Daniel Martin Weinberger PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biographical Info

Dan Weinberger joined the faculty at Yale School of Public Health in 2013. He earned his PhD in biological sciences from Harvard School of Public Health in 2009 with a focus on microbiology and infectious disease epidemiology. He was then a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies in the Fogarty International Center, NIH until 2012.

Dr. Weinberger's research is at the intersection of microbiology and epidemiology. Much of his work focuses on the pneumococcus, a major bacterial pathogen that causes a large burden of disease worldwide, particularly among young children and the elderly. Major research questions are related to bacterial evolution and strain dominance, bacterial-viral co-infections, and seasonal determinants of bacterial disease incidence. He also does work focused on improving the interpretation of disease surveillance data and understanding geographic variations in vaccine impact. These projects have direct relevance for interpreting post-vaccination disease data and for understanding the potential impacts of bacterial evolution on long-term vaccine effectiveness. The Weinberger lab employs a variety of tools including experimental and quantitative approaches. You can learn more about our research here.

International Activity

  • Respirtaory infection research
    Working with local investigators to understand pathogen interactions among a favela community in Salvador, Brazil
  • Studies of pneumococcal disease in adults
    Copenhagen, Denmark(2009)
    Working with local investigators to understand patterns of pneumococcal infections in adults
  • Studies of respiratory infections
    Working with pediatric infectious disease doctors to understand pneumococcal disease among Jewish and Bedouin children in southern Israel

Education & Training

Harvard University (2009)
Post-doctoral fellow
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies (2010 - 2012)

Honors & Recognition

  • Robert Austrian Award in Pneumococcal Vaccinology
    International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (2012)

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