Trace Kershaw PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Biographical Info

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.

International Activity

  • HIV Prevention Among Sex Workers and Their Clients in India and Structural Interventions
    Support CARE and other Avahan partners in implementing structural interventions for HIV prevention among sex workers and their clients.
  • HIV/AIDS, India, Sexual
    Randomized Controlled Trial to Enhance Dual Protection Among PLHIV in India

Education & Training

Wayne State University (2000)

Honors & Recognition

  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, Yale School of Public Health
  • Award for Excellence on Mentoring
    Yale School of Public Health (2008)

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