Meet our students

skrip crop

Laura Skrip, MPH Candidate

For Laura Skrip, a second-year MPH student, biostatistics is the perfect path for a quantitative thinker to make a difference in the world. 

Drew crop

Drew Peterson

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in late 2012, millions of people in Connecticut and neighboring states were left without power and turned to their emergency generators for electricity. But generators come with a risk: carbon monoxide poisoning.

Charles felix photo

Charles Felix

As a first-year M.P.H. student in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Charles Felix was looking for an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to a real-world health policy issue in Connecticut.

Tayla crop

Tayla Ash

Tayla Ash’s interest in public health stems from her work in day care, where she observed children who hadn’t eaten breakfast before being dropped off for the day.

kevin ho jpg

Kevin Ho

Until he went to Kenya for his summer internship, Kevin Ho had a hard time believing that people would drink muddy water or use their mosquito bed nets for fishing or as a decoration.

courtney crop

Courtney Armstrong

Prior to coming to YSPH, Courtney Armstrong worked for the Veteran’s Administration in Health Services Research and Development.

corey - crop

Corey Aferiat

As a first-year student in the Health Policy Management Department, Corey Aferiat has already had his eyes opened wide through his work with the YSPH Student Consulting Group.

casey - crop

Casey Kelley

The H1N1 virus hit Wake Forest University hard when Casey Kelley was a resident advisor in her junior year. Through her position, she became a public health educator, helping students avoid the flu and, should they become sick, advising them how to recuperate while living in a dorm.

Rosalyn Chan image

Dr. Rosalyn Chan and Yale Global Health and Justice Practicum's Haiti Initiative

Dr. Rosalyn Chan, AP MPH '13, traveled to Haiti to work on a course project sponsored jointly by the Yale Law School Transnational Development Clinic (TDC) and the Yale Global Health and Justice Practicum (GHJP). The purpose of the trip was to understand the context of the country’s recent cholera epidemic and the...