Associate Clinical Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine
Douglas Shenson, M.D., M.P.H., is working on research projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to enhance and better characterize the provision of vaccinations and cancer screening to older Americans.
Dr. Shenson also directs Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration (SPARC), a nonprofit organization that designs and evaluates interventions that broaden the populationwide use of disease-prevention services.
As part of his work at SPARC, Dr. Shenson leads Vote & Vax, which is testing a national strategy to provide influenza vaccinations at polling places. Vote & Vax garnered the overall season Immunization Excellence Award at the 2009 National Immunization Summit, sponsored by the CDC and American Medical Association. In 2012, Vote & Vax helped deploy more than 1,500 flu shot clinics across almost every state and in Guam, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.
He is a co-founder of Doctors of the World USA (now HealthRight International), a medical humanitarian organization, and the founder of the Human Rights Clinic at Montefiore Medical Center, the first clinic in New York City to attend to the documentation and service needs of survivors of torture.
Dr. Shenson holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Oxford University, Tulane University School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Harvard School of Public Health.
Aug. 08, 2013