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Matthew Cartter, MD, MPH

Associate Clinical Professor, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Contact Information

Matthew Cartter, MD, MPH

Mailing Address

  • Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

    410 Capitol Ave., MS# 11EPI, P.O. Box 340308

    Hartford, CT 06134-0308

    United States



Dr. Matthew Cartter retired from the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health on July 1, 2022, after 37 years of state service. He is an associate clinical professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Yale University School of Public Health. Dr. Cartter is a past president of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. His research interests include the history of epidemics.

Dr. Cartter was the State Epidemiologist and the Director of the Connecticut Emerging Infections Program (EIP), a joint effort between the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, the Yale Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded program is one of ten programs nationwide that seek to assess, through population-based surveillance, the public health impact of emerging infectious diseases and to evaluate methods for their prevention and control in the community (CDC EIP webpage).

Education & Training

  • MPH
    University of Connecticut (1996)
  • Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
    United States Public Health Service (1985)
  • MD
    University of Rochester (1980)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Pump Handle AwardCouncil of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)2010

Departments & Organizations