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.

  • 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; wellness

  • 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 and management; Implementation science; Cardiovascular disease and quality of care; Hospice care

  • Office:(203) 499-7351

Bucala, Richard

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

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) 785-2454
  • 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) 932-5711 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

      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; food security; practice based community health research; community research capacity

      • Office:(203) 785-5553

      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

      • Office:(203) 785-3441

      Khoshnood, Kaveh

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

      Research Interests:Infectious disease epidemiology

      • Office:(203) 785-2920

      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

      • Office:(203) 785-6269

      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:General cardiology; health outcomes; public health

      • Office:(203) 764-5885

      Lazenby, James Mark

      Assistant Professor of Nursing

        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), of Faculty of Arts and Sciences and of Management

        Research Interests:Operations research; Disease simulation modeling

        • Office:(203) 785-2854

        Panter-Brick, Catherine Sophie

        Professor of Anthropology and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

        • Office:(203) 645-0164

        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

        • Office:(203) 737-7906

        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

        • Office:(203) 737-5882

        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:(203) 974-7349

        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) 789-6238
        • 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