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Richard A Martinello, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Pediatrics; Medical Director, Infection Prevention; Medical Director, Infection Prevention, Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Health, Quality & Safety

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Richard A Martinello, MD

Research Summary

Dr. Martinello's research interests include the molecular epidemiology and transmission of respiratory viruses, specifically respiratory syncytial virus and influenza. In addition, Dr. Martinello investigates the epidemiology, impact and transmission of healthcare associated infections including methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile and ventilator associated pneumonia.

Extensive Research Description

  • Development of molecular tools to investigate influenza transmission
  • Molecular epidemiology and evolution of respiratory syncytial virus
  • Development of informatics tools to identify healthcare associated infections due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus


Research Interests

Anti-Infective Agents; Bacterial Infections and Mycoses; Bronchiolitis, Viral; Influenza, Human; Public Health; RNA Virus Infections; Virus Diseases; Infection Control

Public Health Interests

Infectious Diseases; Influenza

Selected Publications