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Chrispin Chaguza, PhD

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

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Chrispin Chaguza, PhD


Dr. Chaguza is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at the Yale School of Public Health, Yale University. His research focuses on using large genomic and epidemiological datasets of microbial pathogens (bacteria and viruses) to understand pathogenesis, molecular evolution, the genetic basis of phenotypes, antimicrobial resistance, transmission, and epidemiology to inform public health – disease control and prevention.

His research at Yale primarily focuses on understanding the evolution and epidemiology of viral pathogens of public health importance, including but not limited to SARS-CoV-2, dengue, and West Nile virus. Beyond viruses, his research focuses on comparative genomics of bacterial pathogens, including but not limited to Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Streptococcus), Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A Streptococcus), and Enterococcus species. He is also keen to collaborate on microbial genomics projects within and outside Yale.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    The University of Liverpool, Infection and Immunity (2018)
  • MSc
    The University of Manchester, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (2012)
  • BSc
    The University of Malawi, Computer Science and Statistics (2010)