate from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid’s and the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality for a quality payment incentive program.
New Faculty Friday: Jamie Tam, tobacco use expert, modeling scientist, country western dancer
Today we spotlight Jamie Tam, assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Tam has a Ph.D. in health services organization and policy (2018) and an M.P.H. in health management and policy (2012) from the University of Michigan. She earned a B.S. with honors from Stanford University in 2010. Prior to coming to Yale, Tam served one year as a National Academy of Medicine Fellow at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products.
Zika: Researchers Are Learning More About The Long-Term Consequences For Children
In 2015, Zika virus swept through Brazil and the Americas. It was the first time a mosquito-borne virus was known to cause severe birth defects, and the World Health Organization declared it a "public health emergency that warranted a global response." "This was a truly unprecedented phenomenon," says Dr. Albert Ko, an epidemiologist at the Yale School of Public Health who has worked in Brazil for over two decades.
Regulatory Approvals and the Future of Cancer Care With Vincent DeVita
Vincent DeVita, MD, professor of medicine at Yale Cancer Center and former president of ACS, debates with Chadi some of the ideas laid out in his book, "The Death of Cancer," most notably the utility of randomized controlled trials in regulatory approvals.
Mental Health Outcomes Improve for Transgender Individuals After Surgery, Study Finds
Transgender individuals who undergo gender-affirming surgery are significantly less likely to seek mental health treatment for depression and anxiety disorders or attempt suicide in the years following the procedure, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds.
Lyme research targeting mice and birds
Dr. Peter Krause of the Yale School of Medicine and Public Health said his year’s results were “pretty high” for people testing positive with Lyme disease. He noted in 2017 that 10 to 15 percent of the people who took the test, were found to have the disease, while approximately eight percent contracted babesiosis.
Is there really a 'vaping health crisis?' What we know...
A spike in reported vaping illnesses this past summer has put the focus of attention on vaping from health departments, political pundits and numerous news outlets across the country. All of them seem to be attempting to make sense of and differentiate between vaping, cigarettes and tainted THC cartridges.
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.