The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) Welcomes New Members, Drs. Debbie Humphries, Christine Simon, and Junhan Fang
The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) welcomes two new associate faculty members, Drs. Debbie Humphries and Christine L. Simon, and a new postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Junhan Fang. Their arrival reflects CMIPS’ ongoing efforts to foster a multidisciplinary network of researchers dedicated to developing and disseminating innovative methodological approaches to increasing the uptake and implementation of effective public health interventions.
Shorter quarantines with careful testing may be more effective than two-week isolation, Yale study finds
Appropriately timed testing can make a seven-day quarantine more effective than a 14-day quarantine in preventing the spread of COVID-19, according to a Yale School of Public Health study.Source: Yale Daily News
One-week Quarantine? It’s Possible, YSPH Finds
Up to now, a 14-day quarantine has been the conventional standard for stopping COVID-19 transmission in its tracks. In a new study from Yale School of Public Health that has been published in pre-print, researchers suggest a week-long waiting period could prove just as effective.
Dr. Donna Spiegelman is the Director of the New MS and PhD Biostatistics specialization in "Implementation and Prevention Science Methods" at the Yale School of Public Health
We have recently developed a specialization in ”Implementation and Prevention Science Methods” that all MS and PhD Biostatistics students matriculating this fall will be able to choose. If you plan to attend Yale you will be able to choose this specialization or the regular Biostatistics curriculum. You will have until the beginning of the spring term to decide which specialization you wish to follow. To help you make this decision there will be information sessions on the MS and PhD programs during the fall term with the Director of this specialization, Dr. Donna Spiegelman.
Antiretroviral Therapy Crucial in Preventing non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, YSPH Study Reinforces
A research team led by the Yale School of Public Health has found that for people living with HIV/AIDS, both recent immunosuppression and prolonged HIV viremia play important and independent roles in the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Novel YSPH Framework Helps Identify Genes Associated with Disease
A powerful analytical tool, known as UTMOST, developed by Hongyu Zhao, Ph.D., the Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, and colleagues could allow researchers to design therapeutic drugs that more effectively combat disease.
Exercise linked to improved mental health, but more may not always be better
A study of 1.2 million people in the USA has found that people who exercise report having 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health a month, compared to people who do not exercise. The study found that team sports, cycling, aerobics and going to the gym are associated with the biggest reductions, according to the largest observational study of its kind published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.
PEPFAR Funding in Kenya Associated with Decreased Infant Mortality, Study Finds
Through the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the United States contributed over $248 million to programs in Kenya between 2004 and 2014, and at the same time, the incidence of child mortality dropped sharply.
Oil and Gas Wastewater Wells Disproportionately Located in Lower Income Communities in Ohio, Yale School of Public Health study finds
A new study in Ohio led by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health finds that oil and gas waste disposal wells are disproportionately located in communities that have lower per capita incomes and lower population density.
Disparities found in lung cancer care, survival in U.S. versus England
Despite steady declines in death rates in recent years, lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths in wealthy countries. In a new study, Yale researchers collaborated with investigators in Europe to examine lung cancer care and survival rates for patients with one of the most common forms of the disease.
Tuberculosis Transmission Between Residents and Migrants in Shanghai Revealed Through Genomic and Spatial Analysis
Tuberculosis, an infectious disease that is transmitted by coughing, is the leading cause of death attributable to a single pathogen. In China, which has the second highest number of tuberculosis cases in the world, massive rural-to-urban population shifts over the past 15 years have coincided with large increases of the disease in cities.