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Sunil Parikh, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

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Sunil Parikh, MD, MPH

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  • Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

    60 College Street, P.O. Box 208322

    New Haven, CA, 06520

    United States



Professor Parikh’s research interests focus on translational studies of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Parikh focuses upon several aspects of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, including studies focused on optimizing treatment regimens, novel chemoprevention strategies, drug resistance emergence and spread, and parasite dynamics. Current projects include: (1) understanding host factors affecting response to artemisinin-based antimalarial therapies using a combination of individual and population-based pharmacologic approaches to inform treatment guidelines (Uganda); 2) novel use of a chemopreventive measure to reduce malaria (Burkina Faso); and 3) characterizing the epidemiology of non-falciparum species in sub-Saharan Africa (Cameroon). Dr. Parikh has ongoing projects in several African countries, which span observational, interventional, and cross-sectional designs. Dr. Parikh received his M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his medical residency training at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. After completing his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Francisco and Masters in Public Health at UC Berkeley he joined the faculty at UCSF. He has been a member of the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases in the Yale School of Public Health and Section of Infectious Diseases in the Yale School of Medicine since 2012.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    University of California at Berkeley (2005)
  • MD
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1998)
  • Fellow
    University of California - San Francisco
  • Resident
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Boston


  • Malaria research in Cameroon
    Douala, Cameroon 2017
  • Viviendas Leon
    Leon, Nicaragua 2011
    Board Member, Community development non-profit working in Nicaragua
  • Alliance for Stroke Awareness and Prevention Project
    New Delhi, India; Kampala, Uganda 2011
    Board Member, Non-profit working in Uganda and India on projects related to stroke prevention, such as hypertension screening.
  • Malaria Research
    Burkina Faso 2006
    Translational research on host response and susceptibility to malaria
  • Malaria research
    Uganda 2002
    Translational research in antimalarial therapy and epidemiology

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Hecht-Albert Pilot Innovation Award for Junior FacultyGlobal Health Leadership Institute2016

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