Albert I. Ko
Albert I. Ko
Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
Yale School of Public Health

Elected to the Academy in 2020


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981, SB, Chemistry and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981, SB, Life Sciences; Harvard Medical School, 1991, MD

Professional Area

Infectious disease physician-epidemiologist, internationally recognized as a leader in the fields of infectious diseases and global health; specific area of expertise focuses on developing translational research and public health responses to emerging infectious diseases in resource poor settings, including leptospirosis and Zika virus.


For pioneering contributions to our understanding of infectious disease emergence in the setting of rapid urbanization and social inequity, and creation of new models that link community, research across disciplines, and global health training to implement public health solutions for urban slum populations.