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Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD

Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine

Contact Information

Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD

Mailing Addresses

  • Yale School of Public Health

    P.O. Box 208034

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8034

    United States

  • Yale School of Public Health

    60 College St., Suite 212

    New Haven, CT, 06510-3201

    United States

Appointments

Biography

Dr. Sten Vermund is a pediatrician and infectious disease epidemiologist focused on diseases of low and middle income countries. His work on HIV-HPV interactions among women in Bronx methadone programs motivated a change in the 1993 CDC AIDS case surveillance definition and inspired cervical cancer screening programs launched within HIV/AIDS programs around the world. The thrust of his research has focused on health care access, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights, and prevention of HIV transmission among general and key populations, including mother-to-child. Dr. Vermund has become increasingly engaged in health policy, particularly around sustainability of HIV/AIDS programs and their expansion to non-communicable diseases, pandemic respiratory disease response and prevention, and public health workforce development. Since the advent of the novel coronavirus, his work has engaged colleagues in China and Connecticut for pandemic response.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Columbia University, Epidemiology (1990)
  • MPhil
    Columbia University, Epidemiology (1987)
  • MSc
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Community Health in Developing Countries (1981)
  • DPH
    Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene, Public Health (1981)
  • MD
    Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1977)
  • BA
    Stanford University, Human Biology (1974)
  • Mellon Foundation Fellowship
    Columbia University
  • Fellow in Clinical Epidemiology
    Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Pediatrics Internship and Residency
    Presbyterian (Babies) Hospital

Activities

  • HIV Phylogeny
    Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan (2020-2021)
    NIH R03
  • HIV implementation and prevention science research
    Lusaka, Zambia; Maputo, Mozambique; Khartoum, Sudan; N'Djamena, Chad; Bengaluru, India; Shanghai, China; Johannesburg, South Africa; Lima, Peru; Karachi, Pakistan; Kingston, Jamaica 2017

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
See C.V.2020
honorary Master of Arts degree (M.A., in privatim)Yale University2018

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