Death Rates among Black People in the U.S. Are Rising after Falling
Eighty-two million years—that’s how much lifetime the U.S.’s Black population lost because of premature deaths between 1999 and 2020, a new study shows. The numbers are an alarming reminder of concerning gaps in health care—and they are not entirely surprising, according to experts on racial health disparity. The study’s authors say their findings should be a “call to action” for policymakers.Source: Scientific American
Health & Veritas podcast dives into topical issues in medicine, health care, and public health
The Yale School of Public Health is now a proud sponsor of Health & Veritas, a lively and topical podcast hosted by YSPH and Yale School of Medicine physician-professors Drs. Howard P. Forman and Harlan M. Krumholz. The weekly podcast, a joint production of YSPH and the School of Management, began in September 2021 and new episodes go online every Thursday.
COVID global health emergency declared over as CDC director Rochelle Walensky announces her resignation
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, a respected Massachusetts infectious disease physician who led the Biden administration’s pandemic response, announces she is stepping down as head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on June 30.Source: The Boston Globe
Data Sharing That Safeguards Patient Privacy Is Crucial for Future of Medicine, Says Yale Researcher
Sharing patient data for meaningful research presents a significant challenge: protecting patient privacy. Because of advances in computer technology, the theoretical risk of reidentification of anonymous data is very high. Dr. Daniel Boffa is advocating ways to reduce that risk.
YSPH students ‘Hack’ their way to victory in international competition
A trio of second-year Yale School of Public Health students – from left: Ingeborg Hyde (Health Care Management), Ryan Orr (Health Policy), and Olivia Canie (Health Policy) – took first prize in their category, U.S. Prison Reform, in the Yale Policy Institute’s Hackathon competition, an international held virtually April 7-9.
Healthcare, college education, and childcare started getting worse decades ago. Now we're all finally feeling it.
Americans are accruing billions in debt to pay for things like education and healthcare. Meanwhile, childcare is unaffordable almost everywhere, making it a luxury to have kids. They all could've been treated as public goods, but lawmakers decided to let them run as businesses.Source: Business Insider
Participant-centric Trial Will Test if Antiviral Paxlovid Can Help With Long COVID
Researchers are still in the dark on the mechanisms underlying and how to treat long COVID. A new clinical trial using the oral antiviral Paxlovid will provide urgently needed insights for COVID long-haulers and their providers.
YSPH alum Dr. Lawrence Brown finds rewards in both surgery and music
Dr. Lawrence Brown, MD, MPH ’18 (Health Policy), now a PhD candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a surgical resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital, finds his solace at the piano and his rewards in becoming a surgeon.