3 Essential Questions: HIV/AIDS and the Fight Against Disparities
Yusuf Ransome, Ph.D., studies how social, economic and cultural determinants influence racial/ethnic- and geography-related disparities in the HIV care continuum, using factors such as social capital and religion, faith and spirituality.
3 Essential Questions: Drug Policy and its Consequences
Jason Hockenberry studies the consequences of public policies that restrict or liberalize access to particular substances (e.g. opioids and cannabis) or treatments (e.g. buprenorphine), and the effects of these and other substance use policies on health, functioning, and social outcomes, such as crime and employment.
$13 Million Grant to Study Malignant Brain Tumors Awarded to YSPH Researcher and Colleagues
A team of scientists led by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health has received a $13 million grant to investigate the molecular evolution of lower grade gliomas, slow growing but malignant brain tumors that primarily affect young adults.
FDA Authorizes Sample Pooling for Yale-developed SalivaDirect COVID Test
Pooled testing allows labs to combine saliva samples from multiple individuals into a single tube and process the batch as a single test. This approach maintains clinical sensitivity while enabling labs to process tests far more quickly.Source: YaleNews
Paul Anastas Wins the 2021 Volvo Environment Prize
Known as the ‘father of green chemistry,’ Anastas, who directs YSE's Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, is recognized for revolutionizing the chemical industry with the principle that environmental hazards can be eliminated through thoughtful upfront design.Source: Yale School of the Environment
Many Privately Insured Adults Think Their Mental Health Network is Inadequate, Study Finds
A new survey analysis from a researcher at the Yale School of Public Health suggests that privately insured adults are significantly more likely to rate their mental health provider network as inadequate compared to their medical provider network.