Message from the Associate Dean
At Yale University School of Nursing (YSN) we are proud of our role in advancing knowledge about human health. The School was founded with the dual missions of scholarship and service, exemplified on the words of Annie W. Goodrich, YSN’s founding dean: the YSN community relates the “adventure of thought to the adventure of action, in touch with the fundamentals of human experience” across local, national and international systems of care” (1934). Part of one of the world's most distinguished research universities, YSN enjoys a national and international reputation for the excellence of the scholarship of its faculty, students, and alumni.
Our cutting-edge scholarship transforms health care practice and reflects the intersections among basic and behavioral science, healthcare systems, and nursing practice. Faculty and students focus on strategies to address the most pressing global health care problems, such as diabetes, sleep disorders, cancer, heart disease, HIV-AIDS, and mental health. Interdisciplinary research programs at YSN span the human developmental spectrum and address the health care needs of mothers and children, adolescents, and adults of all ages and in many contexts. We have particular interests in self- and family management in chronic illness, biobehavioral research, and improving health for people who are vulnerable due to disparities in health care and other personal and contextual factors.
We are a diverse community of scholars. Yet, we remain steadfast in our commitment to better health for all people. This is actualized through our increased emphasis on translational research focused on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of health care interventions, global health, and dissemination, evidence-based practice, and health policy.
We invite you to learn more about our scholarship and share our enthusiasm.
Nancy S. Redeker
Associate Dean for Scholarly Affairs and Professor
"In clinical translational science, or 'bench to bedside,' after you've done the work in the laboratory, you want to see how the results will impact the individual. We don't just stop at the molecular level."