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Alexei Zelenev, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (AIDS)

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Alexei Zelenev, PhD



Alexei Zelenev is a a research scientist and a faculty member at the Yale School of Medicine (AIDS program). His research has focused on the interplay of infectious diseases, substance abuse disorder and social networks. He obtained his BA from University of Chicago and his PhD from Yale University. He has advanced knowledge of survey design and implementation, applied statistics and simulation based methods. His research has appeared in such peer-reviewed journals as Lancet Infectious Diseases, Lancet HIV, International Journal of Drug Policy, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, AIDS and Behavior, among others. Dr. Zelenev served as an advisor to the Health Emergencies Program at the WHO. His infectious disease modeling work has been used to guide health policy in Ukraine and Kazakhstan during the height of the Covid pandemic.

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  • PhD
    Yale University (2011)

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