Latest News and Spotlights
This Student Spotlight is on Tiffany Chang, PhD '24 (Chronic Disease Epidemiology). She earned her MPH at the Yale School of Public Health in 2015, and has returned to get her doctorate.
- August 23, 2023
Yale School of Public Health alumnus Shadrack Osei Frimpong, MPH ’20 (Global Health), earned his PhD in public health and primary care in June from England’s University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. On July 13, he was granted an honorary doctor of science (social sciences) degree by Royal Holloway, University of London, for his work with Cocoa360, a community-based organization in his hometown in Ghana that supports local cocoa farmers by providing tuition-free schooling and localized health care that the farmers help fund and manage.
- July 20, 2023
This Alumni Spotlight focuses on Dr. Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH '89. She is currently Director of the Aging Brain Center, Marcus Institute for Aging Research Hebrew SeniorLife, the Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and on July 1, she became Editor in Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine.
- June 13, 2023
Seasoned trauma counselor and YSPH alum Kristopher McLucas helps Uvalde community following massacre
Kristopher McLucas, MPH ’22 (Social & Behavioral Sciences), a graduate of YSPH's Advanced Professional MPH program, has worked with trauma survivors as a licensed mental health therapist in an around Los Angeles for 13 years. Most of his counseling has been one-to-one. So talking with more than a dozen parents and families of children lost in the Uvalde, Texas, mass shooting was definitely a different experience. He is one of the three co-authors of a Giffords Law Center report on the aftermath of the 2022 massacre at Robb Elementary School.
- May 17, 2023
Jennifer Mandelbaum, MPH ’16 (Social & Behavioral Sciences, Global Health Concentration), is a healthcare economics consultant at Optum (part of UnitedHealth Group), but keeps a hand in academia as a part-time lecturer in the Department of Community Health at Tufts University.
- April 12, 2023
Alumni Spotlight on Minjae Kim, MPH ’19 (Health Policy & Management), who's currently working as the chief nursing officer at NY Spine Care Interventional Pain Management.
- March 28, 2023
Dr. Lawrence Brown, MD, MPH ’18 (Health Policy), now a PhD candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a surgical resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital, finds his solace at the piano and his rewards in becoming a surgeon.
- March 15, 2023
Alumni Spotlight on McKenzie Colt, MPH '20 (Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases), who is now the country director for the UNC (University of North Carolina) Global Projects Liberia research group.
- March 08, 2023
Jackson Higginbottom, MPH '20 (Social and Behavioral Sciences), has been working to save Manos Juntas, the free Oklahoma City medical clinic where his passion for public health was born, following the death of its founding director in December – all while working full time back in New Haven.
- February 14, 2023
Alumni Spotlight on Shazia Khawaja, MPH '04 (Chronic Disease Epidemiology), who is now a senior director of real world evidence operations at Merck.