Dr. Sten H. Vermund, dean and the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health, and professor of pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine, has been elected as a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. Founded in 1976, the academy nominates members that live and work in Connecticut to advise state government and industry. Membership is limited to individuals that have made significant contributions in theory and applications, as demonstrated by original published books and papers, patents, the pioneering of new and developing fields and innovative products, outstanding leadership of nationally recognized technical teams, and external professional awards in recognition of scientific and engineering excellence.
[Photo: Dr. Sten H. Vermund]
The academy elected ten new members from Yale University including:
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 prevention of HIV transmission among general and key populations, including mother-to-child.