Latest News from Social and Behavioral Sciences
Yale School of Public Health PhD student Bryce Takenaka says the Maui wildfires did not result from a natural catastrophe nor a single incident but were a product of settler capitalism, imperialism, and colonialism. He's urging people to donate to help indigenous people rebuild after the fires.
- September 20, 2023Source: The Connecticut Post
Marney White, PhD, MS, professor of psychiatry, advocates in an op-ed in The Connecticut Post for public school districts in Connecticut to delay start times to improve children's mental health.
- September 20, 2023Source: The New York Times
People who think positively about getting older often live longer, healthier lives. Here is how to reconsider your perspective.
- September 14, 2023
Jeannette Ickovics, the inaugural Samuel and Liselotte Herman Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health, will receive the 2023 Martha May Eliot Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA).
- September 12, 2023Source: The Lancet
Early June 2023 was marked by an unprecedented disaster: wildfire smoke emanating from Quebec (Canada) spread throughout the northeastern USA. This so-called crisis in the air threatens physical and mental health.
- September 07, 2023
The Office of Public Health Practice recently held its inaugural New Student Orientation Session, a schoolwide event intended to introduce students to some of the focus areas of the public health sector and provide them with important insights on working with community partners.
- August 29, 2023
Professor John Pachankis has received a nearly $4 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to implement LGBTQ-affirmative cognitive behavioral therapy in 90 LGBTQ community centers nationwide.
- August 22, 2023
Yale School of Public Health Associate Professor Ijeoma Opara has received the NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) Racial Equity Visionary Award. The award is a NIDA DP1 grant for $3.5 million over five years that will allow her to work within predominantly urban neighborhoods to curb substance use among racial/ethnic minorities.
- August 17, 2023Source: The Washington Post
Age bias doesn’t show up only as discrimination or snarky birthday cards. One potent source of ageism comes from older people themselves.
- August 16, 2023Source: Connecticut Public Radio
During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut was credited with having one of the most comprehensive eviction moratoriums and protections in the nation.