Mayur Mahesh Desai, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Director, Advanced Professional MPH Program; Core Faculty, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program

Research Interests

Mental Disorders; Cardiovascular Diseases; Epidemiologic Methods; Health Services Research; Public Health; Quality of Health Care; Veterans; Global Health; Emigrants and Immigrants

Public Health Interests

Cardiovascular Disease; Epidemiology Methods; Global Health; Health Care Quality; Mental Health

Research Organizations

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology | YSPH Global Health Concentration

Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

Faculty Research

Obesity Research Working Group

Chronic Diseases

South Asian Studies

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Professor Desai directs Yale's Advanced Professional MPH Program and teaches courses on epidemiologic research methods and data analysis. His research interests focus on: (1) improving the quality and outcomes of medical care in complex and vulnerable populations, including persons with mental disorders, veterans, immigrants, and the elderly; and (2) workforce issues in public health and medicine. Professor Desai’s interests also include global health, cardiovascular disease, and psychosocial epidemiology.

Specialized Terms: Epidemiologic Methods; Health Services Research; Mental Disorders; Cardiovascular Disease; Global Health

Selected Publications

Full List of PubMed Publications

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Contact Info

Mayur Mahesh Desai, PhD, MPH
Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street, Ste Room 402

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034