Dr. Peter J. Krause is Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. He received his B.A. with honors in biology from Williams College and his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his Pediatric internship and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center and his Pediatric Infectious Diseases training at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut in 1979 where he became Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He moved back to Yale in 2008.
Dr. Krause carries out translational, epidemiological, and clinical research in the study of vector-borne disease. His primary focus has been on human babesiosis but he has also carried out research on two companion tick-borne infections, Lyme disease and relapsing fever caused by Borrelia miyamotoi. He is the author of more than 200 peer reviewed scientific publications, 2 books, and 35 book chapters. He has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and is on the Editorial Boards of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, and Pathogens. He has served on several leadership committees of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Connecticut Infectious Diseases Society. He recently served as Chair of the committee that wrote the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Infectious Diseases Society of America's 2020 Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Babesiosis. He also was selected as a Member of the committee that wrote the Infectious Diseases Society of America Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Lyme Disease. He has been cited in American Men and Women of Science, The Best Doctors in America, and Who’s Who in America. He is currently serving on the Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health Tick Borne Disease Working Group 2021-2022.
Dr. Krause and his colleagues were the first to:
|Chair, Committee on the Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA): 2020 Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Babesiosis||Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)||2021|
|Member, Committee on the Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and American College of Rheumatology (ACR): 2020 Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease||Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)||2020|
|Fellow, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene||2016|
|Member, Committee on Infectious Diseases Society of America Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Lyme Disease, Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis||2006|
|Member, Infectious Disease Society of America Practice Guidelines Committee,||1994, 1998|
|Clinical Microbiology Reviews||Editorial Board||2021 - Present|
|Clinical Infectious Diseases||Editorial Advisory Board||2020 - Present|
|Pathogens||Editorial Board||2019 - Present|
|Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases||Deputy Editor 2020-||2018 - Present|