For Pandemic Prevention and Global Health
COVID-19 is not the first pandemic to move quickly and lethally through the planet, but it is the latest example of the existential threat global societies face from the rampant viruses emerging due to environmental changes and human migration.
As the only U.S. school of public health with a dedicated epidemiology department focused on infectious diseases, YSPH is addressing these issues and finding solutions. Looking ahead, the school plans to expand current its well-established collaborations with top researchers at the Yale schools of Management, Medicine, the Environment, Law, Engineering, Nursing and Yale College. A multidisciplinary approach is required. As future public health leaders, our students must acquire diverse skills to address emerging pandemics across multiple domains such as health policy, environmental management and the adequate and equitable provision of health care services.
Prevention and management of emerging infectious diseases are central to pandemic preparedness. The Yale Schools of Public Health and Medicine, drawing from their multidisciplinary expertise, propose to create a pandemic preparedness program that will:
- Facilitate the building of a state-of-the-art biorepository to serve as a modern home for genetic materials, blood samples, tissue samples and other biological materials along with a sophisticated database of relevant clinical information.
- Leverage strengths in host and pathogen genetics as well as host immune responses to identify more precise ways of interrupting disease spread.
- Leverage strength in biostatistics and bioinformatics to analyze and extrapolate our findings to better understand the epidemiology, causal inference and impact of factors such as climate which are well beyond the scope of what the biomedical sector now attends to.
- Develop preventive policies, educational opportunities and novel approaches to train tomorrow’s public health professionals.
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Gift opportunities range from $100,000 to $3 million for internships, faculty research innovation funds to support pilot projects, the Rapid Response Fund, and professorships. Institute-naming gifts are also available.