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Albert Icksang Ko, MD

Department Chair and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Department Chair - Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Research Interests

Dengue; Epidemiology; Leptospirosis; Urban Health; Global Health; Meningitis, Bacterial; Infectious Disease Medicine

Professor Ko's research centers on the health problems that have emerged as a consequence of rapid urbanization and social inequity. He coordinates a research and training program on urban slum health in Brazil and is conducting prospective community-based studies on rat-borne leptospirosis, dengue, meningitis and respiratory infections. His research particularly focuses on understanding the transmission dynamics and natural history of leptospirosis, which is as a model for an infectious...

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Serap Aksoy, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Trypanosomiasis, African; Tsetse Flies; Global Health

Serap Aksoy, PhD, came to Yale as a postdoctoral fellow in 1982 and worked her way to Professor in 2002. From 2002-2010, she headed the Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases. She serves as editor in Chief of the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases and chaired both the NIH/NIAID Vector Biology Study Section (2010-2012) and the WHO/TDR, Molecular Entomology BL5 (2008-2012). Dr. Aksoy's lab aims to understand the biology of host-pathogen interactions--in particular in tsetse flies,...

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Ted Cohen, DPH, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Associate Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Research Interests

Drug Resistance, Microbial; Epidemiology; Europe, Eastern; Models, Biological; Public Health; South America; Tuberculosis; HIV Infections; Molecular Epidemiology; Africa South of the Sahara

Dr. Cohen is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a primary research focus on tuberculosis. He is particularly interested in understanding how TB drug-resistance and medical comorbidities such as HIV frustrate current efforts to control epidemics, with an ultimate goal of developing more effective approaches to limit the morbidity caused by this pathogen. Dr. Cohen's training is in epidemiology and clinical medicine, and his work includes mathematical modeling, fieldwork, and analysis of...

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Luke Davis, MD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine)

Research Interests

Critical Care; Tuberculosis; Global Health; Mobile Applications

I am a pulmonary/critical care physician and epidemiologist with a research interest in tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic evaluation and case finding in low-income settings. I am currently working in two main areas: identifying novel biomarkers for TB diagnosis and treatment monitoring, and translating evidence-based TB diagnostic strategies 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...

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Alison P Galvani, PhD

Burnett and Stender Families Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA)

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Africa, Southern; Ecology; Economics; Epidemiologic Methods; Epidemiology; Biological Evolution; HIV; Influenza, Human; Parasitology; Public Health; Tuberculosis; Global Health; Evolution, Planetary; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Gregg Gonsalves, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Associate (Adjunct) Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Co-Director, Global Health Justice Partnership

Co-Director, Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency

Research Interests

Decision Making; Hepatitis C; HIV; Operations Research; Political Systems; Prisoners; Public Policy; Social Justice; Social Medicine; Tuberculosis; United States Food and Drug Administration; Drug Approval; Drug Users; Social Determinants of Health

Gregg Gonsalves is an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases as well as an Associate (Adjunct) Professor of Law and Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School, co-director of the Yale Law School/Yale School of Public Health Global Health Justice Partnership and the Yale Law School/Yale School of Public Health/Yale Medical School Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency. His research focuses on the use of quantitative models for improving the response to epidemic...

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Robert Heimer, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pharmacology

Director, Emerging Infections Program

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Epidemiology; Foodborne Diseases; Hepatitis C; Injections; Public Health; Russia; Vietnam; Global Health; HIV Infections

Dr. Heimer's major research efforts include scientific investigation of the mortality and morbidity associated with injection drug use. Areas of investigation include syringe exchange programs, virus survival in syringes, hepatitis B vaccination, hepatitis C transmission risks, overdose prevention and resuscitation, and pharmacological treatment of opiate addiction. His research combines laboratory, operational, behavioral, and structural analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of intervention...

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Debbie L Humphries, PhD, MPH

Clinical Instructor in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Developing Countries; Ghana; HIV; Hookworm Infections; Malaria; Parasitology; Public Health; Vietnam; Global Health; Nutrition Policy

Dr. Humphries has a broad background in public health research and practice. She has been a consultant in the areas of diet and physical activity behavior change, sustainability of community health programs, program monitoring and evaluation, and training in participatory monitoring and evaluation for organizations in Vietnam, Africa and in the United States. She has extended that reach through her Community Health Program Planning course which places student groups with agencies in the State...

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Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Program Director- BA-BS/MPH Program in Public Health at Yale

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Epidemiology; Ethics; HIV; Human Rights; Public Health; Violence; Global Health; Infectious Disease Medicine; Diseases

Kaveh Khoshnood, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Yale School of Public Health and core faculty member of the Yale Council on Middle East Studies. He is co-founder of Yale Violence and Health Study Group and a Steering Committee member of the Program on Conflict, Resiliency and Health at the Yale McMillan Center. Dr. Khoshnood is trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist and has more than two decades of domestic and international experience in...

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Diane McMahon-Pratt, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Epidemiology; Leishmaniasis; Microbiology; Parasitology; Tropical Medicine

The research in Professor McMahon-Pratt's laboratory is concerned with the parasitic protozoan, Leishmania, which causes a spectrum of diseases known as leishmaniasis. The laboratory is interested in understanding the immune effector mechanisms in the mammalian host that are involved in the control of infection and/or pathogenesis, with the aim to developing a vaccine against leishmaniasis. The laboratory has defined target vaccine candidate molecules and is collaborating with the University of...

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Linda M. Niccolai, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Director, Development Core at Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Director, HPV Working Group at Yale

Co-Director, CT Emerging Infections Program at Yale

Research Interests

Epidemiologic Methods; Epidemiology; HIV; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Vaccines; Communicable Diseases, Emerging; Qualitative Research; Human papillomavirus 11

Linda Niccolai is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases. She currently serves as Co-Director of the Connecticut Emerging Infections Program and Director of the Development Core for the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS.

Her research is primarily focused on sexually transmitted infections (STI), including HIV. Her current research projects include a special focus on human papillomavirus. Specifically, her research is designed to understand uptake and...

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Sunil Parikh, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests

Africa; Burkina Faso; Developing Countries; Epidemiology; Malaria; Nigeria; Parasitic Diseases; Public Health; Uganda; Global Health; Infectious Disease Medicine

Professor Parikh’s research interests focus on translational studies of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Parikh focuses upon several aspects of malaria: early host immune responses to infection, human genetics, and treatment. Current projects include: (1) understanding host factors affecting response to artemisinin-based antimalarial therapies using a combination of individual and population-based pharmacologic approaches to inform treatment guidelines; 2) characterizing the impact of host...

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Melinda Mary Pettigrew, PhD

Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Drug Resistance; Pneumonia; Respiratory Tract Infections; Infection Control; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive

Melinda Pettigrew, PhD, is Professor of Epidemiology, the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Title IX coordinator at the Yale School of Public Health. She completed a fellowship from the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women in 2013 and was a Public Voices Thought Leaders Fellow in 2014-2015. Professor Pettigrew has an international reputation in the molecular epidemiology of respiratory tract infections, particularly in ...

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Virginia Elizabeth Pitzer, ScD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Ecology; Immunization; Paratyphoid Fever; Rotavirus; Typhoid Fever; Global Health

Virginia Pitzer, joined the Yale School of Public Health as an assistant professor in 2012. She earned her Sc.D. in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2007, and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and a postdoctoral fellow in the Research and Policy for Infectious Disease Dynamics (RAPIDD) program at the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health prior to coming to Yale.



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Christian Tschudi, PhD

John Rodman Paul Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Director of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

Parasitic Diseases; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African; Genomics; RNA Interference

Christian Tschudi is Professor of Epidemiology and Director of Graduate Studies at the Yale School of Public Health. He also directs an NIH-sponsored pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training program in Parasitology and Vector Biology. The goal of the program is to provide trainees with both a strong intellectual foundation through coursework and rigorous experimental training in areas that take molecular, cellular, immunological, epidemiological and ecological approaches to the study of...

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Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD

Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health

Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine

Dr. Sten Vermund is a pediatrician and infectious disease epidemiologist focused on diseases of low and middle income countries. His work on HIV-HPV interactions among women in methadone programs motivated a change in the 1993 CDC AIDS case surveillance definition and inspired cervical cancer screening programs launched within HIV/AIDS programs around the world. The thrust of his research has focused on health care access, adolescent medicine, prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission and...

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Daniel Martin Weinberger, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Americas; Bacterial Infections; Biology; Carrier State; Communicable Disease Control; Denmark; Epidemiologic Methods; Europe; Fourier Analysis; Iceland; Influenza, Human; Netherlands; Population Characteristics; Public Health; Respiratory Tract Infections; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Diseases

Dan Weinberger joined the faculty at Yale School of Public Health in 2013. He earned his PhD in biological sciences from Harvard School of Public Health in 2009 with a focus on microbiology and infectious disease epidemiology. He was then a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies in the Fogarty International Center, NIH until 2012.

Research: Our research is at the intersection of microbiology and epidemiology. We focus on understanding the...

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Research Scientists

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Haritha Adhikarla, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Haritha Adhikarla has been an associate research scientist at the Yale School of Public Health since 2016. Her expertise spans diverse areas of bacterial pathogenomics, membrane transport and prokaryotic two-component signaling. She previously led a molecular biology group in India for Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in France  and was involved in bioassay support for vaccine characterization. Subsequently she joined Yale school of Public Health in 2013 as a...

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Jorge A. Alfaro-Murillo, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Cytomegalovirus; Dengue Virus; Economics; Influenza, Human; Influenza Vaccines; Mosquito Control; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical; Pneumococcal Vaccines; Cytomegalovirus Vaccines; Dengue Vaccines; Infectious Disease Medicine

Dr. Alfaro-Murillo is an Associate Research Scientist in the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis at the Yale School of Public Health. He grew up in Costa Rica and graduated with BSc degrees in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Costa Rica. He obtained an MSc in Statistics and a PhD in Mathematics at Purdue University, Indiana, US. His research is dedicated to mathematical modeling of infectious diseases and economic evaluations of public policies. He is currently...

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Mari Armstrong-Hough, MPH, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; HIV; Tuberculosis

Mari Armstrong-Hough is an associate research scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) with interests in the intersections of infectious and non-infectious diseases, especially tuberculosis, HIV, and type 2 diabetes. Her monograph on the diabetes epidemics in the Japan and the United States is forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press. An expert on mixed methods research, she has conducted fieldwork in the United States, Japan, Uganda, and Nepal and is fluent in Japanese....

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Jamie Emory Childs, ScD

Senior Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Bartonella; Borrelia; Hantavirus; Leptospira; Lyme Disease; Rabies; Rickettsia; Global Health; Zoonoses; Arenavirus

Senior Scientist Childs’ area of research includes theecological dynamics of directly-transmitted zoonotic viruses, including the hantaviruses, arenaviruses and rabies, and vector-borne bacteria, including rickettsia, bartonella and borrelia. Prior to coming to Yale in 2004, Dr. Childs served as the Chief of the Viral and Rickettial Zoonoses Branch at CDC.

His recent interests and research, conducted in collaboration with Dr. Albert Ko, Division Chief at Yale, and Fleur Porter, an MPH...

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David Petrie Durham, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Dr. Durham is an Associate Research Scientist in the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis at Yale School of Public Health. His research focuses on understanding the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases to improve public health interventions. He employs a range of techniques including differential equation analysis, simulation, cost-effectiveness, and uncertainty quantification, and has modeled the transmission dynamics of Hepatitis C, HPV, Clostridium difficile, zika,...

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Lauretta E Grau, PhD

Research Scientist

Research Interests

Attitude; HIV; Psychiatry and Psychology

Dr. Grau is a clinical psychologist with training in health psychology and expertise in identifying the cognitive and emotional correlates of risk and preventive health behaviors. She has been involved in the field of HIV prevention research for over two decades during which time she has been working with syringe exchange programs and community-based organizations in the U.S., Russia, Vietnam, and Ecuador. Dr. Grau has been involved in multisite, longitudinal evaluations of syringe exchange...

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Nikolay G Kolev, PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Gene Expression Regulation; RNA Processing, Post-Transcriptional; Trypanosoma brucei brucei; Trypanosoma brucei gambiense; Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense

Nikolay Kolev earned his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame. He was then a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. Together with Dr. Christian Tschudi, he studies various aspects of RNA metabolism in African trypanosomes. The primary focus of Dr. Kolev’s research is the molecular mechanism governing the development of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei to its infectious metacyclic form, responsible for the...

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Peter James Krause, MD

Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), in Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and in Pediatrics (Infectious Disease) and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Babesiosis; Blood Transfusion; Epidemiology; Lyme Disease; Relapsing Fever; Borrelia burgdorferi; Infectious Disease Medicine; Organisms; Diseases

Dr. Peter J. Krause is Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. He received his B.A. with honors in biology from Williams College and his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his Pediatric internship and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center and his Pediatric Infectious Diseases training at the University of California Los...

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Leonard Munstermann, PhD, MA, BA

Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Head Curator of Entomology (Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History)

Research Interests

Colombia; DDT; El Salvador; Entomology; Biological Evolution; Genetics; Guatemala; Honduras; Insect Vectors; Leishmaniasis; Leishmaniasis, Visceral; Malaria; West Nile virus; Global Health; Yellow Fever; Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous; Communicable Diseases, Emerging

After graduating from the University of Minnesota Morris, a small campus in western Minnesota, he joined the Peace Corps and taught biology in a "bush school" in western Ghana as well as an exposure to the tropical insect environment. After a year at U of M, Minneapolis, and a stint in the U.S. Army, he lived in Japan for two years studying Japanese language and culture. He returned to USA to the University of Notre Dame, studying mosquito genetics, ecology and evolution. After 20 years at...

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Martial Loth Ndeffo Mbah, PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Public Health; Global Health; Infectious Disease Medicine; Mathematical Concepts

Martial L Ndeffo Mbah came to Yale in 2010 as a post-doc with Professor Alison Galvani’s modeling group. Now a research scientist and associate director for the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis at the Yale School of Public Health, his research addresses public health challenges through innovative interdisciplinary approaches that combine mathematical, statistical, ecological, economics modeling with epidemiology. He earned his Ph.D. in mathematical biology from the University...

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Agathe Nkouawa, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Agathe Nkouawa graduated with MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Yaounde I, Cameroon. She earned her PhD in Parasitology from the Asahikawa Medical University, Japan and was a postdoctoral fellow in the same University in Japan. Her main work was focused on the development of a simple and rapid molecular tool applicable on the field of developing countries for the differential identification of human Taenia species. She was then a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Epidemiology...

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Brian L. Weiss, PhD

Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Trypanosomiasis

My research focuses on acquiring a better understanding of the relationship between insect disease vectors and their associated symbiotic micro-organisms. To this end, I currently use the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans morsitans) as a model system. These insects are the sole vectors of pathogenic African trypanosomes, which are the causative agent of Human African trypanosomiasis. Tsetse flies also harbor two distinct endosymbiotic bacteria (Wigglesworthia and Sodalis) that are intimately...

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Elsio Augusto Wunder, Jr, PhD, MS, DVM

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Leptospira; Leptospirosis; Vaccines, Attenuated; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Translational Medical Research

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Frederick Altice, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Director, Clinical and Community Research

Director, HIV in Prisons Program

Director, Community Health Care Van

Academic Icon Professor of Medicine, University of Malaya-Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA)

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Behavioral Medicine; Community Medicine; Epidemiology; Hepatitis, Viral, Human; Social Medicine; Global Health; HIV Infections; Cognitive Therapy; AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections; Health Status Disparities; Healthcare Disparities; Infectious Disease Medicine; Community-Based Participatory Research; Chemicals and Drugs; Health Care

Frederick L. Altice is a professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health and is a clinician, clinical epidemiologist, intervention and implementation science researcher at Yale University School of Medicine and School of Public Health. Dr. Altice’s primary research project focuses on the interface between infectious diseases and substance use disorders and he has a special interest in Global Health. He also has a number of projects working in the criminal justice system, including...

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Warren Alan Andiman, MD

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease)

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Adoption; Pediatrics; HIV Infections; Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active; Anti-Retroviral Agents; Infectious Disease Medicine


Dr. Andiman, has been a member of the Yale Medical School Faculty since 1976.
He founded the AIDS Care Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1987 and is now Director of the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Program at YNHCH. Dr. Andiman has published widely in the areas of clinical and diagnostic virology and pediatric
HIV and AIDS. He was the principal investigator of one of the longest running
longitudinal cohort studies of children born to HIV-infected mothers and for fourteen
years he oversaw the Pediatric...

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Robert Samuel Baltimore, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Clinical Professor of Nursing

Associate Hospital Epidemiologist (for Pediatrics) Yale New Haven Hospital

Research Interests

Bacterial Infections and Mycoses; Bacterial Infections; Central Nervous System Infections; Cross Infection; Endocarditis, Bacterial; Endocarditis, Subacute Bacterial; Bacteremia; Pneumonia, Bacterial; Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections; Catheter-Related Infections; Diseases

Dr. Baltimore was born in New York City and graduated from the University of Chicago with an AB in Biology in 1964. His medical school training was at the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine, graduating in 1968. He did an internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Chicago's Wyler Children's Hospital from 1968-71. After completing his residency he was a Major in the U.S. Army stationed at Walter reed Army Institute of Research from 1971-74 where he did...

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Richard Bucala, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pathology

Research Interests

Africa; Epidemiology; Macrophage Migration-Inhibitory Factors; Malaria; Pathology; Public Health; Rheumatology; Stem Cells; Global Health; Communicable Diseases, Emerging; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Adalgisa Caccone

Lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Senior Research Scientist in Forestry And Environmental Studies and in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Dr. Caccone is a senior research scientist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, with secondary appointments in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health and the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is also the director of a research and training center from the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS), the Center for Genetic Analyses of Biodiversity (http://cgab.yale.edu/), where students train to use population genetic and genomic tools...

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Michael Cappello, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis

Chair, Council on African Studies, Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies

co-Director, Yale Africa Initiative

Research Interests

Africa, Western; Developing Countries; Ghana; Hookworm Infections; Malaria; Microbiology; Pediatrics; Public Health; Tropical Medicine; Global Health; Infectious Disease Medicine

Michael Cappello MD is Professor of Pediatrics, Microbial Pathogenesis, and Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine. In addition to his medical school appointments, Dr. Cappello also chairs the Council on African Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale and co-directs the Yale Africa Initiative. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in Biomedical Ethics and received his MD from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. After...

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Louise-Marie Dembry, MD, FACP, MS, MBA

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Director, Hospital Epidemiology VA CT Healthcare System

Research Interests

Epidemiology; Public Health; Enterococcus; Infectious Disease Medicine; Public Health Surveillance; Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci

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Erol Fikrig, MD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Section Chief, Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

Bacteria; Epidemiology; Lyme Disease; Parasitology; Public Health; Ticks; Viruses; West Nile virus; Global Health; Ehrlichiosis; Borrelia burgdorferi; Infectious Disease Medicine

My laboratory investigates vector-borne diseases. Studies are directed
toward understanding Lyme disease, Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, and
West Nile virus. Efforts on Lyme disease include exploring immunity to
Borrelia burgdorferi, selective B. burgdorferi gene expression in vivo,
and the immunobiology of Lyme arthritis. Human granulocytic
ehrlichiosis is caused by a newly described pathogen, transmitted by
Ixodes scapularis ticks, that persists within neutrophils. We are
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Gerald Friedland, MD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Africa, Southern; Epidemiology; HIV; Public Health; Tuberculosis; Global Health; Anti-Retroviral Agents; Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis; Infectious Disease Medicine; Geographicals

I have focused my career in medicine and infectious diseases on creating new knowledge to improve the health of marginalized and underserved populations in the US and globally. I have been involved in HIV/AIDS care, teaching and research since 1981. More recently, although still working domestically on HIV/AIDS, a major focus my work has been to integrate HIV and TB care and treatment in co infected patients in South Africa with the aim of improving diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of both...

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Ann Elizabeth Kurth

Dean, School of Nursing and Linda Koch Lorimer Professor of Nursing

Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, FAAN is Dean, and Linda Koch Lorimer Professor, Yale University School of Nursing. Dr. Kurth is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the CT Academy of Science and Engineering, and the US Preventive Services Task Force, which sets US screening and primary care prevention guidelines. An epidemiologist and clinically-trained nurse-midwife, Dr. Kurth’s research focuses on HIV/reproductive health and global health system strengthening. Her work has been funded by NIH...

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I George Miller, Jr, MD

John F. Enders Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease) and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Section Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

Biophysics; Pediatrics; Sarcoma, Kaposi; Virology; Epstein-Barr Virus Infections; Infectious Disease Medicine

Dr. Miller’s laboratory studies the mechanisms underlying the switch between latency and lytic replication of two oncogenic herpesviruses, Epstein-Barr virus and Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus. Current experiments explore how viral and cellular transcription factors that selectively bind to methylated DNA control expression of viral and cellular genes, how cellular gene expression is selectively inhibited while viral gene expression is enhanced, and how viral DNA replication is...

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Ruth R Montgomery, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Director, Yale CyTOF Facility

Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs

Research Interests

Aging; Immune System; Immune System Diseases; Lyme Disease; Macrophages; Neutrophils; Pathology; Public Health; Rheumatology; Virus Diseases; West Nile virus

Ruth R. Montgomery is a cellular immunologist with particular expertise in use of novel technology for human translational studies. Her research employs systems wide studies to identify individual differences in immune responses that lead to divergent outcomes to infection. Her group focuses on effects of aging on innate immunity and individual variation influencing susceptibility to West Nile, dengue, and Zika viruses, among others. She has overseen studies of immune responsiveness in human...

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Elijah Paintsil, MBChB

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pharmacology

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Research Interests

Brazil; Ghana; Hepatitis C; HIV; Pediatrics; Pharmacology; Molecular Epidemiology; HIV Reverse Transcriptase; Infectious Disease Medicine

The Paintsil laboratory focuses on increasing our understanding of the host determinants of individual differences in response to antiretroviral therapy; biomarkers and pathogenesis of increasing incidence of cancers in HIV treatment-experienced individuals.

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Jeffrey Robert Powell

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Forestry And Environmental Studies

Jeff Powell is a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and an adjunct professor at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale. He also serves as the director for undergraduate studies and for the Yale Institute for Biospherics Studies at the Center for Ecology and Systematics of Animals on the Verge of Extinction. Dr. Powell’s major research interests include: experimental population genetics, molecular evolution and...

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Eugene D Shapiro, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Deputy Director, Investigative Medicine Program

Co-director of Education and of Child Health Research, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Associate Chair for Clinical Translational and Educational Research, Department of Pediatrics

Research Interests

Education; Lyme Disease; Investigative Techniques; Pediatrics; Vaccines; Case-Control Studies; Infectious Disease Medicine; Translational Medical Research

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Andre N. Sofair, MD, MPH

Professor

Research Interests

Hepatitis C; Internal Medicine; Liver; Communicable Diseases, Emerging; Infectious Disease Medicine

Dr. Andre Sofair is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Yale Medical School and holds a secondary appointment in the School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases. He went to medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1986) and completed his Master’s in Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health in 1997. He is an attending physician and Firm Chief at Yale New. He is also a lead organizer for the medical chief...

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John Anderson, PhD

Clinical Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

John Anderson works on the ecology of ticks and mosquitoes, and he isolates and characterizes microbial pathogens carried by ticks and mosquitoes and the animals and humans they parasitize. Emphasis is placed on microorganisms carried by ticks that cause Lyme disease and babesiosis and carried by mosquitoes that cause eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile fever in humans, horses, and birds. He is in charge of the Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory for isolation of viruses. He is responsible for...

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Theodore Andreadis, PhD

Clinical Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Dr. Theodore Andreadis is the Director of The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and Head of the Center for Vector Biology & Zoonotic Diseases where he formally directed the State of Connecticut’s Mosquito and Arbovirus Research and Surveillance Programs. He is a native of Massachusetts, has two grown children and resides in Cheshire with his wife Peg.

Dr. Andreadis holds a B.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and M.S. degree in Medical Entomology from the University of...

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Philip Armstrong

Associate Clinical Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Dr. Armstrong earned his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and his doctoral degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. He joined the faculty at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in 2004 to participate in the statewide mosquito surveillance program and develop his own research program on arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses). Current research focuses on the molecular evolution and ecology of mosquito- and tick-borne viruses transmitted...

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Douglas Brackney

Assistant Clinical Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Dr. Brackney is an Assistant Scientist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Epidemiology. He received his degree in Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology from Colorado State University in 2007 with an emphasis in arbovirology and vector biology. After post-doctoral fellowships at the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University, he moved with his family to the New Haven area in 2014 to join the Experiment Station. His...

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Matthew Cartter, MD, MPH

Research Interests

Epidemiology; Public Health

Dr. Matthew Cartter is the State Epidemiologist for the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. He is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and an associate clinical professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Yale University School of Medicine. He teaches a course for Masters in Public Health students on acute disease outbreak investigations at both UConn and Yale. Dr. Cartter...

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James Hadler, MD, MPH

Dr. Hadler currently is a senior infectious disease and medical epidemiology consultant to the Connecticut and Yale Emerging Infections Programs, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. He is involved in the description of health disparities using socioeconomic measures, assessment of epidemiology capacity of public health departments and related workforce development, and most projects conducted by the Connecticut and...

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Robert Michael Hecht

Clinical Professor of Epidemiology

Dr. Robert Hecht is the President of Pharos Global Health Advisors. He has more than 30 years of experience in global health, nutrition and development, in senior management positions with the World Bank, UNAIDS, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and Results for Development. Rob is a widely recognized thought leader and policy analyst with a strong track record of advice to top decision makers and dozens of publications related to immunization, HIV, health financing, health sector...

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Goudarz Molaei

Associate Clinical Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Goudarz Molaei is a research scientist conducting studies on the ecology and biology of mosquito and tick vectors of human pathogens, and on their respective roles in enzootic and epidemic transmission of arboviruses, as well as tick-associated diseases at the Center for Vector Biology & Zoonotic Diseases, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES). He is director of the CAES Tick Testing Program for Lyme and Allied Diseases. At the Yale School of Public Health, Dr. Molaei, as an...

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Mitermayer Reis, MD

Professor Adjunct of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

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Nancy Saravia, PhD

Professor Adjunct of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

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Lynn Sosa, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Tuberculosis

Dr. Sosa received her MD from Harvard Medical School in 2002 and completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2005. She served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assigned to the Connecticut Department of Public Health from 2005-2007. Since 2007, Dr. Sosa has been a medical epidemiologist with the Connecticut Department of Public Health and is currently the Deputy State Epidemiologist.

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Benjamin Fontes

Ben Fontes has previously worked in the Radiation Protection and Biological Safety Departments in the Environmental Health and Safety Office at Harvard University, serving as Health Physics Technologist, Assistant Biosafety Officer and Associate Biosafety Officer. At Harvard, he assisted with the implementation of the Biosafety program at both the University and at Harvard-affiliated hospitals. He began work at Yale in 1995, where he is currently responsible for management of the campus...

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Kimberly Marie Yousey-Hindes, MPH

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Project Coordinator, Influenza

Research Interests

Epidemiology; Influenza, Human; Lyme Disease; Population Surveillance; Rabies; Zoonoses; Infectious Disease Medicine

Ms. Yousey-Hindes completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology at University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. She received her Master of Public Health degree from the Yale School of Public Health. She has worked in the area of infectious disease epidemiology since 2007 for both the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists and the New York State Department of Health in addition to her current position at the Yale Emerging Infections Program.

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Martine Yvonne Armstrong, MBBS, MD

Senior Research Scientist Emeritus of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Dr. Armstrong, senior research scientist and lecturer in Epidemiology, Yale University School of Medicine, retired in 1997, having served on the Yale faculty since 1968. Her career at the Medical School started in the Microbiology Department and when that department was dissolved in 1974 continued in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health until her retirement.

Born in Paris, Dr. Armstrong was educated in Britain. She obtained her medical degree from the Royal Free Hospital of Medicine,...

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Durland Fish, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Durland Fish, a native of Berwick, Pennsylvania, received his B.S. degree at Albright College in Reading, PA in 1966 with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. Upon graduation he was employed with the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a sanitarian and in 1967 became Regional Vector Control Coordinator in charge of insect and rodent-borne diseases. His investigation of a fatal case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in 1968 stimulated a career in public health entomology. In 1970, Fish...

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Curtis L Patton, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

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Nancy Hartman Ruddle, PhD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Nancy Ruddle
is known for her discovery and analysis of lymphotoxin, a protein produced by T
cells that plays a role in the protective immune system and destroys tumor
cells. She and researchers in her laboratory have engaged in research on the
lymphotoxin/tumor necrosis factor family, their regulation and roles in
lymphoid organ development and pathogenesis of viral and autoimmune disease.
The more than 170 scientific articles Ruddle has authored or co-authored have
explored the immunology of such...

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Gregory Hayes Tignor, DSc

Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

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