The More Marginalized Identities Med Students Have, the More Mistreatment and Burnout They Experience
A new study from Yale researchers looks at how intersectionality increases incidents of mistreatment and magnifies the effects of burnout on medical students. Using data from over 30,000 graduating medical students from 140 U.S. medical schools, the study found that students with three marginalized identities (female, non-white, and lesbian, gay or bisexual) experienced the most mistreatment and discrimination and the highest score for exhaustion compared with male, white, and heterosexual students.
“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.
Community, resources, and support attract PhD candidate to YSPH
This Student Spotlight focuses on Mallory Ellingson, PhD '24 (Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases). Prior to coming to the Yale School of Public Health, she was a public health associate at the Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta.
For YSPH student, Maui wildfires are the latest consequence of the island’s colonialist history
Yale School of Public Health PhD student Bryce Takenaka says the Maui wildfires did not result from a natural catastrophe nor a single incident but were a product of settler capitalism, imperialism, and colonialism. He's urging people to donate to help indigenous people rebuild after the fires.
Distribution of CARES Act Provider Relief Funding to Psychiatric Care Organizations
John Havlik, a Yale School of Medicine student, and Jack Tsai, PhD, associate professor adjunct of psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper in Psychiatric Services that tracked distribution of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding among psychiatrists.Source: Psychiatric Services
Orientation session introduces YSPH students to diverse community public health initiatives
The Office of Public Health Practice recently held its inaugural New Student Orientation Session, a schoolwide event intended to introduce students to some of the focus areas of the public health sector and provide them with important insights on working with community partners.
YSPH student finds purpose in public health and art
Mary L. Peng, MPH '23 (Social & Behavioral Sciences), is an explorer by nature, a seeker of knowledge in as many areas as she can absorb. The COVID-19 pandemic sharpened her focus and led her to the Yale School of Public Health, where she has worked to incorporate art, technology, clinical neuroscience, and social and behavioral sciences to improve individual and public health.
YSPH student champions Ivy League’s first disabilities studies program
This past November, Yushi Zhang, MPH ’23 (Social & Behavioral Sciences), spearheaded the expansion of the Disability Studies Working Group, a student group within the Department of History of Science of Medicine, into the Yale Disabilities Studies Network, a University-wide program bringing together students, alumni, and faculty who study and conduct research in disability-related fields. The goal is to create the Ivy League’s first dedicated multi-disciplinary Disability Studies Program.
EMSA holds Alumni of Color Panel and Networking event to strengthen connections
Yale School of Public Health students of color gathered in Harkness Ballroom April 14 for a night of socialization and networking as part of the annual Alumni of Color Panel & Networking Night, planned by the YSPH Emerging Minority Student Association (EMSA). The purpose of the night was to strengthen connections between students and alumni of color to further YSPH’s efforts relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
New Haven students learn about public health at Yale science fair
About 40 New Haven school students attended a science fair in Harkness Auditorium on April 11. The theme of the day was focused on One Health, the collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to health that recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment. The students judged posters created by first-year Yale School of Public Health students.