Matthew Cartter, MD, MPH

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Connecticut Emerging Infections Program


Dr. Matthew Cartter is the State Epidemiologist for the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. He is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and an associate clinical professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Yale University School of Medicine. He teaches a course for Masters in Public Health students on acute disease outbreak investigations at both UConn and Yale. Dr. Cartter is a past president of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. His research interests include the history of epidemics.

Dr. Cartter is also the Director of the Connecticut Emerging Infections Program (EIP), a joint effort between the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, the Yale Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded program is one of eleven programs nationwide that seek to assess, through population-based surveillance, the public health impact of emerging infectious diseases and to evaluate methods for their prevention and control in the community (

Education & Training

MPH University of Connecticut (1996)
MD University of Rochester (1980)
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer United States Public Health Service

Honors & Recognition

  • Pump Handle AwardCouncil of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) (2010)

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Contact Info

Matthew Cartter, MD, MPH
Mailing Address
Connecticut Department of Public Health410 Capitol Ave., MS# 11EPI
P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Emerging Infections Program