Luke Davis, MD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) | Downs International Health Student Travel Fellowship | Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases | YSPH Global Health Concentration

Internal Medicine: Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Yale Center for Implementation Science (YCIS)

Yale Institute for Global Health

Yale Medicine


I am a pulmonary/critical care physician and epidemiologist seeking to improve diagnostic evaluation and case finding for tuberculosis (TB) using translational research and implementation science. 

I teach a graduate course on implementation science and mentor master's and doctoral students at the Yale School of Public Health. I lead a Fogarty research training program on TB and other pulmonary complications of HIV/AIDS in Uganda.

I attend in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and the Winchester TB Clinic at Yale-New Haven Hospital as a Yale Medicine physician. I enjoy caring for patients and families, and teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.

Education & Training

MS University of California San Francisco (2008)
MD Vanderbilt University (2000)
AB Princeton University (1995)
Fellowship Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of California San Francisco
Residency Osler Medical Service, Johns Hopkins Hospital


  • TB Education and Counseling in HIV-prevalent settings (TEACH) Tugela Ferry, South Africa; Kampala, Uganda (2017 - 2018)

    This preliminary study will use implementation science to adapt and introduce a intervention to improve uptake of guidelines on education and counseling among HIV-TB co-infected patients initiating TB treatment in South Africa and Uganda.

  • Severe Illness Management Support (SIMS) Kasese, Uganda (2014)

    Prospective pragmatic trial of a complex implementation intervention to improve health worker uptake of WHO severe illness guidelines at multiple general hospitals in Western Uganda

  • Pulmonary Complications of AIDS Research Training (PART) Program Kampala, Uganda (2013)

    Research training program for Ugandan junior investigators interested in applying translational research methods to the study of TB and other pulmonary complications of HIV/AIDS

  • Uganda TB Implementation Research Consortium (U-TIRC) Kampala, Uganda (2008)

    Implementation research to improve diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in partnership with the Uganda National TB Programme and Makerere University. Ongoing projects focus on contact investigation, pediatric TB diagnosis and management, single-specimen microscopy, and Xpert MTB/RIF...

  • Mulago Inpatient Novel Diagnosis of Pneumonia (MIND) Study Kampala, Uganda (2005)

    A cross-sectional study examining the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and other pulmonary complications of HIV at Mulago Hospital

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Contact Info

Luke Davis, MD
Office Location
Room 62060 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Epidemiology of Microbial DiseasesP.O. Box 208034
New Haven, CT 06520-8034
The long road to tuberculosis diagnosis. Lake Victoria, Entebbe, Uganda.

Patients seeking evaluation for cough and other symptoms of tuberculosis in low-income countries like Uganda take long and often circuitous journeys to access basic diagnostic services.