Jeremy I Schwartz MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Firm Chief, Yale Primary Care Residency Program; Faculty, Global Health Leadership Institute

Biographical Info

Dr. Schwartz is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Schwartz is a Firm Chief on the general medicine inpatient teaching service at Yale-New Haven Hospital St. Raphael Campus, overseeing patient care and teaching activities on Verdi 5 North. He places an emphasis on patient quality and safety and the patient experience and engages in research in those realms.

Globally, his focus centers around non-communicable diseases (NCDs). He is an active member of the global NCD advocacy movement. He serves on the Advisory Council of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network and is a member of the East African NCD Alliance post-2015 Implementation Initiative. His research focuses on health system strengthening related to NCDs. He is the US-based co-Director of the Uganda Initiative for the Integrated Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (UINCD). This multi-sectoral collaboration brings together leaders from the Ugandan Ministry of Health, academia (Yale School of Medicine and Makerere University College of Health Sciences), civil society organizations, and the health system to address the often fragmented nature of NCD service delivery and training. He is also the Director of Chronic Disease Integration and Delivery Science at the Yale Equity Research and Innovation Center (ERIC). Within ERIC, he is Medical Director of the Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN), a large cohort study of non-communicable diseases. Dr. Schwartz has been directing "Topics in Global Medicine" (formerly the Tropical Medicine Course) since 2010. This interdisciplinary elective course for health professions students at Yale presents a wide range of globally relevant health issues in an interactive format.

International Activity

  • Uganda Initiative for the Integrated Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (UINCD)
    US-based Co-Director. The mission of UINCD is to build capacity in the realms of prevention, care, training, and research to enable the provision of effective and integrated care along the NCD management spectrum.
  • Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN)
    Trinidad and Tobago; Barbados; Puerto Rico; U.S. Virgin Islands(2012)
    Medical Director

Education & Training

Cornell University (2000)
Univ of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry (2006)
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (2006 - 2010)
Global Health Chief Resident
Yale Primary Care Residency Program, Internal Medicine (2010 - 2011)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, Board Certified  (2010)
Board Certification
Pediatrics, Board Certified  (2010)

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