Joseph Vinetz, MD, is a Yale Medicine infectious disease doctor and a professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine in the section of infectious diseases, department of internal medicine. He is also research professor in the faculty of sciences and laboratory of research and development at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, and associated investigator of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute of Tropical Medicine at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. He received his BS from Yale University and his MD from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His research in global health and infectious diseases takes both basic science and public health/global health/epidemiological perspectives — from Peru, Brazil, and Sri Lanka — focused on diseases of high consequence such as malaria and leptospirosis, while simultaneously pursuing translational research from the bench to the bedside.