Sunil Parikh, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS | Downs International Health Student Travel Fellowship | Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases | Parikh Lab | YSPH Global Health Concentration

Infectious Diseases

MacMillan Center: African Studies

Office of Cooperative Research

Yale Institute for Global Health


Professor Parikh’s research interests focus on translational studies of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Parikh focuses upon several aspects of malaria: early host immune responses to infection, human genetics, and treatment. Current projects include: (1) understanding host factors affecting response to artemisinin-based antimalarial therapies using a combination of individual and population-based pharmacologic approaches to inform treatment guidelines; 2) characterizing the impact of host genetic and transcriptional variability in early immune responses to malaria; and 3) understanding the impact of the HIV epidemic on the treatment of malaria in co-endemic regions. Dr. Parikh has ongoing projects in several African countries, including Uganda, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria. Dr. Parikh received his M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his medical residency training at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. After completing his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Francisco and Masters in Public Health at UC Berkeley he joined the faculty at UCSF. He recently joined the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases in the Yale School of Public Health.

Education & Training

MPH University of California at Berkeley (2005)
MD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1998)
Fellow University of California - San Francisco
Resident Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Boston

Honors & Recognition

  • Hecht-Albert Pilot Innovation Award for Junior FacultyGlobal Health Leadership Institute (2016)


  • Viviendas Leon Leon, Nicaragua (2011)

    Board Member, Community development non-profit working in Nicaragua

  • Alliance for Stroke Awareness and Prevention Project New Delhi, India; Kampala, Uganda (2011)

    Board Member, Non-profit working in Uganda and India on projects related to stroke prevention, such as hypertension screening.

  • Malaria Research Burkina Faso (2006)

    Translational research on host response and susceptibility to malaria

  • Malaria research Uganda (2002)

    Translational research in antimalarial therapy and epidemiology

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Contact Info

Sunil Parikh, MD, MPH
Patient Care Location
Yale Infectious DiseasesYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Lab Location
60 College Street, Ste 7th floor
New Haven, CT 06510
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Office Location
60 College Street, Ste 724
New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases60 College Street
P.O. Box 208322

New Haven, CA 06520