YSPH student finds purpose in public health and art
Mary L. Peng, MPH '23 (Social & Behavioral Sciences), is an explorer by nature, a seeker of knowledge in as many areas as she can absorb. The COVID-19 pandemic sharpened her focus and led her to the Yale School of Public Health, where she has worked to incorporate art, technology, clinical neuroscience, and social and behavioral sciences to improve individual and public health.
A good night’s sleep is a HAPPY thing: YSPH alumni introduced to new initiative at NYC show
The Yale School of Public Health’s new Humanity, Arts, and Public Health Practice at Yale (HAPPY) Initiative presented its first multimedia performance program, “Wake Up to Yale School of Public Health’s HAPPY Initiative,” October 27 at the iconic Joe’s Pub at New York's Public Theater.
Outdoor performances explore issues of fracking and climate change
On May 19, the gentle woodlands of Yale’s West Campus will be transformed into the rugged foothills of Appalachia as Kentucky-based Clear Creek Creative launches the first of four outdoor performances of its environmental, spiritual and cultural parable Ezell: Ballad of a Land Man.
Arts Community Advised to Vaccinate and Test During Latest COVID-19 Surge
Connecticut arts organizations seeking to keep their venues open and their patrons safe during the latest COVID-19 variant surge were offered two words of advice Tuesday from Yale School of Public Health Dean Sten H. Vermund – vaccinate and test.
LGBTQ Persecution in Chechnya —The Humanities Can Help
An award-winning 2020 documentary, Welcome to Chechnya, is discussed by an online panel of experts from the Yale School of Public Health experts as well as immigration activists. The violence portrayed in the film received special attention alongside a spirited discussion about what can be done to stop it.
Using the Power of Storytelling to Improve Health Outcomes
Neal Baer knows how to tell a good story. A Harvard lecturer and pediatrician, Baer has been weaving public health research into compelling narratives as an executive producer for top shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and ER for years.
‘One’ Episode 3: Public Health scholars blend arts and tech to boost energy
In episode #3 of the Schwarzman Center web series, One, Taiga Christie interviews Tanya Yajnik and Yuwen Qiu about their recent collaboration, Agora Good Life, an energy-focused wellness app that is set to launch this summer. Yajnik and Qiu explain how their intersecting interests in arts and public health research inspired the app’s development. Yajnik, a skilled musician, concludes the segment with an aria from her spring recital that was postponed due to physical distancing.Source: Yale News
YSPH Presents a Conversation with Dr. Neal Baer: "Storytelling and Public Health: The Power of Emotion in Science," on April 9
Dr. Baer is a practicing pediatrician turned television writer and producer. He has served as executive producer and/or showrunner on several series, including ABC’s China Beach, CBS’s Under the Dome, and NBC’s Law & Order: SVU and ER.