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Jessica Tuan, MD, MS

Instructor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

Appointments

Biography

Dr. Tuan's underlying interests in Infectious Diseases focus on HIV/AIDS and global health. She completed her Bachelor of Science and Master's of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and Yale University, respectively. She graduated from Chicago Medical School. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at University of Connecticut School of Medicine and her Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Yale School of Medicine.

She is an Instructor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases at Yale School of Medicine. 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) ACTG AIDS Clinical Trial Group STOMP Study: Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blinded 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) Real-World Utilization of Sotrovimab for COVID-19.

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) Evaluating the Safety & Efficacy of Bictegravir/Lenacapavir vs. Stable Baseline Regimen in Virologically Suppressed People With HIV-1 on Stable Complex Treatment Regimens, 2) Evaluating Efficacy, Safety, Tolerability of Switching to Long-acting Cabotegravir + Rilpivirine (from BIC/FTC/TAF) in Adults with HIV-1. Her other research study is Assessing Attitudes & Readiness for HIV PrEP among Adolescents & Young Women in Liberia, which she has conducted 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.

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 (2016)
  • MS
    Yale University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Biomedical Engineering (2012)
  • BS
    Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering (2010)

Activities

  • Assessing Attitudes and Readiness for HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis among Adolescents & Young Women in Liberia​; Research & Teaching
    Monrovia, Liberia 2022
  • Yale Global Health Scholars Program Career Physician
    Tugela Ferry, South Africa 2022
  • Yale University School of Medicine
    New Haven, United States 2021
    Instructor, COVID-19 & HIV Clinical Trials Principal Investigator & Sub-Investigator
  • National Taiwan University Infectious Diseases Rotation
    Taipei, Taiwan 2019
  • Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program
    Kigali, Rwanda 2019
  • Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program
    Butare, Rwanda 2017
  • International Health Interest Group
    Izcuchaca, Peru 2017
  • Global Health Exchange
    Innsbruck, Austria 2016

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
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
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 MedicineInterviewer2022 - Present
Achievers Youth Club Goodwill Ambassador - Promoting Education for Children in LiberiaAdvisor2022 - 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
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
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
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and HygieneReviewer2021 - 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
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
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

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