Mayur Mahesh Desai, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Director, Advanced Professional MPH Program; Core Faculty, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program

Research Interests

Mental Disorders; Cardiovascular Diseases; Epidemiologic Methods; Health Services Research; Public Health; Quality of Health Care; Veterans; Emigrants and Immigrants

Public Health Interests

Cardiovascular/blood pressure regulation; Epidemiology Methods; Global Health; Health Care Quality; Mental Health

Research Organizations

Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program: National Clinician Scholars Program

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology | Global Health Concentration

Research Summary

Professor Desai directs Yale's Advanced Professional MPH Program and teaches courses on epidemiologic research methods and data analysis. His research interests focus on: (1) improving the quality and outcomes of medical care in complex and vulnerable populations, including persons with mental disorders, veterans, immigrants, and the elderly; and (2) workforce issues in public health and medicine. Professor Desai’s interests also include global health, cardiovascular disease, and psychosocial epidemiology.

Selected Publications

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