Amy Justice, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Public Health (Health Policy); Co-Director, Virus and Other Infection-associated Cancers

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS | Health Policy & Management

Center for Biomedical Data Science

Center for Medical Informatics

Drug use, Addiction, and HIV Research Scholars (DAHRS)

Obesity Research Working Group

Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center

Virology Laboratories

Yale Cancer Center: Virus and Other Infection-associated Cancers

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Justice has conducted research focusing on outcomes in chronic HIV infection for over 25 years. Her goal is to use living with HIV infection as a model for understanding and improving outcomes in chronic disease. She is the Principal Investigator on the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) ( Her research considers the complex roles of aging, symptoms, medical treatment, adherence, patient-provider relationships, disease severity, and medical and psychiatric comorbid illness in determining survival and quality of life for people with HIV infection. VACS has received 15 years of funding from NIAAA and was recently funded as a consortium by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at NIH. The consortium will consider the complex roles of HIV, aging, substance use (in particular multisubstance use-- alcohol, tobacco, and opioids), and comorbid illness in determining morbidity and mortality for people with HIV infection using observational data, operations research modeling, and randomized controlled intervention trials. Dr. Justice has studied predictors of survival and quality of life and is expert in the development, validation, and evaluation of multivariable prognostic models. She has published over 200 papers and served on thirty expert panels addressing issues of understanding and improving clinical outcomes in HIV infection. She is an authority on issues surrounding HIV and aging and has presented on this topic at the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, chaired NIH special emphasis grant reviews, helped draft the first set of treatment recommendations jointly sponsored by American Academy of HIV Medicine and the American Geriatrics Society, and is a member of the Working Group on HIV and Aging for the Office of AIDS Research, National Institutes of Health.

Education & Training

PhD Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1996)
MSc University of Pennsylvania Medical School (1994)
MD Yale University School of Medicine (1988)
BA Harvard University (1982)

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Amy Justice, MD, PhD
Office Location
VA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue, Ste Building 35a Room 2-212 (11-ACSLG)

West Haven, CT 06516
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Mailing Address
General Internal Medicine950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

Curriculum Vitae

Veterans Aging Cohort Study