Luke Davis, MD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Downs International Health Student Travel Fellowship | Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases | YSPH Global Health Concentration

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Faculty Research

Yale Medicine

Yale Institute for Global Health


I am a pulmonary/critical care physician with a research interest in diagnostic evaluation and case finding for tuberculosis (TB) in low-income settings. I am currently working in two main areas: identifying novel biomarkers for diagnosis and treatment monitoring of TB, and translating evidence-based strategies for diagnostic evaluation of TB into routine clinical and public health practice using implementation science. Much of my research takes place in Uganda, where TB and HIV/AIDS are highly prevalent.

I teach a course at the Yale School of Public Health on implementation science, and co-direct a Fogarty research training program on TB and other pulmonary complications of HIV/AIDS in Uganda.

I also see patients at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where I attend in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and the Winchester TB Clinic. I enjoy caring for patients and families, and teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.

Education & Training

MS University of California San Francisco (2008)
MD Vanderbilt University (2000)
AB Princeton University (1995)
Fellowship Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of California San Francisco
Residency Osler Medical Service, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease (2006, recertified: 2016)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2007, recertified: 2017)


  • TB Education and Counseling in HIV-prevalent settings (TEACH) Tugela Ferry, South Africa; Kampala, Uganda (2017 - 2018)

    This preliminary study will use implementation science to adapt and introduce a intervention to improve uptake of guidelines on education and counseling among HIV-TB co-infected patients initiating TB treatment in South Africa and Uganda.

  • Severe Illness Management Support (SIMS) Kasese, Uganda (2014)

    Prospective pragmatic trial of a complex implementation intervention to improve health worker uptake of WHO severe illness guidelines at multiple general hospitals in Western Uganda

  • Pulmonary Complications of AIDS Research Training (PART) Program Kampala, Uganda (2013)

    Research training program for Ugandan junior investigators interested in applying translational research methods to the study of TB and other pulmonary complications of HIV/AIDS

  • Uganda TB Implementation Research Consortium (U-TIRC) Kampala, Uganda (2008)

    Implementation research to improve diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in partnership with the Uganda National TB Programme and Makerere University. Ongoing projects focus on contact investigation, pediatric TB diagnosis and management, single-specimen microscopy, and Xpert MTB/RIF...

  • Mulago Inpatient Novel Diagnosis of Pneumonia (MIND) Study Kampala, Uganda (2005)

    A cross-sectional study examining the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and other pulmonary complications of HIV at Mulago Hospital

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Contact Info

Luke Davis, MD
Lab Location
Patient-oriented TB Diagnostics Specimen RepositoryLaboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health (LEPH)
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Office Location
Room 620Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health (LEPH)
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Epidemiology of Microbial DiseasesP.O. Box 208034
New Haven, CT 06520-8034
The long road to tuberculosis diagnosis. Lake Victoria, Entebbe, Uganda.

Patients seeking evaluation for cough and other symptoms of tuberculosis in low-income countries like Uganda take long and often circuitous journeys to access basic diagnostic services.