Douglas Shenson, MD, MPH, MS, MA

Associate Clinical Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Humanities; Diseases; Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena; Health Care

Research Organizations

School of Public Health

Research Summary

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 thepopulation-wide use of disease prevention services. As part of his workat SPARC, Dr. Shenson leads the Vote & Vax program, which is developing and testing anational strategy to provide adult and child vaccinations at or near polling places on Election Day.Dr. Shenson is also working on several research projects funded by the Centers forDisease Control and Prevention (CDC) related to the provision ofvaccinations and cancer screening to older Americans. He is a co-founderof 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 thedocumentation and service needs of survivors of torture.

Extensive Research Description

Community-based Models for Increasing the Population-wide Delivery of Clinical Preventive Services; Development and Tracking of a Composite Measure for the Delivery of Routine Clinical Preventive Services using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; and Analysis of the Role of the Medical Checkup in Reaching Population-wide Targets for Preventive Service Delivery.

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Contact Info

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