Elaine Anderson, ’76 M.P.H., Ex officio serves as Co-chair of the YSPH Alumni Fund and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health (AYAPH). Elaine was Director of Community, Alumni and Special Studies at the Yale School of Public Health until her retirement in 2007. Her office had responsibility for a number of functions including institutional research; the school’s reaccreditation; strategic planning; public health practice; alumni relations; continuing education and workforce development; and special projects. Her previous position at Yale was as Director of the Resource Center for Health Professions Development.
A graduate of the Yale University School of Public Health, and the Institute for Social Policy Studies at the University of Michigan, her academic interests are in methodology/research design in community-based studies. She taught an applied community research course for MPH students at Yale for 25 years and still gives lectures on public health issues, primarily for the residential colleges.
Her publications and professional presentations have been on topics related to minority health, gender issues in health care, workforce development, public health practice, and changing global values as they relate to health behaviors.