Faculty

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Albert Ko, MD

Chair

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Department Chair - Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Biography

Professor Ko’s research focuses on the health problems which have emerged as a consequence of rapid urbanization and social inequity. Dr. Ko coordinates a research and training program on urban slum health in Brazil, where his group is conducting long-term prospective studies on urban health problems which include dengue, meningitis and respiratory infections, as well as non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and violence. His work is particularly interested in understanding the...

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Research Interests

Dengue; Leptospirosis; Meningitis, Bacterial

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Serap Aksoy, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biography

Serap Aksoy, PhD, came to Yale as a postdoctoral fellow in 1982 and worked her way to Professor in 2002. From 2002-2010, she headed the Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases. She serves as editor in Chief of the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases and chaired both the NIH/NIAID Vector Biology Study Section (2010-2012) and the WHO/TDR, Molecular Entomology BL5 (2008-2012). Dr. Aksoy's lab aims to understand the biology of host-pathogen interactions--in particular in tsetse flies,...

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Research Interests

Trypanosomiasis, African; Tsetse Flies; Global Health

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Ted Cohen, MD, MPH, DrPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies

Biography

Dr. Cohen is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a primary research focus on tuberculosis. He is particularly interested in understanding how TB drug-resistance and medical comorbidities such as HIV frustrate current efforts to control epidemics, with an ultimate goal of developing more effective approaches to limit the morbidity caused by this pathogen. Dr. Cohen's training is in epidemiology and clinical medicine, and his work includes mathematical modeling, fieldwork, and analysis of...

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Research Interests

Drug Resistance, Microbial; Epidemiology; Europe, Eastern; Models, Biological; Public Health; South America; Tuberculosis; HIV Infections; Molecular Epidemiology; Africa South of the Sahara

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Luke Davis

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biography

I am a pulmonary/critical care physician and epidemiologist with an interest in pulmonary infections, especially tuberculosis (TB). I teach at the Yale School of Public Health, and care for patients at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

My research is based in Uganda and uses translational methods to improve TB diagnosis and evaluation in high-burden, resource-constrained settings. Ongoing projects span two general areas: 1) discovery and validation ofTB biomarkers using novel biotechnologies, and 2)...

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Alison Galvani, PhD

Burnett and Stender Families Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Africa, Southern; Ecology; Economics; Epidemiologic Methods; Epidemiology; Biological Evolution; HIV; Influenza, Human; Parasitology; Public Health; Tuberculosis; Global Health; Evolution, Planetary; Infectious Disease Medicine

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James Hadler

Clinical Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biography

Dr. Hadler currently is a senior infectious disease and medical epidemiology consultant to the Connecticut and Yale Emerging Infections Programs, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. He is involved in the description of health disparities using socioeconomic measures, assessment of epidemiology capacity of public health departments and related workforce development, and most projects conducted by the Connecticut and...

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Robert Heimer, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pharmacology

Director, Emerging Infections Program

Biography

Dr. Heimer's major research efforts include scientific investigation of the mortality and morbidity associated with injection drug use. Areas of investigation include syringe exchange programs, virus survival in syringes, hepatitis B vaccination, hepatitis C transmission risks, overdose prevention and resuscitation, and pharmacological treatment of opiate addiction. His research combines laboratory, operational, behavioral, and structural analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of intervention...

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Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Epidemiology; Foodborne Diseases; Hepatitis C; Injections; Public Health; Russia; Vietnam; Global Health; HIV Infections

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Debbie Humphries, PhD, MPH

Clinical Instructor in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biography

Dr. Humphries has a broad background in public health research and practice. She has been a consultant in the areas of diet and physical activity behavior change, sustainability of community health programs, program monitoring and evaluation, and training in participatory monitoring and evaluation for organizations in Vietnam, Africa and in the United States. She has extended that reach through her Community Health Program Planning course which places student groups with agencies in the State...

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Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Developing Countries; Ghana; HIV; Hookworm Infections; Malaria; Parasitology; Public Health; Vietnam; Global Health; Nutrition Policy

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Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Program Director- BA-BS/MPH Program in Public Health at Yale

Program Advisor – Global Health Studies Program at Yale College

Biography

Dr. Khoshnood is trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist and his primary research interests are the epidemiology, prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis among drug users, prisoners and other at risk populations in United States and in resource-poor countries. Dr. Khoshnood's other interests are the examination of the links among health, human rights and violent conflict and ethical dilemmas in research involving vulnerable populations. Dr. Khoshnood conducts research in the...

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Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Epidemiology; Ethics; HIV; Human Rights; Public Health; Violence; Global Health; Infectious Disease Medicine; Diseases

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Diane McMahon-Pratt, PhD

Professor Phased Retirement

Biography

The research in Professor McMahon-Pratt's laboratory is concerned with the parasitic protozoan, Leishmania, which causes a spectrum of diseases known as leishmaniasis. The laboratory is interested in understanding the immune effector mechanisms in the mammalian host that are involved in the control of infection and/or pathogenesis, with the aim to developing a vaccine against leishmaniasis. The laboratory has defined target vaccine candidate molecules and is collaborating with the University of...

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Research Interests

Biochemistry; Epidemiology; Leishmaniasis; Microbiology; Parasitology; Tropical Medicine

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Linda Niccolai, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Director, HPV-IMPACT Project (Emerging Infections Program)

Deputy Director, Office International Training (CIRA)

Director, Development Core at Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Member, Yale Cancer Center (Cancer Prevention and Control)

Director, HPV Working Group at Yale

Biography

Linda Niccolai is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases and Director of the HPV-IMPACT Project at the CT Emerging Infections Program. She is also Deputy Director of the Office of International Training and Director of the Development Core for the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS.

Her research is primarily focused on sexually transmitted infections (STI), including HIV. Her current research projects include a special focus on human...

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Research Interests

Epidemiologic Methods; HIV; Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Sunil Parikh, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Biography

Professor Parikh’s research interests focus on translational studies of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Parikh focuses upon several aspects of malaria: early host immune responses to infection, human genetics, and treatment. Current projects include: (1) understanding host factors affecting response to artemisinin-based antimalarial therapies using a combination of individual and population-based pharmacologic approaches to inform treatment guidelines; 2) characterizing the impact of host...

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Research Interests

Africa; Burkina Faso; Developing Countries; Epidemiology; Malaria; Nigeria; Parasitic Diseases; Public Health; Uganda; Global Health; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Melinda Pettigrew, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Biography

Melinda Pettigrew, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Microbial Diseases, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Title IX coordinator at the Yale School of Public Health. She completed a fellowship from the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women in 2013 and was a Public Voices Thought Leaders Fellow in 2014-2015. Professor Pettigrew has an international reputation in the molecular epidemiology of pediatric infectious diseases, particularly in ...

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Research Interests

Otitis Media; Pneumonia; Respiratory Tract Infections; Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Virginia Pitzer, ScD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biography

Virginia Pitzer, joined the Yale School of Public Health as an assistant professor in 2012. She earned her Sc.D. in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2007, and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and a postdoctoral fellow in the Research and Policy for Infectious Disease Dynamics (RAPIDD) program at the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health prior to coming to Yale.

Pitzer’s work...

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Research Interests

Rotavirus; Typhoid Fever

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Christian Tschudi, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Director of Graduate Studies

Biography

Christian Tschudi is Professor of Epidemiology and Director of Graduate Studies at the Yale School of Public Health. He also directs an NIH-sponsored pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training program in Parasitology and Vector Biology. The goal of the program is to provide trainees with both a strong intellectual foundation through coursework and rigorous experimental training in areas that take molecular, cellular, immunological, epidemiological and ecological approaches to the study of...

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Research Interests

Parasitic Diseases; Genomics

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Daniel Weinberger, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biography

Dan Weinberger joined the faculty at Yale School of Public Health in 2013. He earned his PhD in biological sciences from Harvard School of Public Health in 2009 with a focus on microbiology and infectious disease epidemiology. He was then a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies in the Fogarty International Center, NIH until 2012.

Dr. Weinberger's research is at the intersection of microbiology and epidemiology. Much of his work focuses on the...

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Research Interests

Americas; Bacterial Infections; Biology; Carrier State; Communicable Disease Control; Denmark; Epidemiologic Methods; Europe; Fourier Analysis; Iceland; Influenza, Human; Netherlands; Population Characteristics; Public Health; Respiratory Tract Infections; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Diseases

Research Scientists

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Nadia Abdala, PhD, DVM

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Global Health; HIV Infections; Intervention Studies; Women's Health; Reproductive Health Services; Virus Inactivation

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Geoff Attardo, PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biography

My research focuses upon the reproductive biology of insect vectors of human disease. My Ph.D. thesis in the lab of Dr. Alex Raikhel, focused upon the effects of nutritional components of blood (amino acids) upon the transcriptional regulation of yolk protein genes in the Yellow Fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti). My current work in the Aksoy lab involves the molecular characterization of reproductive processes of the viviparous Tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans morsitans). This work targets multiple...

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Research Interests

Epidemiology; Genetics; Insect Vectors; Reproduction; Tsetse Flies; Global Health; Viviparity, Nonmammalian; Nutritional Sciences

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Jamie Childs, ScD

Senior Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biography

Senior Scientist Childs’ area of research includes the ecological dynamics of directly-transmitted zoonotic viruses, including the hantaviruses, arenaviruses and rabies, and vector-borne bacteria, including rickettsia, bartonella and borrelia. Prior to coming to Yale in 2004, Dr. Childs served as the Chief of the Viral and Rickettial Zoonoses Branch at CDC. His recent interests and research, conducted in collaboration with Dr. Albert Ko, Division Chief at Yale, and Fleur Porter, an MPH...

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Research Interests

Bartonella; Borrelia; Hantavirus; Leptospira; Lyme Disease; Rabies; Rickettsia; Global Health; Zoonoses; Arenavirus

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David Durham, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

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Durland Fish, PhD

Emeritus Faculty

Biography

Durland Fish, a native of Berwick, Pennsylvania, received his B.S. degree at Albright College in Reading, PA in 1966 with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. Upon graduation he was employed with the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a sanitarian and in 1967 became Regional Vector Control Coordinator in charge of insect and rodent-borne diseases. His investigation of a fatal case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in 1968 stimulated a career in public health entomology. In 1970, Fish...

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Research Interests

Babesia; Babesiosis; Borrelia; Chikungunya virus; Climate; Epidemiology; Biological Evolution; Insect Vectors; Lyme Disease; Parasitology; Public Health; Ticks; Global Health; Evolution, Planetary; Climate Change

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Lauretta Grau, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biography

Dr. Grau is a clinical psychologist with training in health psychology and expertise in identifying the cognitive and emotional correlates of risk and preventive health behaviors. She has been involved in the field of HIV prevention research for over two decades during which time she has been working with syringe exchange programs and community-based organizations in the U.S., Russia, Vietnam, and Ecuador. Dr. Grau has been involved in multisite, longitudinal evaluations of syringe exchange...

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Research Interests

Attitude; HIV; Psychiatry and Psychology

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Nikolay Kolev, PhD

Research Scientist

Biography

Nikolay Kolev earned his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame. He was then a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. Together with Dr. Christian Tschudi, he studies various aspects of RNA metabolism in African trypanosomes. The primary focus of Dr. Kolev’s research is the molecular mechanism governing the development of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei to its infectious metacyclic form, responsible for the...

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Research Interests

Gene Expression Regulation; RNA Processing, Post-Transcriptional; Trypanosoma brucei brucei; Trypanosoma brucei gambiense; Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense

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Peter Krause, MD

Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), in Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and in Pediatrics (Infectious Disease) and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biography

Dr. Peter J. Krause is Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. He received his B.A. with honors in biology from Williams College and his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his Pediatric internship and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center and his Pediatric Infectious Diseases training at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He joined the...

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Research Interests

Organisms; Diseases

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Janet Lindow, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biography

I have dedicated my career to the development of diagnostic and therapeutic tools with the potential to positively affect the health of people worldwide, particularly those living in poverty. Until 2013, I was an assistant professor at the Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) at the University of Vermont, where I developed translational research programs for dengue fever, typhoid fever, and other infectious diseases in collaboration with clinical trials directed by Dr. Beth...

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Research Interests

Leptospirosis; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Leonard Munstermann, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Head Curator of Entomology (Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History)

Research Interests

Leishmaniasis, Visceral; Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous

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Martial Ndeffo Mbah, PhD

Research Scientist

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Nancy Ruddle, PhD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biography

Nancy Ruddle is known for her discovery and analysis of lymphotoxin, a protein produced by T cells that plays a role in the protective immune system and destroys tumor cells. She and researchers in her laboratory have engaged in research on the lymphotoxin/tumor necrosis factor family, their regulation and roles in lymphoid organ development and pathogenesis of viral and autoimmune disease. The more than 170 scientific articles Ruddle has authored or co-authored have explored the immunology of...

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Research Interests

Lymphoid Tissue

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Brian Weiss, PhD

Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biography

My research focuses on acquiring a better understanding of the relationship between insect disease vectors and their associated symbiotic micro-organisms. To this end, I currently use the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans morsitans) as a model system. These insects are the sole vectors of pathogenic African trypanosomes, which are the causative agent of Human African trypanosomiasis. Tsetse flies also harbor two distinct endosymbiotic bacteria (Wigglesworthia and Sodalis) that are intimately...

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Research Interests

Trypanosomiasis

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Elsio Wunder, Jr, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Secondary

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Frederick Altice, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Director, Clinical and Community Research

Director, HIV in Prisons Program

Director, Community Health Care Van

Icon Professor of Medicine, University of Malaya-Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA)

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Biography

Frederick L. Altice is a professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health and is a clinician, clinical epidemiologist, intervention and implementation science researcher at Yale University School of Medicine and School of Public Health. Dr. Altice’s primary research project focuses on the interface between infectious diseases and substance use disorders and he has a special interest in Global Health. He also has a number of projects working in the criminal justice system, including...

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Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Behavioral Medicine; Community Medicine; Epidemiology; Hepatitis, Viral, Human; Social Medicine; Global Health; HIV Infections; Cognitive Therapy; AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections; Infectious Disease Medicine; Community-Based Participatory Research; Chemicals and Drugs; Health Care

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Warren Andiman, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Co-Director, Yale Adoption Clinic

Medical Director, Pediatric AIDS Care Program

Biography


Dr. Andiman, has been a member of the Yale Medical School Faculty since 1976.
He founded the AIDS Care Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1987 and is now Director of the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Program at YNHCH. Dr. Andiman has published widely in the areas of clinical and diagnostic virology and pediatric
HIV and AIDS. He was the principal investigator of one of the longest running
longitudinal cohort studies of children born to HIV-infected mothers and for fourteen
years he oversaw the Pediatric...

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Research Interests

HIV Infections; Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active

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Robert Baltimore, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Clinical Professor of Nursing

Associate Hospital Epidemiologist (for Pediatrics) Yale New Haven Hospital

Biography

Dr. Baltimore was born in New York City and graduated from the University of Chicago with an AB in Biology in 1964. His medical school training was at the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine, graduating in 1968. He did an internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Chicago's Wyler Children's Hospital from 1968-71. After completing his residency he was a Major in the U.S. Army stationed at Walter reed Army Institute of Research from 1971-74 where he did...

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Research Interests

Bacterial Infections and Mycoses; Bacterial Infections; Central Nervous System Infections; Cross Infection; Endocarditis, Bacterial; Endocarditis, Subacute Bacterial; Bacteremia; Pneumonia, Bacterial; Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections; Catheter-Related Infections; Diseases

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Richard Bucala, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pathology

Research Interests

Africa; Epidemiology; Macrophage Migration-Inhibitory Factors; Malaria; Pathology; Public Health; Rheumatology; Stem Cells; Global Health; Communicable Diseases, Emerging; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Adalgisa Caccone, PhD

Lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Senior Research Associate in Forestry And Environmental Studies and Senior Research Scientist in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

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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

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...

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Research Interests

Africa, Western; Developing Countries; Ghana; Hookworm Infections; Malaria; Microbiology; Pediatrics; Public Health; Tropical Medicine; Global Health; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Louise-Marie Dembry, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Associate Director, YNHH Hospital Epidemiology

Research Interests

Enterococcus

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Erol Fikrig, MD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Section Chief, Infectious Diseases

Biography

My laboratory investigates vector-borne diseases. Studies are directed toward understanding Lyme disease, Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, and West Nile virus. Efforts on Lyme disease include exploring immunity to Borrelia burgdorferi, selective B. burgdorferi gene expression in vivo, and the immunobiology of Lyme arthritis. Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis is caused by a newly described pathogen, transmitted by Ixodes scapularis ticks, that persists within neutrophils. We are investigating the...

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Research Interests

Bacteria; Epidemiology; Lyme Disease; Parasitology; Public Health; Ticks; Viruses; West Nile virus; Global Health; Ehrlichiosis; Borrelia burgdorferi; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Gerald Friedland, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biography

I have focused my career in medicine and infectious diseases on creating new knowledge to improve the health of marginalized and underserved populations in the US and globally. I have been involved in HIV/AIDS care, teaching and research since 1981. More recently, although still working domestically on HIV/AIDS, a major focus my work has been to integrate HIV and TB care and treatment in co infected patients in South Africa with the aim of improving diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of both...

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Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Africa, Southern; Epidemiology; HIV; Public Health; Tuberculosis; Global Health; Anti-Retroviral Agents; Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis; Infectious Disease Medicine; Geographicals

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I George Miller, Jr, MD

John F. Enders Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease) and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Section Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

Virology; Epstein-Barr Virus Infections

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Jeffrey Powell, PhD

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Forestry And Environmental Studies

Biography

Jeff Powell is a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and an adjunct professor at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale. He also serves as the director for undergraduate studies and for the Yale Institute for Biospherics Studies at the Center for Ecology and Systematics of Animals on the Verge of Extinction. Dr. Powell’s major research interests include: experimental population genetics, molecular evolution and...

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Eugene Shapiro, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Deputy Director, Investigative Medicine Program

Co-Director of Education, of KL-2 Mentored Clinical Scholar Program and of Child Health Research, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Associate Chair for Clinical Translational and Educational Research, Department of Pediatrics

Research Interests

Lyme Disease; Vaccines; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Andre Sofair, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Infectious Disease Medicine

Voluntary & Adjunct

Lecturers

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John Anderson, PhD

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

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Amanda Durante, PhD

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biography

Epidemiologist for the City of New Haven Health Department

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Kristina Talbert-Slagle

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and in Public Health (Health Policy)

Senior Scientific Officer, Yale Global Health Leadership Institute

Biography

Kristina Talbert-Slagle, Ph.D., is the Senior Scientific Officer at the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute and Lecturer at the Yale School of Public Health. Her research projects explore how biological and social complex systems mirror and potentially influence each other. Her recent work has included: analyzing how virus spread among individual cells could serve as a model for innovation spread among complex human organizations and exploring how the practices of supply chain management by...

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Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Health Services Research; HIV; Sanitation; Systems Theory; Global Health; Disease Transmission, Infectious; Public-Private Sector Partnerships

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Kimberly Yousey-Hindes, MPH

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Project Coordinator, Influenza/RDA

Biography

Ms. Yousey-Hindes completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology at University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. She received her Master of Public Health degree from the Yale School of Public Health. She has worked in the area of infectious disease epidemiology since 2007 for both the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists and the New York State Department of Health in addition to her current position at the Yale Emerging Infections Program.

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Research Interests

Epidemiology; Population Surveillance

Emeritus

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Martine Armstrong, MD, MBChB

Senior Research Scientist Emeritus of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

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Durland Fish, PhD

Emeritus Faculty

Biography

Durland Fish, a native of Berwick, Pennsylvania, received his B.S. degree at Albright College in Reading, PA in 1966 with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. Upon graduation he was employed with the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a sanitarian and in 1967 became Regional Vector Control Coordinator in charge of insect and rodent-borne diseases. His investigation of a fatal case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in 1968 stimulated a career in public health entomology. In 1970, Fish...

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Curtis Patton, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

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Nancy Ruddle, PhD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biography

Nancy Ruddle is known for her discovery and analysis of lymphotoxin, a protein produced by T cells that plays a role in the protective immune system and destroys tumor cells. She and researchers in her laboratory have engaged in research on the lymphotoxin/tumor necrosis factor family, their regulation and roles in lymphoid organ development and pathogenesis of viral and autoimmune disease. The more than 170 scientific articles Ruddle has authored or co-authored have explored the immunology of...

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Gregory Tignor, ScD

Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)