Director, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division
Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
Trace Kershaw, PhD, specializes in the integration of sexual, reproductive, and maternal-child health. He is an expert in the role of interpersonal relationships on health and is currently studying the role of cell phones and social networks on health. He lectures internationally on these topics.
After completing his PhD at Wayne State University, Professor Kershaw came to Yale as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). Since then he has rapidly moved...
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Epidemiology; HIV; India; Public Health; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Global Health; Maternal-Fetal Relations; Risk Reduction Behavior
Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Psychology
Director, Community Alliance for Research & Engagement (CARE)
Deputy Director and Director of Training, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS
Jeannette R. Ickovics is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and of Psychology at Yale University. She was the Founding Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Public Health (2000-2012). Dr. Ickovics is Director of CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement -- committed to bringing "evidence to action" to improve health. She is also Deputy Director for the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, where she served as Director of Training since its...
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Chronic Disease; Community Health Centers; Community Health Services; Epidemiology; Maternal Health Services; Obesity; Pregnancy; Prenatal Care; Urban Health
Professor of Chronic Diseases
Associate Director (Population Sciences), Yale Cancer Center
Co-Program Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control, Yale Cancer Center
Deputy Director (Public Health), Yale Center for Clinical Investigation
Melinda L. Irwin, PhD, MPH is Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, Associate Director (Population Sciences) in the Yale Cancer Center, Co-Program Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Yale Cancer Center, and Deputy Director (Public Health) in the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation. Dr. Irwin is a prominent leader in the field of lifestyle factors and chronic diseases. Her research over the past 15 years has focused on randomized trials of...
Breast Neoplasms; Neoplasms by Histologic Type; Obesity; Ovarian Neoplasms; Weight Loss; Exercise
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
Danya Keene's mixed-methods research broadly explores how social policies contribute to health inequality, with a particular focus on issues related to housing, neighborhoods and place. For example, her work has examined how urban revitalization and public housing demolition may affect the health of low-income African American communities in Chicago, Atlanta and nationally. She is also conducting mixed methods research that explores linkages between home foreclosure and health. Dr. Keene is...
Chronic Disease; Epidemiology; Health Policy; Urban Health; Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Psychology
Becca Levy is an associate professor (with tenure) at the Yale School of Public Health. She has a joint appointment with the Department of Psychology.
Dr. Levy's research explores psychosocial factors that influence elders’ cognitive and physical functioning, as well as their longevity. She is credited with creating a field of study that focuses on how positive and negative age stereotypes, which are assimilated from the culture, can have beneficial and adverse effects, respectively, on the...
Aging; Environment and Public Health; Mental Health; Psychological Phenomena and Processes; Social Sciences; Psychiatry and Psychology
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
Professor Monin’s research examines how emotional processes affect health in older adult relationships. Her research combines survey methods and laboratory experiments to understand the mechanisms (e.g. emotional contagion, cardiovascular reactivity) and moderators (gender, individual differences in attachment) involved in these processes. Currently her research focuses on understanding how caregivers and care recipients support one another in late life marriage.
Diseases; Psychiatry and Psychology; Phenomena and Processes
Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
John Pachankis studies the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. His research specifically seeks to identify the psychological and social contextual influences that might explain LGBT individuals’ disproportionate experiences with several adverse mental and physical health outcomes, like depression and substance abuse. He uses social epidemiological, psychological, and mixed methods approaches to conduct this research. Drawing on his background as a clinical...
Anxiety; Behavioral Sciences; Depression; HIV; Mental Health; Social Behavior; Social Change; Social Conditions; Social Sciences; Behavioral Research; Social Stigma
Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
Director, Office of Public Health Practice
Director, Global Health Concentration
Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Ph.D., is Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, Director of the Office of Public Health Practice, and Director of the Global Health Concentration at the Yale School of Public Health. His global public health nutrition and food security research program has led to improvements in breastfeeding programs, iron deficiency anemia among infants, household food security measurement and outcomes, and community nutrition education programs. His health disparities research...
Brazil; Breast Feeding; Child Health Services; Community Health Workers; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; HIV; Mexico; Obesity; Rwanda; Global Health; Healthcare Disparities
Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
Sarah K. Calabrese earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from George Washington University (Washington, DC) in 2012. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) HIV Prevention Interdisciplinary Training Program at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University (New Haven, CT) in 2014. Broadly speaking, her research focuses on racial stereotypes and discrimination in the context of HIV prevention, sexual wellbeing, and...
Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
Shayna Cunningham, PhD, is a Research Scientist in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the fundamental determinants of health disparities and the development, implementation, and evaluation of sustainable intervention strategies that address them. She is an expert in the field of sexual and reproductive health and has extensive experience in the use of mixed methods research design, program and policy development and...
Dean of Academic Affairs of the FAS; Carl I. Hovland Professor of Psychology and Professor in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
Professor Dovidio's work centers around issues of social power and social relations, both between groups and between individuals. He explores both conscious (explicit) and unconscious (implicit) influences on how people think about, feel about, and behave toward others based on group membership and conducst research on aversive racism, a contemporary subtle form of prejudice, and on techniques for reducing conscious and unconscious biases.
Humana Foundation Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Investigative Medicine
Director, Yale Program on Aging
Director, Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Director, Yale Center for Disability and Disabling Disorders
Director, Yale Training Program in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology and Aging-Related Research
Dr. Thomas Gill is Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Investigative Medicine and the Humana Foundation Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Yale University. He received his research training in clinical epidemiology as a Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Clinical Scholar at Yale, and he joined the faculty in 1994 after completing an additional year as a geriatrics fellow. Dr. Gill is a leading authority on the epidemiology and prevention of disability among older persons and is the recipient of...
Aging; Disability Evaluation; Epidemiology; Geriatrics; Geriatric Assessment; Clinical Trial
Associate Research Scholar in Law and Lecturer in the MacMillan Center and Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law and Assistant Clinical Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
Alice Miller is an Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Yale School of Public Health and a Lecturer in Global Affairs at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. An expert in gender, sexuality, health and international human rights, Miller previously taught at the University of California,...
HIV; Human Rights
Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
Core Faculty, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Faculty, Global Health Leadership Institute
Deputy Director of Health Equity Research and Workforce Development, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation
Dr. Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, is an Associate Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Associate Professor at the Yale School of Public Health, Core Faculty in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, and Research Faculty at Yale’s Global Health Leadership Institute. Dr. Nunez-Smith’s research focuses on promoting healthcare equity for vulnerable populations with an emphasis on healthcare workforce development, patient assessment of healthcare experiences, and healthcare...
Chronic Disease; Internal Medicine; Global Health; Women's Health; Caribbean Region; Healthcare Disparities; Social Discrimination
Professor of Anthropology and of Health and Global Affairs
Professor Panter-Brick's research consists of critical analyses of health and wellbeing across key stages of human development, giving special attention to the impact of poverty, disease, malnutrition, armed conflict, and social marginalization.
She has directed large interdisciplinary projects in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, and the United Kingdom. These projects include work on global public health and health interventions, mental health,...
Associate Professor Tenure
Andrew Papachristos is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale University and an Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and . His research focuses on social networks, neighborhoods, street gangs, and interpersonal violence.
President and Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology
President of the University
Peter Salovey is the 23rd president of Yale University, the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology, and professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, where his research on health behavior has focused on the effectiveness of health promotion messages in persuading people to change risky behaviors relevant to cancer and HIV/AIDS. His presidential term began in July 2013.
To read his full biography, please visit http://president.yale.edu/about-president-salovey.
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Emotions; Psychological Phenomena and Processes; Psychology, Applied; Psychology, Social; Health Behavior; Risk Reduction Behavior; Emotional Intelligence; Health Communication; Psychiatry and Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
Director, New Haven Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership
Child Psychiatry; Chronic Disease; Mental Health; Stress, Psychological; Urban Health; Women's Health; Substance-Related Disorders; Healthcare Disparities; Psychiatry and Psychology
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
David L. Snow, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry and Epidemiology & Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Snow is a clinical/community psychologist who has extensive experience in the design and evaluation of preventive interventions in community settings, particularly in the workplace and school systems, and in research aimed at identifying key risk and protective factors predictive of substance use/abuse, psychological symptoms, intimate...
Psychiatry and Psychology
Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), in the Child Study Center and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
Director, Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry
Director, The Consultation Center
Chief Psychologist, Connecticut Mental Health Center
Program Director, NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Substance Abuse Prevention
Jacob Kraemer Tebes is Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), in the Child Study Center, and in Public Health at Yale University School of Medicine, and Director of the Division of Prevention and Community Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Executive Director of The Consultation Center. Dr. Tebes also serves as Chief Psychologist at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, and is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Community Psychology. He received his B.S. in Psychology from...
Community Psychiatry; Philosophy; Primary Prevention; Public Health; Social Change; Social Justice; Program Evaluation; Cultural Diversity; Vulnerable Populations; Resilience, Psychological; Community-Based Participatory Research
Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies
Section Chief, Geriatrics
Accidental Falls; Decision Making; Geriatrics; Nursing Homes; Risk Factors
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
Marney A. White, PhD, MS, is a clinical psychologist, specializing in eating and weight disorders. In addition to her appointment as Associate Professor in Psychiatry, she has a secondary appointment in Chronic Disease Epidemiology in the School of Public Health. Dr. White's research focus is on weight and eating problems, with particular emphasis on the interaction of tobacco use with eating disorders and weight concerns. Current projects focus on the influence of smoking on factors related to...
Eating Disorders; Obesity; Psychometrics; Tobacco Use Disorder
Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and in Public Health
As commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Dr. Mullen oversees the state’s leading public health agency. Appointed to this position by Governor Dannel Malloy in December 2010, Dr. Mullen has combined clinical work, research, teaching and administration throughout a career focused on improving the health of all people, especially the underserved.
Prior to joining the department, Dr. Mullen was director of the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention at the Massachusetts...