Contributing Faculty

Other faculty members at Yale that are seasoned educators, clinicians, or researchers in related areas that will serve as scholar resources.

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Karen Santucci MD

Karen Santucci MD, Associate Professor and Director for Pediatric Emergency Medicine will provide clinical expertise in the area of pediatric injuries and emergencies.

Jessica Illuzzi MD

Jessica Illuzzi MD is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Medical Studies in the Department of OB/GYN. Dr. Illuzzi has a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology and advanced training in Biostatistics. She completed a 3 year NIH sponsored Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar and serves as the Yale Site Director for the National Children’s Study, a prospective cohort study following 100,000 women and children in order to examine environmental effects on maternal child health in the United States.

Jeanette Tetrault MD

Jeanette Tetrault MD  is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Program Director for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program at Yale University School of Medicine, recently accredited by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. She is an expert in research methodology, clinical epidemiology, addiction medicine, HIV medicine and Hepatitis C medicine. As a staff physician at the Central Medical Unit of the APT Foundation, which is a multi-specialty addition treatment facility in New Haven, CT, she has started HIV and Hepatitis C treatment programs for patients with substance use disorders.

Fuad Abujarad PhD

Fuad Abujarad PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, is a recognized expert in computer engineering and has over 15 years of experience working in commercial and academic environments. His research interests include mHealth, Patient Safety, Fault-Tolerance, Software Engineering, and Distributed Computing. Dr. Abujarad will utilize his system design, application development, and software engineering expertise to assist fellows in projects that require computerized medical informatics systems.

Cynthia Brandt MD, MPH

Cynthia Brandt MD, MPH, Professor and Co-Director of the Biomedical Informatics Fellowship Training Program and the Women's Health Research Fellowship at the VA, is an expert in clinical informatics, preventive medicine and health services research. She currently supervises several post-doctoral trainees from a range of backgrounds, including emergency medicine, primary care, nursing, internal medicine, psychology, mathematics and computer science. She will mentor and train fellows who are interested in advanced informatics projects or projects working with data from electronic health records (VA or Epic).

Michael Pantalon PhD

Michael Pantalon PhD, Professor of Medicine, in the Section of General Internal Medicine’s Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program and Section of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, is the Director of the Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program. Her multidisciplinary research focuses primary on work-related asthma, including investigating the role of skin exposure in isocyanate-induced asthma, the development of better exposure biomarkers, and better strategies to recognize and prevent work-related asthma.

Ismene Petrakis MD

Ismene Petrakis MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Chief of Psychiatry at VA CT Healthcare System who conducts research understanding and treating and veterans with comorbid substance use and psychiatric disorders. She recently published a study that analyzed VA data to determine the rates of substance-use disorders among veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan who were diagnosed with PTSD and other mental health disorders. Dr. Petrakis is a seasoned independent investigator with a significant track record of extramural success.

William Becker MD

William Becker MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of General Internal Medicine and an expert in quality of care of patients with chronic non-cancer pain in primary care and the co-occurrence of addictive disorders in patients who receive chronic opioid therapy. He founded the chronic pain management clinic and will establish an new multidisciplinary chronic pain program within VACT primary care which will include research, educational and clinical programs.

Anthony J. Tomassoni, MD, MS

Anthony J. Tomassoni, MD, MS is a board certified medical toxicologist and emergency physician. Before coming to Yale he was the director/medical director of a nationally certified regional poison center covering three states. He is expert in the assessment and management of patients affected by drugs, alcohol and other substances. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response; in this capacity he helps health systems to prepare for both the day-to-day and disaster-related needs of patients with substance abuse problems.