Mayur Mahesh Desai, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Director, Advanced Professional MPH Program; Core Faculty, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program

Departments & Organizations

Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

Office of Student Research

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology | Global Health Concentration

Biography

Mayur M. Desai, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, where he directs the one-year Advanced Professional MPH Program and teaches courses on epidemiologic research methods and data analysis. Professor Desai received both his MPH in health policy and his PhD in epidemiology from Yale University. He then served for two years as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer at CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, before returning to New Haven to join the Yale faculty. As a core faculty member in Yale’s Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, he is responsible for coordinating the “Clinical and Health Services Research Methods” course and teaching the quantitative methods portion of the curriculum. Professor Desai’s research interests focus on:

  1. improving the quality and outcomes of medical care in complex and vulnerable populations, including persons with mental disorders, veterans, immigrants, and the elderly; and
  2. workforce issues in public health and medicine.
At the Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), Professor Desai is collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of investigators, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to develop statistical models that are used to measure and publicly report hospital clinical outcomes using Medicare administrative data.

Education & Training

PhD Yale University (1997)
MPH Yale School of Public Health (1994)
BS University of California, San Diego (1992)
Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Honors & Recognition

  • FellowAmerican College of Epidemiology (2012)

  • Distinguished Teaching Award (http://medicine.yale.edu/ysph/news/news/2009/teacher.aspx)Yale School of Public Health (2009)

  • HHS Secretary's Award for Distinguished ServiceU.S. Department of Health & Human Services (2000)

Professional Service

  • Governing Councilor, American Public Health Association (2008 - 2011)

  • Section Councilor (Mental Health Section), American Public Health Association (2005 - 2008)

  • Education Committee, American College of Epidemiology (2012 - 2015)

  • YSPH Admissions Committee (2007)

  • YSPH Education Committee (2007)

  • Residency Advisory Committee, Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program (2007)

  • Residency Advisory Committee, Griffin Hospital Combined Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine Residency Program (2007)

  • South Asian Studies Council, The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale (2004)

  • Rustgi Fellowship Committee, South Asian Studies Council (2008)

International Activity

  • MHA Program Ethiopia (2008)

    Core Faculty in the Master of Hospital and Healthcare Administration (MHA) Program at Jimma University and Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. The MHA program is a collaborative effort between Yale School of Public Health and two of Ethiopia's leading universities. The students in the MHA degree...

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Contact Info

Mayur Mahesh Desai, PhD, MPH
Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street, Ste Room 402

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Yale School of Public HealthPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034