Research and Practice
Since its founding in 1915 by C.E.-A. Winslow, a founding father of public health in America, the Yale School of Public Health researchers have introduced important medical and health advances, helping to ameliorate problems that affect public health around the globe. Today our research spans a wide range of subjects from emerging threats such as COVID-19, infectious, chronic and behavioral diseases, health equity and social determinants of health, the environment and more. Our researchers approach their work from many perspectives, including epidemiology, biostatistics, modeling, policy and economics, management, laboratory science including microbiology and the -omics.
2020 YSPH Faculty Research Awards
Early Career Investigator Award
- Abby Friedman: “Smoking to cope: Addictive behavior as a response to mental distress” published in Journal of Health Economics
- Krystal Pollitt: “The Fresh Air Wristband: A Wearable Air Pollutant Sampler” published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters
The Early Career Investigator Research Award is given to a YSPH primary appointment Assistant Professor or Associate Research Scientist, within 10 years of their appointment, who was first or last author on a given published manuscript.
- Dan Weinberger: “Estimation of Excess Deaths Associated With the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States, March to May 2020”, published in JAMA Internal Medicine
The Investigator Research Award is presented to a YSPH primary faculty member of any track or rank who was first or last author on the published manuscript.
Team Science Award
- Jacob Wallace, Chima Ndumele, and Anthony Lollo: “Comparison of Office-Based Physician Participation in Medicaid Managed Care and Health Insurance Exchange Plans in the Same US Geographic Markets” published in JAMA Network Open
The Team Science Research Award is granted to a YSPH group of two or more primary YSPH faculty members, with one member being either first or last author on the published manuscript.
COVID-19 related publication
- Anne Wyllie: “Saliva or Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimens for Detection of SARS-CoV-2” published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
- Public health is by nature interdisciplinary. The Yale School of Public Health prides itself on its cross-departmental focus on some of the most pressing needs for research for our time.
- Our six departments are intellectual homes for some 125 full-time faculty and research scientists as well as 50 postdocs.
- Connecting research with communities around the world.