Elijah Paintsil, MBChB

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pharmacology; Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: Pediatric Infectious Diseases | Pediatric Specialty Center

Pharmacology: Secondary Faculty

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS | Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Cancer Center, Yale: Virus and Other Infection-associated Cancers

Office of International Medical Student Education

Office of Student Research

Virology laboratories

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology: DNA Dynamics | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology: Human Disease Pathology, Physiology and Intervention; Virology and Immunology

Yale Medical Group

Global Health Initiative: Infectious Diseases | Women & Child Health

Office of Cooperative Research


The Paintsil laboratory focuses on increasing our understanding of the host determinants of individual differences in response to antiretroviral therapy; biomarkers and pathogenesis of increasing incidence of cancers in HIV treatment-experienced individuals.

Education & Training

MBChB Ghana Medical School (1992)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Resident Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Intern Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Intern Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana

Honors & Recognition

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow (2003)

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Member (2003)

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, Member (2002)

Professional Service

  • Global Health Leadership Initiative Yale University (2009)

  • Council, African Studies (2003)

International Activity

  • Infectious Diseases Research Sao Paulo, Brazil (2009)

    Capacity building

  • 1. Studying the effect of malaria during pregnancy on mother-to-child-transmission of HIV. 2) Surrogate biomarkers for monitoring HIV therapy and disease progression of Pediatric HIV in resource limited setting Accra, Ghana (2006)

    Yale-Ghana Partnership in Global Infectious Diseases Research with the mission of accelerating progress in Infectious Diseases and Public Health research in Africa through collaborative partnerships that effectively build intrinsic research capacity, reverse “brain-drain” by strengthening academic...

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