Faculty

Leadership

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Steven Bernstein, MD

Director

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Public Health (Health Policy)

Vice Chair, Academic Affairs

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Leslie Curry, PhD, MPH

Associate Director

Professor of Public Health (Health Policy and Management)

Associate Director Patient Centered Outcomes Research Training Program Yale-CORE

Lecturer, Yale College

Associate Director Yale Scholars in Implementation Science Training Program

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Yale Mentors

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Lori Bastian, MD, MPH

Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine)

Section Chief of General Internal Medicine VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Director, Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center

Dr. Bastian is Professor of Internal Medicine and Chief of General Internal Medicine for the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. She is also Director of the Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center, an interdisciplinary group that studies the complex interactions between pain and associated chronic disease and behavioral health factors, and develops and implements efficacious interventions to reduce unnecessary pain and suffering and overall disease burden. Her...

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Cynthia Brandt, MD, MPH

Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Anesthesiology

Dr. Brandt is Professor of Emergency Medicine, Biostatistics and Anesthesiology, and Director of the Yale Center for Medical Informatics, and Division of Health Informatics. Dr. Brandt is trained and certified in preventive medicine, and completed a fellowship sponsored by the National Library of Medicine. Her research focuses on issues related to the design, development and implementation of informatics tools to enhance care concordant with practice guidelines, women’s health, and health...

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Sarwat Chaudhry, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Co-Director, National Clinician Scholars Program

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Dean’s Faculty Advisory Council

Dr. Chaudhry is Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Director of the Yale Center for Healthcare Innovation, Redesign, and Learning (CHIRAL). She is an alumna of the RWJ Clinical Scholars Program. She is conducting a large-scale observational study, SILVER-AMI, funded by NHLBI, of 3000 older patients with acute myocardial infarction. The goal of this study is to understand how non-traditional risk factors, such as frailty and cognitive impairment, impact outcomes of...

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Geoffrey Chupp, MD

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary)

Director, Yale Center for Asthma and Airways Disease (YCAAD)

Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Dr. Chupp is Professor of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary) and Director of the Yale Center for Asthma and Airways Disease (YCAAD). YCAAD research focuses on understanding the mediators and mechanisms underlying the development of asthma and other airway diseases. Its goals are to understand the pathogenesis of asthma, develop novel clinical tests to enhance treatment, and ultimately develop novel treatments and potential cures. Dr. Chupp was part of a recent NHLBI strategic planning group for...

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Paul D Cleary, PhD

Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Professor of Sociology and in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies

Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA)

Dr. Cleary is the C-E.A. Winslow Professor in Epidemiology and Public Health and Dean of the Yale School of Public Health. He is also a member of the National Academy of Medicine. His research focuses on patient-centered care and quality.  He is the PI of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS IV), funded by AHRQ to develop survey protocols for collecting information from consumers regarding their health plans and services. He has worked extensively with the CMS...

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Jeptha Curtis, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Curtis is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and a cardiologist. Dr. Curtis directs the American College of Cardiology Analytic Center at Yale’s Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE). He led the development of registry-based outcome measures for CMS examining 30-day mortality following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and ICD, and currently oversees maintenance of registry measures, contributes to the development of measures, and assists in developing...

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Luke Davis, MD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine)

Dr. Davis is Associate Professor of Public Health (Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases) and Medicine (Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine) at Yale. His research is based in Uganda and uses translational methods to improve TB diagnosis and evaluation in high-burden, resource-constrained settings. Ongoing projects span two general areas: 1) identifying TB biomarkers for diagnosis and monitoring, and 2) using implementation science to improve TB case finding and linkage to care. Training and...

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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

Dr. Desai is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. As a core faculty member in the Yale National Clinician Scholars Program, he coordinates the “Clinical and Health Services Research Methods” course and teaching the quantitative methods portion of the curriculum. His research interests focus on improving the quality and outcomes of care in complex and vulnerable populations, including persons with mental disorders, veterans, immigrants, and the elderly. At...

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Gail D'Onofrio, MD, MS

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. D’Onofrio is Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine at the Yale. She is internationally known for her work in screening ED patients for alcohol and other drug use, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT). She has received multiple R01s and a U01 from SAMHSA that trains residents in all primary care specialties in SBIRT. Dr. D’Onofrio is an investigator on the NHLBI-supported VIRGO trial that is studying the epidemiology of young women with heart attacks, enrolling at over...

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James Dziura, MPH, PhD

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Deputy Director, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences

Deputy Director, Yale Data Coordinating Center

Dr. Dziura is Professor of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Public Health, and Deputy Director of the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences.He has co-authored over 130 peer-reviewed articles with many Yale investigators, including Dr. Bernstein and many YSIS mentors. He has been active in training young investigators, both individually (as a mentor and statistical resource) and in classroom settings (where he developed a graduate-level course on biostatistics). His primary interests are in...

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Community Mentors

Mark Abraham

Community Member

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Byron Kennedy

Community Mentor

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Byron Kennedy

Community Mentor

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Contributing Faculty

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Fuad Abujarad, PhD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Abujarad is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. His primary research is in Information Technology (IT). Specific interests focus on mobile-health technology, human-computer interaction, and systems that provide real-time background searches. Currently, he is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop an interactive, tablet-based program to assist potential subjects with informed consent for a...

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Howard Forman, MD, MBA, FACR

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies, of Economics, of Management and of Public Health (Health Policy)

Director of MD/MBA Program at Yale

Director, MBA for Executives (Healthcare Focus Area); SOM

Director, Health Care Management Program; YSPH

Faculty Director of Finance; Department of Radiology; YSM

Dr. Forman is a health services researcher and Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Public Health, Economics and Management, where he directs the MD/MBA program, directs the Executive MBA Program (Healthcare Focus Area), and directs the Health Care Management Program (HCM) at the School of Public Health. His research focuses on the assessment of quality in Diagnostic Imaging, including patient awareness of radiation risk, health policy, healthcare leadership. As a practicing emergency...

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Harlan Krumholz, MD, SM

Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies, of Investigative Medicine and of Public Health (Health Policy)

Director, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Co-Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University

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Brita Roy, MD, MPH, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Director of Population Health (Yale Medicine), N/A

Dr. Roy is Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), and the founding Director of Population Health for Yale Medicine, the University's multi-specialty faculty practice. She is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, and is tasked with developing approaches to developing population health and disease management across the Yale Medicine network, which includes 17 sites staffed by 1400 physicians representing 100 specialties and...

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Mark Silvestri, MD, MHS, FACOG

Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Specialties, Yale School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Medical Director of Quality and Operations, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center

Dr. Silvestri is Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and the Medical Director of Quality and Operations at the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center, a federally qualified community health center (FQHC) located 0.5 mile from Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Silvestri is an alumnus of the RWJCSP, where Dr. Bernstein was his Program Advisor. At Cornell Scott, he directs quality and performance improvement for 3 sites that serve a largely African-American, Medicaid population in New...

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Erica Spatz, MD, MHS

Associate Professor Term

Dr. Spatz is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine (Cardiology). Her interests are in prevention and women’s health, and entail developing individualized approaches to disease management, along with tools to help patients become more active in healthcare decisions. She received a masters from the RWJCSP at Yale, followed by a cardiology fellowship. She is a co-founder and Board Member of Project Access-New Haven, a non-profit organization that provides access to specialty care for...

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Donna Spiegelman, ScD

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics

Director, Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS)

Director, Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Assistant Director, Global Oncology, Yale Cancer Center

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L. Scott Sussman, MD, FHM, FACP

Senior Medical Director, Clinical Operations, Yale New Haven Health

Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine

Dr. Sussman is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and the Senior Medical Director of Clinical Operations for Yale New Haven Health System. He and and the Clinical Redesign team are engaged in system-wide efforts to address resource overutilization, including common blood tests and telemetry beds. His work, which uses the EMR, provider education, audit and feedback, has resulted in dramatic and sustained reductions in use of these modalities with no change in mortality, morbidity, or...

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Arjun Venkatesh, MD, MBA, MHS

Associate Professor Term

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Scientist, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Director, ED Quality and Safety Research and Strategy

Co-Director, Emergency Department Administration Fellowship

Dr. Venkatesh is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and a Scientist at the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE). His interest is in the development of performance measures designed to improve ED, hospital and health system outcomes. At CORE, Dr. Venkatesh develops hospital-level performance measures and quality rating systems. He serves on several technical expert panels for the National Quality Forum (NQF) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Dr....

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