On November 14, Dr. Nicole Deziel joined PHC for a discussion on pesticide exposure and cancer. As an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology focusing on Environmental Health at the Yale School of Public Health, Dr. Deziel’s research is designed to enhance the understanding of the interface between exposure to environmental agents and human disease.
10 students, ranging from senior English majors in the YSPH to sophomore MCDB majors in YC, engaged in thought-provoking discussion, led by Professor Frank Snowden, on epidemics. Professor Snowden initiated the discussion with an overview of the history of American perception of infectious diseases, and a provocative list of his worries.
On November 7, students and other public health enthusiasts at Yale joined Ms. Desiree White, a community health worker from the New Haven Health Department (NHHD), in a thought-provoking discussion on harm reduction in New Haven and a history of the NHHD Syringe Exchange Program.
PHC celebrated Halloween with its first ever 5K. "The Monster Dash: Run for Your Life" brought Yalies dressed in their craziest, funniest, and spookiest Halloween costumes to the start line on the New Haven Green and raised $366 in donations to Yale Relay for Life, a yearly campus-wide overnight fundraising walk for the American Cancer Society.
On October 31, PHC had its second lunch series discussion of the semester with Professor Howard Forman. His talk examined the facts, current status, and future challenges of U.S. healthcare reform. Professor Howard Forman, MD, MBA wears many hats as a health services researcher focusing on diagnostic radiology, health policy, and healthcare leadership.
On September 26, Dr. Albert Ko kicked off PHC’s lunch series for the year with a talk on the global expansion of urban slums and the public health challenges this expansion represents. Dr. Ko is a professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, where he is department chair of the Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases division, and also a professor and infectious disease specialist at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Ko’s research interests focus on the unique challenges and inequities arising in health as a result of rapid urbanization.
We've done the bluebooking for you: check out our new list of public health-focused classes in Yale College for the Fall 2014 term. From Epidemics in Global Perspective to Political Economy of Healthcare, this year's listing is full of exciting options.
On March 8, 2014, the Public Health Coalition hosted a discussion with Dr. Tami Sullivan, the Director of Family Violence Research and Programs in the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale. Dr. Sullivan researches individual and system-level factors that affect the well being of victims.
On February 21, 2014, the Public Health Coalition hosted Zach Cooper for a lunch on his current work, which asks whether markets function in the domain health care domain.
The brain child of Dr. Thomas Pogge, the Health Impact Fund(HIF) is creating a new incentive system to affect change in the pharmaceutical industry.