Daniel Martin Weinberger PhD
Instructor in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)
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 approaches and statistical and bioinformatics analyses.
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)