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Dr. James Shepherd


Healthcare, Infectious Diseases

Job Title

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases)


Yale School of Medicine


New Haven, Connecticut, Unites States




He very insightfully cuts through confusing discussions in the mainstream media about the virus and discusses more accurate information such as differing case fatality rates, key comparison data points between Covid-19, SARS, and seasonal flu. He takes a sensible, logical and reassuring approach to conversations with investors and business leaders about the current Covid-19 situation globally.

Speaking Topics

  • Global outbreak of COVID-19 and public health response

  • Emergence and epidemic curve of virus – differentiation by geographical regions

  • Effective public health measures in Taiwan, HK, Singapore, South Korea (in comparison European and US curves)

  • Mortality data and comparisons with other infections (best estimates of Case Fatality Ratio)

  • Candidate vaccines and candidate treatment

  • Future projections and models of epidemic

  • The prevention, treatment and diagnosis of HIV, TB and other opportunistic epidemic infections.

  • Drug Resistance and Global Epidemiology strategies

Expert Profile

Dr. Shepherd is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at Yale School of Medicine. He is a board-certified Infectious Disease specialist at Yale University School of Medicine with an active HIV and General ID practice, both in-patient and outpatient, and has extensive global health experience from Nigeria, Botswana and India as a CDC and WHO medical officer.
He was Principal Investigator for several internationally recognized randomized controlled trials; Isoniazid Preventive Therapy Trial, RIFAQUIN Trial, XPRES Study and Co-PI of the NIH-funded Kopanyo Study and served as Clinical Advisor to the TDF-2 Study of PrEP in Botswana.
He is a graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital.