Our faculty members conduct laboratory-based, translational, and clinical research on the rheumatic and autoimmune diseases. Laboratory and translational research programs are aimed toward understanding the pathogenesis of autoimmune, inflammatory, and infection-related rheumatic diseases, including Lyme disease, and the effects of aging and immunosuppression on human immunity. Laboratory-based and translational investigators in rheumatology collaborate closely with other Yale faculty with similar research interests through a variety of interdisciplinary programs in basic science departments, including the Department of Immunobiology and its Human Translational Immunology Program. Faculty in Immunobiology often serve as mentors for our trainees. Clinical research focuses on medical decision-making, outcomes, and quality measures in healthcare delivery, with clinical investigators collaborating with a number of faculty members in the Yale School of Public Health the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, and the Yale Program on Aging. The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation and the VA CT HealthCare System, West Haven campus, provide infrastructure and support for human subjects research.
Training faculty for our fellows and students are listed below, with their research interests and accomplishments, although we encourage our trainees to work with a variety of highly qualified mentors across the Yale School of Medicine and Yale University.
United Technologies Corporation Professor in Cancer Research and Professor of Immunobiology, of Dermatology and of Medicine (Medical Oncology)
Director, Cancer Immunology Program at Yale Cancer Center
Allergy and Immunology; Inflammation; Lymphocyte Activation; Neoplasms; Autoimmunity
Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Section Chief, Infectious Diseases
Bacteria; Viruses; West Nile virus
Humana Foundation Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Investigative Medicine
Director, Yale Program on Aging
Director, Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Director, Yale Center for Disability and Disabling Disorders
Director, Yale Training Program in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology and Aging-Related Research
Aging; Disability Evaluation; Epidemiology; Geriatrics; Geriatric Assessment; Clinical Trial