About YIGH

The Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH), led by the schools of public health, medicine and nursing, is the focal point for global health at Yale, bringing together expertise and knowledge from across campus with partners around the world. The Institute serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary global health research and is a center for the development of innovative educational programs. By actively collaborating across disciplines and seizing opportunities for innovation, YIGH aims to speed the translation of new scientific discoveries into better health for all.

Our Leadership

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Robert Alpern, MD

Ensign Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Dean, Yale School of Medicine

Dr. Robert J. Alpern attended undergraduate school at Northwestern University, where he majored in Chemistry. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1976, and received residency training in Internal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. Following this, he performed a postdoctoral fellowship in Nephrology in the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco. In 1982, Dr. Alpern joined the...

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Ann Kurth, PhD, MPH, MSN, CNM, FAAN(Nursing)

Dean, School of Nursing, Linda Koch Lorimer Professor of Nursing and Professor of Epidemiology

Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, MPH, FAAN is Dean and Linda Koch Lorimer Professor, Yale University School of Nursing, and Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Kurth is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Medicine and a member of the 2014-2018 US Preventive Services Task Force, which sets screening and primary care prevention guidelines for the United States. Dr. Kurth is the 2018–2020 chair of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. An epidemiologist and...

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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

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...

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Robert Rohrbaugh, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Deputy Chair for Education and Career Development, Department of Psychiatry

Residency Program Director, Department of Psychiatry

Director, Office of International Medical Student Education, Yale School of Medicine

A graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, Yale School of Medicine and the Yale Psychiatry residency and geriatric psychiatry fellowship programs, Dr. Rohrbaugh has been a member of the Yale Department of Psychiatry faculty since 1988. Early in his career, Dr. Rohrbaugh's clinical, educational and research interests were at the interface of geropsychiatry and medicine. He has been Chief of the Psychiatry Consult service at VA-Connecticut and developed the geropsychiatry service and the...

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Contact Us

Michael Skonieczny  

Deputy Director
Yale Institute for Global Health 


Rosalind D’Eugenio  

Assistant Director, Communications  
Yale School of Public Health
Phone: 203.737.2425

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