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

  • Office: (203) 785-2747

Aksoy, Serap

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests: African trypanosomes; Bacterial symbionts of tsetse flies

  • Office: (203) 737-2180

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

  • Office: (203) 499-7351

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
  • Lab: (203) 737-5103

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

  • Office: (203) 737-4320
  • 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 Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 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