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.
A Day for Reflection and Celebration
Today is Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Although President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863, it wasn’t until two and a half years later – June 19, 1865 – that the formerly enslaved Black people of Galveston, Texas, finally learned that they were freed from slavery. African Americans have long celebrated this day in tribute to their freedom, traditions, culture, and notable accomplishments.
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.
Yale professional student Nathan Earl uses personal experience to help eradicate human trafficking
Nathan Earl’s road could have dead-ended – literally – at age 29. Instead, the human trafficking survivor found meaning in life, and his way to recovery from violence, trauma, and substance dependency and out of the cycle of violence and trauma. Now a student in YSPH Executive MPH (EMPH) program, he’s using his experiences to help male youth at risk of violence and exploitation.
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.
'Blackology': How can efforts around inclusivity in STEM fields go farther?
Of the millions of people working in STEM fields in the U.S., only 9% are Black, according to the Pew Research Center. Those numbers are "unchanged" since 2016. Yale public health professor Dr. Ijeoma Opara discusses her work to reduce racial health disparities, and to "strengthen the pipeline of Black youth to the field of public health research."Source: Connecticut Public Radio
“She is the best of us:” Ijeoma Opara and the power of health advocacy
From witnessing injustices faced by her parents to working as a therapist, YSPH assistant professor Ijeoma Opara's life experiences inspired her mission to reduce health disparities faced by Black communities.Source: Yale Daily News
“You can’t be what you can’t see”: A look at female representation in Yale’s administrative leadership
With nine out of the University’s 15 schools now led by female deans, faculty reflect on the future of diversity and representation in Yale’s upper administrative positions.Source: Yale Daily News
Noted civil rights scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw receives Winslow Medal
Noted civil rights scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw, left, receives the Yale School of Public Health's highest honor, the C.-E. A. Winslow Medal, from Interim Dean Melinda Pettigrew during a ceremony February 3 in Harkness Auditorium. Crenshaw, a law professor at both Columbia University and UCLA who coined and developed the fields of intersectionality and critical race theory, was honored for her work in intersectionality. She is the eighth recipient of the medal.
Someone Called the Police on a Girl Catching Lanternflies. Then Yale Honored Her.
Bobbi Wilson, 9, was hunting for spotted lanternflies, an invasive species, in New Jersey. A neighbor called the police, but her effort has since earned recognition “from far and wide,” her mother said.Source: The New York Times