Mari Armstrong-Hough, MPH, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Obesity Research Working Group

Yale Institute for Global Health


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. She directs the Mixed-Methods Fellowship of the Pulmonary Complications of AIDS Research Training Program.

Her recent publications include work on social barriers to routine contact investigation and evaluation for TB, uptake of home-based HIV testing, and availability of essential medicines for NCDs in sub-Saharan Africa. Her book on the diabetes epidemics of Japan and the United States, Biomedicalization and the Practice of Culture, is available from the University of North Carolina Press. An expert on mixed methods research, she has conducted fieldwork in the United States, Japan, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Nepal and is proficient in Japanese. Before coming to Yale, she taught at Davidson College, Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan, and Duke University. She holds a PhD in sociology from Duke, an MA in East Asian studies from Duke, an MPH in applied biostatistics and epidemiology from Yale, and a BA in sociology, history, and political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Education & Training

MPH Yale University (2016)
PhD Duke University (2011)


  • Community interventions for prevention of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths Jimma, Ethiopia (2018)

  • mHealth Contact Investigation Study Kampala, Uganda (2016)

  • Biomedicalization and the Practice of Culture Tokyo, Japan (2011)

    Book research.

  • Working Group on Bhutanese Refugees Damak, Nepal (2009 - 2011)

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