Joseph Vinetz, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH, BS

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Infectious Diseases

Yale Institute for Global Health


Dr. Vinetz is a Professor (recruit) to the Section of Infectious Diseases. He is also Research Professor in the Faculty of Sciences and Laboratory of Research and Development at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, and Associated Investigator of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute of Tropical Medicine at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, in Lima, Peru. He received his Bachelor of Science from Yale University and received his M.D. from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, during which time he was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Physician Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, and an elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. His research in global health and infectious diseases is problem-based and applies fundamental laboratory approaches. This work is based in his lab at Yale and in the field in Peru, Brazil, and Sri Lanka. His scholarship focuses on public health issues of highest consequence, while simultaneously pursuing basic and translational research from the bench to the bedside. His research has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2001, and by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rockefeller Brothers Fund/Culpeper Scholarship, the World Health Organization and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with an expanding, internationally-based portfolio.

Education & Training

MD University of California San Diego, Medicine (1991)
Postdoctoral Fellow National Institutes of Health
Fellow Johns Hopkins Hospital
Resident Johns Hopkins Hospital

Honors & Recognition

  • Distinguished Medical Scientist for the Chair in the name of ‘Late P.N. Chuttani'Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India (2018)

  • Doctor Honoris CausaUniversidad de la Amazonia Peruana (2014)

  • Honorary ProfessorRajarata University of Sri Lanka (2014)

  • Association of American Physicians (2012)

  • Bailey K. Ashford MedalAmerican Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2011)

  • FellowAmerican Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2011)

  • American Society for Clinical Investigation (2006)

  • FellowAmerican College of Physicians (2003)

  • FellowInfectious Diseases Society of America (2003)

  • Charles E. Culpeper Foundation Medical Sciences ScholarRockefeller Brothers Fund (1999)

  • Physician Postdoctoral AwardHoward Hughes Medical Institute (1995)

  • HHMI-NIH Research ScholarHoward Hughes Medical Institute (1988)

Professional Service

  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (2016 - Present) MID Study Section member,

  • PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (2009 - Present) Deputy Editor

  • National Institutes of Health (2008 - 2018) CRFS Study Section member

  • American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2000 - Present) Associate Editor. Special interest in images in clinical tropical medicine, malaria, zoonoses


  • Tropical Medicine Research Lima, Peru; Acrelândia, Brazil; Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka (2002 - 2015)

    Field and translation work in malaria and leptospirosis

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Contact Info

Joseph Vinetz, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH, BS
Mailing Address
Infectious DiseasesPO BOX 208022, TAC S169
300 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520

Curriculum Vitae

Let's Avoid Malaria

Perspective on the human impact of malaria from the Peruvian Amazon