Dr. Ted Cohen, EMD, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, received a $1,400,000 award from Vital Strategies for a new intervention, “Genomic, spatial, and epidemiological analysis to inform targeted TB interventions in Moldova.”
Dr. Cohen is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a primary research focus on tuberculosis. He is particularly interested in understanding how TB drug-resistance and medical comorbidities such as HIV frustrate current efforts to control epidemics, with an ultimate goal of developing more effective approaches to limit the morbidity caused by this pathogen. Dr. Cohen’s training is in epidemiology and clinical medicine, and his work includes mathematical modeling, fieldwork, and analysis of programmatic data. His research program is currently funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Gates Foundation Awards.
Vital Strategies partners with governments to rapidly design and implement public health initiatives that bridge the gap between public health solutions, especially in low- and middle- income countries.