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Teresa Chahine

Teresa Chahine is the host of the Impact & Innovation podcast. Join the conversation as social entrepreneurs from around the world come to Yale SOM to share the challenges they are grappling with and the insights they are gaining in the field.

  • Forms of Wisdom: Lessons from Public Health Entrepreneurs

    Four women who are using entrepreneurial tools to achieve public health goals visited Teresa Chahine’s podcast, Impact & Innovation, where they told their stories and shared what they’ve learned about connecting with a community to make a difference.

    Ashlee Wisdom speaking in Teresa Chahine’s class
  • The Social Entrepreneur’s Tool Kit for Making a Difference 

    All of us see things we’d change about the world. In a new book, Yale SOM’s Teresa Chahine offers a set of tools for anyone seeking to make a positive impact.

    Women cooking in the documentary Soufra.
  • The Keys to Trust in Public-Private Partnerships 

    Wariness between partners can undermine potentially impactful projects. New research co-authored by Yale SOM’s Teresa Chahine examines an ambitious project to deliver medicines across Africa and details the keys to building trust.

    Men delivering supplies by boat
  • Can Social Entrepreneurship Complement Public Health Systems?

    While social entrepreneurs are often criticized for building parallel systems alongside public institutions, writes Yale SOM’s Teresa Chahine, in the case of public health they can serve as a pathway to strengthen and complement the existing public health system, especially in low-resource settings.

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  • Bringing Private-Sector Values to the Public Sector—and Vice Versa 

    Professor Teresa Chahine talks with Roderick Bremby, who led a dramatic turnaround of Connecticut's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Today, he is an executive at Salesforce, which has provided contact tracing and vaccine management during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Roderick Bremby in 2008, when he was Kansas's secretary of health and environment, discussing his decision to deny permits for two proposed coal-fired power plants. Photo: AP Photo/Chuck France.
  • How Systems Thinking Can Help Stop Neglected Tropical Diseases

    Despite being easy and inexpensive to treat, a group of common bacterial and parasitic infections kill hundreds of thousands of people in tropical countries each year. In a new paper, Yale SOM’s Teresa Chahine and her co-authors map the complex system of stakeholders surrounding the diseases and identify key leverage points for making progress.

    Students receiving a deworming treatment at a school in Rwanda.
  • How You Can Invest in Racial Justice

    Yale SOM’s Teresa Chahine and a panel of experts discussed how businesses, financial firms, and regular investors can make choices that empower local businesses and increase opportunity.

    students in a phlebotomy class
  • Don’t Stop Investing in Philanthropic Goals

    We asked Teresa Chahine, an expert in social entrepreneurship and public health, how philanthropies and donors can respond to the turmoil caused by COVID-19 while keeping their long-term goals in mind.

    Chefs Pepa Muñoz And Diego Guerrero Prepare Solidarity Menus