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Faculty Viewpoints

  • Is the Fed Ready for the Next Financial Crisis?

    Yale SOM’s June Rhee discusses how the lessons of the global financial crisis prepared policymakers for COVID, and what tools they’ll need for future crises.

    The Federal Reserve building, photographed through a black metal frame
  • The Drug Approval Process

    In the latest episode of the Health & Veritas podcast,  Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz discuss what we know and don’t know about the newly identified omicron variant. Then they’re joined by Yale’s Dr. Joseph Ross to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the FDA’s process for approving new drugs. 

    A sign outside the Food and Drug Administration
  • AI, Machine Learning, and Medicine

    On the latest episode of the Health & Veritas podcast, Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz are joined by Dr. Rohan Khera, a Yale cardiologist whose research interests include the use of advanced data science tools to improve diagnosis and treatment. They discuss how artificial intelligence and machine learning can supplement human expertise in summarizing current literature, interpreting an electrocardiogram, and other areas. 

    An image of an electrocardiogram rendered in digital form
  • Health Economics

    On the latest episode of the Health & Veritas podcast, Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz are joined by Jason Abaluck, a health economist at Yale SOM. They discuss a massive study co-authored by Abaluck that showed that masks reduce COVID infections in a community setting. 

    Men in Bangladesh wearing a masks provided as part of a study co-authored by Jason Abaluck.
  • GE’s Split Unravels a Massive Management Mistake

    General Electric CEO Larry Culp announced this week that the company would split into three separate firms. Prof. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld writes that Culp was acknowledging the failure of an approach—the highly diversified industrial conglomerate—that dates back to Jack Welch’s tenure in the 1980s.

    A General Electric facility in Belfort, France, reflecting in a body of water.
  • The Saliva Test

    On the latest episode of the Health & Veritas podcast, Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz are joined by Anne Wyllie, the Yale scientist who developed the SalivaDirect test for COVID-19. They discuss the development of the technology and its potential for enabling easier testing in a variety of communities. 

    A COVID testing site in the NBA "bubble" in Orlando, Florida, in July 2020.
  • Saving Mothers’ Lives

    On the latest episode of the Health & Veritas podcast, Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz are joined by Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet ’03, who leads Merck for Mothers and Merck’s health equity efforts. They discuss the factors that lead to preventable death during pregnancy and childbirth—a risk that disproportionately affects women of color. 

    A woman with dark skin holding her pregnant belly
  • Leading Vassar through COVID-19

    On the latest episode of the Health & Veritas podcast, Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz are joined by Elizabeth Bradley, an expert on global public health and the president of Vassar College. They discuss how the residential liberal arts college navigated the pandemic—and how defining a set of core values helped guide its response. 

    Vassar president Elizabeth Bradley speaking at an outdoor event
  • No, Machiavelli Did Not Say It’s Better to Be Feared Than Loved

    The leadership lesson attributed to Machiavelli’s The Prince is one of many truisms that are frequently distorted for ideological purposes, writes Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld. Such distortions can lead to flawed decision-making in the boardroom, according to Sonnenfeld.

    A distorted image of Machiavelli
  • Shared Decision-Making

    On the latest episode of the Health & Veritas podcast, Yale physician-professors Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz are joined by Yale cardiologist Erica Spatz to discuss the benefits of making treatment decisions in collaboration with patients, and the challenges of shifting to a more patient-centered approach. 

    A doctor showing a chart to a patient