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Justin Fansler

Senior Director, Communications Strategy and Technology

Contact Information

Justin Fansler

Mailing Address

  • Office of Communications

    50 Division Street, Second Floor

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States


Justin is responsible for communications technology and strategy for Yale School of Medicine. Within the Office of Communications, he leads the teams that create the systems, infrastructure, and technology that powers the school’s websites (including,, and, as well as the team that provides support and editing services to internal stakeholders. He works to combine technology with business needs, continually refining tools, processes, and strategy to meet the ever-growing need for effective communications. 

Today, the team is particularly interested in using AI and automation to simplify processes and facilitate collaboration across the school and university. Its goal is create a more streamlined set of tools and a tighter alignment across the school's various communications mediums (web, print, digital and social). 

Justin is also responsible for the business side of communications technology at YSM, managing a team of 17 offshore developers, hiring and overseeing vendors, and managing the office’s budget, revenue, and resources.

Justin joined the School of Medicine’s Office of Communications as a founding member of its web group in 2006, initially as the project manager in charge of creating the school’s first standardized web template and then migrating more than 600 school organizations into the template. Today, the school is on its fourth iteration of the common template (T4), which launched in 2019.

He led the charge for branding and web standardization at the school, purchasing and implementing the school’s first web content management system (SDL Tridion). He also spearheaded the effort to create the the school’s dynamic content system, Beatrix, which includes more than 25,000 profiles, 28,000 calendar events, 26,000 news articles, and the ability for faculty to create standardized CVs. In addition, he created and introduced standardized digital signage to the school’s campus. 

Justin lives in Seattle with his husband, Rudy, and their child, Felix. He is an avid CrossFitter and home renovator. 

Revised November 2022

Education & Training

  • MSc
    Oxford Brookes University, International Management (2004)
  • BS
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Business Administration (2001)

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