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Kristina Talbert-Slagle, PhD

Assistant Professor; Associate Director of Faculty Mentorship and Academic Programs, Yale Institute for Global Health; Director Global Health Studies, Yale College

Contact Information

Kristina Talbert-Slagle, PhD

Mailing Address

  • P.O. Box 208364

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States



Dr. Talbert-Slagle is an Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and a Core Faculty member at the Equity Research and Innovation Center. She also directs the Yale College Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Global Health. She is a global health scholar and educator, focused on addressing health and educational disparities around the world through high-quality, interactive teaching and locally-appropriate and responsive scholarship and field programs. With doctoral training in genetics and virology and postdoctoral training in complex systems and global health management, Dr. Talbert-Slagle approaches her work, teaching, and mentorship through an interdisciplinary perspective.

Dr. Talbert-Slagle is the faculty director for Health Management and Preclinical Education workforce capacity-building programs in Liberia, working closely with colleagues at Yale and in Liberia. She is also the Yale lead for an undergraduate medical education curriculum review at Liberia’s only medical school, A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine.

At Yale, she teaches a gateway global health course for undergraduate students, as well as seminars focused on global health research and practice, HIV/AIDS, and the role of water in infectious disease spread. In 2016, Dr. Talbert-Slagle was honored with the Yale Poorvu Family Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching. Dr. Talbert-Slagle received her B.S. and B.A. degrees from the University of Kentucky and her Ph.D. from Yale University.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale School of Public Health (2010)
  • BS
    University of Kentucky, Agricultural Biotechnology (2001)
  • BA
    University of Kentucky, Russian and Eastern Studies (2001)
  • Global Health Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale University


  • Health Workforce Development: Health Management and Medical Education
    Monrovia, Liberia 2015
  • Lessons on Counterinsurgency from the Human Body
    Washington, United States 2013
  • United Kingdom, Health and Social Care Leadership Development Program
    United Kingdom 2007
    Like many countries dealing with rising health care costs, aging populations and public calls for reform, the U.K. is making substantial changes to its National Health Service (NHS). To prepare NHS staff in leadership roles to navigate this reform, GHLI and the South Essex Partnership Foundation Trust created the Health and Social Care Leadership Development Program. Using expert speakers, case studies and site visits in both the U.K. and the U.S., the program focuses participant involvement on management and leadership topics in order to provide comparative analyses and perspectives that help generate creative solutions to health care problems common to both countries.

Honors & Recognition

Poorvu Family Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching2016

Departments & Organizations