Kaveh Khoshnood, Ph.D: I am an Associate Professor at Yale School of Public Health with over two decades of experience conducting epidemiological research on HIV/AIDS among at risk populations in the United States and in resource-poor countries and the Principal Investigator of a Fogarty-funded Research Ethics Training and Curriculum Development Program with Central South University in China.
In addition, I have served as the Project Director and Yale P.I. for other Fogarty-funded HIV/AIDS and TB research training grants with China (as well as an investigator in other Fogarty funded research training grants in Russia, South Africa and India) and have mentored over 20 postdoctoral fellows from China for over about 15 years. I have a deep interest in addressing ethical dilemmas in research involving vulnerable populations, in U.S and in resource poor settings; have conducted research and written scholarly publications on this topic and teach the required research ethics course for all MPH students at Yale. I also lecture frequently on research ethics for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows on various research training grants during their time at Yale.
I have served as the Chair of the Human Subjects Committee at Yale University and currently serve as one of its members, charged with reviewing all social and behavioral research protocols submitted by faculty and students. I have worked closely with the leadership of the Yale Human Subjects Protection Program to assist them in enhancing their capacity to review international research ethics protocols at Yale as well as develop training programs for their international IRB colleagues in Russia and China where Yale faculty have active NIH research projects.