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Chantal Vogels, PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Affiliate Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

Contact Information

Chantal Vogels, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

    60 College Street

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States


Dr. Chantal Vogels is a Research Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at the Yale School of Public Health. Her main research interest is in the ecology and evolution of arthropod-borne (arbo)viruses of public health importance.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Vogels has applied her expertise to the development of SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic assays and genomic surveillance. Together with her colleagues, she developed SalivaDirect, a simplified and flexible platform to enhance SARS-CoV-2 testing capacity. Additionally, she helped to establish the Yale SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance Initiative through which over 19.000 samples have been sequenced.

Currently, Dr. Vogels is developing amplicon-based sequencing approaches for other emerging viruses such as Powassan virus, dengue virus, and monkeypox virus by utilizing currently implemented sequencing workflows. With these tools, she is studying 1) the emergence and spread of the tick-borne Powassan virus, 2) the impact of dengue virus genetic diversity on control tools such as the virus-inhibiting Wolbachia bacterium, and 3) the identification and characterization of emerging West Nile virus variants.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Wageningen University & Research, Laboratory of Entomology (2017)
  • MSc
    Wageningen University & Research (2012)
  • BSc
    Wageningen University & Research (2010)

Honors & Recognition

Marina van Damme Fellowship2019
Storm-van der Chijs award2017

Professional Service

Marina van Damme NetworkBoard Member2020 - Present
Yale Postdoctoral AssociationCoordinator2019 - 2020
American Society for Tropical Medicine and HygieneMember2018 - Present
European Society for Vector EcologyBoard Member2017 - Present

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