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Mahalia S. Desruisseaux, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

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Mahalia S. Desruisseaux, MD

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Education & Training

  • Research Fellow, Neuroscience
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2008)
  • Fellow, Infectious Diseases
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center (2007)
  • Resident, Internal Medicine
    North Shore University Hospital - Hofstra/Northwell (2003)
  • MD
    Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • BA
    Queens College - City University of New York


  • Tropical medicine research
    Blantyre, Southern Region, Malawi 2015
    Tropical medicine research
  • Disaster medical relief
    Port-au-Prince, Ouest Department, Haiti 2010
    Disaster medical relief

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Bailey K. Ashford MedalAmerican Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene2020
Career Award for Medical ScientistsBurroughs Wellcome Fund2007
IDSA ERF/NFID Colin L. Powell Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Disease ResearchInfectious Diseases Society of America2005

Professional Service

American Society of Tropical Medicine and HygienePresident, American Committee of Molecular, Cellular and Immunoparasitology2019 - Present
Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaMember, Research Committee2019 - Present
Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaMentoring Workgroup Subcommittee, IDSA Medical Education Community of Practice2019 - Present
Yale School of MedicineExecutive Committee, Department of Internal Medicine Diversity Committee2019 - Present

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