Faculty Mentors

This list is not comprehensive, but includes faculty who have mentored students in the past or who are interested in serving as mentors in the future. You should be able to contact them relatively easily; email is typically the best way to begin.

In addition, there is a group of designated Global Health Faculty Advisors across several of the departments who are an excellent resource for identifying possible faculty mentors within their departments. They are as follows:

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Nadia Abdala, PhD, DVM

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Global Health; HIV Infections; Intervention Studies; Women's Health; Reproductive Health Services; Virus Inactivation

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Serap Aksoy, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Trypanosomiasis, African; Tsetse Flies; Global Health

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Ather Ali, ND, MPH, MHS

Associate Research Scientist in Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)

Director, Yale Adult and Pediatric Integrative Medicine Clinic

Research Interests

Fibromyalgia; Pain; Preventive Medicine; Public Health; Vaccines; Evidence-Based Medicine; Dietary Supplements; Nutritional Sciences; Integrative Medicine

Clinical Interests

Complementary Therapies; Chronic Disease; Digestive System Diseases; Fibromyalgia; Health Promotion; Holistic Health; Naturopathy; Obesity; Pain; Preventive Medicine; Research Design; Health Behavior; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Nutritional Sciences; Integrative Medicine

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Frederick Altice, MD

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

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Behavioral Medicine; Community Medicine; Epidemiology; Hepatitis, Viral, Human; Social Medicine; Global Health; HIV Infections; Cognitive Therapy; AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections; Infectious Disease Medicine; Community-Based Participatory Research; Chemicals and Drugs; Health Care

Clinical Interests

Adult; Alcohol Drinking; Communicable Diseases; HIV; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Substance-Related Disorders

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Linda Arnold, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine

Director, Medical Student Sub-Internship

Director, Pediatric Global Health Track

Research Interests

Emergency Medicine; Pediatrics; Global Health; Medical Errors

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Elizabeth Bradley, PhD, MBA

Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, Master of Branford College, Professor of Public Health and Faculty Director of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute

Research Interests

Angola; Cardiovascular Diseases; China; Ethiopia; Hospices; Palliative Care; Public Health; Quality of Health Care; Rwanda; Tanzania; Global Health; Health Care

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Richard Bucala, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pathology

Research Interests

Africa; Epidemiology; Macrophage Migration-Inhibitory Factors; Malaria; Pathology; Public Health; Rheumatology; Stem Cells; Global Health; Communicable Diseases, Emerging; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Michael Cappello, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis

Chair, Council on African Studies, Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies

co-Director, Yale Africa Initiative

Research Interests

Africa, Western; Developing Countries; Ghana; Hookworm Infections; Malaria; Microbiology; Pediatrics; Public Health; Tropical Medicine; Global Health; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Jamie Childs, ScD

Senior Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Bartonella; Borrelia; Hantavirus; Leptospira; Lyme Disease; Rabies; Rickettsia; Global Health; Zoonoses; Arenavirus

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Mayur Desai, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Director, Advanced Professional MPH Program

Core Faculty, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program

Research Interests

Mental Disorders; Cardiovascular Diseases; Epidemiologic Methods; Health Services Research; Public Health; Quality of Health Care; Veterans; Global Health; Emigrants and Immigrants

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