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Global Health and Justice

Yale School of Public Health faculty are on the front lines of the global health response addressing outbreaks such as coronavirus, Zika and Ebola. Additionally, there is a focus on health systems, food insecurity, promotion of breastfeeding, and response and prevention of both infectious and chronic diseases. YSPH also pursues the intersection of public health, justice and rights through the Global Health and Justice Practicum, Center for Climate Change and Health and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. Global health research and practice cuts across all departments and disciplines, a philosophy also adopted by the school’s Global Health Concentration for Master of Public Health students. The School’s research is enhanced by partnerships and collaborations from across the university, including the schools of law, management, medicine, environment, and nursing, as well as the graduate school.

Practice- and community-based research and initiatives

  • The Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI) builds capacity among individuals and teams to solve complex problems with measurable impact, catalyze innovation in global health, and work directly with Ministries of Health in mostly low- to moderate-income countries (LMIC) to support their visions for strengthening health systems.

  • Work is being conducted in Uganda to inform national implementation guidelines on evidence-based TB interventions.

  • Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly (BBF) is an evidence-informed global initiative that is designed to help countries identify the strength of their breastfeeding-friendly environment and develop recommendations, as well as plans for scaling up their breastfeeding policies and programs.

  • Research in humanitarian settings is being done with immediate public health-practice implications.

  • Research is being conducted on the prevalence of oral disease (dental caries, periodontitis) in pregnant women and young children in Bhutan, with research dissemination and information-gathering from clinicians, district and federal government agencies, early childhood-care center staff and others for program and policy development.