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Jessica Tuan

MD, MS, AAHIVS
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Associate Director, Yale Antivirals & Vaccines Research Program, Infectious Diseases

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Jessica Tuan, MD, MS, AAHIVS

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Biography

Dr. Tuan's underlying interests focus on global health through the lens of healthcare infrastructure and social justice; the intersection of how life is impacted by infectious diseases, geography, and society; and the syndromes seen in tropical medicine.

She completed her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and Yale University, respectively. She graduated from Chicago Medical School. She completed Internal Medicine Residency at University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Yale School of Medicine.

She is the Associate Director of the Yale Antivirals & Vaccines Research Program. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases at Yale School of Medicine. She is a Core Faculty member of the Donaldson Firm, providing care for patients with HIV, infectious diseases, and other medical conditions, at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

She is a Principal Investigator for the following Yale School of Medicine research studies: 1) Evaluating Pitavastatin to Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in HIV-Infected Adults (REPRIEVE) (NIH/ACTG-funded clinical trial), 2) Pfizer mRNA Influenza vaccine clinical trial, 3) AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG) STOMP Study: Trial of the Safety & Efficacy of Tecovirimat for Treatment of Human Monkeypox Virus Disease (Co-PI): 4) Qualitative Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 Immunogenicity (QUASI) after COVID-19 vaccination in People Living with HIV, 5) Outcomes of Pregnant Women Exposed to Sotrovimab for Treatment of COVID-19 in the Omicron Predominant Era (PRESTO).

She is a Sub-Investigator for the Yale Pfizer/BioNTech (adult, pediatric, booster) & Sanofi COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. She is a Sub-Investigator for Yale School of Medicine HIV clinical trials: 1) Study to Assess the Effectiveness & Safety of Lenacapavir for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PURPOSE 2); 2) Evaluating the Safety & Efficacy of Bictegravir/Lenacapavir vs. Stable Baseline Regimen in Virologically Suppressed People With HIV-1 on Stable Complex Treatment Regimens, 3) Study of Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies GS-5423 & GS-2872 in Combination With Lenacapavir in Virologically Suppressed Adults With HIV-1. Her other research focus is as a Sub-Investigator for the NIH/NIMH R21 grant "HIV PrEP Perspectives of Liberian Adolescent Girls & Young Women and their Providers (PRECIOUS)," in collaboration with physicians at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.

She was awarded the Yale Institute for Global Health Leadership in Global Health Fellowship as a World Bank COVID-19 Vaccine & Primary Health Care Fellow. She was a Yale Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholar in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (2022), Kigali, Rwanda (2019) and Butare, Rwanda (2017). She is a violinist in the Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra and pianist. She is a Fellow writing in The OpEd Project of the Yale Public Voices Fellowship (2023-2024).

Her medical literature has been published in HIV Medicine, Emerging Infectious Diseases, American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, PLOS One, BioMed Central Infectious Diseases, Rwanda Medical Journal, and British Medical Journal Case Reports.

She has been featured in The Washington Post, Newsweek, National Geographic, London Broadcasting Company News, Contagion, WTNH News 'Health Headlines,' NBC Connecticut News, News 12 Connecticut, and Hartford Courant.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases (2021)
  • Residency
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Primary Care Internal Medicine (2019)
  • MD
    Chicago Medical School, Doctor of Medicine (2016)
  • MS
    Yale University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Biomedical Engineering (2012)
  • BS
    Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering (2010)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene – Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine & Travelers’ Health (CTropMed)American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene2024
Yale Public Voices Fellowship/The OpEd ProjectYale University2023
Gorgas Advanced Tropical Medicine Course - Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute, PeruGorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical & Preventive Medicine/Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute2023
IDWeek Conference Late-Breaker Abstract Oral PresentationIDWeek2022
International Women’s & Children’s Health & Gender Group Conference Travel AwardInternational Women’s & Children’s Health & Gender Group Conference2022
Yale Global Health Scholars Program Career Physician - Tugela Ferry, South AfricaYale University School of Medicine2022
IDWeek Trainee Abstract AwardIDWeek2021
World Bank COVID-19 Vaccine & Primary Health Care Fellow - Yale Institute for Global Health Leadership in Global Health FellowshipYale University2021
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical SocietyUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2019
Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program - Kigali, RwandaYale University School of Medicine2019
Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program - Butare, RwandaYale University School of Medicine2017
Gold Humanism Honor SocietyChicago Medical School2015

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
American Academy of HIV Medicine - HIV Specialist (AAHIVS) CertificationPhysician2022 - Present
ACTG A5418 / STOMP: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blinded Trial of the Safety & Efficacy of Tecovirimat for Treatment of Human Monkeypox Virus Disease | Yale University School of MedicinePrincipal Investigator2022 - Present
Evaluating the Safety & Efficacy of Bictegravir/Lenacapavir vs. Stable Baseline Regimen in Virologically Suppressed People With HIV-1 on Stable Complex Treatment Regimens | Yale School of MedicineInvestigator2022 - Present
Achievers Youth Club Goodwill Ambassador - Promoting Education for Children in LiberiaAdvisor2022 - Present
Yale University School of MedicineResearcher2022 - Present
Yale Journal of Biology and MedicineReviewer2022 - Present
Pfizer mRNA Influenza Vaccine clinical trial | Yale University School of MedicinePrincipal Investigator2022 - Present
Yale Graduate School Alumni Association (GSAA) Board Advisor Member, Yale Graduate School of Arts & SciencesAdvisor2022 - Present
Yale Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program Career Physician - KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaPhysician2022
Evaluating the Use of Pitavastatin to Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in HIV-Infected Adults (REPRIEVE) Clinical Trial | Yale University School of MedicinePrincipal Investigator2022 - Present
Real-World Utilization of Sotrovimab for COVID-19 study | Yale University School of MedicinePrincipal Investigator2022 - Present
British Medical Journal OpenReviewer2022 - Present
Journal of Medical VirologyReviewer2021 - Present
Journal of InfectionReviewer2021 - Present
Journal of Clinical MedicineReviewer2021 - Present
Study to Evaluate the Safety & Efficacy of Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies in Combination with Lenacapavir | Yale University School of MedicineSub-Investigator2021 - 2022
Yale University School of MedicineInstructor, COVID-19 & HIV Clinical Trials Principal Investigator & Sub-Investigator2021 - Present
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and HygieneReviewer2021 - Present
Evaluating the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Switching to Long-acting Cabotegravir Plus Long-acting Rilpivirine from a Bictegravir/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide Single Tablet Regimen in Virologically Suppressed HIV-1 Infected Adults | Yale University School of MedicineSub-Investigator2021 - Present
Qualitative Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 Immunogenicity after COVID-19 vaccination in People Living with HIV study | Yale University School of MedicinePrincipal Investigator2021 - Present
McGraw Hill 'Current Infectious Diseases' TextbookAssociate Editor2020 - Present
Sanofi COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial | Yale University School of MedicineSub-Investigator2020 - Present
British Medical Journal Case ReportsReviewer2020 - Present
Pfizer/BioNTech adult, pediatric, booster mRNA COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials | Yale University School of MedicineSub-Investigator2020 - Present
Yale Medical Symphony OrchestraViolinist2019 - Present
Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali, RwandaPhysician2019
Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Butare, RwandaPhysician2017
Global Health Exchange — Medical University of InnsbruckVolunteer2016

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