Focus: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
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From the Dean
New Publication Focuses on Issues in Public Health
What’s Happening at the Yale School of Public Health
- YSPH Recognized for Helping Arts During Pandemic
- YSPH Student Wins Global Competition
- Online M.P.H. Program Receives Significant Gift
- YSPH Alum Pursuing Novel COVID-19, Cancer Treatments
- New Administrator Supports Dean’s Office and Office of DEIB
- Alumni Appointed to Top Posts in Taiwan
Yale School of Public Health Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Issue
Inspiring stories from members of our diverse YSPH community, highlighting their personal journeys, passion projects, and feelings about the importance of DEIB and racial equity.
The Importance of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
A column by Mayur M. Desai (M.P.H. ’94, Ph.D. ’97)
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Addressing Systemic Racism Is Her Business – And Ours
Elyse Galloway (M.P.H. ’17) Is on the Front Lines
Leading by Example
Ffyona Patel (M.P.H. ’14) Highlights Importance of Diversity in Public Health
Girls’ Education and Female Empowerment
Pavita Singh’s (M.P.H. ’14) Path to Public Health
Addressing Health Care Inequities
Eduardo Reyes Helps Patients Seeking Cancer Care
Listening to Her Inner Voice
Kathryn Finney (M.P.H. ’00) — Changing the Face of Entrepreneurship
Passion Meets Purpose
Marina Marmolejo’s (M.P.H. ’19) DreamKit Mobile App Is Helping Homeless Youths Stabilize Their Lives
Public Health & Public Service
Krysten Thomas (M.P.H.’ 18) Is Getting it Done
Keeping Health Equity at the Forefront of Public Health
Mighty Fine ( M.P.H. ’05) Is Starting the Conversation
Part of the YSPH Family
Assistant Professor Yasmmyn Salinas (M.P.H. ’14, Ph.D. ’19) Is a Familiar Face
An Advocate for Health Equity and Social Justice
Darryl Crompton (J.D., M.P.H. ’76)
Some of the Yale School of Public Health’s most intriguing individuals share their knowledge, insights, and perspectives with Focus.
Skyler Jackson, Ph.D.
On the Challenge of Building Diversity and Equity
John Ndikum, M.D., M.P.H. ’18
On the Arts & Public Health
Katie Wang, Ph.D.
On the Health Consequences of Stigma
Ilana Seager Van Dyk, Ph.D.
On the Mental Health of LGBTQ Children and Adolescents
The Roundtable is a place where Yale School of Public Health community members introduce themselves, their work, and their passion projects. In this issue, we feature representatives of YSPH Affinity Groups and our three Diversity Ambassadors.
- Global Alliance for Public Health
- Emerging Majority Students Association
- Womxn of Color for Maternal & Child Health
- Out in Public
- YSPH Diversity Ambassadors
We invite you to learn more about some of our students and their innovative and passionate pursuits in public health.
Shannon Whittaker, Ph.D. candidate
From Screenplays to Science Research, She’s Writing Her Own Story
Emmanuella Asabor, M.D.-Ph.D. candidate
Exposing the Fault Lines of Racial Inequity Through Pandemic Research
Crystal Harrell, Ph.D. candidate
Author, Lieutenant, Researcher, Scholar: Finding Success at YSPH
Joanna Chen, M.P.H. ’21
Fitting in at YSPH: From China to New Haven
Anthony Maiolatesi, Ph.D. candidate
Early Experiences Motivate Research on LGBTQ Mental Health
Madeline Nguyen, M.P.H. ’21
Bringing a Race Perspective to Maternal Health
Mata’uitafa Solomona-Faiai, Ph.D. candidate
Improving Maternal Health Half a World Away
Jessica Ainooson, M.P.H. ’22
A Helping Hand for New Haven Health
Many of the school’s most significant accomplishments and current projects have been supported by donors committed to improving the well-being of communities worldwide.
Donation Creates Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Fund at the Yale School of Public Health
The Yale School of Public Health’s ongoing efforts to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging receive a substantial boost with a generous donation from Dr. Pilar Vargas and her husband, Dean Sten H. Vermund.