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Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD

Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health

Contact Information

Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD

Mailing Addresses

  • Yale School of Public Health

    P.O. Box 208034

    New Haven, CT 06520-8034

    United States

  • Yale School of Public Health

    60 College St., Room 431

    New Haven, CT 06510-3201

    United States



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. Dr. Vermund has become increasingly engaged in health policy, particularly around sustainability of HIV/AIDS programs and their expansion to non-communicable diseases, coronavirus pandemic response and prevention, and public health workforce development. His recent grants include capacity-building for public health in Chad, molecular epidemiology for HIV in Kazakhstan, and COVID-19 vaccine studies in Dominican Republic and Connecticut. He has worked with schools and arts organizations for COVID-19 risk mitigation and institutional safety.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Columbia University, Epidemiology (1990)
  • MPhil
    Columbia University, Epidemiology (1987)
  • Mellon Foundation Fellowship
    Columbia University (1983)
  • Fellow in Clinical Epidemiology
    Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (1983)
  • MSc
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Community Health in Developing Countries (1981)
  • DPH
    Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene, Public Health (1981)
  • Pediatrics Internship and Residency
    Presbyterian (Babies) Hospital (1980)
  • MD
    Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1977)
  • BA
    Stanford University, Human Biology (1974)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (1984)


  • HIV Phylogeny
    Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan (2020-2021)
    NIH R03
  • HIV implementation and prevention science research
    Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia; Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique; Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan; N'Djamena, N'Djamena, Chad; Bengaluru, KA, India; Shanghai, Shanghai, China; Johannesburg, GP, South Africa; Lima, Callao Region, Peru; Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan; Kingston, St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica 2017
    HIV implementation and prevention science research

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
See C.V.2021
honorary Master of Arts degree (M.A., in privatim)Yale University2018

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