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.
“I fell in love with research”: How the Global Health Equity Scholars Consortium supercharged early careers
Nearly 200 Fellows have participated in the Global Health Equity Scholars Consortium, a groundbreaking collaboration between Yale University, the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, the University of Arizona, and 30 LMIC institutions that formed in 2012.
US environmental laws are cleaning up air. But benefits vary across racial groups, study finds
Poor air quality has been a major concern this year in New England, but a new Yale-led study is highlighting how certain racial groups have suffered disproportionate health impacts from air pollution for years.Source: Connecticut Public Radio
Environmental Injustice and Cumulative Environmental Burdens in Neighborhoods Near Oil and Gas Development: Los Angeles County, California, and Beyond
Residential proximity to oil and gas wells has been increasingly recognized to threaten the health and environmental quality of nearby communities.Source: American Journal of Public Health
Health inequities persist in Connecticut: 14,000 excess deaths among Black population
DataHaven’s new Health Equity in Connecticut 2023 report found that inequities resulted in 14,000 excess deaths among Connecticut’s Black population compared to its white demographic.Source: Connecticut Public Radio
Death Rates among Black People in the U.S. Are Rising after Falling
Eighty-two million years—that’s how much lifetime the U.S.’s Black population lost because of premature deaths between 1999 and 2020, a new study shows. The numbers are an alarming reminder of concerning gaps in health care—and they are not entirely surprising, according to experts on racial health disparity. The study’s authors say their findings should be a “call to action” for policymakers.Source: Scientific American
Elderly, low-income residents most vulnerable to groundwater pollution from fracking in Appalachia
Communities with high proportions of lower-income and elderly people in rural areas are the most vulnerable to groundwater pollution from hydraulic fracturing in the Appalachian Basin, according to a new study in GeoHealth, AGU’s journal for investigating the intersection of human and planetary health for a sustainable future.Source: MedicalXpress
How ‘Weathering’ Contributes to Racial Health Disparities
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, associate dean for health equity research and C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine), talks about how weathering, a form of chronic stress, provides a framework for understanding health inequities.Source: The New York Times
Pasteur Network director speaks to global health equity in Dean’s Lecture
Speaking at the Yale School of Public Health, Pasteur Network Executive Director Rebecca Grais says high-income countries that have the power to truly improve world health have “pretty much failed both in crises and outside of crises."
“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
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