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David Vlahov

Professor of Nursing and Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

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David Vlahov



Dr. Vlahov is a Professor at Yale School of Nursing with a joint appointment in Epidemiology and Public Health. He is also the Co-Director of the National Program Office for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health: Evidence for Action Program.

Dr. Vlahov’s research and practice have been focused on advancing health in urban settings which has been funded by NIDA, NIMHD, CDC, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Gates Foundation. He was the founding President of the International Society for Urban Health. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Medical School in Belo Horizonte, Brazil to develop their programs in urban health, and served as expert consultant to the WHO’s Urban Health Center in Kobe, Japan; the Istituto Superiore d’ Sanita in Rome and the Municipal Health Service in Amsterdam. Dr. Vlahov is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Urban Health, has edited three books on urban health and published over 650 scholarly papers.

He served on the New York City Board of Health, the NIH National Advisory Board on Drug Abuse, the NIH Advisory Board for the Office of AIDS Research, the Board of Directors for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and HRSA’s National Advisory Board on Nursing Education and Practice.

In 2011 Dr. Vlahov was both elected to the National Academy of Medicine, currently serving on the Institute’s Board of Global Health. In 2015, he was inducted into the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Raymond Pearl Memorial LectureHuman Biology Association2023
Johns Hopkins Society of ScholarsJohns Hopkins University2018
Pioneer AwardUniversity of Maryland School of Nursing2017
International Nursing Researcher Hall of FameSigma Theta Tau International2017
MemberNational Academy of Medicine2011
Fellow American Academy of NursingAmerican Academy of Nursing2011

Professional Service

New York City Board of Health, New York CityBoard Member2001 - 2008
New York Academy of MedicineEditor-in-Chief2000 - 2023

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