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.
New Haven students learn about public health at Yale science fair
About 40 New Haven school students attended a science fair in Harkness Auditorium on April 11. The theme of the day was focused on One Health, the collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to health that recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment. The students judged posters created by first-year Yale School of Public Health students.
Plan to improve health in Pakistan region devasted by floods earns top honor at Global Health Case Competition
For this year’s Global Health Case Competition sponsored by the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH), student teams were tasked with finding innovative solutions to assist with flood recovery and resilience in Pakistan.
YSPH students benefiting from interdisciplinary mentorship by REIDS Fellow alumnus
As an alumnus of the Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) at the Yale School of Public Health, S. Raquel Ramos understands the value of mentorship and opportunity in academia. Now an associate professor at the Yale School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at YSPH, Ramos is carrying the REIDS’ mission forward by mentoring three MPH students in the interdisciplinary research she conducts at the intersection of nursing and public health.