Sunil Parikh M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Biographical Info

Professor Parikh’s research interests focus on translational studies of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Parikh focuses upon several aspects of malaria: early host immune responses to infection, human genetics, and treatment. Current projects include: (1) understanding host factors affecting response to artemisinin-based antimalarial therapies using a combination of individual and population-based pharmacologic approaches to inform treatment guidelines; 2) characterizing the impact of host genetic and transcriptional variability in early immune responses to malaria; and 3) understanding the impact of the HIV epidemic on the treatment of malaria in co-endemic regions. Dr. Parikh has ongoing projects in several African countries, including Uganda, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria. Dr. Parikh received his M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his medical residency training at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. After completing his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Francisco and Masters in Public Health at UC Berkeley he joined the faculty at UCSF. He recently joined the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases in the Yale School of Public Health.


International Activity

  • Viviendas Leon
    Leon, Nicaragua(2011)
    Board Member, Community development non-profit working in Nicaragua
  • Alliance for Stroke Awareness and Prevention Project
    New Delhi, India; Kampala, Uganda(2011)
    Board Member, Non-profit working in Uganda and India on projects related to stroke prevention, such as hypertension screening.
  • Malaria Research
    Burkina Faso(2006)
    Translational research on host response and susceptibility to malaria
  • Malaria research
    Uganda(2002)
    Translational research in antimalarial therapy and epidemiology

Education & Training

M.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1998)
M.P.H.
University of California at Berkeley (2005)
Fellow
University of California - San Francisco, Medicine - Infectious Diseases (2001 - 2004)
Resident
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Boston, Medicine (1998 - 2001)

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