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Global Health/Tropical Diseases

Children playing in water - Africa

Work in the Department of Epidemiology contributes to the School's commitment to improve health across the globe. Our faculty are world leaders in the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS research across the globe. Our modeling faculty has had impact on the ebola crisis, cost-effective distribution of vaccines and other medicines for resource poor nations. 


EMD researchers specialize in many other tropical diseases, including vector-transmitted diseases such as malaria, zika, leptospirosis, leishmaniasis, human African trypanosomiasis.

Relevant Courses

  • Global Aspects of Food and Nutrition EMD 543/CDE 543
  • Responding to Violent Conflict: Epi Methods and PH Interventions EMD 540
  • Global Health and Justice Practicum EMD 596/SBS 596
  • Advanced Topics in tropical Parasitic Diseases EMD 680
  • Implementation Science EMD 533
  • Water, Sanitation and Global Health EMD 537/EHS 537

Faculty of Interest

  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

    Research Interests
    Africa; Ecology; Genetics; Genetics, Population; Senegal; Malaria, Falciparum; Molecular Epidemiology; Malaria Vaccines; Disease Transmission, Infectious; Genomics; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Adaptive Immunity
  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Associate Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies; Co-director, Public Health Modeling Concentration

    Research Interests
    Drug Resistance, Microbial; Epidemiology; Europe, Eastern; Models, Biological; Public Health; South America; Tuberculosis; HIV Infections; Molecular Epidemiology; Africa South of the Sahara
  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Associate Professor in Pulmonary; Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine)

    Research Interests
    Critical Care; Tuberculosis; Global Health; Mobile Applications
  • 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
    Computer Simulation; Decision Making; Hepatitis C; HIV; Operations Research; Political Systems; Prisoners; Public Policy; Social Justice; Social Medicine; Tuberculosis; United States Food and Drug Administration; Causality; Drug Approval; Drug Users; Social Determinants of Health
  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

    Research Interests
    Aedes; Arthropod Vectors; Chikungunya virus; Culex; Dengue Virus; Disease Outbreaks; Epidemiology; Genetics, Microbial; Molecular Sequence Data; RNA Viruses; West Nile virus; Directed Molecular Evolution
  • 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
  • Instructor of Public Health Practice (Microbial Diseases)

    Research Interests
    Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Developing Countries; Ghana; HIV; Hookworm Infections; Malaria; Parasitology; Public Health; Vietnam; Global Health; Nutrition Policy
  • 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
  • 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
  • Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

    Research Interests
    Gene Expression Regulation; RNA Processing, Post-Transcriptional; Trypanosoma brucei brucei; Trypanosoma brucei gambiense; Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense
  • 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
  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

    Research Interests
    Africa; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Developing Countries; Diagnosis; Epidemiology; Malaria; Parasitic Diseases; Public Health; Uganda; Global Health; Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

    Research Interests
    Ecology; Immunization; Paratyphoid Fever; Rotavirus; Typhoid Fever; Global Health
  • John Rodman Paul Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Director of Graduate Studies

    Research Interests
    Parasitic Diseases; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African; Genomics; RNA Interference
  • Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine

    Research Interests
    Environment and Public Health; HIV; Public Health; Global Health; Women's Health; Child Health
  • Associate 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
  • Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

    Research Interests
    Symbiosis; Trypanosomiasis; Tsetse Flies; Host-Pathogen Interactions

Secondary & Adjunct Faculty