Gerald Friedland, MD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health; Senior Research Scientiist

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Africa, Southern; Epidemiology; HIV; Public Health; Tuberculosis; Global Health; Anti-Retroviral Agents; Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis; Infectious Disease Medicine; Geographicals

Public Health Interests

Global Health; HIV/AIDS; Infectious Disease; Infectious Disease Transmission; Social determinants of health; Social inequalities

Research Organizations

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS | Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Internal Medicine: CPIRT - Pulmonary Infection Research and Treatment | Infectious Diseases: YCCR

Global Health Studies

MacMillan Center

Office of Cooperative Research

Yale Institute for Global Health

Research Summary

Dr. Friedland's major research interests are in the provision of HIV care to vulnerable populations and clinical trials of anti-retroviral agents, including adherence to HIV therapies and pharmacologic interaction studies between methadone and buprenorphine and antiretroviral agents. Dr. Friedland is also involved in studies of HIV and risk reduction among HIV seropositives in clinical care and, most recently, in studies on the integration of care and treatment of tuberculosis and HIV disease in resource limited settings, notably South Africa. His group has uncovered the epidemic of XDR TB in South Africa and is working on epidemiologic, clinical and mycobacteriologic studies in this area.

Specialized Terms: HIV care; Injection drug use and HIV; Anti-retroviral agents; Tuberculosis, HIV and TB; drug resistant TB; Prevention and treatment in vulnerable populations

Extensive Research Description

Gerald Friedland is a professor of medicine, epidemiology and public health at the Yale School of Medicine and the Yale School of Public Health. He is active in the provision of clinical care and in clinical and epidemiologic research of HIV/AIDS. Dr. Friedland's research interests lie at the interface of HIV biology, clinical care and behavior, and he directs large-scale clinical and epidemiologic studies among vulnerable populations with and at risk for HIV. Dr. Friedland also investigates how to integrate HIV and tuberculosis care in resource-limited settings, with a focus on South Africa. He also develops programs to educate health care providers in HIV care and studies transmission of antiretroviral resistance.

Dr. Friedland received his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine. He is the director of the AIDS program at Yale-New Haven Hospital and serves on the World Health Organization HIV/TB working group. He is a former member of the governing council of the International AIDS Society and was editor-in-chief of Journal Watch HIV/AIDS Clinical Care. He also serves as the chairman of the board of directors of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and is a trustee of the HIV Research Trust. He is a visiting professor at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Gerald Friedland, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale AIDS Care ProgramLaboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics (LMP)
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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Office Location
135 College Street, Ste 323
New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
135 College St
New Haven, CT 06510

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