Travis M Whitfill, MPH

Associate Research Scientist in Pediatrics

Departments & Organizations

Yale University: Yale School of Medicine: Pediatrics


Travis Whitfill is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Pediatrics. His background began in molecular biology and biochemistry, after receiving scientific training at the MD Anderson Cancer Center and Duke University. He is the co-founder of several additional startup companies, including a Connecticut-based microbiome company, Azitra Inc. He brings strong background in entrepreneurship and business, and is also a partner in a venture capital fund, Bios Partners, bringing experience in public markets, drug development, and venture capital investments.

His research interests are in pediatric emergency medicine and health policy and to improve pediatric acute care across the United States.

Education & Training

MPH Yale University (2014)
BS Dallas Baptist University, Biology, Mathematics (2010)

Honors & Recognition

  • IMSH/SAEM top ten papers of 2016IMSH (2017)

  • SCCM top paper awardSCCM (2017)

  • Thiel Foundation grantThiel Foundation (2016)

  • IMSH/SAEM top ten papers of 2015 IMSH (2016)

  • Technology Company to WatchCT Innovation Council (2015)

  • Dull Family Summer Internship FellowshipYale University (2013)

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Contact Info

Travis M Whitfill, MPH
Mailing Address
100 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Curriculum Vitae


Deficiencies in care between Pediatric Emergency Departments and General Emergency Departments

Using in situ simulation at approximately 30 Emergency Departments (EDs) across the US, we identified major deficiencies in care between Pediatric EDs and General EDs. These differences were most notable in Pediatric Readiness, septic shock preparedness, cardiac arrest preparedness, and teamwork