Elijah Paintsil, MBChB

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pharmacology; Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Research Summary

Research focus is on

  1. The disposition of anti-HIV drugs, e.g. nucleoside analogs such as AZT, in HIV-infected individuals in relation to treatment response, drug toxicity, and evolution of drug resistance
  2. Understanding of the dynamics of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV transmission

Extensive Research Description

  1. Viability of HCV in Syringes using a Novel Microculture System This study examines how long Hepatitis C virus survives in syringes at different storage conditions.
  2. HIV Nucleoside Analogs Translational Studies: Resistance and Metabolism This study will examine individual differences in intracellular concentration of nucleoside analogs in relation to toxicity and resistance evolution.
  3. Biomarkers for monitoring Pediatric HIV therapy and disease progression in resource limited setting.

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Elijah Paintsil, MBChB
Patient Care Locations
Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Yale Pediatric SpecialtyYale-New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06504
Mailing Address
PO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064

Curriculum Vitae