Opinion: Trust in science is declining. Here’s how we can regain it
A new survey reports a decline in the public’s trust in scientists, and a decrease even in the belief that science has a positive impact on society, between 2016 and today. YPSH Dean Megan Ranney and U.S. CDC advisor and epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina lay out a path toward rebuilding trust in this opinion piece.Source: CNN
A new study maps the lasting effects of gun violence on children and teens who survive their injuries
While firearm injuries are the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the U.S., there are twice as many survivors of these injuries, and clinicians who have treated gunshot wounds know the experience can cast shadows far into a child’s future.Source: STAT
Innovations in Public Health with Dr. Megan Ranney
Dr. Megan Ranney joins CareTalk to discuss innovative public health approaches to prevent violence and related behavioral health problems. CareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.Source: CareTalk Podcast
2023 Power 25 Health Care: Dr. Megan L. Ranney
As an emergency physician, Dr. Megan L. Ranney has gained national recognition for advocacy and research on preventing firearm injuries. Her research has also focused on health interventions in the area of general violence prevention and COVID-19 risk reduction.Source: Hartford Business Journal
Guns are seized in U.S. schools each day. The numbers are soaring.
Last school year, news reports identified more than 1,150 guns brought to K-12 campuses but seized before anyone fired them, according to an investigation by The Washington Post. That’s more than six guns each day, on average.Source: Washington Post
CDC Director Talks About Building Trust, Addressing Health Disparities During Yale Visit
Mandy Cohen, MD ’05, MPH, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, joined Yale School of Public Health Dean Megan L. Ranney, MD, for a ‘fireside chat’ about health care leadership and the future of public health on Oct. 5 in Harkness Auditorium.
‘New power’ has potential to create real change needed in medicine
The field of medicine has functioned in an old power world for centuries and the time has come for new power to “enter the chat,” YSPH Dean Dr. Megan L. Ranney said in an address at the 2023 Women in Medicine Summit.Source: Healio
CDC will invest $262.5 million to forecast the spread of infectious diseases
The CDC, through its new Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics, is doling out some $262.5 million over five years to 13 centers around the country, including to researchers in Massachusetts.Source: The Boston Globe
Public freakouts, burnout, and bullying: Bad behavior is here to stay
A mix of worsening mental health and decaying societal connections, both exacerbated by the pandemic, may be driving a trend in rude behavior that could extend far beyond COVID's upheaval, mental health experts told Axios.Source: Axios
What is public health?
When we think of public health, we tend to think of things along the lines of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines, or even seatbelts and tobacco. But public health expands well beyond that, to realms like housing, climate change, access to the outdoors, and gun violence. Yale School of Public Health Dean Dr. Megan L. Ranney discusses the different aspects of public health in this segment.Source: CT Public
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
Prominent Statistician Opens Dean’s Speaker Series
Big data has transformed the landscape of modern public health research. But there are limits to its applications and researchers need to pay more attention to potential biases. That was the key message delivered by prominent statistician Professor Bhramar Mukherjee, who presented the inaugural lecture for the Yale School of Public Health's new “Leaders in Public Health" speaker series.