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In the Emergency Department, Patients from Marginalized Groups Are More Likely to be Bypassed in the Queue

In a busy hospital emergency department, White people who speak English and have private insurance are more likely to jump the line and get seen first, according to new research from Professors Lesley Meng and Edieal Pinker and Dr. Rohit Sangal ’21 of Yale New Haven Hospital.

Patients waiting in an emergency department waiting room
  • 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
  • Imagining Future-Ready Infrastructure

    Our aging infrastructure isn’t ready for climate change. David Gilford ’07 explains how new resilient, technology-enabled infrastructure can help us thrive in an uncertain future.

    A photo illustration showing highways overlaid with electronic readouts
  • The Art and Science of Delivering Impact

    To take on the problems associated with poverty in New York City, Emary Aronson ’97, chief knowledge officer of the Robin Hood Foundation, takes a data-driven and heart-led approach. She describes how the organization has focused on outcomes and been able to pivot quickly to lead emergency relief efforts.

    A truck submerged in water with the Manhattan skyline in the background
  • Creating a Culture of Sustainability in Homebuilding

    Sustainably built homes cost more up front, but factor in resiliency, indoor air quality, and the costs to heat and cool, and the cost calculus looks quite different, says Aaron Smith ’16.

    A model net zero home
  • Expanding the Pathways from School to a Career

    Washington state’s collective action approach to career-connected learning expands students’ horizons, connects employers to their future workforce, and builds community, says Maud Daudon ’83 of Career Connect Washington.

    A student and instructor working with a piece of equipment
  • What Families Need to Escape Homelessness

    For families coming out of homelessness, housing doesn’t end the impossible choices that come with navigating poverty. Jill Bauman ’87 describes Imagine LA’s holistic model to end family homelessness and poverty.

    A family participating in Imagine LA’s program.
  • Putting AI on Every Team

    Is artificial intelligence ready to become a standard business tool? McKinsey’s Bryce Hall ’12 says that combining human expertise and judgment with AI’s data-driven recommendations is a challenging but powerful way to deliver business results.

    An illustration of two people standing on top of a stack of computers using AI tools
  • How Satellites Can Help Win the Climate Fight 

    Satellites can track methane leaks and other greenhouse gas emissions back to the source. We asked Karen Jones ’89, senior technology strategist in the Center for Space Policy and Strategy at The Aerospace Corporation, what it will take to act on the insights offered by space technology.

    A NASA image showing methane plumes in Turkmenistan.
  • Our Most-Read Stories of 2022

    This year, new research shed light on the economics of personal finance, the meaning of work, misperceptions of public opinion, the partisan divide in COVID deaths, and a dark side of the rise of the mutual fund. And faculty and alumni offered expertise on the streaming wars, better negotiation, the collapse of FTX, the failings of recycling, and the Taylor Swift ticket debacle.

    A collage of artwork from a variety of articles
  • Your Packaging Is the Problem

    Caroline James ’22 , director of sustainability at Atlantic Packaging, says the current plastics recycling system is broken. She explains how new efforts by businesses and governments could move us toward a more sustainable and circular economy.

    Bundles of crushed plastic containers