Brinda Emu, MD

Associate Professor Term

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Infectious Diseases: AIDS Care Program

AIDS Care Program

Cancer Immunology

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Emu received her B.A. from Harvard University and her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Francisco. She remained on faculty at UCSF from 2004 to 2009, studying immune correlates of protection in HIV-infected individuals. Dr Emu then worked as Medical Director in early clinical development at Genentech, Inc in South San Francisco (2009-2012). While at Genentech, she focused on development of novel therapeutic approaches to unmet needs in infectious diseases.

Dr. Emu joined the Division of Infectious Diseases at Yale School of Medicine in 2013. Her laboratory studies the intersection of chronic viral infection and oncology, with a focus on HIV-associated malignancies.  Dr Emu also studies the potential for use of monoclonal antibody treatment for the prevention and treatment of viral infections, and  immunomodulatory therapies for the treatment of inflammation-associated pathology among people who are living with HIV.

Education & Training

MD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1998)
AB Harvard University (1994)
Fellowship University of California - San Francisco
Residency Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Professional Service

  • AIDS Clinical Trials Group (2018 - Present) Elected Member of the Inflammation Transformative Science Group

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Contact Info

Brinda Emu, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Infectious DiseasesLippard Lab for Clinical Investigation
15 York Street, Ste Nathan Smith Clinic

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Infectious DiseasesYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Infectious DiseasesPO Box 208022
New Haven, CT 06520-8022