James Meek

James Meek

MPH
Associate Director School of Public Health and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Associate Director, Yale Emerging Infections Program

Contact Information

James Meek, MPH

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Yale Emerging Infections Program

    One Church Street, 7th Floor

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States

James Meek

Appointments

Biography

Mr. Meek is the associate director of the Yale office of the Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, a joint effort between the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, the Yale School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. This CDC-funded program is one of ten programs nationwide that seek to assess, through population-based surveillance, the public health impact of emerging infectious diseases and to evaluate methods for their prevention and control in the community (http://www.cdc.gov/ncpdcid/deiss/eip/index.html).

In the EIP, Mr. Meek has overseen the establishment and maintenance of regional and statewide population-based surveillance systems for multiple emerging infections (foodborne disease, tickborne disease, liver disease, HPV disease, fungal disease, respiratory disease) and, based on surveillance findings, implemented research studies (case-control, cohort, vaccine effectiveness) to identify risk factors and evaluate prevention programs. The Yale office of the Connecticut EIP has provided training in surveillance and applied public health to over 200 MPH/doctoral students through internships, practicum experiences and thesis projects.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    University of Connecticut (2000)

Departments & Organizations