Health & Medicine


Yale School of Public Health On the Issues: housing and health

March 15, 2019

YSPH Dean Sten Vermund and Dr. Danya Keene discuss the housing crisis and its intersections with poverty, homelessness, public policy, and health.

SOM Insights: Fiona Scott Morton testifies to Congress on healthcare

March 15, 2019

In Washington on March 7, Prof. Scott Morton called a private healthcare system without competitive pressure “the worst of both worlds” in terms of costs.

Scientists discover mechanics of asthmatic bronchial spasm

March 15, 2019

Using a microdevice that mimics physiological features of the bronchial airways, Yale scientists have discovered why these muscles can suddenly contract.

Since 1990s, heart attacks have become less deadly, frequent for Americans

March 15, 2019

Heart attack hospitalizations and 30-day heart attack mortality declined 38% and 12% respectively from 1995 to 2014, says a comprehensive new study.

Novel YSPH framework helps identify genes associated with disease

March 14, 2019

A powerful analytical tool called UTMOST, developed by Hongyu Zhao and colleagues, could allow researchers to design drugs that more effectively combat disease.

Gut bacteria neutralizes disease-carrying tsetse flies

March 14, 2019

YSPH’s Brian Weiss has identified a bacterium that can colonize the gut of tsetse flies and help stop the spread of the deadly African trypanosomes parasite.

Three faculty members appointed to endowed chairs

March 13, 2019

Katarzyna Chawarska, Veneeta Dayal, and Jane Tylus were appointed to endowed professorships.

Katarzyna Chawarska named the Beede Professor of Child Psychiatry

March 13, 2019

Chawarska is a leading expert in research on identifying early diagnostic markers and novel treatment targets in autism spectrum disorders.

Bonds of MUYU partnership strengthened during Makerere University visit

March 13, 2019

Pericles Lewis, vice president for global strategy and deputy provost for international affairs, visited Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda on March 13.

Supporting YSPH initiative, Yale VP visits health center in Ethiopia

March 12, 2019

Yale Vice President for Global Strategy Pericles Lewis visited the clinic as part of the YSPH-led Primary Healthcare Transformation Initiative.