Dr. Kaveh Khoshnood, MPH, Ph.D. Affiliate

    Public Health, infectious disease, telemedicine, post-conflict assistance
    Lebanon, Jordan

Kaveh Khoshnood is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Yale School of Public Health and core faculty member of the Yale Council on Middle East Studies. He is co-founder of Yale Violence and Health Study Group and a Steering Committee member of the Program on Conflict, Resiliency and Health at the Yale McMillan Center. Dr. Khoshnood is trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist and has more than two decades of domestic and international experience in HIV prevention research among drug users and other at risk populations, including its ethical aspects. Dr. Khoshnood is the Principal Investigator of a NIH/Fogarty International Center Research Ethics Training and Curriculum Development Program with China. Dr. Khoshnood is actively involved in several research projects in Lebanon with a broad focus on the epidemiology and prevention of HIV/AIDS and substance use among Lebanese-born and displaced populations. Dr. Khoshnood is also involved in a new multi-university project (Collaboration for Health Education in Conflict, CHEC) which provides free, online, academic health science and intensive English language courses to over 500 Syrian medical students inside Syria who live in opposition controlled areas. Dr. Khoshnood teaches a course at Yale School of Public Health entitled: “Responding to Violent Conflict: Epidemiological Methods & Public Health Interventions” which focuses on how epidemiological methods are applied to understand specific health consequences of violent conflicts, including infectious diseases, mental health, maternal/child health, and chronic health problems.   The course has a focus on the Middle East and North Africa region.