Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD

Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases | YSPH Global Health Concentration

Yale Cancer Center: Virus and Other Infection-associated Cancers

Yale Institute for Global Health


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 Bronx 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 sexual and reproductive health and rights, and prevention of  HIV transmission among general and key populations, including mother-to-child.

Education & Training

PhD Columbia University, Epidemiology (1990)
MPhil Columbia University, Epidemiology (1987)
MSc London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Community Health in Developing Countries (1981)
DPH Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene, Public Health (1981)
MD Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1977)
BA Stanford University, Human Biology (1974)
Mellon Foundation Fellowship Columbia University
Fellow in Clinical Epidemiology Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Pediatrics Internship and Residency Presbyterian (Babies) Hospital

Honors & Recognition

  • honorary Master of Arts degree (M.A., privatim)Yale University (2018)

  • See C.V. (2017)


  • HIV implementation and prevention science research New Haven, United States (2017)

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Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD
Mailing Addresses
Yale School of Public Health
P.O. Box 208034

New Haven, CT 06520-8034
Yale School of Public Health
60 College St., Suite 212

New Haven, CT 06510-3201

Yale School of Public Health