YSPH alumna Margaret Mayer embraces challenge of grant management at the National Cancer Institute
This Alumni Spotlight focuses on Margaret Mayer, PhD ’19 (Chronic Disease Epidemiology), MPH ’16 (Chronic Disease Epidemiology), the program director in the Tobacco Cancer Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute.
Alumni Day highlights data-driven leadership
More than 100 Yale School of Public Health alumni turned out for the first in-person Alumni Day in five years on Oct. 6, attending an event-filled day at the New Haven Lawn Club that included lively discussions about the importance of data-driven leadership in public health, a poster contest, and the distribution of the annual alumni awards.
Panel Addresses Disability Rights, Health Care, and Incarceration
The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy hosted “Disability Rights, Health Care, and Incarceration” with panelists Pardiss Kebriaei, Lisa Puglisi, and Margo Schlanger on Oct. 10. The discussion centered on the role of laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in promoting health for people impacted by mass incarceration and disability.Source: Yale Law School Today News
“I fell in love with research”: How the Global Health Equity Scholars Consortium supercharged early careers
Nearly 200 Fellows have participated in the Global Health Equity Scholars Consortium, a groundbreaking collaboration between Yale University, the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, the University of Arizona, and 30 LMIC institutions that formed in 2012.
US environmental laws are cleaning up air. But benefits vary across racial groups, study finds
Poor air quality has been a major concern this year in New England, but a new Yale-led study is highlighting how certain racial groups have suffered disproportionate health impacts from air pollution for years.Source: Connecticut Public Radio
Environmental Injustice and Cumulative Environmental Burdens in Neighborhoods Near Oil and Gas Development: Los Angeles County, California, and Beyond
Residential proximity to oil and gas wells has been increasingly recognized to threaten the health and environmental quality of nearby communities.Source: American Journal of Public Health
Health inequities persist in Connecticut: 14,000 excess deaths among Black population
DataHaven’s new Health Equity in Connecticut 2023 report found that inequities resulted in 14,000 excess deaths among Connecticut’s Black population compared to its white demographic.Source: Connecticut Public Radio
Nearly 1 in 3 Black adults may develop PAD; disparities in care increase amputation risk
Routine, low-cost testing may reduce disparities and health care costs for people with peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to new American Heart Association scientific statement.Source: American Heart Association
Routine tests may reduce disparities in peripheral artery disease and amputation risk
Standard testing that is inexpensive may help reduce disparities in care and lower the amputation risk for people with peripheral artery disease, according to a new science report.Source: American Heart Association