It is with great pleasure that I provide my first director’s note for the Class of 2025 and welcome back the Class of 2024. Just as each class has formed its own sense of community and support, we can now offer opportunities to achieve the same for the combined classes.
Over the coming weeks you will hear from me about programming for both classes. This will allow you to learn together, learn from each other, and expand your academic and professional network.
You have been invited to the initial skills-based sessions by our librarians, and we will add more during the academic year. We will also offer journal club, where you can hone your analytic and research methods skills. Since many of you have not written term papers in many years, we will have an expert from the Poorvu Center offer a session on effective writing. We will also offer you the opportunity to create special interest groups so you can meet other Executive MPH students who share your foci and passions. And we will take our “In Conversation” series that we provide to students during the intensives and offer several online.
I write knowing that you are extremely busy, managing work demands, schoolwork, and personal lives. When you can, I urge you to try and make time for some of the extracurricular programing, both for the specific benefits they bring and the community they offer.
Wishing all of you the best for the fall semester.
Martin Klein, PhD, MPH
Director, Yale Executive MPH Program
Debbie Humphries, Assistant Professor of Clinical Public Health
Debbie Humphries, assistant professor of clinical public health, has a broad background in public health research and practice, including training organizations in participatory monitoring and evaluation in Vietnam, Africa, and the U.S. In Connecticut, Humphries’ Practice-based Community Health Research course places students with agencies to plan and evaluate programs.
Executive MPH students interested in HIV/AIDS research have a valuable resource at Yale
The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) is New England's only National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded AIDS research center. Launched in 1997 and directed by Trace Kershaw, Department Chair and Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences), this supportive and interdisciplinary research center provides opportunities for innovation and collaboration.
Dr. Pierre R. Theodore, MD, is the executive director of health equity and patient inclusion for the pharmaceutical company Roche-Genentech.
Health equity is core to Theodore’s belief as to why health care systems exist. He is using the skills of reasoning and analytics to help advance strategies to address the unmet needs that result from social and political determinants of health.
Emily Baltes '24(in photo, center) participated in a medical mission to Guatemala where she performed much-needed gynecology surgeries on medically underserved people. Yale alumna Kathryn Sarnoski also participated.
Jeff Cohen '25 and one of his patients with a mysterious skin condition recently were profiled in the popular Diagnosis column in the New York Times’ Magazine.
Daniel Andersen '24 co-authored a humanitarian research paper on the effect of conflict on medical facilities in Mariupol, Ukraine.
Free afternoon group meditation for Yale affiliates held on Zoom and in-person from 12:15 - 12:45 PM EST. Meditations are about 30 minutes long. Beginners welcome! No experience necessary. No special equipment required.
Do you like print books? We have “open stacks,” which means that you are invited to browse the bookshelves yourself. But you can also have library staff pick your book off the shelf and hold it for you at the circulation desk – even if the book is shelved at a different Yale library. Very fast, very convenient! Just click the “Request for Pickup” link in QuickSearch Books+.
Course lectures and recorded live sessions are available to watch once they are released. Watching from the full screen Media Library view will provide transcripts, the option to bookmark moments, the ability to
take notes, and allow you to leave public comments on the videos. You can also search the presentation and spoken content for your terms.