Faculty Mentors

This list is not complete, but includes faculty who have mentored students in the past or who are interested in serving as mentors in the future.

Abdala, Nadia

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests: Virus inactivation studies; HIV prevention research; Alcohol related HIV risk behaviors; HIV risk reduction interventions; Women's reproductive health studies

    Aksoy, Serap

    Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

    Research Interests: African trypanosomes; Bacterial symbionts of tsetse flies

      Ali, Ather

      Associate Research Scientist in Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)
      Integrative Medicine Specialist, Yale Stress Center

      Research Interests: Medically unexplained symptoms; Fibromyalgia; Clinical Trials; Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM); Integrative medicine; Nutrition; Dietary supplements; Irritable bowel syndrome; Vaccines; Health claims; Unconventional laboratory testing

      Clinical Interests: integrative medicine; complementary / alternative medicine; naturopathic medicine; chronic disease; pain; fibromyalgia; irritable bowel syndrome; cardiovascular risk reduction; prevention; nutrition; dietary supplements; naturopath; natural; holistic

      • Office: (203) 737-2971
      • Appt: (203) 737-3398

      Altice, Frederick Lewis

      Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)
      Director, Clinical and Community Research
      Director, HIV in Prisons Program
      Director, Community Health Care Van
      Icon Professor of Medicine, University of Malaya-Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA)
      Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

      Research Interests: Interface between infectious diseases and substance abuse; HIV, HCV, and tuberculosis treatment in vulnerable populations (including injection drug users and prison inmates); Antiretroviral therapy; extended release naltrexone, buprenorphine and methadone treatment in management of co-morbid conditions; Healthcare integration; Adherence interventions; Behavioral interventions

      Clinical Interests: Infectious diseases; HIV/AIDS; Viral hepatitis (HBV, HCV) and Tuberculosis; Addiction Medicine (Opioid substitution therapy, Pharmacotherapy for alcohol dependence; Methamphetamine Abuse); Motivational Interviewing; Health Services Research; Implementation Science, Global Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology

      • Office: (203) 737-2883

      Bradley, Elizabeth H.

      Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and of Faculty of Arts and Sciences
      Director, Yale Global Health Initiative
      Faculty Director, Global Health Leadership Institute
      Master, Branford College, Yale College

      Research Interests: Global health; Implementation science; Hospice care; Cardiovascular disease and quality of care; Management research

        Bucala, Richard

        Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pathology and Residential College Associate Fellow in Faculty of Arts and Sciences

        Research Interests: Mechanisms by which host immunity converts from a protective response to one producing disease and tissue pathology; Emergence of steroid resistance; Biochemical, biological, and genetic characterization of the MIF cytokine family; MIF's role in malaria and global infectious diseases; Pharmacologic immuniomodulation of the MIF pathway; Role of fibrocytes in different systemic fibroses

        Clinical Interests: General Rheumatology; Autoimmune Diseases; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Systemic Fibrosis; Y-NHH Consultation

        • Office: (203) 785-2453

        Cappello, Michael

        Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis
        Director, Yale Program in International Child Health
        Director, Yale World Fellows Program

        Research Interests: Molecular parasitology; Hookworm pathogenesis & vaccine development; International child health

        Clinical Interests: Infectious Diseases; Tropical Medicine and Parasitology; International Adoption

        • Appt: (203) 785-4730

        Diuk-Wasser, Maria Ana

        Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

        Research Interests: Disease ecology; Eco-epidemiology; Spatio-temporal risk modeling; Lyme disease; Babesiosis; Emerging zoonoses; Pathogen interactions; Tick-borne diseases; Dengue; West Nile virus;

        • Office: (203) 785-4434
        • Lab: (203) 785-2227

        Elimelech, Menachem

        Roberto Goizueta Prof Chemical & Environmental Engineering
        Department Chair

          Fennie, Kristopher Paul

          Rsrch Scientist Sch of Nursing

          Research Interests: Infectious disease epidemiology in disenfranchised populations (HIV, HCV, STIs). Relationship between patient and provider in these populations. Medication adherence to HAART. Measurement issues in adherence. HIV, HCV, and blood borne pathogen education in China.

            Forsyth, Brian W

            Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) and Associate Professor in the Child Study Center
            Associate Director for International Research, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS
            Medical Director, Pediatric Primary Care Center, Yale-New Haven Hospital

            Research Interests: Pediatric HIV infection

            Clinical Interests: General pediatrics; Pediatric HIV infection

            • Office: (203) 688-2475
            • Appt: (203) 688-5555

            Friedland, Gerald

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

            Research Interests: HIV care; Injection drug use and HIV; Anti-retroviral agents; Tuberculosis, HIV and TB drug resistant TB; Prevention and treatment in vulnerable populations

            Clinical Interests: Infectious diseases; HIV care

            • Office: (203) 688-6959
            • Appt: (203) 688-5303

            Gelernter, Joel

            Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neurobiology
            Director, Division of Human Genetics (Psychiatry)

            Research Interests: Complex trait genetics; Psychiatric genetics; Population genetics; Substance dependence; Gene mapping

            • Office: (203) 932-1x35 x3590

            Grigorenko, Elena Leonidovna

            Emily Fraser Beede Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Psychology

            Research Interests: Psychology; Learning disabilities; Neuropsychiatric genetics

            Clinical Interests: Yale Academic Skills Clinic (www.yale.edu/eglab/yasc)

            • Office: (203) 737-2316
            • Lab: (203) 785-7605
            • Appt: (203) 737-3502

            Gupta, Jhumka

            Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

            Research Interests: Gender-based violence; Reproductive health; HIV; Mental health; Refugee; Immigrant; Human trafficking; Conflict settings

            • Office: (203) 737-4656

            Heimer, Robert

            Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pharmacology
            Director, Emerging Infections Program

            Research Interests: Mortality and morbidity in relation to injection drug use; HIV and hepatitis C transmission; Evaluation of prevention and treatment for people who inject drugs

            • Office: (203) 785-6732

            Humphries, Debbie L

            Clinical Instructor in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

            Research Interests: Hookworm infection; nutrition and susceptibility to infection;

              Jubanyik, Karen Jean

              Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
              Director, Emergency Medicine Clerkship

              Clinical Interests: Emergency medicine; palliative care; bioethics, women's health

              • Office: (203) 785-6951
              • Appt: (203) 688-2222

              Kershaw, Trace

              Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

              Research Interests: HIV/STD prevention; Reproductive epidemiology; Maternal-child health epidemiology

                Khoshnood, Kaveh

                Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)
                Program Director- BA-BS/MPH Program in Public Health at Yale
                Program Director – Global Health Studies Program at Yale College

                Research Interests: Infectious disease epidemiology

                  Ko, Albert Icksang

                  Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
                  Department Chair - Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

                  Research Interests: Urban slum health, Leptospirosis; Dengue; Bacterial meningitis; Vaccine preventable diseases

                    Krumholz, Harlan M

                    Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Investigative Medicine and of Public Health (Health Policy)
                    Co-Director, Clinical Scholars Program
                    Director, Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

                    Research Interests: Outcomes research in cardiovascular disease

                    Clinical Interests: Clinical cardiology; echocardiography; public health; internal medicine; health outcomes;

                    • Office: (203) 764-5885

                    Lazenby, James Mark

                    Assistant Professor of Nursing and Residential College Associate Fellow in Faculty of Arts and Sciences

                      Leckman, James Frederick

                      Neison Harris Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Pediatrics and of Psychiatry

                      Research Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry; Tourette's syndrome; Obsessive/compulsive disorder (OCD)

                      Clinical Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry; Tourette's syndrome; Obsessive/compulsive disorder (OCD)

                      • Office: (203) 785-7971
                      • Appt: (203) 785-5880

                      Malison, Robert

                      Professor of Psychiatry
                      Director, Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU)
                      Director, Neuroscience Research Training Program
                      Chief, Cocaine Research Clinic

                      Research Interests: Neurobiology and genetics of substance dependence disorders; Psychostimulant (cocaine and methamphetamine) dependence; Drug abuse; Sleep and cognition; Impulsivity and stimulants

                      • Office: (203) 974-7557
                      • Appt: (203) 974-7560

                      Paltiel, A. David

                      Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and of Management

                      Research Interests: Operations research; Disease simulation modeling

                        Panter-Brick, Catherine Sophie

                        Prof.FASATH Anthro,Hlth&Global Aff

                          Parikh, Sunil

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

                          Research Interests: Translation research in malaria; Pharmacology of antimalarials; HIV-malaria co-infection; Host response to malaria infection; Innate immunity to malaria

                            Perez-Escamilla, Rafael

                            Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
                            Director, Office of Public Health Practice
                            Director, Global Health Concentration

                            Research Interests: Breastfeeding; Household food security measurement and outcomes; Maternal HIV and child development; Community health workers; Type 2 diabetes; Community nutrition program design and evaluation; Maternal-child public health nutrition; Health disparities

                              Rohrbaugh, Robert M

                              Professor of Psychiatry
                              Deputy Chair for Education and Career Development, Department of Psychiatry
                              Residency Program Director, Department of Psychiatry
                              Director, Office of International Medical Student Education, Yale School of Medicine

                              Research Interests: Undergraduate Medical Education; Post-graduate (Residency) Education; Electronic Medical Record; Practice Based Learning

                              • Office: (203) 737-2433

                              Rosenheck, Robert

                              Professor of Psychiatry and of Public Health (Health Policy)

                              Research Interests: Homelessness; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

                              • Office: (203) 932-5711 x3723

                              Schottenfeld, Richard S

                              Professor of Psychiatry

                              Research Interests: Addictions; Behavioral Treatments; Buprenorphine; Methadone; Opioid Dependence; Alcohol Dependence; Stimulant Abuse; Chronic Pain

                              Clinical Interests: Addiction Psychiatry

                              • Office: (974) 734-3205

                              Sofair, Andre N.

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

                              Research Interests: Emerging infectious diseases

                              Clinical Interests: General internal medicine; Hepatitis C

                              • Office: (203) 573-6574
                              • Appt: (203) 573-7284

                              Vazquez, Marietta

                              Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) and of Nursing

                              Research Interests: Evaluating effectiveness of pediatric vaccines--varicella vaccine, Lyme vaccine, Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, Influenza vaccine, and rotavirus vaccines; Assessing the longterm outcomes of children infected with Lyme disease; Describing the clinical epidemiology of newly diagnosed-respiratory infections in children

                              Clinical Interests: Infectious disease; HIV; viral disease; sexually transmitted disease; pneumococcus; influenza, Rotavirus, Lyme disease; varicella; varicella zoster virus; vaccine efficacy in children

                              • Office: (203) 737-6018
                              • Appt: (203) 688-5555

                              Warner, John Harley

                              Avalon Professor in the History of Medicine and Professor of American Studies and of History
                              Chair, History of Medicine

                              Research Interests: History of medicine; Medical education; Professionalism; Public health; Clinical medicine; Experimental life science

                              • Office: (203) 785-4338

                              Womack, Julie A

                              Assistant Professor of Nursing

                                Wu, Barry Jason

                                Clinical Professor of Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing