Trace Kershaw, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Social and Behavioral Sciences); Director, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS | Chronic Disease Epidemiology: Social & Behavioral Sciences | Global Health Concentration

Office of International Medical Student Education

Office of Student Research

Global Health Initiative: HIV/AIDS

Office of Cooperative Research


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 up the ranks to Associate Professor in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Director of CIRA’s Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core. He has been named both Mentor of the Year and Teacher of the Year and chairs the school’s diversity committee. He also serves on expert panels for the NIH and CDC and on several journal editorial boards.

Education & Training

PhD Wayne State University (2000)

Honors & Recognition

  • Award for Excellence on MentoringYale School of Public Health (2008)

  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, Yale School of Public Health (2006)

International Activity

  • HIV Prevention Among Sex Workers and Their Clients in India and Structural Interventions India (2011)

    Support CARE and other Avahan partners in implementing structural interventions for HIV prevention among sex workers and their clients.

  • HIV/AIDS, India, Sexual India (2010)

    Randomized Controlled Trial to Enhance Dual Protection Among PLHIV in India

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Contact Info

Trace Kershaw, PhD
Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street, Ste 415

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Yale School of Public HealthRoom 415
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034

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