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  • Distinguished New Faculty Join YSPH’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences

    The Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health welcomes four new faculty members to its growing team of interdisciplinary educators. They include an environmental expert with Microsoft, an attorney whose legal expertise in the area of environmental law was featured in the 2019 film “Dark Waters,” an acclaimed researcher who led the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and a prominent environmental toxicologist.

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  • 3 Essential Questions: Climate Change and Health

    Kai Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, studies the relationship between climate change, air pollution and human health. He applies multidisciplinary approaches in climate and air pollution sciences, exposure assessment and environmental epidemiology to better understand how climate change is affecting human health. Much of this work has been done in China, Europe and the United States.

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  • The Climate Implications of the Health Sector

    In a paper published September 20 in The BMJ, Jodi Sherman, MD, and colleagues encourage clinicians to embrace planetary health care, a broadening of the concept of “first, do no harm” beyond caring for patients to also include preserving the natural world on which human health relies.

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  • 6 Places You Should Never Enter Right Now, Say Virus Experts

    With the United States never returning to lockdowns, and with more and more people getting vaccinated, people are going out again in droves, longing for things to get back to "normal." Problem is, no one told the coronavirus; it's still causing a pandemic.

    Source: Eat This, Not That!
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  • Maintaining Perspective: Lee Rubin, MD, Reflects on the Pandemic

    Lee E. Rubin, MD, is an associate professor and division chief of Adult Reconstruction with the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation as well as chief of the Total Joint Replacement Program at Yale New Haven Hospital. He offers an inside look, not only to what physicians and surgeons have experienced during the pandemic, but what he has done personally to keep focused and prioritize mental health.

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