Michael Cappello MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis; Director, Yale Program in International Child Health; Director, Yale World Fellows Program

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): MicrobiologyInfectious DiseasesWomen & Child Health

Microbial Pathogenesis

School of Public Health

Pediatrics: Pediatric Infectious Diseases | Child Health Research Center, Yale | Pediatric Faculty Development Group

Research Interests

Molecular parasitology; Hookworm pathogenesis & vaccine development; International child health  more...


  • B.A., Brown University, 1984
  • M.D., Georgetown University, 1988

Selected Publications

  • Humphries D, Nguyen S, Boakye D, Wilson M, Cappello M. The promise and perils of mass drug administration to control intestinal helminth infections. Curr Opin Infect Dis 2012;25:584-9
  • Mott BT, Cheng KC, Guha R, Kommer VP, Williams DL, Vermeire JJ, Cappello M, Maloney DJ, Rai G, Jadhav A, Simeonov A, Inglese J, Posner GH, Thomas CJ. A furoxan-amodiaquine hybrid as a potential therapeutic for three parasitic diseases. Med Chem Comm 2012 (in press)
  • Humphries D, Mosites M, Otchere J, Twum A, Woo L, Benham-Pyle B, Jones-Sanpei H, Harrison LM, Bungiro RD, Bosompem K, Wilson M, Cappello M. Epidemiology of hookworm infection in Kintampo North Municipality, Ghana: Patterns of malaria coinfection, anemia, and albendazole treatment failure. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2011;84:792-800



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