James Hadler, MD, MPH

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Connecticut Emerging Infections Program | Epidemiology of 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 Yale EIPs, emphasis on epidemiology and prevention of human papilloma virus-related disease, influenza, and bacterial intestinal and respiratory infections.

Dr. Hadler’s main research interests are in the epidemiology, prevention and control of infectious diseases of public health importance in the U.S. For 25 years, from 1984-2008, he was the Connecticut State Epidemiologist and director of the state’s infectious disease surveillance and control programs. In that capacity he lead investigations into many infectious disease outbreaks and emerging infectious disease problems such as HIV, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, West Nile virus, anthrax, SARS, shiga-toxin producing E. coli and MRSA, and evaluated the impact of new vaccines on the epidemiology of their target diseases.

Education & Training

MPH Yale University (1982)
MD Columbia University (1972)
BS McGill University, Zoology, chemistry (1968)

Honors & Recognition

  • Pump Handle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Applied EpidemiologyCouncil of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (2007)

  • Charles C. Shepard Science Award for Prevention and Control for scientific excellence demonstrated by the publication of “Decline in invasive pneumococcal disease after the introduction of protein-polysaccharide conjugate vaccine”, awarded to Cynthia Whitney, Monica M. Farley, James Hadler et al.CDC (2004)

  • E. Maurice Wakeman Award In recognition of commitment and dedicated service towards improving the lives of children and their families.Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (2003)

  • Distinguished Managerial Service Award in recognition of career contributions and achievements as a Connecticut state manager.State of Connecticut (2002)

  • Distinguished Alumni AwardYale Association of Alumni in Public Health (2001)

  • Distinguished Friend of the EISEpidemic Intelligence Service Alumni Association (2000)

  • CEA Winslow Award Connecticut Public Health Association (1997)

  • David Russell Lyman Memorial Award In recognition of outstanding service to tuberculosis control efforts in Connecticut.American Lung Association of Connecticut (1997)

Professional Service

  • Connecticut Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (2009 - Present)

  • CDC (2008 - Present) National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee

  • Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC (2005 - Present) Board of Scientific Counselors

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