Michael Cappello, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis; Chair, Council on African Studies, Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies; co-Director, Yale Africa Initiative

Departments & Organizations

Infectious Diseases

Women & Child Health

Microbial Pathogenesis

Office of Student Research

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

School of Public Health

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology: Parasistes

Yale Medical Group

Biography

Michael Cappello MD is Professor of Pediatrics, Microbial Pathogenesis, and Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine. In addition to his medical school appointments, Dr. Cappello also chairs the Council on African Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale and co-directs the Yale Africa Initiative. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in Biomedical Ethics and received his MD from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. After training in adult and Pediatric infectious diseases at Yale, he joined the faculty in 1995. Dr. Cappello oversees a laboratory and field based research program focused on the global health impact of infectious diseases. He is a 2007 recipient of the Bailey K Ashford medal, awarded by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene “for distinguished work in tropical medicine.” In addition to research, Dr. Cappello provides clinical care as an Infectious Diseases specialist at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. He is also co-founder of the Yale Partnerships for Global Health, an initiative that advances scientific knowledge, promotes international understanding, and builds human capacity through collaborative research and training. From 2007-15, Dr. Cappello directed the Yale World Fellows Program, a multi-disciplinary, campus-wide initiative whose mission is to cultivate and inspire a global network of leaders committed to positive change. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Education & Training

MD Georgetown University (1988)
BA Brown University, Biomedical Ethics (1984)
Infectious Diseases Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Intern & Resident Georgetown University

Honors & Recognition

  • MemberCouncil on Foreign Relations (2014)

  • Listed in “Best Doctors in America” (2013)

  • Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa Misericordia University (2012)

  • Bailey K. Ashford Medal, awarded "for distinguished work in tropical medicine."American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2007)

  • Member (elected)American Society for Clinical Investigation (2005)

  • PresidentNew England Association of Parasitologists (2001)

  • Member (Elected)Society for Pediatric Research (2000)

Professional Service

  • Yale School of Medicine Senior Appointments and Promotions Committee (2007 - 2011)

  • Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics (2012)

  • The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies (2007 - 2015)

  • Gruber Fellowship for Global Justice and Women’s Rights, Yale Law School (2013)

  • Microbiology and Infectious Diseases-B Study Section National Institutes of Health (2009 - 2015)

  • Director, Yale World Fellows Program (2007 - 2015)

  • Director Yale Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program (2007)

  • Editorial Board Infection and Immunity (2008)

  • Associate Editor PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (2006)

  • Editorial Board American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2004 - 2012)

  • Editorial Board Concise Reviews of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (2003 - 2011)

International Activity

  • Yale Partnershps in Global Health Accra, Ghana; Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (2007)

    The Yale Partnerships in Global Health consist of bi-directional research and training programs designed to build research capacity in diseases of major public health importance. The Ghana-Yale Partnership includes formal research and training collaborations with the University of Ghana, KNUST, the...

  • Parasitic Disease and Maternal-Child Health Ghana; Guatemala; Uganda (2006)

    Dr. Cappello is actively engaged in collaborative studies aimed at defining the role of parasitic diseases, including soil transmitted helminths and malaria, on childhood growth, nutritional status, and immune function. Field based studies focus on the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the...

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Contact Info

Michael Cappello, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Pediatric Specialty Center/Pediatric Infectious DiseaseYale-New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste West Pavilion 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06504
Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Office Location
Seamco Building
464 Congress Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
PO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064

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