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Yale Dean Elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering


New Haven, Conn. — Paul Cleary, dean of Public Health and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale School of Medicine, has been elected to the Connecticut Academy for Science and Engineering.

Cleary, the C-E.A. Winslow Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, will be inducted May 22 at the 32nd annual meeting and dinner of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.

The academy provides unbiased, expert advice on science and technology-related issues to the state and other Connecticut institutions. Membership is limited to 250 distinguished scientists and engineers of the state’s academic, industrial, and institutional communities.

Cleary’s recent research includes a study of how organizational characteristics affect the costs and quality of care for persons with AIDS; a national evaluation of a continuous quality improvement initiative in clinics providing care to HIV infected individuals; developing web based decision tools to improve cancer care decision making, and a study of the long term impact of patient-centered hospital care.

He also is principal investigator of a Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems grant funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to develop surveys for collecting information from consumers regarding their health plans and services.

The Connecticut Legislature established the academy in 1976 for the purpose of identifying and studying issues and technological advances of concern to the state.


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