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Douglas Shenson

Associate Clinical Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and Associate Professor Adjunct of Medicine (General Medicine); Deputy Leader, Health Equity Thread, Office of Education; Course Director, Populations & Methods: the Application of Epidemiology and Biostatistics to Public Health, Yale School of Public Health

Contact Information

Douglas Shenson, MD, MPH, MA, MS

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    c/o 76 Prince Street

    Newton, MA 02465

    United States

Research Summary

Dr. Shenson is Associate Clinical Professor, Yale School of Public Health, Associate Professor Adjunct, Yale School of Medicine, and Associate Director, Clinical Preventive Services, at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. Dr. Shenson has led numerous research projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) related to the provision of vaccinations 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 the documentation and service needs of survivors of torture.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.

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.

Research Interests

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

Public Health Interests

Aging; Bioethics; Cancer; Community Health; Preparedness; Epidemiology Methods; Ethics; Global Health; Health Care Management; Health Policy; History of Medicine and Science; HIV/AIDS; Influenza; Community Engagement; Vaccines; Health Equity, Disparities, Social Determinants and Justice; Health Systems Reform

Selected Publications