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Colin Poitras

Senior Communications Officer

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Colin Poitras


As a writer for the Yale School of Public Health's Office of Communications, Colin Poitras promotes the innovative and collaborative work of the school's outstanding faculty and students on a variety of platforms including Yale Public Health magazine, Yale News, the YSPH website, and other content areas. Prior to coming to Yale in 2018, Colin spent 10 years as a science writer and media relations specialist for the University of Connecticut, where he wrote about and promoted research advances in engineering, materials science, pharmaceutics, artificial intelligence, and chemistry. Colin has 20 years of news writing experience with the Hartford Courant and was a member of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage in 1998.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Linda Lorimer Award for Distinguished ServiceYale University2022
YSPH Staff Award for Outstanding ServiceYale School of Public Health2022

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