Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD, is Dean of the Yale School of Public Health, the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine. He is a pediatrician and infectious disease epidemiologist with his appointment in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases. His research focus is on diseases of low and middle-income countries, and on health disparities in the U.S. His research has focused on health care access, adolescent reproductive health, and prevention of HIV transmission, both mother-to-child and among adolescents/adults.
As with so many other, recent work has focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Vermund has founded two nongovernmental organizations in Zambia and the other in Mozambique and Nigeria. He served as the principal investigator of the HIV Prevention Trials Network from 2006-2012 and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.