Empowering Black Girls May Help to Reduce Drug Use, YSPH Study Finds
Black girls make up a relatively small portion of the overall drug-using population. But their health consequences are more severe than most: Reproductive issues, fertility issues, sexually transmitted infections and trauma exposure are all obstacles they face at statistically higher rates compared to their peers.
Trailblazing Transgender Doctor Saved Countless Lives
Alan L. Hart, MPH ‘48, was a trailblazing transgender doctor. He combined his interests in public health and radiology to become a pioneer in tuberculosis research. We celebrate Hart’s life and contributions this #PrideMonth and beyond. Photo Credit: Lewis and Clark Special Collections and College ArchivesSource: Scientific American
‘We need positive destruction’: Yale doctors discuss gender equity on Clubhouse
Inginia Genao, MD, kicked off a recent Clubhouse discussion on gender equity in medicine with a sobering statistic: research shows that nearly 40% of women become part time or leave medicine within six years of completing their residency. The discussion, held May 13, was hosted by the Yale Department of Internal Medicine.
Crusto Selected for 2021-22 Women's Leadership Fellowship
Cindy Crusto, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Deputy Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Department of Psychiatry, has been accepted as a Fellow in the 2021-2022 Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women.
Responding to a Changing World Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Katherine Ciacco Palatianos
During her 27 years of active duty in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Katherine Ciacco Palatianos has seen a steady increase in women and people of color working at all levels of public health across the United States.
Connecting Ideas and Action to Understand Racism and Reduce Disparities
Podcast: In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Peter Salovey and Professor Phillip Atiba Goff discuss the science of racial bias, the work of the Center for Policing Equity, and the intersection of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial disparities.Source: Office of the President - Yale University
Donation Creates Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Fund at the Yale School of Public Health
The Yale School of Public Health’s ongoing efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion received a substantial boost recently with a generous donation from Dr. Pilar Vargas and her husband Dean Sten H. Vermund.
State must center health equity in Connecticut’s health information exchange
Health information exchanges (HIE), organizations that aggregate and share information across multiple health agencies, provide that real-time information about community health. HIEs can aggregate data across multiple healthcare settings, from hospitals and urgent care centers to pharmacies, laboratories, public health departments, and other health-related organizations. Connecticut has committed to a foundation of achieving health equity through its HIE. This means ensuring not only a unified system of data exchange, but mandating measures, including legislation, to ensure the uniform collection and regular reporting of accurate information on self-reported race, ethnicity, language, geography to improve examination of racism and other structural causes of health inequities and incorporating other information such as self-reported health-related social needs, such as housing, food, transportation, and community assets that provide critical services to patients with specific needs.Source: CT Mirror
Public Health Dispatches 2020
The incoming class of Yale School of Public Health students is diverse, large and already accomplished in many respects. And while the students come from all over the United States and many countries beyond, all of them have experienced the COVID-19 pandemic and, more recently, the upheaval surrounding racial injustic in the United States. These seismic and simultaneous events are shaping their perceptions of public health and, in many cases, their thinking about their future career paths.Source: Yale Public Health
Neocolonialism and Global Health Outcomes: A Troubled History
Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, director of the Yale School of Public Health’s Global Health Concentration, discusses global health outcomes and the harmful legacy of neocolonialism with YSPH Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Epidemiology Mayur Desai.
Psychosocial resilience associated with better cardiovascular health in Blacks
Increased psychosocial resilience correlates with improved cardiovascular (CV) health in Black Americans, according to a study that might hold a key for identifying new strategies for CV disease prevention.Source: Mdedge
School of Public Health Introduces Racial Justice Concentration
As the country grapples with an unruly pandemic that has disproportionately affected people of color, the Yale School of Public Health has rolled out a racial justice concentration this fall in an effort to make its own strides toward equity.Source: Yale Daily News