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Frederick Lewis Altice, MD, MA

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Director, Yale Center for Clinical and Community Research, Department of Medicine; Director, HIV in Prisons Program; Director, Community Health Care Van; Academic Icon Professor of Medicine, University of Malaya-Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA)

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Frederick Lewis Altice, MD, MA

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Mailing Address

  • Infectious Diseases

    135 College Street

    New Haven, CT 06510-2283

    United States



Frederick (Rick) L. Altice is a professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health and is a clinician, clinical epidemiologist, intervention and implementation science researcher at Yale University School of Medicine and School of Public Health. Dr. Altice’s primary research focuses on interventions and implementation science at the interface between infectious diseases and addiction and he has conducted research in several global health settings. He also has a number of projects working in the criminal justice system, including transitional programs addressing infectious diseases, medications for opioid use disorder (methadone, buprenorphine, extended release naltrexone), mental illness, homelessness and social instability. Specific topics include alcohol, opioid, stimulant and nicotine use disorders on HIV treatment outcomes, HIV and addiction treatment, interface with the criminal justice system, and pharmacokinetic drug interactions between treatment for substance use disorders and antiretroviral and tuberculosis therapy. At a basic level, his research focuses on clinical epidemiology, especially in key populations at risk for HIV (e.g., MSM, TGW, PWID, prisoners, sex workers) and development, adaptation and evaluation of of biomedical and behavioral interventions to improve treatment outcomes. His research, however, has evolved and included development and testing of mobile technologies (mHealth) to intervene with key populations to promote health outcomes. His research is especially concentrated in health services research techniques with a focus on implementation science, seeking to introduce and scale-up evidence-based interventions in numerous contexts. A number of implementation science strategies are underway to examine scale-up of medication-assisted therapies to treat opioid use disorder in community, criminal justice and in primary care settings. Most recently, his work has been augmented through use of decision science techniques to understand and promote patient preferences, including the development of informed and shared decision-making aids. His work has emerged primarily with a global health focus with funded research projects internationally in Malaysia, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, and Indonesia. He has participated in projects through the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency, Special Projects of National Significance with HRSA, and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. He is currently also collaborating on projects with the WHO, UNAIDS, USAID, PEPFAR and UNODC. Current internationally funded projects in dedicated research sites that are being conducted in Malaysia, Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Peru. His research and training sites in Malaysia (2005), Peru (2010) and Ukraine (2005) are dedicated training and research sites for the Global Health Equity Scholars Fogarty Training Program and the Doris Duke International Fellowship program. He is currently the director for two International Implementation Science Research and Training Centers with collaborations between Yale University and the University of Malaya and Sichuan University.

Education & Training

  • MA
    Yale University, Honorary (2008)
  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (1992)
  • Resident
    Yale University School of Medicine (1989)
  • MD
    Emory University (1986)
  • MA
    Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spanish Literature (1982)


  • Bending the HIV Curve in MSM Who Use Amphetamines
    Sydney, NSW, Australia 2019

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Most Influential Paper on Addictions - 2016 (Lancet)European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction2017
Appointed as Academic Icon Professor of Medicine, Centre for Excellence in Research in AIDS (CERiA) at University of MalayaInfectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya2009
Board of Permanent OfficersYale University School of Medicine2009
National Hope is a Vaccine" Award RecipientGAIA, Global Alliance to Immunize against AIDS2008

Professional Service

Dean's Advisory Committee on LGBTQI Issues, Yale University School of MedicineAdvisor2017 - Present
World Health Organization Guidelines Committee for Treatment of HIV and Tuberculosis Among Drug Users.2009 - Present
Symposium Chair, International AIDS Society Conference, 2009, Cape Town, South Africa2009 - Present
American Board of Correctional Medicine2009 - Present
Correctional Academic Liaison Meeting (CALM), CT. Department of Corrections.2008 - Present
The Open Public Health Journal, Open Infectious Diseases Journal, International Journal of Prisoner Health2008 - Present
Addiction, Journal of General Internal Medicine, International Journal of Prison Health Care2008 - Present
Executive Board, Liberty Community Services, Inc. New Haven CT.2008 - Present
Research Director, AIDS Project Hartford2007 - Present
Clinical Infectious Diseases, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 2005 - Present
American Society of Addiction Medicine2005 - Present
AAHIVM-American Academy of HIV Medicine2004 - Present
AIDS Reader, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAIDS, JAMA2003 - Present
Advisory Committee, Connecticut AIDS Drug Assistance Program (CADAP)2002 - Present
NIDA K Training & Career Development Subcommittee, National Institute on Drug Abuse Initial Review Group2001 - Present
American Correctional Association2001 - Present
Society for Correctional Physicians1997 - Present
International AIDS Society1994 - Present
American College of Physicians1993 - Present
Infectious Disease Society of America1993 - Present
American Public Health Association1992 - Present

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