David Petrie Durham, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases


Dr. Durham is an Associate Research Scientist in the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis at Yale School of Public Health. His research focuses on understanding the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases to improve public health interventions. He employs a range of techniques including differential equation analysis, simulation, cost-effectiveness, and uncertainty quantification, and has modeled the transmission dynamics of Hepatitis C, HPV, Clostridium difficile, zika, influenza, dengue, and chikungunya. He received his BS in Physics from the University of Illinois and his MS and PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.

Education & Training

PhD Carnegie Mellon Univ (2010)
MS Carnegie Mellon Univ (2009)
BS University of Illinois, Physics (2006)
Postdoctoral Associate Yale School of Public Health

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David Petrie Durham, PhD
Office Location
135 College Street, Ste Suite 200
New Haven, CT 06510
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135 College St, Ste 200
Room 218

New Haven, Connecticut 06511