Kristina Talbert-Slagle, PhD

Assistant Professor; Lecturer, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases; Senior Scientific Officer, Yale Global Health Leadership Institute; Director Global Health Studies, Yale College

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine

Yale Institute for Global Health

Global Health Studies

Jackson-Global Affairs


Dr. Talbert-Slagle is an Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and a Core Faculty member at the Equity Research and Innovation Center.  She also directs the Yale College Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Global Health and is a lecturer at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.  She is a global health scholar and educator, focused on addressing health and educational disparities around the world through high-quality, interactive teaching and locally-appropriate and responsive scholarship and field programs.  With doctoral training in genetics and virology and postdoctoral training in complex systems and global health management, Dr. Talbert-Slagle approaches her work, teaching, and mentorship through an interdisciplinary perspective.

Dr. Talbert-Slagle is the faculty director for Health Management and Preclinical Education workforce capacity-building programs in Liberia, working closely with colleagues at Yale and in Liberia.  She is also the Yale lead for an undergraduate medical education curriculum review at Liberia’s only medical school, A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine. 

At Yale, she teaches a gateway global health course for undergraduate students, as well as seminars focused on global health research and practice, HIV/AIDS, and the role of water in infectious disease spread.  In 2016, Dr. Talbert-Slagle was honored with the Yale Poorvu Family Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching.  Dr. Talbert-Slagle received her B.S. and B.A. degrees from the University of Kentucky and her Ph.D. from Yale University.


Education & Training

PhD Yale School of Public Health (2010)
BS University of Kentucky, Agricultural Biotechnology (2001)
BA University of Kentucky, Russian and Eastern Studies (2001)
Global Health Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University

Honors & Recognition

  • Poorvu Family Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching (2016)


  • Lessons on Counterinsurgency from the Human Body Washington, United States (2013 - 2013)

  • United Kingdom, Health and Social Care Leadership Development Program United Kingdom (2007)

    Like many countries dealing with rising health care costs, aging populations and public calls for reform, the U.K. is making substantial changes to its National Health Service (NHS). To prepare NHS staff in leadership roles to navigate this reform, GHLI and the South Essex Partnership Foundation...

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Contact Info

Kristina Talbert-Slagle, PhD
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 208364
New Haven, CT 06510