YSPH alumna Margaret Mayer embraces challenge of grant management at the National Cancer Institute
This Alumni Spotlight focuses on Margaret Mayer, PhD ’19 (Chronic Disease Epidemiology), MPH ’16 (Chronic Disease Epidemiology), the program director in the Tobacco Cancer Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute.
Alumni Day highlights data-driven leadership
More than 100 Yale School of Public Health alumni turned out for the first in-person Alumni Day in five years on Oct. 6, attending an event-filled day at the New Haven Lawn Club that included lively discussions about the importance of data-driven leadership in public health, a poster contest, and the distribution of the annual alumni awards.
YSPH alums keep plight of African students in Ukraine in spotlight
Three recent Yale School of Public Health graduates created a film to shine a light on the plight of African college students who encountered racism when they fled Ukraine at the outbreak of the Russian war. Their documentary was accepted to be shown ahead of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in Atlanta in November.
YAA Public Service Awards honor three Yalies for their commitment to the New Haven community and helping others
YSPH alumnus Ryan Sutherland, ’20 MPH, ’26 MD, was one of three Yale alums to receive the Yale Alumni Association's 2023 Public Service Award. The other recipients were Salvador Gómez-Colón ’25, and Reginald Dwayne Betts ’16 JD. The winners will be honored on December 5, 2023, at a ceremony hosted at Rose Alumni House.Source: Yale Alumni
CDC Director Talks About Building Trust, Addressing Health Disparities During Yale Visit
Mandy Cohen, MD ’05, MPH, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, joined Yale School of Public Health Dean Megan L. Ranney, MD, for a ‘fireside chat’ about health care leadership and the future of public health on Oct. 5 in Harkness Auditorium.
Bhutan’s health minister seeks future collaborations with Yale
Her Excellency Dechen Wangmo, MPH ’07, minister of health for Bhutan and a Yale School of Public Health alumna, visited Yale last week as an invited guest of the Yale Institute for Global Health. She spoke about Bhutan’s public health system, pandemic response, and engagement with Yale during a special lecture on Sept. 21.
Honorary doctorate latest accolade for YSPH alum Shadrack Osei Frimpong
Yale School of Public Health alumnus Shadrack Osei Frimpong, MPH ’20 (Global Health), earned his PhD in public health and primary care in June from England’s University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. On July 13, he was granted an honorary doctor of science (social sciences) degree by Royal Holloway, University of London, for his work with Cocoa360, a community-based organization in his hometown in Ghana that supports local cocoa farmers by providing tuition-free schooling and localized health care that the farmers help fund and manage.
YSPH alumna Dr. Sharon Inouye pioneering research in delirium and aging
This Alumni Spotlight focuses on Dr. Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH '89. She is currently Director of the Aging Brain Center, Marcus Institute for Aging Research Hebrew SeniorLife, the Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and on July 1, she became Editor in Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine.
New YSPH grad helps refugee girls and women find their voices
For her practicum, Devina Buckshee, MPH '23, teamed with IRIS, a New Haven-based organization that supports refugees and immigrants as they find their footing in America. She started Project ReClaim: Refugee Storytelling and Advocacy to help displaced girls and women tell their tales, through words and photos.
Seasoned trauma counselor and YSPH alum Kristopher McLucas helps Uvalde community following massacre
Kristopher McLucas, MPH ’22 (Social & Behavioral Sciences), a graduate of YSPH's Advanced Professional MPH program, has worked with trauma survivors as a licensed mental health therapist in an around Los Angeles for 13 years. Most of his counseling has been one-to-one. So talking with more than a dozen parents and families of children lost in the Uvalde, Texas, mass shooting was definitely a different experience. He is one of the three co-authors of a Giffords Law Center report on the aftermath of the 2022 massacre at Robb Elementary School.
Jennifer Mandelbaum keeps a hand in academia as a lecturer
Jennifer Mandelbaum, MPH ’16 (Social & Behavioral Sciences, Global Health Concentration), is a healthcare economics consultant at Optum (part of UnitedHealth Group), but keeps a hand in academia as a part-time lecturer in the Department of Community Health at Tufts University.
EMSA holds Alumni of Color Panel and Networking event to strengthen connections
Yale School of Public Health students of color gathered in Harkness Ballroom April 14 for a night of socialization and networking as part of the annual Alumni of Color Panel & Networking Night, planned by the YSPH Emerging Minority Student Association (EMSA). The purpose of the night was to strengthen connections between students and alumni of color to further YSPH’s efforts relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.