YSPH Resources for Students

Office of Student Affairs

47 College Street, 203.785.6260

Frank Grosso, Associate Dean

Stacey Tuttle, Associate Director/Registrar

The Office of Student Affairs offers services and provides resources designed to enhance student life at YSPH. The associate dean has primary responsibility for the student experience at YSPH, represents the interests of all students to the faculty, and participates in policy decisions for the school. Dean Grosso and Stacey Tuttle are available to discuss academic, extracurricular, or personal issues with YSPH students. The Office of Student Affairs also coordinates orientation, Commencement, and other student programs, and serves as the administrative liaison with YSPH student organizations. The goal of the office is to ensure that every YSPH student is productively engaged in both academic and nonacademic aspects of school life.

Career Management Center

47 College Street, 203.785.2827, 203.785.4285

Felicia Spencer, Director

Kelly Shay, Assistant Director

The Career Management Center assists students in all phases of developing, managing, and implementing career plans and strategies.

Career Counseling

The Career Management Center advises students on a wide range of career development issues, including but not limited to creating effective résumés, honing interview skills, exploring summer internship options, and discussing opportunities for post-graduation jobs or study.

Professional Skills Seminars

The Career Management Center administers a series of seminars to help prepare students to successfully manage all aspects of a job or internship search as well as equip them with the skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen career paths. Students are trained in mock interviewing, public speaking, networking with alumni, and business communications.

Recruiting and Job Information

The Career Management Center works to attract a variety of organizations seeking to hire public health professionals. The YSPH CareerBoard, a web-based recruitment tool, is a centralized source for posting job, internship, and fellowship opportunities.


The summer internship between the first and second years is an important learning experience, providing students with an opportunity to apply the public health theory and knowledge learned in their course work in real-world settings and explore or confirm a particular career interest. Students are expected to perform full-time work for typically ten to twelve weeks and no less than eight weeks in a public health setting, domestically or globally. The Career Management Center also helps students identify internship opportunities through on-campus recruiting, job postings, and alumni and faculty contacts.

Career Trips

The Career Management Center sponsors and organizes career trips to Washington, D.C., and New York City to help introduce students to the broad array of public health opportunities in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

333 Cedar Street, 203.785.5359 (circulation desk), 203.737.2963 (public health librarian)

John Gallagher, Director

Kate Nyhan, Research and Education Librarian for Public Health, kate.nyhan@yale.edu

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library provides access to an extensive array of information resources and tools, offers research assistance and expertise, and delivers meaningful services to our users, to support innovation and excellence in biomedical research, patient care, and the development of scholars and future leaders in health care.

Consultations and Workshops

Students are welcome to meet one-on-one with the public health librarian for advice on their research projects, as consumers of evidence (finding and appraising resources), and as producers of evidence (disseminating theses and publishing articles). Librarians also visit classes, departments, and labs with tailored presentations and hands-on instruction, and collaborate on publications like systematic reviews. Librarians offer regular workshops on such topics as PubMed and other literature databases, systematic reviews, expert searching, research impact, bioinformatics, geographic information systems, citation management, research data management, health statistics, and more; see http://library.medicine.yale.edu/classes. StatLab consultants are available for advice; see http://csssi.yale.edu/data/csssi-statistical-consulting. Research guides and video tutorials are available at http://library.medicine.yale.edu/tutorials.


The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library provides a comprehensive collection of clinical reference tools, databases, evidence-based practice resources, image collections, educational software, and books and journals in support of programs in medicine, nursing, public health, physician associates, bioinformatics, and the basic sciences. The library provides access to more than 38,000 electronic books, 23,000 electronic journals, and 96 databases, in addition to more than 366,000 print volumes. Yale students have access to the library’s electronic collections from anywhere using VPN software. The service GetIt@Yale provides fast, free electronic access to chapters and articles through interlibrary loan or scanning. Print books from other Yale libraries and Borrow Direct schools can be conveniently delivered to the medical library circulation desk.

Bioinformatics support includes free training for and access to Ingenuity Pathway Analysis, MetaCore, Partek Flow, BIOBASE, Qlucore, and more tools for omics analysis.

The special collections of the Medical Historical Library and the Cushing Center—including medical incunabula, rare books, prints, photographs, and objects—support research and education in the history of medicine and public health.

The library lends students chargers, display adapters, clickers, video and audio recording equipment, and laptops, and it provides free subscriptions and support for citation management software.

Library Spaces and Technology

Students will find options available for group or individual study space throughout the Medical Library. Individual study carrels and tables are located on all levels of the library. The Morse Reading Room is designated as quiet study space. The Medical Library will begin extensive renovations in July 2018. During renovations, some spaces may not be available, but new and improved areas will be available after renovations are complete in April 2019. Details about available spaces and the renovation can be found at http://library.medicine.yale.edu.

Windows and Mac computers are available in multiple locations, including the 24/7 Computer & Study Space. The computers have productivity software such as Microsoft Office, EndNote, and other tools including desktop publishing software, statistics and GIS software (SAS, SPSS, ArcGIS, etc.), and medical education software. Black-and-white and color printers/copiers/scanners are available. In addition, the library offers two scanning stations (Windows and Mac) in the 24/7 space, which have a variety of applications for graphics and video editing and production. A high-performance workstation with a suite of licensed and open source tools, such as BRB-Array Tools, Cytoscape, and Qlucore, is also available to process, manage, analyze, and visualize data in a variety of formats. Access to this workstation can be reserved by any Yale researcher.

The library is open 7:30 a.m.–12 midnight on weeknights during the spring and fall terms and offers all-hours keycard access to the 24/7 Computer & Study Space. The Cushing Center—an educational and historical collection of brain samples—and a Yale Information Technology Services walk-in center are located on the lower levels.

Office of the Registrar

47 College Street, 203.785.6260

Stacey Tuttle, Registrar

The registrar’s office prepares course schedules, enrolls and registers students, maintains student records, and monitors academic progress. The following can be obtained from the registrar’s office:

  • Proof of student status. The registrar can provide a letter attesting to your student status and process loan deferment forms.
  • Information on degree requirements and the registration process.
  • Transcripts. Copies of transcripts must be requested from the registrar’s office. The transcript request form is available at http://publichealth.yale.edu/about/gateways/students/mph/mph_academics. Two business days should be allowed for the processing of requests. There is no charge for an official transcript. By law, the registrar may only release YSPH transcripts. Prior transcripts and recommendations included in a student’s application to YSPH must be obtained from their original source.
  • Nondisclosure of personal information forms.

Office of Alumni Affairs

47 College Street, Suite 104, 203.785.6245

Cornelia Evans, Senior Director of Development and Alumni Affairs

Dawn Carroll, Coordinator, Alumni Affairs

The YSPH Office of Alumni Affairs strengthens institutional relationships and develops programs that sustain an active alumni network. The office, in collaboration with the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health (AYAPH), facilitates the participation of more than 5,000 alumni in the life of the School. This collaboration provides a voice for alumni, strengthens alumni connections with the School, and promotes alumni networking. AYAPH is led by a group of dedicated alumni volunteers who serve on its board of directors.

The office is responsible for a series of annual events and activities that serve to build a sense of community and connectedness to both the School and its future alumni. Examples include:

  • Alumni Day, held annually in New Haven, features a symposium on a timely public health issue, as well as an alumni awards dinner that recognizes the outstanding contributions of our alumni to the field of public health and/or in service to YSPH.
  • American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting is the venue for another popular alumni gathering. With APHA hosting its annual meeting in a different U.S. city each year, the schedule ensures participation of graduates located throughout the United States.
  • YSPH Mentor Program, an annual activity in its seventh year, allows current students to choose a mentor from more than nine hundred participating alumni.
  • Spring Fling is a biannual event in New Haven that brings local alumni and students together for informal networking and conversation.
  • Meet the Dean events take advantage of scheduled travel to introduce Dean Vermund, who is still relatively new to Yale, to alumni around the country.

YSPH has a strong alumni network, and in addition to participating in formal alumni events, graduates of YSPH enjoy connecting with current students as mentors, advisers, and colleagues to assist students in their transition to careers as public health professionals. Alumni are also essential to the practice curriculum through teaching, serving as preceptors, and providing applied research sites for projects and theses.

Office of Public Health Practice

135 College Street

Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Ph.D., Director

Elaine O’Keefe, Executive Director

The Office of Public Health Practice serves to enhance public health practice education, applied research, and community-university health partnerships, and provides continuing education programs to the public health workforce. The office is a bridge to domestic and international agencies engaged in public health work and serves as an on-site resource for students seeking meaningful learning experiences in the world of public health practice. Its services include helping M.P.H. students select appropriate summer internship placements and assuring that they have multiple opportunities to apply theoretical classroom knowledge to genuine public health issues though practice-oriented courses that are offered during the academic year in addition to the summer internship program.