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Amy Justice, MD, PhD

C.N.H. Long Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)

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Amy Justice, MD, PhD

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Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    950 Campbell Avenue

    West Haven, CT 06516

    United States



Dr. Justice is a Clinical Epidemiologist who has developed multiple large national cohorts based on data from the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System Electronic Medical Record enhanced with National Death Index and CMS data, patient completed surveys, DNA and tissue repositories, and stored pathology samples. She has two decades of experience in the processes required to clean, validate, and standardize raw EMR data and in its analysis using standard statistical methods, machine learning techniques, and cross cohort validations. The oldest and best known of her projects is the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS). VACS is an ongoing, longitudinal study of >170,000 United States veterans with and without HIV infection continuously funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1996. She has developed and validated widely used indices including a prognostic index, the VACS Index, and a patient reported symptom index, the HIV Symptom Index. She is the principal investigator of the National Cancer Institute provocative questions grant HIV and Aging Mechanisms for Hepatocellular Cancer, has published over 400 peer reviewed manuscripts, and has presented work at the United Nations, The International AIDS Society, The Royal Medical College in London, the White House, and Congress. She is a member of the National Cancer Institute Ad hoc Subcommittee on HIV and AIDS Malignancy and the HIV and Aging Working Group, NIH Office of AIDS Research. She has recently joined the International Advisory Boards of Lancet HIV and Journal of the International AIDS Society.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1996)
  • MSc
    University of Pennsylvania Medical School (1994)
  • MD
    Yale University School of Medicine (1988)
  • BA
    Harvard University (1982)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
William S. Middleton AwardBiomedical Laboratory Research and Development Service2022

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