On November 14, Dr. Nicole Deziel joined PHC for a discussion on pesticide exposure and cancer. As an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology focusing on Environmental Health at the Yale School of Public Health, Dr. Deziel’s research is designed to enhance the understanding of the interface between exposure to environmental agents and human disease.
10 students, ranging from senior English majors in the YSPH to sophomore MCDB majors in YC, engaged in thought-provoking discussion, led by Professor Frank Snowden, on epidemics. Professor Snowden initiated the discussion with an overview of the history of American perception of infectious diseases, and a provocative list of his worries.
On November 7, students and other public health enthusiasts at Yale joined Ms. Desiree White, a community health worker from the New Haven Health Department (NHHD), in a thought-provoking discussion on harm reduction in New Haven and a history of the NHHD Syringe Exchange Program.