Court ruling on PrEP could lead to more than 2,000 HIV infections in the next year
A recent U.S. federal court ruling that removes a requirement for employers to provide insurance coverage for the HIV prevention medications known as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, could result in more than 2,000 entirely preventable HIV infections in the coming year, according to a new study led by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health.
A Master’s Degree Student’s Story: Learning to analyze complex data and hitting the gym
First-year master’s degree student Zichun Xu chose the Yale School of Public Health to pursue his studies in biostatistics because of its world-class faculty and engaging academic environment. He particularly enjoys the school’s academic freedom to take classes in related disciplines across Yale. But student life is not all lectures and studying. In his downtime, Xu can often be found playing basketball at the Payne Whitney Gym or biting into a slice of New Haven’s world-famous pizza.
Institute for Foundations of Data Science debuts with interdisciplinary vision
The future of data science at Yale will reside on one of the top floors of a re-imagined Kline Tower on Science Hill, starting in 2023 — but the university, its researchers, and the new Institute for Foundations of Data Science (FDS) aren’t waiting for next year.Source: YaleNews
Yale Study Offers Multiple Strategies for Containing Monkeypox
A new study from the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) sets specific targets for containment and offers multiple strategies for limiting the spread of monkeypox using basic public-health tools of community detection, contact tracing, and vaccination.
Delta Variant, Waning Immunity Reduced Pfizer Vaccine’s Effectiveness Against Household Transmission
A new study by Yale School of Public Health researchers suggests that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was more than 91% effective at reducing transmission of coronavirus in Israeli households before the emergence of the delta variant. However, the combined effect of the new variant and waning vaccine-induced immunity considerably reduced the vaccine’s effectiveness against transmission over time.
Covidestim: The Latest Coronavirus Data State by State, County by County
A team of epidemiologists at the Yale School of Public Health and the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health have created a series of models that show in real-time the latest COVID-19 levels county by county throughout the United States.