Kristina Marie Talbert-Slagle, PhD

Assistant Professor; Senior Scientific Officer, Yale Global Health Leadership Institute

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Jackson Institute

Global Health Initiative: HIV/AIDS

Jackson-Global Affairs


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 The Coca-Cola Company have been applied to improve delivery of medicines in Tanzania. Dr. Talbert-Slagle teaches courses at Yale on the biology and social context of HIV/AIDS and global health research methods. She received her B.S. and B.A. degrees from the University of Kentucky and her Ph.D. from Yale University in the Epidemiology of Microbial Disease.

Education & Training

PhD Yale School of Public Health (2010)
BS University of Kentucky, Agricultural Biotechnology (2001)
BA University of Kentucky, Russian and Eastern Studies (2001)
Global Health Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University

International Activity

  • Lessons on Counterinsurgency from the Human Body Washington, D.C., United States (2013 - 2013)

  • United Kingdom, Health and Social Care Leadership Development Program United Kingdom (2007)

    Like many countries dealing with rising health care costs, aging populations and public calls for reform, the U.K. is making substantial changes to its National Health Service (NHS). To prepare NHS staff in leadership roles to navigate this reform, GHLI and the South Essex Partnership Foundation...

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