Amy Caroline Justice, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Public Health (Health Policy); Section Chief of General Internal Medicine VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Research Interests

HIV Infections

Public Health Interests


Research Organizations


Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine

Medical Informatics, Yale Center for

Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Research Summary

Dr. Justice has done research in outcomes in chronic HIV infection, for the past 16 years. Her goal is to use HIV infection as a model for improving outcomes in chronic disease by studying the association between mutable mediators of clinical outcome in HIV and intervening on these mediators. She is the Principal Investigator on the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS). This research, initially funded by career development awards from the National Institute on Aging and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, considers the complex roles of aging, symptoms, medical treatment, adherence, patient-provider relationships, disease severity, and medical and psychiatric comorbid illness in determining survival and quality of life for people with HIV infection. VACS has received 5 years of funding from NIAAA to conduct an expansion of the study to include HIV negative controls and additional study sites. The study is focused on understanding the likely interactive and overlapping role of alcohol use and abuse in determining outcomes among veterans aging with HIV infection and comparing this role to age-race-site matched HIV negative veterans.

Extensive Research Description

Veterans Aging Cohort Study

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Amy Caroline Justice, MD, PhD
Office Location
VA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue, Ste Building 35a Room 2-212 (11-ACSLG)

West Haven, CT 06516
Mailing Address
Bldg. 35A, Room 2-212 (11-ACSLG)950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

Curriculum Vitae

Veterans Aging Cohort Study