Media Contacts

The Office of Public Affairs & Communications is a resource to local, national and international media. We can facilitate your access to our faculty and help you navigate our beautiful campus.

The portfolios of our seven communications officers are summarized in brief below. If you don’t find the topic you are reporting on, please call the main number at OPAC: 203-432-1345.

Biomedical Sciences

William Hathaway
O: 203-432-1322
C: 203-859-8903
Neurosciences, psychology, psychiatry, genetics, ecology & evolutionary biology, cell biology, West Campus science

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Amy Athey McDonald
O: 203-432-8553
C: 203-584-2305
Schools of Architecture and Art, religious studies, women's, gender & sexuality studies, Gilder Lehrman Center 

Humanities & Social Sciences

Michael Cummings
O: 203-432-9548
C: 203-500-7379
Anthropology, economics, global affairs, political science, Open Yale Courses, Marsh Botanical Gardens

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Bess Connolly Martell
O: 203-432-1324
C: 203-410-5032
Theater studies and dance, languages & literature, English, history, African American studies, film & media studies, sociology 

Physical Sciences/Engineering

Jim Shelton
O: 203-432-3881
C: 203-361-8332
Astronomy, engineering, chemistry, computer science, geology and geophysics, mathematics, physics, statistics

Yale Medicine/Health Sciences & Institutional Issues

Karen N. Peart
O: 203-432-1326
C: 203-980-2222
Child Study Center, pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology & reproductive sciences, Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation, Yale Health

Yale Medicine/Health Sciences 

Ziba Kashef
O: 203-436-9317
C: 203-980-9249
Endocrinology, immunology, infectious diseases, pathology, Yale Cancer Center, School of Public Health, surgery