Research & Publications
Dr. Tuan's underlying interests focus on global health through the lens of healthcare infrastructure and social justice; the intersection of how life is impacted by infectious diseases, geography, and society; and the syndromes seen in tropical medicine.
She completed her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and Yale University, respectively. She graduated from Chicago Medical School. She completed Internal Medicine Residency at University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Yale School of Medicine.
She is the Associate Director of the Yale Antivirals & Vaccines Research Program. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases at Yale School of Medicine. She is a Core Faculty member of the Donaldson Firm, providing care for patients with HIV, infectious diseases, and other medical conditions, at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is a Principal Investigator for the following Yale School of Medicine research studies: 1) Evaluating Pitavastatin to Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in HIV-Infected Adults (REPRIEVE) (NIH/ACTG-funded clinical trial), 2) Pfizer mRNA Influenza vaccine clinical trial, 3) AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG) STOMP Study: Trial of the Safety & Efficacy of Tecovirimat for Treatment of Human Monkeypox Virus Disease (Co-PI): 4) Qualitative Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 Immunogenicity (QUASI) after COVID-19 vaccination in People Living with HIV, 5) Outcomes of Pregnant Women Exposed to Sotrovimab for Treatment of COVID-19 in the Omicron Predominant Era (PRESTO).
She is a Sub-Investigator for the Yale Pfizer/BioNTech (adult, pediatric, booster) & Sanofi COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. She is a Sub-Investigator for Yale School of Medicine HIV clinical trials: 1) Study to Assess the Effectiveness & Safety of Lenacapavir for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PURPOSE 2); 2) Evaluating the Safety & Efficacy of Bictegravir/Lenacapavir vs. Stable Baseline Regimen in Virologically Suppressed People With HIV-1 on Stable Complex Treatment Regimens, 3) Study of Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies GS-5423 & GS-2872 in Combination With Lenacapavir in Virologically Suppressed Adults With HIV-1. Her other research focus is as a Sub-Investigator for the NIH/NIMH R21 grant "HIV PrEP Perspectives of Liberian Adolescent Girls & Young Women and their Providers (PRECIOUS)," in collaboration with physicians at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.
She was awarded the Yale Institute for Global Health Leadership in Global Health Fellowship as a World Bank COVID-19 Vaccine & Primary Health Care Fellow. She was a Yale Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholar in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (2022), Kigali, Rwanda (2019) and Butare, Rwanda (2017). She is a violinist in the Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra and pianist. She is a Fellow writing in The OpEd Project of the Yale Public Voices Fellowship (2023-2024).
Her medical literature has been published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, PLOS One, BioMed Central Infectious Diseases, Rwanda Medical Journal, and British Medical Journal Case Reports.
She has been featured in The Washington Post, Newsweek, London Broadcasting Company News, Contagion, WTNH News 'Health Headlines,' NBC Connecticut News, News 12 Connecticut, and Hartford Courant.
Education & Training
- FellowshipYale University School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases (2021)
- ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine, Primary Care Internal Medicine (2019)
- MDChicago Medical School, Doctor of Medicine (2016)
- MSYale University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Biomedical Engineering (2012)
- BSJohns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering (2010)
Honors & Recognition
|Yale Public Voices Fellowship/The OpEd Project||Yale University||2023|
|Gorgas Advanced Tropical Medicine Course - Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute, Peru||Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical & Preventive Medicine/Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute||2023|
|IDWeek Conference Late-Breaker Abstract Oral Presentation||IDWeek||2022|
|International Women’s & Children’s Health & Gender Group Conference Travel Award||International Women’s & Children’s Health & Gender Group Conference||2022|
|Yale Global Health Scholars Program Career Physician - Tugela Ferry, South Africa||Yale University School of Medicine||2022|
|IDWeek Trainee Abstract Award||IDWeek||2021|
|World Bank COVID-19 Vaccine & Primary Health Care Fellow - Yale Institute for Global Health Leadership in Global Health Fellowship||Yale University||2021|
|Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society||University of Connecticut School of Medicine||2019|
|Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program - Kigali, Rwanda||Yale University School of Medicine||2019|
|Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program - Butare, Rwanda||Yale University School of Medicine||2017|
|Gold Humanism Honor Society||Chicago Medical School||2015|
|American Academy of HIV Medicine - HIV Specialist (AAHIVS) Certification||Physician||2022 - Present|
|ACTG A5418 / STOMP: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blinded Trial of the Safety & Efficacy of Tecovirimat for Treatment of Human Monkeypox Virus Disease | Yale University School of Medicine||Principal Investigator||2022 - Present|
|Evaluating the Safety & Efficacy of Bictegravir/Lenacapavir vs. Stable Baseline Regimen in Virologically Suppressed People With HIV-1 on Stable Complex Treatment Regimens | Yale School of Medicine||Investigator||2022 - Present|
|Achievers Youth Club Goodwill Ambassador - Promoting Education for Children in Liberia||Advisor||2022 - Present|
|Yale University School of Medicine||Researcher||2022 - Present|
|Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine||Reviewer||2022 - Present|
|Pfizer mRNA Influenza Vaccine clinical trial | Yale University School of Medicine||Principal Investigator||2022 - Present|
|Yale Graduate School Alumni Association (GSAA) Board Advisor Member, Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences||Advisor||2022 - Present|
|Yale Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program Career Physician - KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa||Physician||2022|
|Evaluating the Use of Pitavastatin to Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in HIV-Infected Adults (REPRIEVE) Clinical Trial | Yale University School of Medicine||Principal Investigator||2022 - Present|
|Real-World Utilization of Sotrovimab for COVID-19 study | Yale University School of Medicine||Principal Investigator||2022 - Present|
|British Medical Journal Open||Reviewer||2022 - Present|
|Journal of Medical Virology||Reviewer||2021 - Present|
|Journal of Infection||Reviewer||2021 - Present|
|Journal of Clinical Medicine||Reviewer||2021 - Present|
|Study to Evaluate the Safety & Efficacy of Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies in Combination with Lenacapavir | Yale University School of Medicine||Sub-Investigator||2021 - 2022|
|Yale University School of Medicine||Instructor, COVID-19 & HIV Clinical Trials Principal Investigator & Sub-Investigator||2021 - Present|
|American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene||Reviewer||2021 - Present|
|Evaluating the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Switching to Long-acting Cabotegravir Plus Long-acting Rilpivirine from a Bictegravir/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide Single Tablet Regimen in Virologically Suppressed HIV-1 Infected Adults | Yale University School of Medicine||Sub-Investigator||2021 - Present|
|Qualitative Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 Immunogenicity after COVID-19 vaccination in People Living with HIV study | Yale University School of Medicine||Principal Investigator||2021 - Present|
|McGraw Hill 'Current Infectious Diseases' Textbook||Associate Editor||2020 - Present|
|Sanofi COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial | Yale University School of Medicine||Sub-Investigator||2020 - Present|
|British Medical Journal Case Reports||Reviewer||2020 - Present|
|Pfizer/BioNTech adult, pediatric, booster mRNA COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials | Yale University School of Medicine||Sub-Investigator||2020 - Present|
|Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra||Violinist||2019 - Present|
|Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali, Rwanda||Physician||2019|
|Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Butare, Rwanda||Physician||2017|
|Global Health Exchange — Medical University of Innsbruck||Volunteer||2016|