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Rupak Datta, MD/PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Assistant Hospital Epidemiologist, Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Prevention

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Rupak Datta, MD/PhD, MPH



Rupak Datta, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine and an Assistant Hospital Epidemiologist at the Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System. He completed his undergraduate training at Tufts University, earned his MPH at the Yale School of Public Health, and received his MD/PhD at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. The central focus of his research is to improve clinical outcomes and reduce adverse events among older adults through antimicrobial stewardship. His research has been supported by the NIA Imbedded Pragmatic Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias Clinical Trials Collaboratory, Yale Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. His areas of interest include healthcare epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance, and quality improvement.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Yale School of Medicine (2020)
  • Resident
    Yale School of Medicine (2016)
  • MD/PhD
    University of California Irvine School of Medicine (2014)
  • MPH
    Yale School of Public Health (2008)
  • BS
    Tufts University (2004)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2019)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Epi Project Competition National Society AwardSociety of Healthcare Epidemiology of America2022
Janeway SocietyYale School of Medicine2021
Iva Dostanic Physician-Scientist Trainee AwardYale School of Medicine2020
Yoshikawa-High Award for Excellence in ResearchSociety for Healthcare Epidemiology of America2018
Trainee Travel GrantIDWeek2018
Jonathan Freeman AwardSociety of Healthcare Epidemiology of America2018
Graduation with Distinction in ResearchUniversity of California Irvine School of Medicine2014
Meyskens Clinical Research AwardUniversity of California Irvine School of Medicine2014
Kass AwardIDWeek2012
Dean's Prize for Outstanding ThesisYale School of Public Health2008

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