Kayla Yup
Staff Reporter
Kayla Yup covers Science & Social Justice with an interest in the intersections of the humanities and STEM. She is a first year majoring in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and History of Science, Medicine & Public Health.
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Asian girl who turned red watches “Turning Red”

When I was sixteen, I Turned Red. It was a teenager’s cliché attempt at setting the world on fire with red hair dye. I had quit my fast food job, broken up with my boyfriend and decided that the next natural step was to dye my hair red — becoming a visual wildfire. According to my dad, this meant I would next get a tramp stamp.

Going to the doctor when you’re Asian in America

Yale community members spoke on the importance of cultural competency in treatment and how Asian American communities may experience and view health care differently.

How physicians fall apart: how pandemic-era burnout has struck the nation’s healthcare system

Recent studies on physician burnout deepened understanding of work-life wellbeing and prompted programs to be implemented in Yale’s medical system.

It’s in our sewage: tracking “low rumble” of COVID-19 cases

For the past two years, a Yale team has conducted weekly analyses of New Haven’s wastewater as a reliable early-warning measure of COVID-19’s trajectory and surges.

“Healing the whole family” through AAPI child-parent theater

CHATogether seeks to address AAPI trauma by cultivating a space for Asian American families to learn, listen and reflect together.

“How people fall apart”: Yale faculty discuss the impact of burnout on the brain

Understanding the neuroscience behind burnout could help people accept their resulting behavior and thought patterns as natural responses of the brain.

Yale study identifies risk factors for older patients’ disability post-surgery

Fear of losing independence due to potential disability or poor functional outcome post-surgery is a primary concern for older people undergoing major surgery.

Yale faculty discuss the impacts of mass incarceration on health

Almost half of the American population has an immediate family member who was formerly or is currently incarcerated.

Yale professors confront racial bias in computer graphics

Whose stories get to be told? Yale professors address the racial bias ingrained in the algorithms that depict humans in computer graphics.

Robots and working-age mortality: Yale researcher explores health impacts of automation

A recent study revealed the relationship between automation and U.S. working-age mortality, demonstrating how the introduction of industrial robots impacted workers’ economic opportunity and health.

The Dramat presents “Everybody,” a love letter to theater

The Yale Dramat Spring 2022 Mainstage premieres on Feb. 23.