Orientation session introduces YSPH students to diverse community public health initiatives
The Office of Public Health Practice recently held its inaugural New Student Orientation Session, a schoolwide event intended to introduce students to some of the focus areas of the public health sector and provide them with important insights on working with community partners.
Fan Li Receives New PCORI Award to Develop Causal Inference Methods for Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Trials
Dr. Fan Li, an assistant professor of biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, has received approval of a 3-year funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop causal inference methods for stepped-wedge cluster randomized trials—a design that has been increasingly adopted in pragmatic trials.Source: NIH Pragmatic Trials Collaboratory Website
Experts call for an end to the exploitative marketing used by the baby formula milk industry
A newly released Series on breastfeeding published in The Lancet argues that formula milk companies exploit parents’ emotions and manipulate scientific information to generate sales at the expense of the health and rights of families, women, and children.
New Lancet Series highlights the continuing struggle that breastfeeding women face across the globe
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.
Health experts call for an end to exploitative baby formula milk marketing tactics
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.Source: CNN
Breaking Down Barriers, Bringing Interventions to Life
The Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) works to break through the barriers that keep evidence-based interventions from going mainstream while also expediting the transition from research to practice. Led by Dr. Donna Spiegleman, the center is pioneering new methods to optimize the impact of targeted interventions.
Researchers Call for Improved Infrastructure to Address Research Staff’s Mental Health and Well-being
In a new paper, YSPH Assistant Professor Ashley Hagaman (senior author), and PhD student Raquel Burgess (lead author), investigate existing mental health support for researchers and provide specific recommendations to better protect the emotional and mental well-being of research teams including faculty, research assistants, students, and staff.
Yale Professors Join Universiti Malaya Colleagues for Implementation Science Boot Camp
Faculty members from the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and Yale School of Medicine (YSM) recently joined an interdisciplinary group of students and researchers in Kuala Lumpur for a summer boot camp on implementation science.
Colleen Chan, Yale Department of Statistics and Data Science PhD student, receives the Florence Nightingale Award at the 31st International Biometric Conference
Colleen Chan, a PhD student in Yale's Department of Statistics and Data Science, won the Florence Nightingale award, co-sponsored by the International Biometric Society (IBS) and the Caucus for Women in Statistics (CWS) at the 31st International Biometric Conference (IBC 2022) held in Riga, Latvia. This award is given to "most outstanding eligible candidate who has demonstrated exceptional scholarship", where eligible candidates include students and early researchers within 5 years of their PhD.
Yale Psychiatry, Yale Global Mental Health Program Launch Training Initiative in Nigeria
The Yale Department of Psychiatry, Yale Global Mental Health Program (YGMHP), and Imo State University School of Public Health in Nigeria are collaborating to provide a novel model of training to primary care workers in Nigeria.
New Study by Yale’s Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science’s Director, Donna Spiegelman, Finds High Long-Term Survival from Common Cancers After Surviving the First 5 Years
Dr. Donna Spiegelman, Director of Yale’s Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science, her recent Ph.D. student, Dr. En Cheng, and other colleagues from Yale University, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, Harvard University, and Weill Cornell investigated long-term survival after diagnosis from common cancers.
Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science Faculty Member Dr. Fan Li Joins Editorial Board for the Journal Implementation Science
Yale School of Public Health and Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) faculty member Fan Li, PhD, has been invited to serve on the editorial board for the journal Implementation Science. Dr. Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health and is the recipient of a recent Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute grant for his work on developing methods and software to plan pragmatic cluster randomized trials.
Yale CMIPS Faculty Member Dr. Fan Li Receives PCORI Grant to Develop New Methods for Planning Cluster Randomized Trials
We as humans differ from one another in our backgrounds, genetics, and health conditions. For instance, most of us are aware that no two people are the same based on our genetic makeup and lived experiences. Yet clinical trials are often not designed to powerfully analyze how various individual differences like age, health history, and socioeconomic status impact the effect of specific interventions. Fan Li, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and faculty member at the Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) at the Yale School of Public Health, has recently received an award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop new methods for planning cluster randomized trials that will incorporate such factors into relevant research and interventions.
Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science Faculty Member Dr. Ashley Hagaman Receives NIH Award for Implementation Research in Pakistan
Depression and suicide ideation remain leading causes of death among women of reproductive age worldwide. Despite this growing issue, many countries do not have adequate resources to address and improve mental health. In Pakistan, where Dr. Ashley Hagaman collaborates with her research partners, peer mothers have connected with mothers in the community to provide them with treatment and care for depression.