Yale University

Ruthanne Marcus, Ph.D., M.P.H.

  • Associate Director, Clinical and Community Research, Yale AIDS Program, Yale School of Medicine
(203) 764-9958


Ms. Marcus holds a Bachelor's degree in Family and Community Services from Syracuse University, College of Human Development and a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She is currently enrolled in a PhD program in Medical Anthropology at the University of Connecticut. Ms. Marcus worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta from 1985 to 1992 conducting research on occupational risk of HIV infection. From 1995-2011 she was the Director of the Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) at Yale School of Public Health and a lecturer in the Yale School of Public Health. Since 2011 she has been the Associate Director of Clinical and Community Research in the AIDS Program Internal Medicine, YSM conducting research on HIV/AIDS, substance use disorders, mental illness, and the criminal justice system. She is trained as a Public Health Career Ambassador, providing presentations to high school students to encourage their involvement in public health; she is a member of the Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership with an interest in health disparities.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Substance Abuse
  • Mental Illness
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Criminal Justice System