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.
Honorary doctorate latest accolade for YSPH alum Shadrack Osei Frimpong
Yale School of Public Health alumnus Shadrack Osei Frimpong, MPH ’20 (Global Health), earned his PhD in public health and primary care in June from England’s University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. On July 13, he was granted an honorary doctor of science (social sciences) degree by Royal Holloway, University of London, for his work with Cocoa360, a community-based organization in his hometown in Ghana that supports local cocoa farmers by providing tuition-free schooling and localized health care that the farmers help fund and manage.
YSPH alumna Dr. Sharon Inouye pioneering research in delirium and aging
This Alumni Spotlight focuses on Dr. Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH '89. She is currently Director of the Aging Brain Center, Marcus Institute for Aging Research Hebrew SeniorLife, the Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and on July 1, she became Editor in Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine.
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.
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.
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.
Jennifer Mandelbaum keeps a hand in academia as a lecturer
Jennifer Mandelbaum, MPH ’16 (Social & Behavioral Sciences, Global Health Concentration), is a healthcare economics consultant at Optum (part of UnitedHealth Group), but keeps a hand in academia as a part-time lecturer in the Department of Community Health at Tufts University.
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.