Daniel Martin Weinberger, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Climate Change and Health | Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases: Vaccine Group | Public Health Modeling Concentration | Weinberger Lab | YSPH Global Health Concentration

CPIRT - Pulmonary Infection Research and Treatment


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.

Education & Training

PhD Harvard University (2009)
Post-doctoral fellow Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health

Honors & Recognition

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


  • Pneumococcal vaccine impacts in Latin America (Pneumo VIPR) Santiago, Chile; Florianópolis, Brazil; Bogota, Colombia (2014 - 2016)

  • Respirtaory infection research Salvador, Brazil (2013)

    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

  • Transmission of respiratory infections Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel (2008)

    Collaboration to understand epidemiology of respiratory infections (pneumococcus, Staphylococcus, Haemophilus) in southern Israel and in children living in central Israel, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank.

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