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

Departments & Organizations


Jackson-Global Affairs

Middle East Studies

Office of International Medical Student Education

Office of Student Research

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS | Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases | Global Health Concentration | Khoshnood Lab

Yale Center for Asylum Medicine


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 United States, China, Bhutan and the Middle East, and teaches courses on HIV/AIDS, global health and research methods and ethics.

Education & Training

PhD Yale University (1995)
MPH Yale University (1989)

International Activity

  • Bhutan Royal Institute of Health Sciences (RIHS) and Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) Initiative Bhutan (2012)

    This program assist the Bhutan Royal Institute of Health Sciences with capacity building of faculty and public health research.

  • Multidisciplinary HIV and TB Implementation Sciences Training in China Beijing, China (2011)

    The goals of the Multidisciplinary HIV and TB Implementation Sciences Training in China (China ICOHRTA2) are to build on the existing China ICOHRTA to further strengthen the capacity of the Chinese Center for Disease Control (CCDC) to conduct training in implementation science and to facilitate its...

  • Research Ethics Training and Curriculum Development Program with China Changsha, China (2010)

    This program is building on the success of our extensive collaborations with Central South University, Xiangya School of Medicine, a leading academic institution. The program is developing and disseminating graduate level curricula in research ethics, providing training to Chinese researchers and...

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