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Carine Sakr, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor Adjunct

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Carine Sakr, MD, MPH


Carine J. Sakr is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, adjunct, at the Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Sakr earned her medical degree from Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon and her public health degree from Yale. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Cooper Hospital, University Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey and her Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine. She is American Board certified in Internal Medicine and Occupational & Environmental Medicine.

Dr. Sakr conducted many research studies evaluating occupational and environmental exposures and their adverse health effects among different populations. She was the program director of the Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fellowship training and lectured at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Sakr was the Occupational Health Services Chief at VA CT Healthcare Center and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Yale (Occupational & Environmental Medicine). She subsequently worked at the Ministry of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates, where she was the acting director of the Visiting Consultants Office and a consultant in Occupational Medicine.

In January 2018, Dr. Sakr relocated to Lebanon and joined the American University of Beirut (AUB) where she is currently the Director of Employee Health and an Associate Professor of Medicine. Her research interests include environmental and occupational exposure assessment as well as occupational health and safety of healthcare workers. In February 2020 she was appointed as the chair of the Expert Committee on COVID-19 at AUB. She was later appointed as the co-chair of the COVID-19 Vaccination Group and was heavily involved in the University and Medical Center’s preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She was also the Principal Investigator of a USAID funded project at AUB: a Nation Wide Approach to Respond to the COVID-19 Spread in Lebanon.

Dr. Sakr is a Co-PI on the AUB-Yale NIH funded Global Environmental and Occupational Health Research and Training Hub for the MENA Region (GEO-Health MENA).

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven CT (2006)
  • MPH
    Yale School of Public Health (2005)
  • Resident
    Cooper Hospital, University Medical Center, Camden NJ (2003)
  • MD
    Saint Joseph University (1999)

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