YSPH biostatistician part of award-winning Yale team
Staff Spotlight on Jesse Reynolds, a biostatistician at the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS) who oversees Yale University's ClinicalTrials.gov team. He's also part of REDCap data collection team that was recently presented the Lorimer Award for Distinguished Service by the university.
Multidisciplinary COPPER Center Brings a Public Health Lens to Cancer Care
Studying cancer treatment outcomes is the mission of the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center, a collaborative effort of the Yale Cancer Center and the Schools of Medicine and Public Health.Source: Yale Public Health magazine
Annual or Biannual Boosters Are Optimal for Fighting Endemic COVID-19, Study Shows
A team of scientists led by faculty at the Yale School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte finds that updated boosters administered on an annual or biannual basis greatly reduce the long-term risk of infection from endemic COVID-19.
Yale Biostatistics Researcher Awarded $13 Million Grant to Study Glioma Brain Tumors
A team of scientists led by Dr. Elizabeth B. Claus, professor of biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and an attending neurosurgeon in the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, recently received a $13 million grant to help answer these questions by investigating the molecular evolution of lower-grade gliomas.
Breaking Down Barriers, Bringing Interventions to Life
The Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) works to break through the barriers that keep evidence-based interventions from going mainstream while also expediting the transition from research to practice. Led by Dr. Donna Spiegleman, the center is pioneering new methods to optimize the impact of targeted interventions.
Biostatistics Modelers Pioneering a New Direction for Public Health Investigations
Data scientists in the Yale School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics are using advanced mathematical modeling to help public health professionals identify effective interventions and strategies to address today’s complex public health issues. By applying creative computer simulation and analysis, our scientists are pioneering new ways of investigating public health data in situations where more traditional forms of research are difficult to do due to logistical, temporal, or other barriers.
Health Informatics Professor Working to Reduce Inequities — one app at a time
As the director of the Consumer Health Informatics Lab (CHIL) at Yale, Assistant Professor Terika McCall, PhD, MPH, MBA, is using the latest in digital and mobile technologies to reduce disparities and improve physical and mental well-being among traditionally underserved groups. As part of that effort, McCall is creating new smartphone applications intended to improve mental health resources for Black women and support formerly incarcerated individuals returning to the community. And she’s just getting started.
A Biostatistics Doctoral Student Finds Community at the Yale School of Public Health
Having never visited the U.S., Yaqing Xu was initially hesitant about entering the master’s degree program in the Yale School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics. But positive support from her professors and fellow students, along with exciting course material and research opportunities, confirmed she made the right choice. Xu stayed on at Yale to take advantage of the department’s stellar PhD program, adding to the department’s many stories of outstanding student success.
Leading the Way in Collaborative Science: The Yale Center for Analytical Science
The Yale Center for Analytical Sciences is leading the way in collaborative science. In partnership with the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation and the Yale School of Public Health, the center combines existing academic strengths in biostatistics, epidemiology, health economics, health policy, health services, and big data research at Yale. Its primary mission is to collaborate with investigators on studies to improve health and advance the development of innovative analytical methods while educating and training the next generation of researchers and methodologists.
Award-winning Associate Professor Yize Zhao Applies Innovative Statistical Methods to Advance Medical Science
In the Yale School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, Associate Professor Yize Zhao is developing innovative statistical and machine learning methods to advance our knowledge of how the intricate processes within our brains impact our mental and physical well-being, and how these processes contribute to debilitating diseases like Alzheimer’s and depression.
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.
Introducing Jot — a new open-source tool that help researchers with journal selection
There’s a new tool available to help researchers choose the most appropriate scientific journal for the potential publication of their manuscript. Say hello to Jot: a free, open-source web application that matches manuscripts in the fields of biomedicine and life sciences with suitable journals, based on a manuscript's title, abstract, and (optionally) citations.
Assistant Professor Tassos C. Kyriakides discusses the cognitive benefits of olive oil
A recent study co-authored by Yale School of Public Health Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Tassos C. Kyriakides finds that the daily consumption of extra-virgin olive oil could improve cognitive function in individuals with mild cognitive impairment
4 longtime biostatistics professors look back on their years at YSPH
The Yale School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics is experiencing the end of an era. Four senior faculty representing more than 120 years of teaching and research experience have either recently retired or soon will retire. The work of these distinguished leaders in biostatistics at Yale – Robert Makuch, Theodore Holford, Peter Peduzzi, and Daniel Zelterman - helped define the department as it exists today.