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Rupak Datta, MD/PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor; Assistant Hospital Epidemiologist, Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Prevention

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Rupak Datta, MD/PhD, MPH



Rupak Datta, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine and an Assistant Hospital Epidemiologist at the Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System. He completed his undergraduate training at Tufts University, earned his MPH at the Yale School of Public Health, and received his MD/PhD at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. His dissertation focused on quantifying the burden and transmission potential of multidrug-resistant organisms across statewide healthcare facilities. Dr. Datta entered the American Board of Internal Medicine physician-scientist research pathway at the Yale School of Medicine and completed his infectious diseases fellowship program in 2020. His current research has focused on infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship in older adults. His areas of interest include hospital epidemiology, antibiotic-resistant organisms, and quality improvement.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Yale School of Medicine (2020)
  • Resident
    Yale School of Medicine (2016)
  • MD/PhD
    University of California Irvine School of Medicine (2014)
  • MPH
    Yale School of Public Health (2008)
  • BS
    Tufts University (2004)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Janeway SocietyYale School of Medicine2021
Iva Dostanic Physician-Scientist Trainee AwardYale School of Medicine2020
Yoshikawa-High Award for Excellence in ResearchSociety for Healthcare Epidemiology of America2018
Trainee Travel GrantIDWeek2018
Jonathan Freeman AwardSociety of Healthcare Epidemiology of America2018
Graduation with Distinction in ResearchUniversity of California Irvine School of Medicine2014
Meyskens Clinical Research AwardUniversity of California Irvine School of Medicine2014
Kass AwardIDWeek2012
Dean's Prize for Outstanding ThesisYale School of Public Health2008

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