Dr. Vinetz is Professor of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Diseases. He is also Research Professor in the Faculty of Sciences and Laboratory of Research and Development at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, and Associated Investigator of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute of Tropical Medicine at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, in Lima, Peru. He received his Bachelor of Science from Yale University and received his M.D. from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, during which time he was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Physician Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, and an elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. His research in global health and infectious diseases is problem-based and applies fundamental laboratory approaches. This work is based in his lab at Yale and in the field in Peru, Brazil, and Sri Lanka. His scholarship focuses on public health issues of highest consequence, while simultaneously pursuing basic and translational research from the bench to the bedside. His research has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2001, and by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rockefeller Brothers Fund/Culpeper Scholarship, the World Health Organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Americas Foundation, with an expanding, internationally-based portfolio.