Skip to main content


A Whole-Person Approach to Mental Health

Christina Mainelli ’11, CEO of Quartet Health, explains how the company solves bottlenecks around access, quality, and fragmentation to deliver whole person care.

Acolorful illustration of a woman's face
  • Testing Sewage Can Provide an Early Warning of COVID-19 Outbreaks

    Earlier this year, a team of Yale researchers showed that the concentration of COVID-19 RNA in sewage mirrors the spread of the disease through a population. In a new study, they find that testing sewage can serve as an early indicator of an outbreak relative to hospitalizations.

    A transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles. Courtesy of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
  • Study Finds Hospital Desegregation Didn’t Improve Mortality Rate for Black Infants

    Efforts in the late 1960s to desegregate hospitals in the American South did not significantly contribute to improvements in the Black infant mortality rate, finds a new study co-authored by Dean Kerwin Charles.

    A black and white photo of a Black woman holding a newborn baby in a hospital ed
  • In Defense of (Mathematical) Models

    Epidemiological models have played an influential role in governments’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yale SOM’s Edieal Pinker takes a look back at one of the most influential models and argues that such rigorous efforts at understanding the likely course of the disease, while imperfect, are critical to good decision making.

    A chart of ICU occupancy under various scenarios from Imperial College London
  • What’s the Path to Equity in Health?

    We talked to Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, a Yale internist and an expert on the structural barriers to equitable treatment and health outcomes for people of color and other vulnerable populations.

    Doctors gathered around an x-ray on a computer screen
  • Adapting Primary Care to a Pandemic

    Dr. Frank Ciminiello ’19 explains how his medical practice has reconfigured to safely meet patients’ needs.

    An illustration of a patient and a doctor in an exam room, both wearing masks
  • On COVID-19 Vaccines, Big Pharma Knows to Just Say ‘No’

    In the face of pressure from President Donald Trump, nine major pharmaceutical companies have signed a pledge to complete testing before submitting vaccines for approval. Yale's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Dr. Albert Ko write that the drugmakers’ caution may help provide badly needed confidence in the eventual vaccine.

    Moncef Slaoui, lead scientist on Operation Warp Speed, with President Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar at a press conference on vaccine development in May 2020. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images.
  • Choosing the Wrong Health Insurance Could Kill You

    Yale SOM’s Jason Abaluck and his co-authors calculated that the Medicare Advantage plans appreciably influence the survival rates of their enrollees. Shutting down the plans with the highest mortality rates could save thousands of lives per year.

    An illustration of a man choosing between three doors leading into shark-infested waters
  • Repurposing with a Purpose

    David Browning ’99 explains how a nonprofit doing coffee sustainability verification became a source of crucial public health data.

    An illustration of a public-health worker knocking on a door in the jungle
  • Three Questions about COVID-19 Infection and Immunity

    We checked in with Yale SOM’s Dr. Howard Forman about herd immunity, vaccines, and that case of reinfection in Hong Kong.

    Travelers at San Francisco Airport on August 11, 2020. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images.
  • Design, Test, Spread

    Nicolas Encina ’10 and his colleagues at Ariadne Labs have been demonstrating the potential of a collaborative, multidisciplinary process for designing and scaling simple improvements to healthcare—and also its limits.

    A scrum board covered with sticky notes at Ariadne Labs.