Globally committed to health

Spring 2011

  Dean's Message

Editor's Note

Healthier students in New Haven



  • Online networks have small effect on health quality
  • Insulin levels and breast cancer survival linked
  • Hospice saves money, reduces hospitalizations
  • Unhealthy weight patterns during pregnancy identified
  • Overweight women have heightened risk of STIs
  • Regular exercise found to reduce cancer risk
  • Method predicts risk of invasive breast cancer


  • From clean water to HIV to the need for developing in-country research capacities, there is no shortage of global health issues on the horizon
  • Stronger health systems - Cassie Toner, M.P.A., Program Associate for African Health, and Mary Bassett, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the African Health Initiative, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • Water: A global health priority - Ariane Kirtley, M.P.H. '04, Founder and Executive Director of Amman Imman: Water is Life
  • The critical need for research capacity - Roger I. Glass, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Fogarty International Center and Associate Director for International Research, National Institutes of Health
  • Leveraging research investments - Lynn Garner, Ph.D., Trustee and President of the Donaghue Foundation
  • Sustaining political commitment - Michael Kazatchkine, M.D., Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • The continuing challenges of HIV/AIDS - Julie Driver, Program Manager of the Peace Corps Fellows/ USA Program
  • A cleaner, healthier environment - Adrienne S. Ettinger, Sc.D., M.P.H., YSPH Assistant Professor in the division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology

A Global Commitment to Health

A global health movement at Yale and beyond is working to build a healthier future for all.


An Expanding Infrastructure

Global health training at Yale is in high demand by students, and the programs are expanding to meet the interest.


A Conversation with Elizabeth Bradley

A global view.


In the Global Field

Ten examples of the diverse global health work and research under way at YSPH.

  • Urban unease
  • HIV unleashed
  • A malaria misstep
  • A new generation, and gender, of health professionals
  • Healthy beginnings
  • Air Analysis
  • In-country answers
  • Arsenic and old wells
  • Korea's model
  • Degrees of dengue


Team trials - Refugee children and YSPH student coaches bond on the soccer field.



  • On cancer's trail - The cancer risks associated with a meat-heavy diet are explored by a recent graduate.
  • Alumni News

YSPH Notes

  • Challenge fund achieves goal
  • Too much of a good thing?
  • Biostatistic professor elected fellow of AAAS
  • Ruger receives scholars award, named to IOM committees
  • Regulatory Affairs Certificate available at YSPH
  • Summer interns add to PARTNRS study
  • Claus named to state expert genomics advisory panel
  • School's doctoral program ranked among the top
  • Liver cancer research under way with $7 million grant
  • Downs Fellows present international research results
  In Memoriam


A research pioneer who opened doors for women in science



Looking to end the threat of African sleeping sickness