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  • Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Director, Yale Center for Clinical and Community Research, Department of Medicine; Director, HIV in Prisons Program; Director, Community Health Care Van; Academic Icon Professor of Medicine, University of Malaya-Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA)

    Frederick (Rick) L. Altice is a professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health and is a clinician, clinical epidemiologist, intervention and implementation science researcher at Yale University School of Medicine and School of Public Health. Dr. Altice’s primary research focuses on interventions and implementation science at the interface between infectious diseases and addiction and he has conducted research in several global health settings. He also has a number of projects working in the criminal justice system, including transitional programs addressing infectious diseases, medications for opioid use disorder (methadone, buprenorphine, extended release naltrexone), mental illness, homelessness and social instability. Specific topics include alcohol, opioid, stimulant and nicotine use disorders on HIV treatment outcomes, HIV and addiction treatment, interface with the criminal justice system, and pharmacokinetic drug interactions between treatment for substance use disorders and antiretroviral and tuberculosis therapy. At a basic level, his research focuses on clinical epidemiology, especially in key populations at risk for HIV (e.g., MSM, TGW, PWID, prisoners, sex workers) and development, adaptation and evaluation of of biomedical and behavioral interventions to improve treatment outcomes. His research, however, has evolved and included development and testing of mobile technologies (mHealth) to intervene with key populations to promote health outcomes.  His research is especially concentrated in health services research techniques with a focus on implementation science, seeking to introduce and scale-up evidence-based interventions in numerous contexts. A number of implementation science strategies are underway to examine scale-up of medication-assisted therapies to treat opioid use disorder in community, criminal justice and in primary care settings. Most recently, his work has been augmented through use of decision science techniques to understand and promote patient preferences, including the development of informed and shared decision-making aids. His work has emerged primarily with a global health focus with funded research projects internationally in Malaysia, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, and Indonesia. He has participated in projects through the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency, Special Projects of National Significance with HRSA, and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. He is currently also collaborating on projects with the WHO, UNAIDS, USAID, PEPFAR and UNODC. Current internationally funded projects in dedicated research sites that are being conducted in Malaysia, Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Peru. His research and training sites in Malaysia (2005), Peru (2010) and Ukraine (2005) are dedicated training and research sites for the Global Health Equity Scholars Fogarty Training Program and the Doris Duke International Fellowship program. He is currently the director for two International Implementation Science Research and Training Centers with collaborations between Yale University and the University of Malaya and Sichuan University.
  • Associate Professor of Pathology; Residency Program Director, Pathology

    Andrea Barbieri is an associate professor in the Department of Pathology. She provides clinical care as a surgical pathologist with expertise in endocrine, head and neck, gastrointestinal and liver pathology. She is a Michigan native and received her undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and MD from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. She subsequently completed her residency in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital in 2013 and gastrointestinal pathology fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2014. She is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. She co-leads the Community and Visibility working group of the Dean's Advisory Council on LGBTQI+ Affairs. She serves as the Residency Program Director for the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency training program.
  • Assistant Professor Adjunct of Medicine (Physician Assistant Online Program); Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, PA Online Program; Core group member, Dean's Advisory Council (DAC) on LGBTQI+ Affairs, Yale Medicine Outlist

    Diane Bruessow divides her time between academia, clinical practice, health policy and organizational governance.  She is nationally certified by the NCCPA with excellence awarded in Primary Care (reflecting scores within the top 5th percentile). Bruessow has received honors, awards, and legislative proclamations for academic, clinical, humanitarian, and leadership excellence - including the New York State Society of PAs as the PA of the Year (2019), New Jersey State Society of PAs as the outstanding Humanitarian of the Year  (2017), as well as the designation of Distinguished Fellow, a recognition of exceptional professional achievement, leadership, professional interaction, learning, and community service by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA).  Less than two percent of PAs earn this designation. She was honored to be invited to present the White Coat ceremony's keynote address for the PA Online program's inaugural class of 2020.  Bruessow joined the Yale University PA Online Program in 2018. She currently serves as the director of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and an assistant professor adjunct.  She is an academic advisor and regularly participates in committees at the program and institutional levels including academic affairs and progress committees, as well as the YSM Diversity Champions Advisory Council. She previously served on the PA Online program mission, and the joint diversity, equity, and inclusion mission committee. She has served as a core member of the YSM Dean's advisory council (DAC) on LGBTQI+ Affairs, and has chaired the DAC's LGBT health policy subcommittee.  Her faculty responsibilities include serving as course director of Preparing Future PAs 1, co-course director for Capstone, facilitating Problem Based Learning 1-3 which includes small group work 3 days each week, providing lectures in pulmonary, musculoskeletal, psychiatry, geriatric, and sexual history taking lectures within Patient Assessment 1 and 2. She developed a virtual clinical elective in Sexual and Gender Minority Health that launched at the onset of COVID. Bruessow also teaches hands-on skill development in patient assessment and clinical procedures during the program's intensive residencies. She's developed standardized patient case scenarios involving transgender patients which was implemented in 2021, and supported the development of a Virtual Inter-Professional Education (VIPE) scenario that included a transgender patient. Bruessow has authored original research and other published articles and medical textbook chapters. She has been an invited speaker on topics including healthcare workforce, policy, disparities, and leadership.  She has held elected and appointed positions on multiple national boards, councils, and commissions.  She formerly served as a board officer for GLMA (formerly the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association), and is a past president of the LBGT PA Caucus. In 2020, after serving in the roles of Director at Large, and Secretary-Treasurer, she was elected to serve as the President-elect of the American Academy of PAs. She currently serves on the editorial advisory board of the Transgender Health journal and the US Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH) Scientific Steering Committee in the role of Health Profession Education/Training Lead. Bruessow lives in New York City and practices clinically - either in person or virtually - in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Wyoming.
  • Aaron B. and Marguerite Lerner Professor and Chair of Dermatology. Professor of Genetics and Pathology. Associate Dean for Physician-Scientist Development

    Keith Choate M.D., Ph.D., is a physician-scientist who employs tools of human genetics to understand fundamental mechanisms of disease. His laboratory studies rare inherited and mosaic skin disorders to identify novel genes responsible for epidermal differentiation and development.  His laboratory has identified the genetic basis of over 12 disorders and has developed new therapeutic approaches informed by genetic findings.  His laboratory is funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and of Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health.Dr. Choate mentors undergraduate, graduate, and medical students in his laboratory, teaches at Yale Medical School, and trains resident physicians and fellows.
  • Lecturer in Psychiatry; Chief Operating Officer, Connecticut Mental Health Center

    Robert Cole is a senior health care administrator with over 30 years of experience in the public sector as well as in academic psychiatry. He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT in 1976 with a BA in History and from Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, NH in 1990 with a master's degree in Organization and Management. He joined Yale Psychiatry and the CT Mental Health Center (CMHC) leadership group in 1988 as the chief administrator of CMHC. He was subsequently promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer, following a reorganization in 1997. Prior to coming to Yale, Robert served as Director of Grant and Contract Management and Chief of Administrative and Fiscal Services for the Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (subsequently merged administratively with DMHAS).
  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Co-Director, Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Chronic Disease Epidemiology

    Andrew Dewan is a genetic epidemiologist with a focus on extending and applying analytical methods to identify genetic susceptibility variants for complex traits. A key theme throughout his work is applying a strategy of delineating narrowly defined phenotypes and stratification by ancestry to reduce heterogeneity and increase statistical power. To better elucidate the genetic architecture of complex traits, his research extends analytical methods to identify genetic interactions as well as pleiotropy. He has applied these genetic mapping methods across a number of diverse phenotypes including asthma, obesity, leukemia, pediatric lung cancer, preeclampsia, preterm birth, and bacterial bloodstream infections. He has been the Principal Investigator of external grants to fund his research (5 NIH grants, including three R01s). He is the Director of the Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology (CPPEE) which brings together diverse faculty with interests in the health of women and children through epidemiologic research investigating the impact of environmental, genetic and clinical factors on pregnancy, birth and childhood. He recently served a three-year term as a member of the Program Committee for the American Society of Human Genetics, the primary scientific organization for human geneticists worldwide. He has been able to incorporate my research interests through to my educational activities, teaching the course Genetic Concepts in Public Health, guest lecturing on genetic epidemiology and teaching at international courses for linkage and association analyses.
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

    As both a licensed clinical psychologist and a yoga teacher, I use a variety of approaches to offer support through struggles with anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, addiction, depression, perfectionism, workaholism, burnout, stage of life issues, and religious trauma.  For more information, please visit: https://www.lauriemedwardspsyd...
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Executive Director of Evaluation & Assessment at the Center for Medical Education, School of Medicine

    My contributions to education and research have focused on the organization and delivery of: (1) health-related services for vulnerable populations, and, (2) physician/health-professional training. After having done work in national and international evaluation of HIV/AIDS-related programs and mental health service research, a more recent component of my career has involved the application of my skills in medical education. In this area, most of my work has focused on working with medical education faculty in assessing trainees and training programs. At the Yale School of Medicine, I am executive director of Evaluation & Assessment at the Center for Medical Education. My particular expertise is in evaluation of the medical education curriculum and its component parts; training faculty, house staff, and students in giving and receiving feedback as part of teaching and learning; improving systems for assessing educators towards enhancement of teaching and faculty success; and consulting to faculty and trainees in evaluation approaches that contribute to scholarly work. I am also involved in incorporating LGBTQI-health related topics into the medical school curriculum and serve on the Dean's Council for LGBTQI Affairs. For select graduate medical education programs including my home department of Psychiatry, I work towards gathering and analyzing qualitative data that contribute to internal review of training programs.
  • Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies, of Economics, of Management and of Public Health (Health Policy); Director of MD/MBA Program at Yale; Director, MBA for Executives (Healthcare Focus Area); SOM; Director, Health Care Management Program; YSPH; Faculty Director of Finance; Department of Radiology; YSM

    Howie Forman is a Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Public Health (Health Policy), Management, and Economics at Yale University. He came to Yale as a practicing diagnostic radiologist and remains an active clinician in the YNHH Emergency Room, where he also functions as the deputy operational chief for Radiology. Since 1998, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on healthcare policy, economics, finance, and leadership. He is the faculty director and founder of Yale’s MD/MBA program and the Healthcare focus area of the Executive MBA program. Since 2011, he has been the director of the Health Care Management (HCM) Program at the YSPH. He is actively involved in patient care and issues related to financial administration, healthcare compliance, and quality improvement. He has worked in the US Senate, as a health policy fellow, on Medicare legislation. Throughout the COVID pandemic, he has been a constant proponent of evidence-based mitigation strategies, while tracking outbreaks throughout the world.  He has worked, actively, against misinformation campaigns and has been widely quoted and interviewed in national, international, and local media. Since September 2021, he has co-hosted the weekly Health And Veritas Podcast with Harlan Krumholz.
  • Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics; Associate Director for International Research, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

    Graduate of the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Pediatric residency at McGill University in Montreal. Research interests have focused on child development and the effects of the HIV epidemic on children and families.
  • Program Coord, Office of Health Equity Research

    Layne Gianakos joined Yale School of Medicine in April 2022 as the first program coordinator for the newly formed Office of Health Equity Research. In this role, he focuses on addressing health disparities in Greater New Haven by supporting novel research endeavors. Prior to his career at Yale, Layne worked in the nonprofit sector addressing social determinants of health, especially for LGBTQIA populations and people living with HIV. Hailing from the area, Layne has dedicated his efforts towards advancing positive health outcomes for the local community.
  • Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director, Methods Core, Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center; Director, Research Design Clinic, Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center; Consultant for Observational Studies, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS)

    I am interested in health services research focusing on Veterans with psychiatric and medical comorbidity. My specific interests include research on: the prognostic significance of comorbidity among people with HIV, the ‘clustering’ of comorbid diseases and conditions, and the treatment of chronic pain among patients with current or pre-existing substance use disorders.
  • Assistant Professor of Neuroscience; Co-Director of Graduate Studies, Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

    A native of Guangzhou, China, Junjie Guo received his B.A. in Biology from Peking University (Beijing). He completed his Ph.D. thesis in the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, working on neuronal DNA methylation. During his postdoctoral training at the Whitehead Institute/MIT, he developed a series of high-throughput computational and experimental methods to investigate circular RNAs and intracellular RNA folding. He joined the Department of Neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine in Fall 2017. The Guo lab is broadly interested in questions at the intersection of RNA biology and Neuroscience, with a focus on understanding the mechanisms and functions of mRNA translation control in the nervous system as well as its dysregulation in neurological disorders caused by nucleotide repeat expansions.
  • Allister Hirschman PA-C is a physician assistant (PA) and a member of the Yale New Haven Hospital Surgical Float team, where he provides care for patients across surgical subspecialties. Allister's full-time employment with YNHH started in 2008 in the Adult Emergency Department, where he was named Employee of the Month (two times). During the Covid19 response, he provided coverage for ED and Hospitalist colleagues and was recognized with APPlause and Great Catch awards.A member of the Management Team of the Dean's Advisory Council on LGBTQI+ Affairs at the Yale School of Medicine, Allister also serves on the DAC's Clinical Care Working Group. He is a core member of the Women's and Gender Health Resident Education Program at Yale Medicine and has provided LGBTQ health education to students, residents, faculty, and staff throughout YNHHS. His clinical interests include addressing healthcare disparities, gender-affirming surgery, considerations of the patient experience, and healthcare provider wellness.In his free time, Allister hangs out in Westville with his dog, Batman
  • Professor of Medicine (Nephrology); Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (YSM)

    I received my MD degree from Duke University and completed my residency training in Internal Medicine and my fellowship training in Nephrology and Hypertension at Yale new Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine. My patient care is in both the inpatient setting at Yale New Haven Hospital and in the outpatient setting at the New Haven Primary Care Consortium where I oversee a hypertension referral clinic, precept residents, and provide direct patient care. My entire career has been at Yale where I have served as Program Director of our Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency for 24 years, as Program Director of our Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program for 10 years and as Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine for 9 years. In 2016 I was appointed Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Medicine Education. My research interest is in hypertension education, hypertension management and quality improvement in medical education.
  • Anthony N. Brady Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Professor of Pathology; Vice Chair for Research Affairs, Laboratory Medicine; Assoc. Director, Yale Stem Cell Center; Assoc. Director, Transfusion Medicine Service; Medical Director, Clinical Cell Processing Laboratory; Medical Director, Advanced Cell Therapy Laboratory

    Diane Krause MD, PhD is Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Cell Biology at Yale University; Associate Director of the Yale Stem Cell Center; and Director of the Clinical Cell Processing Laboratory. She received an Sc.B. degree in Biology from Brown University, and an MD and PhD degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After completing a residency in Clinical Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania, she performed post-doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins University. She runs a well-funded research laboratory focused on leukemogenesis, hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell fate specification clinical cell therapy and pluripotent stem cell differentiation down the parathyroid lineage. Watch a video with Dr. Diane Krause >>
  • Deputy Dean and Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine); Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Office of the Dean, School of Medicine; Discrimination and Harassment Coordinator, Office of the President

    Dr. Latimore is Yale School of Medicine’s first deputy dean for diversity and inclusion and its first chief diversity officer. He is devoted to increasing diversity within medical and academic spaces and to improving the climate of Yale School of Medicine’s learning and working environments. He is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan for furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at the school, which includes a focus on recruitment and retention of faculty and students from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in science and medicine.In his role, he has implemented a comprehensive program to improve faculty diversity and retention that focuses on policies, programs, and building community. He also oversees programs that support the outreach, recruitment, success, and retention of YSM students and postdoctoral fellows. He is co-chair of the YSM Program for Art in Public Spaces, which has commissioned new works of art featuring diverse YSM leaders and has hosted public exhibits that feature artwork by and about members of the YSM community.Dr. Latimore joined Yale in 2017 from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, where he was associate dean for student and resident diversity. After obtaining his medical degree at University of California, Davis School of Medicine and completing his residency in internal medicine at University of California, Davis Medical Center, he worked as a physician specializing in HIV care with The Permanente Medical Group in South Sacramento, CA where he also trained medical students and residents. His transition to academic medicine began with his appointment as associate program director for the UC Davis internal medicine residency program followed by his appointment as the inaugural director of medical student diversity at UC Davis in 2008.
  • Senior Lecturer; Director of LGBTQ and Gender Justice Learning, Yale School of Nursing

    Nathan is the Director of LGBTQ and Gender Justice Learning at Yale School of Nursing. He has been teaching LGBTQ healthcare to nursing and medical schools around the country for over 20 years. Nathan’s clinical practice includes working as a clinician at Folx Health, a digital healthcare service provider providing customized medical plans for the LGBTQ community. He has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the gender affirming surgery program at NYU Langone Health where he provided education, preoperative, and postoperative care for transgender patients seeking gender affirmation surgery, as well as providing hormone therapy. Nathan was in the first New York State Family Nurse Practitioner Fellowship program and became the Director of Transgender Care at Community Healthcare Network (CHN). He has worked as a Transgender Health consultant to NY State and NY City Department of Health. He worked for 8 years at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center providing care for LGBTQ patients, building transgender health programs, and creating and facilitating curriculum on transgender health. He has worked as a community organizer, program coordinator, researcher, consultant, trainer, and health educator with international and national organizations for over 15 years. Nathan trains community health centers, health professional schools, hospitals, and community-based organizations, and has been published widely, on transgender health. Nathan holds a Masters of Science in Nursing from SUNY Downstate College of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from NYU College of Nursing, a Masters of Arts in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Emory University. He is a recipient of the Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation Fellowship and the Spirit of Hillman Award, as well as a scholarship recipient from Oncology Nursing Society, and the Nurse Education Fund.
  • Research Scientist; Deputy Director, Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity, Yale Cancer Center; Board Member, Dean's Advisory Council for LGBTQI+ Affairs, Yale University; Co-Founder, Expect With Me, CDE

    Jessica Lewis, Ph.D., MFT (she/her/hers) is a Research Scientist at the Yale School of Medicine and Deputy Director for the Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity at the Yale Cancer Center. Additionally, Dr. Lewis is a licensed family therapist. Dr. Lewis has directed research projects on health behaviors, health equity, and women’s sexual, reproductive, and mental health at Yale for more than 27 years. Her research investigates the interplay of complex biomedical, behavioral, social, and structural factors that influence individual, family, and community health. She uses this lens to examine challenges faced by those often marginalized by the health care system and by society. Dr. Lewis is co-founder of Expect With Me, a technology-enabled group model of prenatal care, which has been demonstrated to significantly improve maternal-child health outcomes. Dr. Lewis has extensive experience directing large multi-site research projects; promoting interdisciplinary team science; and engaging community stakeholders to improve public health. Dr. Lewis is interested in multi-level social determinants of health and wellness and bringing health innovations to scale through creative transdisciplinary, multi-sector partnerships. Dr. Lewis is an author of 70 peer-reviewed publications.
  • Program Manager; Manager of Research and Evaluation, Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE); Manager of Research and Evaluation, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center

    Sofia I. Morales, MPH, CPH (she/her/ella) is Program Manager of Research and Evaluation at Yale School of Public Health’s Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) and the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center (PRC). She is also Adjunct Professor of Public Health at the University of New Haven and currently holds a lecturer appointment at Southern CT State University as well as a research consultant appointment at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. With a decade of experience in public health practice and community-engaged research, Morales has developed her expertise in the areas of social and structural determinants of health outcomes in low-income communities, communities of color, and other minoritized populations. She takes an intersectional approach to her work, accounting for the historical, social, and political contexts of communities’ lived experiences and the impact of power structures and systems of oppression. Morales is dedicated to community engagement and prioritizes the application of community-based participatory approaches in all areas of her work. She is also experienced in designing and implementing public health interventions, conducting quantitative and qualitative research, and collaborating with communities and partners to drive positive health outcomes. Additionally, Morales is an experienced public health educator and mentor, with a proven track record of successfully teaching and guiding students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Program Manager - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Co-lead, Clinical Care Working Group, Dean's Advisory Council for LGBTQI Affairs

    Cayetana Navarro (pronouns: she/her) joined the Department of Medicine's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEIM) in June of 2021 as the inaugural program manager. In this role, she helps guide existing projects and support the development and implementation of new ones that foster a diverse and inclusive department. The ODEIM and her role are unique within the School of Medicine and are a testament to the department's commitment to actively working toward a diverse, equitable, and more inclusive environment for students, trainees, faculty, and staff. In addition to this formal role within the School of Medicine, Cayetana is Co-lead of the Clinical Care Working Group in the Dean's Advisory Council on LGBTQI+ Affairs (DAC), a co-founder of the Indigenous Leaders at Yale group, and a member of the Yale Latino Networking Group and the Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group. As one of the DAC Clinical Care Working Group Co-leads, Cayetana is helping lead an effort to create and build the first ever system-wide Yale LGBTQ Healthcare Program. This project, begun in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, has brought together stakeholders from across the Yale health system (YNHHS, YSM, YSPH, YSN, and Yale Health). While much work remains to be done, tremendous progress has been made since she first started drafting a proposal in the late winter of 2020. Cayetana originally joined Yale as the web project manager in the YSM Office of Communications in July 2011, in charge of the website editing and building service, and then concluded her time as Operations Deputy Director, engaging with departments, programs, and centers on special projects.
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics); Associate Program Director, Residency, Pediatrics; Associate Director of the Pediatric Lead Toxicity Clinic at YNHCH, Pediatrics

    Dr. Nozetz was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She attended college at McGill University, medical school at Upstate Medical University and completed her pediatric residency training at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. She went on to become a pediatric Chief Resident at YNHCH and has stayed on as a general pediatrician at YNHCH. She sees patients at 150 Sargent Drive, Fair Haven Community Health Center, the Well-Baby nursery at 20 York Street and the Pediatric Lead Clinic on Telehealth. Her interests lie in lead toxicity, the care of children with special health care needs, and medical education.
  • Associate Dean for Health Equity Research and C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine), of Epidemiology (Chronic Disease) and of Public Health (Social And Behavioral Sciences) & Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Founding Director, Equity Research and Innovation Center (ERIC), Yale School of Medicine; Director, Center for Research Engagement (CRE); Director, Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity; Deputy Director for Health Equity Research and Workforce Development, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI); Director, Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Health Equity Leadership

    Dr. Nunez-Smith is Inaugural Associate Dean for Health Equity Research; C.N.H Long Professor of Internal Medicine, Public Health, and Management; Founding Director of the Equity Research and Innovation Center (ERIC); Director of the Center for Research Engagement (CRE); Associate Cancer Center Director for Community Outreach and Engagement at Yale Cancer Center; Chief Health Equity Officer at Smilow Cancer Hospital; Deputy Director for Health Equity Research and Workforce Development at the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation; Core Faculty in the National Clinician Scholars Program; Research Faculty in the Global Health Leadership Initiative; Director of the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Health Equity Leadership; and Co-Director of the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship. Dr. Nunez-Smith’s research focuses on promoting health and healthcare equity for structurally marginalized populations with an emphasis on centering community engagement, supporting healthcare workforce diversity and development, developing patient reported measurements of healthcare quality, and identifying regional strategies to reduce the global burden of non-communicable diseases. Dr. Nunez-Smith has extensive expertise in examining the effects of social and structural determinants of health, systemic influences contributing to health disparities, health equity improvement, and community-academic partnered scholarship. In addition to primary data collection, management, and analysis, ERIC has institutional expertise in qualitative and mixed methods, population health, and medical informatics. Dr. Nunez-Smith is the principal investigator on many NIH and foundation-funded research projects, including an NIH-funded project to develop a tool to assess patient reported experiences of discrimination in healthcare. She has conducted an investigation of the promotion and retention of diversity in academic medical school faculty and has published numerous articles on the experiences of minority students and faculty. Funded by NIH/NIMHD, she established the Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN), a research collaborative across four Eastern Caribbean islands, supporting several chronic disease research projects and enhancing health outcomes research and leadership capacity in the region; the flagship ECHORN Cohort Study recruited and is following a community-dwelling adult cohort (n=3000) to examine novel chronic disease risk and protective factors. She received NIH/NHLBI funding to build upon this work by recruiting children into an expanded intergenerational ECHORN cohort, inclusive of a biorepository. She is also PI on one of five NIH/NIMHD-funded Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers on Health Disparities focused on Precision Medicine which leverages the ECHORN infrastructure to conduct collaborative research on hypertension and diabetes. Most recently, as the COVID-19 pandemic has shed national attention on the health and healthcare disparities of marginalized populations, she received NIH funding to leverage ECHORN to improve the COVID-19 testing cascade in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Further, she was called upon to chair the Governor’s ReOpen CT Advisory Group Community Committee and was subsequently named co-chair of the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. She served as Senior Advisor to the White House COVID-19 Response and Chair of the Presidential COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Nunez-Smith has mentored dozens of trainees since completing fellowship and has received numerous awards for teaching and mentoring. An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Nunez-Smith is board certified in internal medicine, having completed residency training at Harvard University’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and fellowship at the Yale Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, where she also received a Masters in Health Sciences. Originally from the US Virgin Islands, she attended Jefferson Medical College, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and she earned a BA in Biological Anthropology and Psychology at Swarthmore College.
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry

    I am the Director and co-founder of the Yale Pediatric Gender Program (YPGP), an interdisciplinary team that provides services for transgender and gender expansive (TGE) youth and families in Connecticut. The team includes professionals in the fields of psychology, endocrinology, psychiatry, gynecology, reproductive medicine, medical ethics and law. Our mission is to provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary, family-centered care for children, adolescents and young adults questioning their assigned gender and/or seeking gender-affirming consultation and care in a compassionate, respectful and supportive environment. This program is regionally well-regarded, serving clients from all 8 counties in the state, as well as 4 states outside of Connecticut. My contribution to the educational mission of Yale’s School of Medicine focuses on teaching trainees in clinical and research training programs about (a) trauma-informed care, (b) psychosexual development, and (c) gender development. Teaching occurs through the delivery of clinical services, mentoring of clinical and research trainees, clinical supervision, and lectures offered in graduate courses and topical seminars coordinated by other faculty members. I have been lucky to mentor and supervise many students in the departments of Psychiatry, the Child Study Center, the School of Public Health and the Divinity School during my tenure at Yale.
  • Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences), Professor of Psychology and Professor of Psychiatry; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

    John Pachankis (he/him) is the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Public Health and directs Yale’s LGBTQ Mental Health Initiative, which serves as a home for scholarship devoted to understanding and improving the mental health of LGBTQ populations in the US and around the world.  His NIH-funded research program examines the efficacy of LGBTQ-affirmative mental health interventions delivered via novel technologies, in diverse settings, and across the spectrum of the LGBTQ community.  These treatments have shown often-times strong and sustained reductions in depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance use, and HIV risk across several randomized controlled trials.  He has published 150+ scientific papers on LGBTQ mental health and stigma and co-edited the Handbook of Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice with Sexual and Gender Minorities published by Oxford University Press. You can learn more about his research at
  • Sidney H. Phillips, M.D., is a board-certified, adult psychiatrist in full time private practice of general psychiatry, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis. He is also board-certified in adult psychoanalysis.He has a longstanding interest in the teaching of Yale medical students, Yale residents in psychiatry, and psychoanalysts in training at the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis where is on the faculty, is a Training and Supervising Analyst, and is chair of the Education Committee.He has published several articles in the major, peer-reviewed, psychoanalytic journals. He has a particular interest in male homosexuality and has published, award-winning articles in this area.
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology); Medical Director, Pediatrics; Vice Chair of Ambulatory Operations, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatrics; Associate Chief, Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Pediatrics; Medical Director, Yale Pediatric Celiac Program, Pediatrics

    Anthony is a board certified pediatrician and board certified pediatric gastroenterologist. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Yale University and Vice Chair of Ambulatory Operations in the Department of Pediatrics. He also serves as the Medical Director,  Ambulatory Operations for YNHCH and Pediatrics for YNHCH at Greenwich Hospital. He is also the medical director of the Yale Pediatric Celiac Program. He sees patients in Greenwich, Norwalk, and New Haven, CT. He has won numerous awards including the Norman J. Siegel Award at Yale University in 2015 for leadership and providing outstanding clinical care as well as Physician of the Year during his time at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. He has been named Castle Connolly Top Doctors since 2012. Anthony is interested in nutrition, especially in the care of children with difficulty gaining weight, feeding issues, and celiac disease.He is the co-author of the Pediatrician's Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers. He writes web-based education materials as a member of the Public Education committee of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and for the American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Children website. He graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Behavior and attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine where he also received his master of public health. He completed his pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center and his pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York at Columbia University.
  • Assistant Professor in the Physician Assistant Online Program, Department of Internal Medicine; Interim Director of the PA Online Program

    With more than 28 years experience as a clinical PA, Liz joined the Yale Physician Associate Program as the Director of Didactic Education in 2013. Her interests include improving access to health care in the medically underserved, a path that has led her to practice mainly in the primary care setting. Liz currently serves as a co-medical director of HAVEN, a free clinic supported and run by the student from the YSM, YSN and the Yale Physician Associate Program and is also a volunteer attending at this clinic. Her pedagogical interests include the development of clinical reasoning, development of professionalism, social determinants of health and LBGTI+ health disparities. At Yale School of Medicine, she is an Affiliated Faculty in the Program in Addiction Medicine. Additionally she is the ConnAPA Board representative at HAVEN (Health Assistance InterVention Education Network), and nationally she serves as a facilitator for the Physician Assistant Education Association Faculty Skills workshops. Main responsibilities as Director of Didactic Education are: Coordinating, developing & delivering academic curriculum Maintaining accreditation standards Faculty Liason to the Jack Cole SocietyChair of Education, Policy, and Curriculum CommitteeMember, Progress and Promotion, Admissions, and Program Assessment committees Section Leader, Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience CourseAdvising and mentoring Physician Associate students Overseeing and assessing academic progress of Physician Associate students Member, YSM Diversity Committee
  • Professor in the History of Medicine and of History

    Naomi Rogers, Ph.D. (She/Her) is Professor of the History of Medicine in the Section of the History of Medicine and the Program in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale University where she regularly teaches undergraduate, graduate, and medical students.  At the School of Medicine, she regularly lectures on the history of AIDS, reproduction, health economics, eugenics, nutrition, disability and health activism. Her undergraduate courses include American Medicine and the Cold War, and Public Health in America. At the graduate level, she teaches seminars on disability and on health and body politics. She is the Director of Graduate Studies for the 2022-23 academic year. Her historical interests are in 20th and 21st century history of medicine, health inequities and social justice. Her research focuses include gender and health; disease and public health; disability; feminism; alternative medicine; health policy; and health activism.  Professor Rogers has published in numerous medical, public health and history journals including American Journal of Public Health, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Journal of Medical Humanities, Radical History Review, Social History of Medicine and Women and Health. She is the author of three books: Polio Wars: Sister Kenny and the Golden Age of American Medicine (Oxford, 2014) (which received the AAHN’s Lavinia L. Dock Award for Exemplary Historical Research); An Alternative Path: The Making and Remaking of Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia (Rutgers, 1998); and Dirt and Disease: Polio Before FDR (Rutgers, 1992). In 2017, she presented the AAHM’s Garrison Lecture: “Radical Visions of American Medicine: Politics and Activism in the History of Medicine.” Since then her recent works have included: (with Zoe Adams) “Services not Mausoleums: Race, Politics, and the Concept of Community in American Medicine,” Journal of Medical Humanities, 41 (2020): 515-529; “Resistance to Polio Vaccines in Mid-Twentieth-Century America: The Role of the March of Dimes, Community Skepticism, Racial Inequalities, and Medical Politics,” Nursing History Review 31 (2022, forthcoming); and “Radical Visions of American Medicine: Politics and Activism in the History of Medicine,” Bulletin of History of Medicine (Winter 2023, forthcoming). Her current book project, Health Radicalism and the Humanization of American Medicine (under contract with Oxford), examines critics of medical orthodoxy since 1945 including civil rights, consumer and feminist activists.  Other ongoing projects include a study of antisemitism in American medicine in the decades before and after the Second World War.  She has been a consultant for a number of documentaries, including “The Polio Crusade” (PBS), “On the Basis of Sex” (Focus Features) and “War on Science” (in process).  Her perspectives on COVID-related topics have appeared in various news media including BBC Radio, CNN, Huffington Post, National Public Radio, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Professor Rogers has taught at Yale since the mid-1990s. Since joining Yale’s Program in the History of Science and Medicine in 2001 she has served as Chair of the Women’s Faculty Forum; Liaison to the Committee on Status of Women in Medicine; and Director of Medical Students for the Section in the History of Medicine. She has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences since 2018 and is a manuscript reviewer for numerous journals.  In addition to her service as Director of Graduate Studies, Rogers is currently a member of the Medical School’s OBGYN “Dobbs” Sessions Planning Committee, which has organized a series of webinars for the Yale community, and was a co-organizer of a special history-themed session “Rooted in History: Abortion, Law and American Health Care.”   Professor Rogers holds courtesy appointments in the History Department and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.
  • Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale School of Medicine; Professor, Department of Statistics and Data Science; Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine; Founding Director, Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS); Director, Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA); Assistant Director, Global Oncology, Yale Cancer Center; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

    Donna Spiegelman was appointed the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health in 2018; she is also Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Yale University. Dr. Spiegelman founded and directs the Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS), and she also directs the Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core within the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). Within CIRA, she serves as project director of the R3EDI: Rigorous, Rapid and Relevant Evidence aDaptation and Implementation to Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) hub. She also leads the Global Oncology program at Yale Cancer Center. As one of the few people in the world with a joint doctorate in biostatistics and epidemiology, she can freely speak the languages of both disciplines and switches between these two professional cultures, playing the role of interlocutor for each. She is interested in problems arising in epidemiology that require resolution, at least in part, through biostatistics. The emerging field of implementation science is among Dr. Spiegelman's major areas of interest. This field examines barriers to the implementation of evidence-based interventions, as well as the factors that facilitate uptake of these tools. She founded CMIPS to develop tools for implementation science as well as to further the field's deployment to improve public health. The Center comprises 4 tenure-track full-time faculty members in biostatistics, social science and health economics; many additional faculty at YSPH and YSM; and PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, and master's degree students. With colleagues at CMIPS, she studies the design and conduct of implementation studies and pragmatic trials. Topics include stepped-wedge and cluster randomized trials; positive spillover effects; two-stage designs; causal inference for large-scale public health interventions, including causal mediation analysis; correction for biases related to non-adherence and measurement error; and external generalizability; among others. CMIPS also focuses on developing methodsfor learning health care systems. One of CMIPS' primary goals is to develop new statistical methods for implementation science. One such innovation is the Learn as You Go (LAGO) design, which allows researchers to repeatedly adapt ongoing trials in response to new trial data. Such designs help to prevent “failed trials." They can also optimize combination treatment regimens and inform cost-effective health promotion programs. Other biostatistical methods Dr. Spiegelman has developed relate to a wide range of topics, including meta-analysis, measurement error and misclassification, gene-environment and other interactions, smoothing, study design, and population-attributable risk. Before coming to Yale, she served as professor, mentor, and expert statistician at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for nearly 30 years.
  • Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)

    Jamie Tam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Tam uses simulation modeling methods to evaluate and understand the impact of tobacco regulations on tobacco use disparities, with a focus on populations with behavioral health conditions. She examines the implications of the relationship between smoking and depression for long-term health outcomes, and how policy interventions could be leveraged to maximize public health benefit. Dr. Tam has developed models that simulate the effects of policies on smoking and population health in the United States, and launched a web-based interface that allows users to explore the potential health effects of different tobacco control policies. She is a co-investigator with the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) consortium and currently co-leads studies evaluating the potential impact of flavor restrictions on tobacco-related health disparities with the Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR)--both NCI-funded cooperative agreements. Dr. Tam was previously a NAM Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellow at the FDA Center for Tobacco Products and was recently recognized as the 2023 recipient of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Jarvik-Russell Early Career Award.
  • Assistant Professor; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

    Dr. Wan-Ling Tseng is an Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Section on Mood Dysregulation and Neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health. Her research focuses on understanding the brain mechanisms mediating abnormal psychological processes associated with irritability and aggression in children and adolescents and how these behaviors and symptoms change over time. Dr. Tseng's current work, funded by her NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), uses machine learning, a data-driven computational approach, to investigate the neural mechanisms of childhood irritability. Her goal is to understand individual differences in how children process frustrating events, how frustration affects the neural mechanisms underlying attention and other cognitive function, and how these processes are associated with irritability symptoms. She studies irritability using multiple levels of analysis (e.g., brain, behavior, social/experiential factors, environment) in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the etiology and development of irritability. In addition to her recent K99/R00 Award, Dr. Tseng’s work has been recognized by other prestigious awards and organizations including the Society of Biological Psychiatry Travel Award (2015), Career Development Institute for Bipolar Disorder (2015), NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (2015), NIMH OFT Trainee Travel Award (2016), American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Travel Award (2021), Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (2021), and Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Award (2022).Dr. Tseng is an active member of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Action Group at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine. She believes that diversity fosters creativity, enriches research, and is crucial for scientific progress and discovery. Dr. Tseng is fully committed to efforts toward a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse working space and environment. She has been training and mentoring (and will continue to train and mentor) a diverse body of students entering the field of developmental psychopathology and translational clinical neuroscience.
  • Associate Professor Term; Director, HIV Clinical Services, Internal Medicine; Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, Yale Medicine

    My mission is to be able to serve the most diverse population possible. My passion is with HIV care and I have been involved with patients throughout my entire medical career. My goal is to find solutions to help control and possible eradicate HIV from the community.
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (AIDS); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

    Jeffrey Wickersham is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the section of infectious diseases.  His research is focused on improving HIV treatment and prevention outcomes among sexual and gender minorities, including transgender women, gay men, and bisexual men.  Dr. Wickersham's research has focused on development of biomedical and behavioral interventions, including peer/patient navigation, implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention, development of artificial intelligence-based "chatbot" technology to improve uptake of HIV testing, and adaptation of mHealth applications for transgender women to scale-up HIV testing and linkage to PrEP services. Most of this research is being conducted in Southeast Asia, primarily at sites in Malaysia and Thailand.Active ResearchIntegrated online-to-offline (O2O) model of care for HIV prevention and treatment among men who have sex with menGrant No:  R34 MH128114-01A1Online HIV self-testing (HIVST) with virtual e-counseling provides an innovative approach to improving and retaining individuals in regular HIV testing. This study combines online HIVST with a novel online-to-offline intervention to improve post-testing linkage to prevention care (HIV-) and treatment (HIV+) among MSMStrengthening the HIV care continuum for transgender women living with HIV in MalaysiaGrant No:  R21 MH128114-01A1This study aims to improve HIV treatment outcomes among transgender women in Malaysia by adapting an evidence-based peer navigation program. The award leverages dyadic data analysis to explore the unique peer-patient relationship and its impact on HIV treatment outcomes.Gamification to enhance engagement in HIV prevention and co-morbid conditions in YMSMGrant No:  R21 AI167773-01A1This award leverages gamification through an evidence-based smartphone application to engage young men who have sex with men in HIV testing and HIV prevention interventions.Developing an Artificial Intelligence Chatbot to Promote HIV Testing Grant No:  R21AI152927This NIAID-funded R21 focuses on the development and evaluation of an artificial intelligence-based "chatbot" application to improve uptake of HIV testing among men who have sex with men (MSM), including gay and bisexual men, in Malaysia.  The project will leverage machine learning technology to create an adaptive and resourceful tool that links and retains vulnerable, high-risk MSM in routine HIV testing and prevention services.Improving HIV testing and PrEP for transgender women through mHealthGrant No:  R21AI157857This multiple PI award (Yale: Jeffrey Wickersham; UConn: Roman Shrestha) aims to adapt and evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a mHealth smartphone application to improve HIV testing uptake and retention, as well as facilitate linkage to PrEP, for transgender women in Malaysia. The selected application will include a clinician's portal that can empower smaller, community-based health care providers to engage with transgender patients and facilitate continuity of care.
  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director of Simulation Research; Fellowship Director, Medical Simulation, Dept Clinical: Emergency Medicine

    Ambrose Wong, MD, MSEd, MHS, is a physician-scientist in the Department of Emergency Medicine, with a focus on teamwork, patient safety, behavioral health, and healthcare disparities. He is the Research Director and Fellowship Director at the Yale Center for Medical Simulation. He also has expertise in qualitative and mixed-methods techniques for health services research. Dr. Wong applies healthcare simulation technology to address workplace violence and improve behavioral care in the emergency setting. He has authored eighteen peer-reviewed publications on behavioral emergency care and received an NIH NCATS KL2 & YCCI Scholar Award to implement an agitation code team response intervention. He is the current recipient of an NIMH K23 career development award to investigate the use of health IT in preventing episodes of agitation for behavioral patients in the emergency department. He received an NIMHD R21 exploratory/developmental research grant that will identify factors contributing to bias and disparities during episodes of agitation using natural language processing and cognitive methods. In September 2023, he was approved for funding from PCORI for his project “Peer Support Enhanced Behavioral Crisis Response Teams in the Emergency Department”. The project will compare the use of peer support services embedded within a structured clinical response team to patients experiencing behavioral crises in the ED to current standard of care, allowing a major step forward for community engagement and patient centered care for mental health crisis.
  • Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Chief of Pathology, Comparative Medicine

    Caroline Zeiss is a Professor of Comparative Medicine, and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.  She is Chief of Pathology in Comparative Medicine, and established and directed its Pathology Research Core from 2005-2019. Trained as an anatomic pathologist and laboratory animal veterinarian, Dr. Zeiss specializes in comparative neuropathology, ophthalmic pathology and non-human primate pathology. Her experience in neuropathology intersects with her research in animal to human translation of therapies for neurologic disease, and the graduate level course she teaches in comparative neuroanatomy. Similarly, her interest in non-human primate pathology stems from her ongoing clinical role as a laboratory animal clinician, almost exclusively practicing with simians. Dr. Zeiss’ expertise in ophthalmic pathology is informed by her research training in genetics and pathology of large animal models for retinitis pigmentosa. She has published broadly on ocular diseases of laboratory, wild and domestic animals. In collaboration with industry and academic researchers, she performs safety and efficacy pathology studies for ophthalmic interventions. Dr. Zeiss’ research interest focuses primarily on understanding aspects of animal model use that impede translation of promising animal studies to humans. Her interest lies in neurologic disease, particularly in progressive neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. She has applied biomedical informatics, natural language processing and networks analysis to aid large scale evaluation of animal use patterns and the relationship of these to eventual FDA approval. Prior to these efforts, she led an independently funded laboratory focusing on mechanisms of neurodegeneration in retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration. She is the Co-Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Yale, specifically to perform comparative neuropathologic analyses of aging primate brains. Most recently, her translational work has broadened with award of two recent COVID grants, one to determine when COVID will reach endemic status, and the other to assess the impact of concurrent influenza and SARS-CoV-2 infection in hamsters.   Dr. Zeiss' contributions to veterinary education have been through her membership on the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (Chair, 2019), the accrediting body for all US, Canadian and some international veterinary schools. She is currently a member of the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, residing within the National Academy of Sciences. She received her veterinary degree (with distinction) from the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) in South Africa. Following an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery (University of Pennsylvania), she completed her Anatomic Pathology Residency training and received her PhD degree from Cornell University.Dr. Zeiss is board certified in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology (2005) and Laboratory Animal Medicine (2012).