Douglas Shenson, MS, MA

Departments & Organizations

Program for Biomedical Ethics

School of Public Health

Biography


Dr. Shenson is Associate Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine, and Associate Director, Clinical Preventive Services, at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. Dr. Shenson also directs Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration (SPARC), a nonprofit agency dedicated to expanding the population-wide use of disease prevention services. As part of his work at SPARC, Dr. Shenson leads the Vote & Vax program, which is developing and testing a national strategy to provide influenza vaccinations at polling places. Dr. Shenson is working on research projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to better characterize the provision of vaccinations and cancer screening to older Americans. He is a co-founder of the medical humanitarian organization, Doctors of the World USA (now HealthRight International), and founder of the Human Rights Clinic at Montefiore Medical Center, the first clinic in New York City to attend exclusively to the documentation and service needs of survivors of torture. He is a board member of the International Association for Indigenous Aging (IA2), which focuses on health issues of concern to elder American Indians. Dr. Shenson is Course Director of Principles of Epidemiology and Public Health, a required course for Second-Year Yale medical students, and Leader, Epidemiology and Public Health Thread, in the new Yale School of Medicine Curriculum.

Education & Training

MS Harvard School of Public Health, Healthcare Management (2001)
MA Oxford University, Human Sciences (1985)
BA University of Pennsylvania, History History & Sociology of Science (1977)
Chief Resident Resident Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Immunization Excellence Award, Overall 2008-9Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and American Medical Association (2009)

  • Aetna Susan B. Anthony Award for Excellence in Research on Older Women and Public HealthAmerican Public Health Association (2005)

  • Health and Human Rights Leadership AwardDoctors of the World USA (2004)

  • Hesselbein Fellowship Award, Entrepreneurial Performance and Community Innovation, Peter Drucker Foundation (2000)

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Persistent Urban PovertySocial Science Research Council & Rockefeller Foundation (1990)

  • Visiting ScholarHastings Center for the Study of Biomedical Ethics (1987)

  • Isaac Ivan Lehmann AwardTulane University School of Medicine (1982)

  • Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laudeUniversity of Pennsylvania (1977)

Professional Service

  • Study Group on an Up-to-Date Measure of Adult Clinical Preventive Services Centers for Disease Control, Healthy Aging Program (2010 - 2011)

  • Committee on Influenza Vaccine Assurance Strategies Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2004 - 2005)

  • Medical Care Section American Public Health Association (2011 - 2014)

  • Priority setting for health care performance measurement National Quality Forum (2014)

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Douglas Shenson, MS, MA
Mailing Address
76 Prince Street
Newton, MA 02465