Yale University’s Violence and Health Group

Law and Psychiatry Division
34 Park Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06519
United States

Violence and Health is a group at Yale University that aims to function as a center of expertise for the integration of science, practice, and policy in the area of violence prevention and health promotion. By strengthening collaborations between stakeholders across disciplines and drawing upon the unique and combined skills of all members of the group, it aims to advance scholarly understanding as well as to produce practical and programmatic recommendations. Members’ expertise spans from self-directed to interpersonal to collective violence, and together their goal is to create connections across disciplines, sectors, and approaches to different types of violence.

VPA focal persons

Bandy Lee, M.D., M.Div.
Co-Founder, Yale University’s Violence and Health Group
Tel.: +1 917 328 2492
E-mail: bandy.lee@yale.edu

Bandy Lee is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale School of Medicine. During her training, she focused on public-sector psychiatry as chief resident and on East Africa as a fellow of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health. She also worked in several maximum-security prisons throughout the United States and consulted with governments on violence prevention programming. She currently teaches law students representing asylum seekers through Yale Law School and is developing a comprehensive course on violence. She also served as Director of Research for the inter-institutional Center for the Study of Violence; as speaker to the World Economic Forum; and as consultant to UNESCO, the United Nations, and the World Health Organization.

Kaveh Khoshnood, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Yale University’s Violence and Health Group
Tel.: +1 203 228 4235
E-mail: kaveh.khoshnood@yale.edu

Kaveh Khoshnood is an Associate Professor at Yale School of Public Health. His primary research interests are the epidemiology, prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis among drug users, prisoners and other at risk populations in United States and in resource-poor countries. His other interests include the examination of the links between health and human rights, health and conflict and the ethical dilemmas in research involving vulnerable populations. He conducts research and mentors researchers from China and the Middle East and teaches courses on HIV/AIDS, Research Methods, and Ethics.