Federico Vaca, MD, MPH

Professor of Emergency Medicine; Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs

Research Interests

Accident Prevention; Adolescent; Alcoholic Beverages; Behavioral Medicine; Emergency Medicine; Motor Vehicles

Research Summary

The focus of Dr. Vaca's scholarly work and research is to investigate and better understand the racial and ethnic disparities in traffic-related morbidity and mortality. Moreover, it is to study traffic safety in a cultural context with a sociological and public health perspective in order to identify behavioral determinant of risk and protection that would inform the development of effective community and clinical contact intervention strategies.

Specialized Terms: Adolescent; Alcohol; Behavioral; Injury; Injury Epidemiology; Intervention; Motor Vehicle; Pedestrian; Prevention; Trauma; Health Disparities

Selected Publications

Edit this profile

Contact Info

Federico Vaca, MD, MPH
Patient Care Locations
Yale Emergency MedicineYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
View on map...
Yale Emergency MedicineYale-New Haven Shoreline Medical Center
111 Goose Lane

Guilford, CT 06437
View on map...
Mailing Address
Department of Emergency Medicine
464 Congress Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519-1315

Center for Injury Prevention and Control Research