Kristina Talbert-Slagle is an assistant professor of General Internal Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and a core faculty member at the Equity Research and Innovation Center. She also directs the Yale College Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Global Health and is a lecturer at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. She is a global health scholar and educator, focused on addressing health and educational disparities around the world through high-quality, interactive teaching and locally-appropriate and responsive scholarship and field programs. With doctoral training in genetics and virology and postdoctoral training in complex systems and global health management, she approaches her work, teaching, and mentorship through an interdisciplinary perspective.
Professor Talbert-Slagle is the faculty director for Health Management and Preclinical Education workforce capacity-building programs in Liberia, working closely with colleagues at Yale and in Liberia. She is also the Yale lead for an undergraduate medical education curriculum review at Liberia’s only medical school, A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine. At Yale, she teaches a gateway global health course for undergraduate students, as well as seminars focused on global health research and practice, HIV/AIDS, and the role of water in infectious disease spread. In 2016, she was honored with the Yale Poorvu Family Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching. Professor Talbert-Slagle received her B.S. and B.A. degrees from the University of Kentucky and her Ph.D. from Yale University.