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Evelyn Hsieh, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology); Chief of Rheumatology, VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Program Director, CMB Global Health Leadership Development Program; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health



Dr. Hsieh is an Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) at Yale, and Chief of Rheumatology for the VA Connecticut HealthCare System. She enjoys caring for patients and teaching on the medical wards of the West Haven VA Medical Center and Yale New Haven Hospital. 

Dr. Hsieh has expertise in global health, with a specific focus on integrating biomedical and behavioral research methods to improve outcomes for rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease in countries in economic transition. The major emphasis of this body of research has focused on mechanisms, epidemiology, and prevention strategies for osteoporosis among individuals with HIV in China. The tools and models developed through this work have also translated to projects in other low-resource settings (osteoporosis, fracture and sarcopenia among women with HIV in Peru), and other models of secondary osteoporosis (breast cancer and rheumatoid arthritis). She also has a longstanding commitment to medical education and global health research training.

Dr. Hsieh's research is supported by the International Research Scientist Development Award from the NIH/Fogarty International Center and the Rheumatology Research Foundation. She has also received support from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation/NIH National Center for the Advancing Translational Sciences, and the Doris Duke Foundation. 

She is a co-founder of the Yale Network for Global Non-Communicable Diseases, and was honored to serve on the Board of Directors of the American College of Rheumatology from 2017-2020. She is the inaugural chair of the ACR Global Engagement Special Committee. 

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Investigative Medicine (Epidemiology & Global Health) (2014)
  • Clinical & Research Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (2014)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2010)
  • Intern
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2008)
  • MPH
    Harvard School of Public Health (2006)
  • MD
    Stony Brook University School of Medicine (2006)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
U.S.-China Fulbright ScholarU.S. Department of State2018
Stony Brook 40 under Forty Alumni AwardStony Brook University2016
Distinguished Fellow AwardAmerican College of Rheumatology2013
Frederick L. Sachs AwardYale Department of Internal Medicine2010
Arnold J. Gold Humanism in Medicine AwardStony Brook School of Medicine2006

Professional Service

American College of RheumatologyBoard of Directors2017 - Present
American College of RheumatologyGovernment Affairs Committee2016 - Present
American College of RheumatologyCommittee on Research2016 - 2017
American College of RheumatologyInternational Task Force2014 - 2015
American College of RheumatologyCurriculum Subcommittee, Committee on Training and Workforce2013 - 2016

Departments & Organizations