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Queenie Ann Abad, MD


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Queenie Ann Abad, MD


Dr. Abad completed medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Her interests in social determinants of health, community health, and experience on the United States-Mexico border learning about border health issues led her to the Yale Internal Medicine-Primary Care Program where she completed residency. Dr. Abad is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician. During residency, the extent of which she saw how occupation, upstream factors, and the built environment contributed to the health of her patients motivated her to pursue a fellowship at the Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program where she is now a second year Clinical Fellow.

Her research interests includes seafarers as a vulnerable occupational group. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has collaborated in the design, planning, and implementation of two active COVID-19 occupational health surveillance programs and serves as the on-site supervising physician for both programs.

Her clinical and academic interests include the occupational health and safety of vulnerable workers, teaching occupational and environmental medicine in the academic and community setting, evaluation of heavy metal exposures, and how the built environment- where we live, work, play, learn, and rest affects our physical and mental well-being.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, dog, and cat. She can be seen biking around New Haven, hiking, and canoeing. She loves to cook.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Yale New Haven Medical Center (2019)
  • MD
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Medicine (2016)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Departments & Organizations