Jeffrey Townsend, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics) and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Director of Bioinformatics, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics | MicrobiologyCancer Center, Yale: Cancer Genetics & GenomicsSchool of Public Health: Biostatistics


  • Sc.D., Brown University, 1994
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 2002

Selected Publications

  • Scarpino SV, Iamarino A, Wells C, Yamin D, Ndeffo-Mbah M, Wenzel NS, Fox SJ, Nyenswah T, Altice FL, Galvani AP, Meyers LA and Townsend JP: Epidemiological and viral genomic sequence analysis of the 2014 ebola outbreak reveals clustered transmission. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Apr 1;60 (7) :1079-82. Epub 2014 Dec 15. PMID: 25516185
  • Gilbert, J.A., L.A. Meyers, A.P. Galvani, and J.P. Townsend (2014). Probabilistic uncertainty analysis of epidemiological modeling to guide public health intervention policy. Epidemics 6: 37-45.
  • McBride, R. C., Boucher, N., Park, D. S., Turner, P. E., & Townsend, J. P. (2013). Yeast response to LA virus indicates coadapted global gene expression during mycoviral infection. FEMS yeast research, 13(2), 162-179.



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