Mayur M. Desai, PhD, MPH, FACE

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, YSPH; Director, Advanced Professional MPH Program; Core Faculty, National Clinician Scholars Program

Research Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology | YSPH Global Health Concentration

Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

Obesity Research Working Group

Yale Institute for Global Health

South Asian Studies

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Diseases; Emigrants and Immigrants; Epidemiologic Methods; Global Health; Health Services Research; Mental Disorders; Public Health; Quality of Health Care; Veterans

Research Summary

Professor Desai directs Yale's Advanced Professional MPH Program and teaches courses on epidemiologic research methods and data analysis. His research interests focus on: (1) improving the quality and outcomes of medical care in complex and vulnerable populations, including persons with mental disorders, veterans, immigrants, and the elderly; and (2) workforce issues in public health and medicine. Professor Desai’s interests also include global health, cardiovascular disease, and psychosocial epidemiology.

Specialized Terms: Epidemiologic Methods; Health Services Research; Mental Disorders; Cardiovascular Disease; Global Health


  • MHA Program Ethiopia (2008)

    Core Faculty in the Master of Hospital and Healthcare Administration (MHA) Program at Jimma University and Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. The MHA program is a collaborative effort between Yale School of Public Health and two of Ethiopia's leading universities. The students in the MHA degree...

Selected Publications

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