Debbie Humphries, PhD, MPH

Instructor of Public Health Practice (Microbial Diseases)

Research Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS | Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases | YSPH Global Health Concentration

Cappello Lab

Yale Institute for Global Health

Global Health Studies

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Developing Countries; Ghana; Global Health; HIV; Hookworm Infections; Malaria; Nutrition Policy; Parasitology; Public Health; Vietnam

Research Summary

Dr. Humphries has a broad background in public health practice. She has consulting expertise in the areas of diet and physical activity behavior change, sustainability of community health programs, program monitoring and evaluation, and training in participatory monitoring and evaluation.

Dr. Humphries has research experience in relationships between nutritional deficiencies and infectious disease in resource-poor environments. She is interested in interdisciplinary research on nutrition, immune function, and disease.

Extensive Research Description

Dr. Humphries has a broad background in public health practice. She has consulting expertise in the areas of diet and physical activity behavior change, sustainability of community health programs, program monitoring and evaluation, and training in participatory monitoring and evaluation.

Dr. Humphries has research experience in relationships between nutritional deficiencies and infectious disease in resource-poor environments. She is interested in interdisciplinary research on nutrition, immune function, and disease.

Engaging with students in the classroom, on theses and internships provides Dr. Humphries with valuable insights and the opportunity to investigate different perspectives and approaches. She has supported students in conducting research in topics as varied as mapping access to health centers in Burkina Faso, developing a game for teaching communities about malaria transmission, mapping access to food and cigarettes in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and policy approaches to reducing the diabetes impact in India. She enjoys experimenting in the classroom with pedagogical methods that combine academic concepts with practical experience.

Relationship between hookworm infection, response to treatment, and nutritional status in school children in Ghana; measures of research capacity for community based organizations; impact of public health resource sharing on service cost and quality in Connecticut and Massachusetts

Activities

  • AIDS Project New Haven United States (2013)

    Serve as a board member and on the program committee of the board.

  • New Haven Farms Fresh Produce Prescription Program United States (2012)

    Co-principal investigator on an urban-farm based intervention to investigate the effects of fresh produce on fruit and vegetable intake and diabetes risk factors.

  • Field research on parasitology and nutritional status Ghana (2010)

    interested in measures of nutritional status in resource poor settings

  • Supervision of Student Research Uganda (2010)

  • Supervision of Student Research South Africa (2010)

  • Supervision of Student Research Kunming, China (2010 - 2013)

  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Secure the Future Gaborone, Botswana; Maseru, Lesotho; Windhoek, Namibia; Mbabane, Swaziland; Johannesburg, South Africa (2004 - 2007)

    Secure the Future is an initiative of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company to strengthen the capacity of African countries to deal effectively with the HIV pandemic. The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale has established a Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (MEU) for the BMS/STF...

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Contact Info

Debbie Humphries, PhD, MPH
Office Location
135 College Street, Ste 200 Rm 234
New Haven, CT 06510