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Cynthia Frank, PhD, RN

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Cynthia Frank, PhD, RN


Cynthia Frank is a medical anthropologist and nurse who is the Director of Dr. Springer’s research program at the Yale School of Medicine. She has clinical experience in emergency medicine and infectious diseases and extensive clinical research experience in HIV and Hepatitis C, where she has coordinated and implemented over 200 clinical trial protocols. Her research interests include disease-related stigma, infectious diseases, and substance use disorders and treatment with a focus on the experiences of women.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Connecticut, Anthropology (2014)
  • MBA
    Pepperdine University (1988)
  • BS
    State University of New York - Albany, Nursing (1976)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Service ExcellenceDepartment of Internal Medicine2022

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