YIGH Leadership in Global Health Fellowship program helps students build career skills
For Yale students who participate in the Leadership in Global Health Fellowship program, these summer experiences are more than mere possibilities. They are essential parts of the Yale Institute for Global Health’s dedication to helping students from across Yale secure work experiences that can make a difference in their future careers — and in some of the biggest issues in global health across the world.
Public Health Fellowship to Amplify Healthcare Shortage, Student Success
With a semester-long internship under their belts, public health majors have a greater chance to secure a full-time job right after graduation, thanks in part to a new partnership between Yale and Southern.Source: Southern Connecticut State University
For YSPH student, creating suicide prevention guide both an academic and personal project
Sophie Edelstein, MPH ’24 (Social and Behavioral Sciences), a lifelong New Haven resident, was one of 12 YSPH Health Equity fellows this past summer. She chose to work with the City of New Haven’s Office of Community Mental Health Initiatives, and helped create the city's new suicide prevention guide.
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
Researchers study mental health issues among adolescents in American Samoa
In a recent study, researchers at the School of Public Health found that despite successful local efforts to improve mental health infrastructure, more steps must be taken to combat mental illness among adolescents in American Samoa.Source: Yale Daily News
“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.
Community, resources, and support attract PhD candidate to YSPH
This Student Spotlight focuses on Mallory Ellingson, PhD '24 (Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases). Prior to coming to the Yale School of Public Health, she was a public health associate at the Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta.
For YSPH student, Maui wildfires are the latest consequence of the island’s colonialist history
Yale School of Public Health PhD student Bryce Takenaka says the Maui wildfires did not result from a natural catastrophe nor a single incident but were a product of settler capitalism, imperialism, and colonialism. He's urging people to donate to help indigenous people rebuild after the fires.
Orientation session introduces YSPH students to diverse community public health initiatives
The Office of Public Health Practice recently held its inaugural New Student Orientation Session, a schoolwide event intended to introduce students to some of the focus areas of the public health sector and provide them with important insights on working with community partners.
YSPH student finds purpose in public health and art
Mary L. Peng, MPH '23 (Social & Behavioral Sciences), is an explorer by nature, a seeker of knowledge in as many areas as she can absorb. The COVID-19 pandemic sharpened her focus and led her to the Yale School of Public Health, where she has worked to incorporate art, technology, clinical neuroscience, and social and behavioral sciences to improve individual and public health.
YSPH student champions Ivy League’s first disabilities studies program
This past November, Yushi Zhang, MPH ’23 (Social & Behavioral Sciences), spearheaded the expansion of the Disability Studies Working Group, a student group within the Department of History of Science of Medicine, into the Yale Disabilities Studies Network, a University-wide program bringing together students, alumni, and faculty who study and conduct research in disability-related fields. The goal is to create the Ivy League’s first dedicated multi-disciplinary Disability Studies Program.
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.