Honorary doctorate latest accolade for YSPH alum Shadrack Osei Frimpong
Yale School of Public Health alumnus Shadrack Osei Frimpong, MPH ’20 (Global Health), earned his PhD in public health and primary care in June from England’s University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. On July 13, he was granted an honorary doctor of science (social sciences) degree by Royal Holloway, University of London, for his work with Cocoa360, a community-based organization in his hometown in Ghana that supports local cocoa farmers by providing tuition-free schooling and localized health care that the farmers help fund and manage.
YSPH alumna Dr. Sharon Inouye pioneering research in delirium and aging
This Alumni Spotlight focuses on Dr. Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH '89. She is currently Director of the Aging Brain Center, Marcus Institute for Aging Research Hebrew SeniorLife, the Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and on July 1, she became Editor in Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine.
Seasoned trauma counselor and YSPH alum Kristopher McLucas helps Uvalde community following massacre
Kristopher McLucas, MPH ’22 (Social & Behavioral Sciences), a graduate of YSPH's Advanced Professional MPH program, has worked with trauma survivors as a licensed mental health therapist in an around Los Angeles for 13 years. Most of his counseling has been one-to-one. So talking with more than a dozen parents and families of children lost in the Uvalde, Texas, mass shooting was definitely a different experience. He is one of the three co-authors of a Giffords Law Center report on the aftermath of the 2022 massacre at Robb Elementary School.
Jennifer Mandelbaum keeps a hand in academia as a lecturer
Jennifer Mandelbaum, MPH ’16 (Social & Behavioral Sciences, Global Health Concentration), is a healthcare economics consultant at Optum (part of UnitedHealth Group), but keeps a hand in academia as a part-time lecturer in the Department of Community Health at Tufts University.
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.
YSPH alum works to save clinic where his passion for public health was born
Jackson Higginbottom, MPH '20 (Social and Behavioral Sciences), has been working to save Manos Juntas, the free Oklahoma City medical clinic where his passion for public health was born, following the death of its founding director in December – all while working full time back in New Haven.
YSPH alums, student aim to ‘MakeDeathsCount’ worldwide
Yale School of Public Health alumni Ahmad Saleh and Ehsan Abualanain (shown above), both MPH '22, and current student Madison Novosel, MPH '23, have created an NGO called MakeDeathsCount to provide verbal autopsy training in countries, such as Syria, where many deaths and their causes go unrecorded.
YSPH students benefiting from interdisciplinary mentorship by REIDS Fellow alumnus
As an alumnus of the Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) at the Yale School of Public Health, S. Raquel Ramos understands the value of mentorship and opportunity in academia. Now an associate professor at the Yale School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at YSPH, Ramos is carrying the REIDS’ mission forward by mentoring three MPH students in the interdisciplinary research she conducts at the intersection of nursing and public health.
Vassar College president and Yale alumna Elizabeth Bradley receives 2023 Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal for her leading scholarship in public health
Vassar College president and Yale alumna Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Bradley, ’96 PhD, has been awarded a 2023 Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal for her leading scholarship in public health and her unwavering commitment to the health and well-being of local and global communities.