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Albert Icksang Ko, MD

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

Department Chair - Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Research Interests

Dengue; Epidemiology; Leptospirosis; Urban Health; Global Health; Meningitis, Bacterial; Infectious Disease Medicine

Professor Ko's research centers on the health problems that have emerged as a consequence of rapid urbanization and social inequity. He coordinates a research and training program on urban slum health in Brazil and is conducting prospective community-based studies on rat-borne leptospirosis, dengue, meningitis and respiratory infections. His research particularly focuses on understanding the transmission dynamics and natural history of leptospirosis, which is as a model for an infectious...

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Serap Aksoy, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Trypanosomiasis, African; Tsetse Flies; Global Health

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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Ted Cohen, DPH, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

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

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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Luke Davis, MD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine)

Research Interests

Critical Care; Tuberculosis; Global Health

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, where I lead a clinical and translational research program that seeks to improve evaluation and diagnosis of TB in low-income countries and other settings with constrained health care resources. I have a particular interest in translating evidence-based clinical and public health interventions into routine practice by...

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Alison P Galvani, PhD

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

Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA)

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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Robert Heimer, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pharmacology

Director, Emerging Infections Program

Research Interests

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

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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Debbie L Humphries, PhD, MPH

Clinical Instructor in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

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

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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Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

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

Research Interests

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

Kaveh Khoshnood, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Yale School of Public Health and core faculty member of the Yale Council on Middle East Studies. He is co-founder of Yale Violence and Health Study Group and a Steering Committee member of the Program on Conflict, Resiliency and Health at the Yale McMillan Center. Dr. Khoshnood is trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist and has more than two decades of domestic and international experience in...

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Diane McMahon-Pratt, PhD

Professor of Microbial Diseases

Research Interests

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

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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Linda M. 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

Research Interests

Epidemiologic Methods; Epidemiology; HIV; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Vaccines; Communicable Diseases, Emerging; Qualitative Research; Human papillomavirus 11

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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Sunil Parikh, MD, MPH

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

Research Interests

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

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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Melinda Mary Pettigrew, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases)

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Research Interests

Drug Resistance; Otitis Media; Pneumonia; Respiratory Tract Infections; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive

Melinda Pettigrew, PhD, is Professor of Epidemiology, 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 respiratory tract infections, particularly in Streptococcus...

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Virginia Elizabeth Pitzer, ScD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Ecology; Immunization; Paratyphoid Fever; Rotavirus; Typhoid Fever; Global Health

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.

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Christian Tschudi, PhD

John Rodman Paul Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Director of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

Parasitic Diseases; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African; Genomics; RNA Interference

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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Daniel Martin Weinberger, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

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

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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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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Haritha Adhikarla, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology

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Jorge A. Alfaro-Murillo, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Cytomegalovirus; Dengue Virus; Economics; Influenza, Human; Influenza Vaccines; Mosquito Control; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical; Pneumococcal Vaccines; Cytomegalovirus Vaccines; Dengue Vaccines; Infectious Disease Medicine

Dr. Alfaro-Murillo is an Associate Research Scientist in the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis at the Yale School of Public Health. He grew up in Costa Rica and graduated with BSc degrees in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Costa Rica. He obtained an MSc in Statistics and a PhD in Mathematics at Purdue University, Indiana, US. His research is dedicated to mathematical modeling of infectious diseases and economic evaluations of public policies. He is currently...

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Geoff Michael Attardo, PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

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

Dr. Attardo's research focuses upon the reproductive biology of insect vectors of human disease. His work has covered molecular mechanisms of how blood feeding activates reproduction in the Yellow Fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti). Currently, in the Aksoy lab, his work focuses on characterizing the reproductive processes of the viviparous Tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans morsitans). The vector of Human African Trypanosomiasis and Nagana in subsaharan Africa. This work targets multiple aspects of...

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Jamie Emory Childs, ScD

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

Research Interests

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

Senior Scientist Childs’ area of research includes theecological 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.

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David Petrie Durham, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (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,...

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Durland Fish, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Microbial Diseases and Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies

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

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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Lauretta E Grau, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Attitude; HIV; Psychiatry and Psychology

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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Nikolay G Kolev, PhD

Research Scientist in Microbial Diseases

Research Interests

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

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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Peter James Krause, MD

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

Research Interests

Babesiosis; Blood Transfusion; Epidemiology; Lyme Disease; Infectious Disease Medicine; Organisms; Diseases

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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Leonard E. Munstermann, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Microbial Diseases

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

Research Interests

Bedbugs; Colombia; DDT; El Salvador; Entomology; Biological Evolution; Genetics; Guatemala; Honduras; Insect Vectors; Leishmaniasis; Leishmaniasis, Visceral; Lyme Disease; Malaria; West Nile virus; Global Health; Yellow Fever; Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous; Communicable Diseases, Emerging

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Martial Loth Ndeffo Mbah, PhD

Research Scientist in Microbial Diseases

Research Interests

Brazil; Cameroon; Liberia; Public Health; South Africa; Tropical Medicine; Zimbabwe; Ebolavirus; Infectious Disease Medicine; Mathematical Concepts

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Nancy Hartman Ruddle, PhD

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

Research Interests

Lymphoid Tissue

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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Brian L. Weiss, PhD

Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Trypanosomiasis

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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Elsio Augusto Wunder, Jr, PhD, MS

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

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Frederick Lewis 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)

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

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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Robert Samuel 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

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

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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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

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

Research Interests

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

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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Louise-Marie Dembry, MD, FACP, MS, MBA

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

Director, Hospital Epidemiology VA CT Healthcare System

Research Interests

Epidemiology; Public Health; Enterococcus; Infectious Disease Medicine; Public Health Surveillance; Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci

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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

Research Interests

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

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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Gerald Friedland, MD

Senior Research Scientist

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

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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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

Biophysics; Pediatrics; Sarcoma, Kaposi; Virology; Epstein-Barr Virus Infections; Infectious Disease Medicine

Dr. Miller’s laboratory studies the mechanisms underlying the switch between latency and lytic replication of two oncogenic herpesviruses, Epstein-Barr virus and Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus. Current experiments explore how viral and cellular transcription factors that selectively bind to methylated DNA control expression of viral and cellular genes, how cellular gene expression is selectively inhibited while viral gene expression is enhanced, and how viral DNA replication is...

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Ruth R Montgomery, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Director, Yale CyTOF Facility

Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs

Research Interests

Aging; Immune System; Immune System Diseases; Lyme Disease; Macrophages; Neutrophils; Pathology; Public Health; Rheumatology; Virus Diseases; West Nile virus

Ruth R. Montgomery received a BA from University of Pennsylvania and a PhD from Rockefeller University where she studied with Zanvil Cohn and Carl Nathan. After postdoctoral work on macrophage endocytosis with Ira Mellman, she remained at Yale where she is now Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs, and Director of the CyTOF facility. Her research focus is the function of innate immune cells and use of novel technology to advance translational studies. Her lab...

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Elijah Paintsil, MBChB

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

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Research Interests

Brazil; Ghana; Hepatitis C; HIV; Pediatrics; Pharmacology; Molecular Epidemiology; HIV Reverse Transcriptase; Infectious Disease Medicine

The Paintsil laboratory focuses on increasing our understanding of the host determinants of individual differences in response to antiretroviral therapy; biomarkers and pathogenesis of increasing incidence of cancers in HIV treatment-experienced individuals.

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Jeffrey Robert Powell

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

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 D Shapiro, MD

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

Deputy Director, Investigative Medicine Program

Co-director of Education and of Child Health Research, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

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

Research Interests

Education; Lyme Disease; Investigative Techniques; Pediatrics; Vaccines; Case-Control Studies; Infectious Disease Medicine; Translational Medical Research

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Andre N. Sofair, MD, MPH

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

Research Interests

Hepatitis C; Internal Medicine; Liver; Communicable Diseases, Emerging; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Matthew Cartter, MD, MPH

Research Interests

Epidemiology; Public Health

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...

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James Hadler, MD, MPH

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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Lynn Sosa, MD

Research Interests

Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Tuberculosis

Dr. Sosa received her MD from Harvard Medical School in 2002 and completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2005. She served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assigned to the Connecticut Department of Public Health from 2005-2007. Since 2007, Dr. Sosa has been a medical epidemiologist with the Connecticut Department of Public Health and is currently the Deputy State Epidemiologist.

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John Anderson, PhD

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

John Anderson works on the ecology of ticks and mosquitoes, and he isolates and characterizes microbial pathogens carried by ticks and mosquitoes and the animals and humans they parasitize. Emphasis is placed on microorganisms carried by ticks that cause Lyme disease and babesiosis and carried by mosquitoes that cause eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile fever in humans, horses, and birds. He is in charge of the Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory for isolation of viruses. He is responsible for...

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Theodore George Andreadis, PhD

Visiting Rsrch Scientist School of Public Health

Clinical Professor

Dr. Theodore Andreadis is the Director of The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and Head of the Center for Vector Biology & Zoonotic Diseases where he formally directed the State of Connecticut’s Mosquito and Arbovirus Research and Surveillance Programs. He is a native of Massachusetts, has two grown children and resides in Cheshire with his wife Peg.

Dr. Andreadis holds a B.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and M.S. degree in Medical Entomology from the University of...

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Kristina Marie Talbert-Slagle, PhD

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

Senior Scientific Officer, Yale Global Health Leadership Institute

Research Interests

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

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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Kimberly Marie Yousey-Hindes, MPH

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Project Coordinator, Influenza

Research Interests

Epidemiology; Influenza, Human; Lyme Disease; Population Surveillance; Rabies; Zoonoses; Infectious Disease Medicine

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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Martine Yvonne Armstrong, MBBS, MD

Senior Research Scientist Emeritus of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

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Durland Fish, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Microbial Diseases and Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies

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 L Patton, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

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Nancy Hartman Ruddle, PhD

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

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 Hayes Tignor, DSc

Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

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