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Joseph Fauver, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

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Joseph Fauver, PhD



Joseph Fauver is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at the Yale School of Public Health. He received his B.S. in Natural Sciences from Peru State College (Nebraska) and his Ph.D. in Vector-Biology at Colorado State University. Prior to joining Dr. Nathan Grubaugh's lab at the YSPH, he was a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine working as a part of the Global Program to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. Joseph's expertise is in genomics and computational biology. As a part of the Grubaugh Lab, Joseph has applied different Next-Generation Sequencing approaches to understand the epidemiology of various viruses, include SARS-CoV-2. His goal is to incorporate genomics into routine epidemiological frameworks and to expand the use of genomic epidemiology outside of traditional academic systems. In addition to research, Joseph served as a Global Health Fellow in the Yale University Global Health Studies program from 2019-2020.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Colorado State University, Medical Entomology/Virology (2017)
  • BS
    Peru State Colege, Natural Science (2013)

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