Frederick Lewis 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

Departments & Organizations

Infectious Diseases

Internal Medicine: Infectious Diseases: AIDS Care Program; YCCR | Viral Hepatitis Program

Office of International Medical Student Education

Office of Student Research

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Yale Medical Group

Biography

Frederick L. Altice is a professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health and is a clinician, clinical epidemiologist, intervention and implementation science researcher at Yale University School of Medicine and School of Public Health. Dr. Altice’s primary research project focuses on the interface between infectious diseases and substance use disorders and he has a special interest in Global Health. He also has a number of projects working in the criminal justice system, including transitional programs addressing infectious diseases, medication-assisted therapies (methadone, buprenorphine, extended release naltrexone), mental illness and social instability. Specific topics include alcohol and opioid use disorders on HIV treatment outcomes, HIV and substance abuse treatment, interface with the criminal justice system, and pharmacokinetic drug interactions between treatment for substance use disorders and antiretroviral and tuberculosis therapy. His research has focused on development of and evaluation of interventions to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy. Newer research interventions are using mobile technology to improve engagement in treatment and to promote medication adherence. Additionally, his research, using health services research techniques and implementation science, seeks to understand integration of methadone, buprenorphine and extended released naltrexone and its role in primary and secondary HIV prevention, including linkage to and retention in care. His work has emerged primarily with a global health focus with funded research projects internationally in Malaysia, Ukraine, Russia, Central Asia, Peru, and Indonesia. He has participated in projects through the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. He is currently also collaborating on projects with the WHO, UNAIDS, USAID, PEPFAR and UNODC. Current internationally funded projects in dedicated research sites that are being conducted in Malaysia, Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Peru. His sites in Malaysia, Peru and Ukraine are dedicatedsites for the Global Health Equity Scholars Fogarty Training Program and the Doris Duke International Fellowship program.

Education & Training

MD Emory University (1986)
Resident Yale University School of Medicine
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Appointed as Icon Professor of Medicine, Centre for Excellence in Research in AIDS (CERiA) at University of MalayaInfectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya (2009)

  • National Hope is a Vaccine" Award RecipientGAIA, Global Alliance to Immunize against AIDS (2008)

  • Board of Permanent OfficersYale University School of Medicine (2009)

Professional Service

  • World Health Organization Guidelines Committee for Treatment of HIV and Tuberculosis Among Drug Users. (2009)

  • Correctional Academic Liaison Meeting (CALM), CT. Department of Corrections. (2008)

  • NIDA K Training & Career Development Subcommittee, National Institute on Drug Abuse Initial Review Group (2001)

  • Advisory Committee, Connecticut AIDS Drug Assistance Program (CADAP) (2002)

  • The Open Public Health Journal, Open Infectious Diseases Journal, International Journal of Prisoner Health (2008)

  • AIDS Reader, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAIDS, JAMA (2003)

  • Clinical Infectious Diseases, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (2005)

  • Addiction, Journal of General Internal Medicine, International Journal of Prison Health Care (2008)

  • Symposium Chair, International AIDS Society Conference, 2009, Cape Town, South Africa (2009)

  • American Public Health Association (1992)

  • American College of Physicians (1993)

  • Infectious Disease Society of America (1993)

  • International AIDS Society (1994)

  • Society for Correctional Physicians (1997)

  • American Correctional Association (2001)

  • AAHIVM-American Academy of HIV Medicine (2004)

  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (2005)

  • American Board of Correctional Medicine (2009)

  • Research Director, AIDS Project Hartford (2007)

  • Executive Board, Liberty Community Services, Inc. New Haven CT. (2008)

  • Yale School of Medicine M.D. Thesis Mentor Council. Office of Student Research. (2008 - 2009)

  • Morse College, Yale University (1995)

  • Board of Permanent Officers, Yale Univ. School of Medicine (2009)

  • Clinical Core Committee, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) (2007)

  • Scientific Advisory Board, Center for Drug Abuse and AIDS Research (CDAAR) P30 grant at Tufts University, School of Medicine. (2007)

  • Student Mentor Yale University School of Medicine (1995)

International Activity

  • Studies of Alcohol and Drug Use Among MSM in Peru Lima, Peru (2011 - 2016)

    Biobehavioral Surveys, RCTs of XR-NTX among HIV+ MSM with alcohol use disorders and RCTs of early vs late initiation of ART among newly seroconverted MSM. This is a Fogarty International Global Health Equity Scholars site.

  • HIV, Opioid, Substance abuse, Malaysia Malaysia (2010)

    Intervention of HIV, Drug Use and the Criminal Justice System in Malaysia

  • HIV, Tuberculosis and Drug Dependence In Iran Iran (2009)

    This involves three projects: 1. HIV and TB Coinfection Among Drug Users in Iran 2. Treatment for Opioid Dependence Among Individuals with HIV or TB 3. Prisoners and Methadone Maintenance.

  • Opioid Dependence and HIV in Malaysia Malaysia (2009)

    In 2005, the Malaysian government changed its policies toward substance abuse by implementing syringe exchange programs and methadone maintenance programs. Professor Altice has been a consultant in developing and evaluating the new policies and have since begun several different studies in Malaysia...

  • Infectious Diseases and Addiction Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2005)

    Funded Research Activities with Centre of Excellence in Research on AIDS (CERiA). Projects are extensive and include epidemiological studies with vulnerable populations including prisoners, female sex workers, men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs. Current studies also include...

  • HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Addiction Ukraine (2005)

    Technical Assistance and Research, Developed integrated health care delivery system, Rolled out buprenorphine and methadone

  • Opioid Dependence and HIV in Ukraine Ukraine (2005)

    Since 2005, Professor Altice have trained the physicians on treatment of opioid dependence, HIV and tuberculosis. Specifically, in collaboration with his Ukrainian colleagues, They introduced the first pilot buprenorphine treatment programs in the country. They are now participating in the...

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Frederick Lewis Altice, MD
Patient Care Locations
Hartford Square West
146 Wyllys Street, Ste #2-205

Hartford, CT 06106
Lippard Lab for Clinical Investigation
15 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Lab Location
270 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
Office Location
Yale University AIDS Program135 College Street, Ste Suite 323
New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Yale University AIDS Program135 College Street
Suite 323

New Haven, CT 06510-2283

Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Yale Clinical and Community Research Center