Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Program Director- BA-BS/MPH Program in Public Health at Yale; Program Advisor – Global Health Studies Program at Yale College

Departments & Organizations


Jackson-Global Affairs

Middle East Studies

Office of International Medical Student Education

Office of Student Research

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS | Climate Change and Health | Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases | Global Health Concentration | Khoshnood Lab

Yale Center for Asylum Medicine


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 HIV prevention research among drug users and other at risk populations, including its ethical aspects. Dr. Khoshnood is an investigator on two current projects in Lebanon, a parenting intervention with Palestinian refugees and a population size estimation and bio-behavioral surveillance of populations at risk of HIV/AIDS. Dr. Khoshnood teaches a course at Yale School of Public Health entitled: "Responding to Violent Conflict: Epidemiological Methods & Public Health Interventions” which focuses on how epidemiological methods are applied to understand specific health consequences of violent conflicts, including infectious diseases, mental health, maternal/child health, and chronic health problems. The course has a focus on the Middle East and North Africa region.

Education & Training

PhD Yale University (1995)
MPH Yale University (1989)

International Activity

  • Bhutan Royal Institute of Health Sciences (RIHS) and Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) Initiative Bhutan (2012)

    This program assist the Bhutan Royal Institute of Health Sciences with capacity building of faculty and public health research.

  • Multidisciplinary HIV and TB Implementation Sciences Training in China Beijing, China (2011)

    The goals of the Multidisciplinary HIV and TB Implementation Sciences Training in China (China ICOHRTA2) are to build on the existing China ICOHRTA to further strengthen the capacity of the Chinese Center for Disease Control (CCDC) to conduct training in implementation science and to facilitate its...

  • Research Ethics Training and Curriculum Development Program with China Changsha, China (2010)

    This program is building on the success of our extensive collaborations with Central South University, Xiangya School of Medicine, a leading academic institution. The program is developing and disseminating graduate level curricula in research ethics, providing training to Chinese researchers and...

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