A Lancet Series published on Feb. 8, 2023, highlights the continuing struggle that women across the globe face to meet their breastfeeding goals. Yale School of Public Health Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, a leading authority on breastfeeding policy and early childhood nutrition, is co-author of all three Series articles and the lead author of the first paper featured in the Series.
- February 07, 2023Source: CNN
Less than half of infants around the world are breastfed as recommended, and baby formula is in high demand despite failing to offer the same health and developmental benefits as breast milk, experts say. According to a new report, misleading claims and political influence are to blame.
- September 19, 2022
Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life and a leading authority on breastfeeding and early childhood development.
- January 12, 2022
Yale School of Public Health Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Ph.D., has been named to the Board of Directors of Newman’s Own Foundation
- July 20, 2021
Yale School of Public Health Partnership with Mexico Leads to New Online Implementation Science Course
A new YSPH partnership with the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico has led to the launch of an online Spanish language summer course in implementation science for health professionals.
- March 10, 2021Source: Yale School of Public Health
His work has taken him throughout Brazil and lead to many collaborations and partnerships that thrive to this day.
- December 04, 2020
An index that evaluates the performance of municipalities for early childhood development was developed through a partnership between researchers from Yale and Brazilian universities. Yale School of Public Health associate researcher Gabriela Buccini explains the partnership project that monitors early childhood development indicators in Brazil.
- June 08, 2020Source: International Journal for Equity in Health
Interventions and policy approaches to promote equity in breastfeeding. Call for papers for a special collection in International Journal for Equity in Health. Edited by Rafael Perez-Escamilla and Mireya Vilar-Compte. Providing accessible, high-quality and equitable support for all women who want to breastfeed is a sound social investment. Abstracts are due June 30, 2020.
- March 05, 2020
As a novel coronavirus spreads throughout the world and new infections mount in the United States, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams urged people to be cautious, concerned and, of course, prepared.
- February 27, 2020
Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla is one of the 15 faculty elected to be members of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE).