Elijah Paintsil, MBChB

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pharmacology; Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Research Interests

Brazil; Ghana; Hepatitis C; HIV; Pediatrics; Pharmacology; Molecular Epidemiology; HIV Reverse Transcriptase; Infectious Disease Medicine

Research Organizations

Pediatrics: Pediatric Infectious Diseases

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

Virology Laboratories

Yale Cancer Center: Virus and Other Infection-associated Cancers

Global Health Studies

MacMillan Center: African Studies

Office of Cooperative Research

Yale Institute for Global Health

Research Summary

Research focus is on

  1. The disposition of anti-HIV drugs, e.g. nucleoside analogs such as AZT, in HIV-infected individuals in relation to treatment response, drug toxicity, and evolution of drug resistance
  2. Understanding of the dynamics of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV transmission

Specialized Terms: HIV translational research; Cellular pharmacology of HIV-RT inhibitors in relation to clinical toxicities; Fitness and evolution of HIV drug resistant mutants; Molecular epidemiology and dynamics of HIV/HCV transmission

Extensive Research Description

  1. Viability of HCV in Syringes using a Novel Microculture System This study examines how long Hepatitis C virus survives in syringes at different storage conditions.
  2. HIV Nucleoside Analogs Translational Studies: Resistance and Metabolism This study will examine individual differences in intracellular concentration of nucleoside analogs in relation to toxicity and resistance evolution.
  3. Biomarkers for monitoring Pediatric HIV therapy and disease progression in resource limited setting.

Selected Publications

Full List of PubMed Publications

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Contact Info

Elijah Paintsil, MBChB
Patient Care Locations
Yale Pediatric Infectious DiseaseYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Pediatric SpecialtyYale New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06504
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Mailing Address
Pediatric Infectious DiseasesPO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064

Curriculum Vitae