Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1988; 2003-present
Dr. Justice is being recognized for her excellence in clinical science and mentoring. She is a clinical epidemiologist and health services researcher whose research has been directed at the interplay of HIV/AIDS, alcohol/substance abuse,and aging,and addresses the challenge of treating an aging population infected with HIV or Hepatitis C infection. In addition to being a leader in research on elderly patients with HIV infection, Dr. Justice has harnessed data in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System Electronic Medical Record to develop multiple large-scale national cohorts. She has enhanced these cohorts with external data, including the National Death Index and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, patient completed surveys, DNA and tissue repositories and stored pathology. Dr. Justice has published more than 330 manuscripts and has presented work at conferences around the world. Dr. Justice has worked within the VA Healthcare System for three decades, serving as a primary care provider for two decades. She served as section chief of general medicine at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, for 13 years. She has mentored more than 40 doctoral and postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty who have garnered awards that include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation award, VA and NIH career development awards, and the National Library of Medicine Awards.