Yale University

Trace Kershaw, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases), Yale School of Public Health
  • Member, Executive Committee, CIRA
  • Director, Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core, CIRA
(203) 785-3441


Dr. Kershaw is a Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health in the Social Behavioral Sciences Program and is Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core. Dr. Kershaw received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Wayne State University and completed his postdoctoral training in health psychology and HIV research at Yale University as part of the CIRA Post-Doctoral Training Fellowships. His research is in the area of HIV/STD prevention and reproductive and maternal-child health epidemiology. Specifically, Dr. Kershaw is interested in

  1. the role of relationships on the sexual risk of young men, women and couples,
  2. integrating sexual, reproductive, and maternal child health research
  3. integrating HIV/STD and unwanted pregnancy prevention for young men and women.

In addition, Dr. Kershaw is interested in methodological and quantitative issues related to designing, implementing, and evaluating applied behavioral interventions. In particular, he is interested in

  1. quantitative methods to identify high-risk groups for the development of targeted interventions, and
  2. the development and evaluation of dyadic interventions.
Areas of Expertise:
  • International