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Luke Davis, MD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Director, Implementation Science Track

Contact Information

Luke Davis, MD

Mailing Address

  • Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

    P.O. Box 208034

    New Haven, CT 06520-8034

    United States



I am a pulmonary and critical care physician and clinical epidemiologist using implementation science to find, treat, and prevent tuberculosis (TB) and HIV, two of the leading cause of death due to infection worldwide.

I teach and mentor students and direct a graduate program on implementation science at the Yale School of Public Health. I am also involved in several international research training programs focused on implementation science.

I am also a Yale Medicine physician, and attend in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and the Winchester TB Clinic at Yale-New Haven Hospital, caring for patients and their families and teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of California San Francisco (2008)
  • MAS
    University of California San Francisco, Clinical Research (2008)
  • Residency
    Osler Medical Service, Johns Hopkins Hospital (2003)
  • MD
    Vanderbilt University (2000)
  • AB
    Princeton University, History (1995)


  • COVID-19 Contact Tracing New Haven
    New Haven, CT, United States 2020
    Collaboration with New Haven Health Department on a rapid public health evaluation of COVID-19 contact tracing in New Haven using quantitative and qualitative methods
  • TB-HIV Stigma
    Kampala, Central Region, Uganda; Johannesburg, GP, South Africa (2019-2021)
    TB-HIV Stigma
  • Zero TB Mongolia Initiative
    Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 2018
    Partnership with the Mongolia Health Initiative and the Mongolia Ministry of Health to evaluate the quality of TB care in Mongolia using the Zero TB Indicator Framework.
  • Alianza TB Cali TB Collaboration
    Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia 2017
    TB Research Collaboration with the Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Medicas (CIDEIM), Cali Secretary of Health of Cali, Colombia, focused on implementation science and epidemiology to improve TB case-finding, treatment, and prevention through household contact investigation
  • TB Education and Counseling for persons living with HIV-TB (TEACH)
    Kampala, Central Region, Uganda (2017-2018)
    Design & implementation of a novel peer educator strategy for medication adherence support of persons living with TB-HIV in Uganda
  • Severe Illness Management Support (SIMS)
    Kasese, Western Region, Uganda (2014-2016)
    Prospective pragmatic trial of a complex implementation intervention to improve health worker uptake of WHO severe illness guidelines at multiple general hospitals in Western Uganda
  • Pulmonary Complications of AIDS Research Training (PART) Program
    Kampala, Central Region, Uganda 2013
    Research training program for Ugandan junior investigators focusing on TB and other pulmonary complications of HIV/AIDS
  • Uganda TB Implementation Research Consortium (U-TIRC)
    Kampala, Central Region, Uganda 2008
    Implementation research to improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) in partnership with the Uganda National TB Programme (NTLP) and Makerere University.
  • Mulago Inpatient Novel Diagnosis of Pneumonia (MIND) Study
    Kampala, Central Region, Uganda 2005
    Long-standing research study examining diagnosis, pathogenesis, and outcomes of tuberculosis (TB) and other pulmonary complications of HIV among hospitalized adults in Uganda

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