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Rafael Perez-Escamilla, PhD

Director, Global Health Concentration

Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Director, Office of Public Health Practice

Director, Global Health Concentration

Research Interests

Brazil; Breast Feeding; Child Health Services; Community Health Workers; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; HIV; Mexico; Obesity; Rwanda; Global Health; Healthcare Disparities

Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Ph.D., is Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, Director of the Office of Public Health Practice, and Director of the Global Health Concentration at the Yale School of Public Health. His global public health nutrition and food security research program has led to improvements in breastfeeding programs, iron deficiency anemia among infants, household food security measurement and outcomes, and community nutrition education programs. His health disparities research...

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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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Elizabeth H Bradley, PhD, MBA

Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, Head of Branford College, Professor of Public Health and Faculty Director of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute

Research Interests

Angola; Cardiovascular Diseases; China; Ethiopia; Hospices; Palliative Care; Public Health; Quality of Health Care; Rwanda; Tanzania; Global Health; Health Care

Elizabeth H. Bradley, PhD, the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy and Faculty Director of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute, is renowned internationally for her work on health system design and large-scale implementation of efforts to improve management capacity in health care delivery within the US and abroad. Dr. Bradley has several health system strengthening projects in international settings including China, Ethiopia, India, Liberia, Rwanda, South Africa, and the United...

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Xi Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Assistant Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Affiliated Faculty, Department of Economics

Research Fellow, IZA, YINS, and The Macmillan Center

Research Interests

Aging; Air Pollution; Child; Cognition; Economics; Pensions; Social Behavior; Climate Change; Social Networking

Xi Chen, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Health Policy, of Global Health, of Economics, and of Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Yale University. He is a faculty fellow at the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies, the Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative, the Macmillan Center, the Yale Institute for Network Science, and the Yale-China Association. His research focuses on fetal and early childhood development, population aging and public policies, climate change and health, and...

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Paul D Cleary, PhD

Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Professor of Sociology and in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies

Dean, Yale School of Public Health

Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA)

Research Interests

Health Services Research; Public Health; Quality of Health Care; Global Health; HIV Infections; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation

Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D. is the Dean of the Yale School of Public Health and the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Cleary received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin. His earliest work focused on studies of health behavior. He conducted theoretical and empirical research on smoking as well as patients’ perceptions and responses to physical symptoms and factors affecting use of medical care. He also studied the recognition...

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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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Mayur Mahesh Desai, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Director, Advanced Professional MPH Program

Core Faculty, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program

Research Interests

Mental Disorders; Cardiovascular Diseases; Epidemiologic Methods; Health Services Research; Public Health; Quality of Health Care; Veterans; Global Health; Emigrants and Immigrants

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...

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Durland Fish, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Babesia; Babesiosis; Borrelia; Chikungunya virus; Climate; Epidemiology; Biological Evolution; Insect Vectors; Lyme Disease; Parasitology; Public Health; Ticks; Global Health; Evolution, Planetary; Climate Change

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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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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Nicola Hawley, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Diabetes Mellitus; Maternal Health Services; Maternal-Child Health Centers; Obesity; Pregnancy; Prenatal Care; South Africa; Global Health; Samoa; American Samoa

Nicola Hawley is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) at the Yale School of Public Health. Her research focuses broadly on: (1) understanding how maternal and child health are impacted by rising levels of obesity and diabetes in developing countries, (2) determining how the delivery of healthcare impacts the identification and treatment of these diseases during the perinatal period, and (3) developing interventions focused on pregnancy and early infancy to prevent the...

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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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Theodore R Holford, PhD

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics and Professor of Statistics and Data Science

Research Interests

Asthma; China; Lung Neoplasms; Parasitology; Public Health; Global Health; Statistics; Geographic Information Systems

Theodore Holford, Ph.D, is Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health (Biostatistics). His scholarly work involves the development and application of statistical methods in public health and the training of individuals developing careers in health research. He developed an approach for analyzing temporal trends in disease rates using the age-period-cohort modeling framework that has be used extensively in the analysis of cancer incidence and mortality trends. He currently...

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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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James Franklin Jekel, MD

Professor Emeritus of and Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy)

The emeritus C.-E.A. Winslow Professor of Public Health, Jekel’s research focused on teenage pregnancy, outcomes for teenage mothers and their babies, cocaine abuse as well as high fevers in infancy and intrauterine growth retardation. Jekel was director of medical studies and acting head of the Division of Health Services Administration, director of the School of Medicine's Preventive Medicine Residency Program and assistant director of its Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Program.

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Trace Kershaw, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Director, Social & Behavioral Sciences Division

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Epidemiology; HIV; India; Public Health; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Global Health; Maternal-Fetal Relations; Risk Reduction Behavior

Trace Kershaw, PhD, specializes in the integration of sexual, reproductive, and maternal-child health. He is an expert in the role of interpersonal relationships (including the influence of partners, peers, and family) on health, and is currently studying the role of technology and social networks on health. He lectures internationally on these topics.

He is the Director of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Director of two HIV Training Grants (T32, R25), and Director of CIRA’s...

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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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Albert Icksang Ko, MD

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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Brian Paul Leaderer, MPH, PhD

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health) and Professor of Forestry And Environmental Studies

Co-Director, Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology

Research Interests

Air Pollutants; Environment and Public Health; Environmental Pollution; Epidemiology; Public Health

Dr. Leaderer’s research over the past three decades has been interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on assessing exposures to air contaminants, found indoors and outdoors, and assessing the health impact resulting from those exposures in epidemiological studies of sensitive at risk populations. Within the context of assessing exposures, Dr. Leaderer’s work includes assessing emissions from sources, developing monitoring methods and applying modeling techniques (CMAQ modeling, traffic models,...

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Lowell Stern Levin, MPH, DEd

Professor Emeritus of and Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy)

Lowell Levin is Emeritus Professor of Public Health at Yale University. His research and work as a consultant throughout the world have often challenged established public health beliefs and practices. Committed to health promotion, in the 1960s he pioneered the citizen participation movement, focusing on health communication and the social and behavioral factors affecting health (Self-Care: Lay Initiatives in Health, 1976). In the 1970s and early 1980s, with the first publication of The Hidden...

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Shuangge Steven Ma, PhD

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Research Interests

Economics; Neoplasms

Dr. Ma received his Ph.D. degree in statistics at University of Wisconsin in 2004. Prior to arriving at Yale, Dr. Ma was a Senior Fellow in Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center (CHSCC) and Department of Biostatistics at University of Washington. He has been involved in developing novel statistical and bioinformatics methodologies for analysis of cancer (NHL, breast cancer, melanoma, lung cancer), mental disorders, and cardiovascular diseases. He has also been involved in health...

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Robert Walter Makuch, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics and in the Child Study Center; Director, Regulatory Affairs Track

Director, Regulatory Affairs Track

Research Interests

Infant, Premature; Public Health; Smoking Cessation; Clinical Trials, Phase IV as Topic; Biostatistics

Robert Makuch is a professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health and Director of the Regulatory Affairs Track. A graduate of the University of Connecticut (BA), University of Washington (MA – mathematics), and Yale University (MPhil, PhD), Professor Makuch worked at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer early in his career. He also was heavily involved in HIV research from the mid...

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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

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Director, HPV-IMPACT Project (Emerging Infections Program)

Deputy Director, Office International Training (CIRA)

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 an Associate 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...

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A David Paltiel, MBA, PhD

Professor of Public Health (Health Policy), Professor of Management, and Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; France; Health Policy; Health Resources; HIV; India; Operations Research; South Africa

The objective that guides Dr. Paltiel's scholarly activities is to promote a reasoned approach to decision making and resource allocation in public health and medicine. Trained in the field of Operations Research, Dr. Paltiel designs and implements policy models and cost-effectiveness analyses. He has a special interest and expertise in HIV/AIDS and has published broadly on the cost-effectiveness of testing, prevention, treatment, and care, both in the United States and around the world.

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Sunil Parikh, MD, MPH

Assistant 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

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Research Interests

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

Melinda Pettigrew, PhD, is Professor of Epidemiology, the 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 Streptococcus...

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Virginia Elizabeth Pitzer, ScD

Assistant 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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Harvey A Risch, MD, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Esophageal Neoplasms; Ovarian Neoplasms; Pancreatic Neoplasms; Polymorphism, Genetic; Gonadal Steroid Hormones; Stomach Neoplasms; Helicobacter pylori; Molecular Epidemiology; Germ-Line Mutation; Host-Pathogen Interactions

Dr. Harvey Risch is Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Risch received his MD degree from the University of California San Diego and PhD from the University of Chicago. After serving as a postdoctoral fellow in epidemiology at the University of Washington, Dr. Risch was a faculty member in epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Toronto before coming to Yale. Dr. Risch's...

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Fatma M. Shebl, MD, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Chronic Disease; Hepatitis; HIV; Neoplasms; Neoplasms by Site; Hepacivirus; Women's Health; Biostatistics

Dr. Shebl graduated from the School of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt in 1994. She earned a PhD in Epidemiology from University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2008. Dr. Shebl Joined the National Cancer Institute as a research fellow in 2008. Dr. Shebl is interested in studying hepatitis C virus infection, including natural history, maternal infant transmission, host immune response, as well as genetic and non-genetic determinants of response to hepatitis C virus therapy. Dr. Shebl is also...

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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.

Dr. Weinberger's research is at the intersection of microbiology and epidemiology. Much of his work focuses on the...

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Heping Zhang, PhD

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics, Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Statistics and Data Science

Research Interests

Child Psychiatry; Epidemiology; Infertility; Mental Health; Pregnancy; Psychiatry; Computational Biology; Statistics; Genomics; Biostatistics

Dr. Zhang published over 250 research articles and monographs in theory and applications of statistical methods and in several areas of biomedical research including epidemiology, genetics, child and women health, mental health, substance use, and reproductive medicine. He directed a training program in mental health research that was funded by the NIMH. He directs the Collaborative Center for Statistics in Science that coordinates the Reproductive Medicine Network to evaluate treatment...

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Yawei Zhang, MD, PhD, MPH

Section Chief and Associate Professor Tenure

Chief, Section of Surgical Outcomes and Epidemiology, Department of Surgery

Research Interests

Air Pollution; Epidemiology; Lymphoma; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin; Neoplasms; Pregnancy; Thyroid Neoplasms; Survivors; Genomics; Biostatistics

Dr. Zhang's research focuses on two areas: 1) etiology and prognosis of adult malignancies; and 2) risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes. In particular, she has been pioneering the causes of increasing trends of thyroid cancer observed worldwide. As thyroid cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women in the United States, and factors that are responsible for this increasing trend are largely unknown, there is a critical need to clarify dangers. She is currently leading research...

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Hongyu Zhao, PhD

Department Chair and Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Biostatistics, Professor of Genetics and Professor of Statistics and Data Science

Research Interests

Genetics; Public Health; Computational Biology; Statistics; Genomics; Herbal Medicine; Proteomics; Biostatistics; Microbiota

Dr. Hongyu Zhao is the Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Biostatistics and Professor of Statistics and Genetics, Chair of the Biostatistics Department and the Co-Director of Graduate Studies of the Inter-Departmental Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Yale University. He received his B.S. in probability and statistics from Peking University in 1990 and Ph.D. in statistics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995. His research interests are the applications of...

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Martha Gardiner Dale

Lecturer in Health Policy

Director for China Programs, Global Health Leadership Institute


Martha Dale is the Director for China Programs at the Global Health Leadership Institute. She has primary responsibility for the Yale-Tsinghua University collaborative with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program. She is also a Lecturer in the Health Management at the Yale University School of Public Health and has been a member of the Ethiopian Hospital Management Initiative and the Liberian Healthcare Management Program of Yale University and the Clinton Foundation.

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Martin Klein, MPH, PhD

Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy)

Associate Dean for Development and External Affairs

Martin Klein, Ph.D., M.P.H. is the Associate Dean for Development and External Affairs at the Yale School of Public Health, and is responsible for the offices of development, alumni relations, and communications. He is the founder and Director of InnovateHealth Yale, a program in social impact and entrepreneurship. He is also the co-founder and Executive Director of the Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative. Martin came to the School from Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where he...

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Michael Skonieczny

Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy)

Executive Director, Global Health Leadership Institute

Director of Practice, Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy

Mike Skonieczny is Executive Director of GHLI and Director of Practice, Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. Mr. Skonieczny was the director of public policy for Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, where he led the organization’s advocacy efforts focused on expanding U.S. financial support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Prior to Friends, he was a senior public policy officer at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation,...

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Jonathan P Smith, MPH

Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy)

Jonathan is a lecturer in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases and Global Health at Yale University School of Public Health, where he researches TB and HIV in the context of mining and migrancy in sub-Saharan Africa. He is an affiliate of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute and founding director of Visual Epidemiology, a non-profit organization seeking to combine academic discourse with personal narratives through filmmaking.

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