Jeffrey Townsend, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics) and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Associate Professor of Ecology/Evolutionary Biology; Director of Bioinformatics, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics | Microbiology

Cancer Center, Yale: Cancer Genetics & Genomics

School of Public Health: Biostatistics


  • Sc.D., Brown University, 1994
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 2002

Selected Publications

  • Gilbert, J.A., L.A. Meyers, A.P. Galvani, and J.P. Townsend (2014). Probabilistic uncertainty analysis of epidemiological modeling to guide public health intervention policy. Epidemics 6: 37-45.
  • Ndeffo Mbah, M. L., Medlock, J., Meyers, L. A., Galvani, A. P., & Townsend, J. P. (2013). Optimal targeting of seasonal influenza vaccination toward younger ages is robust to parameter uncertainty. Vaccine.
  • McBride, R. C., Boucher, N., Park, D. S., Turner, P. E., & Townsend, J. P. (2013). Yeast response to LA virus indicates coadapted global gene expression during mycoviral infection. FEMS yeast research, 13(2), 162-179.



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