Scott Heysell

Heysell, Scott K.

Primary Appointment

Thomas H. Hunter Associate Professor of International Medicine, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health


  • BA, English, Vanderbilt University
  • MD, MPH, Medicine/ Epidemiology&Biostatistics, Oregon Health and Sciences University
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospitals
  • Chief Residency, Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospitals
  • Fellowship, Tropical Infectious Diseases, Yale School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, University of Virginia

Contact Information

PO Box 801340
345 Crispell Drive, MR-6, Room 1710
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: 434-924-9667
Fax: 434-924-0075
Email: skh8r@Virginia.EDU

Research Disciplines

Infectious Diseases/Biodefense

Research Interests

Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB); pharmacokinetics; clinical application of diagnostics for TB; clinical trials to optimize TB treatment; chronic illness/ TB integration

Research Description

Dr. Heysell has field experience in HIV-drug-resistant TB-endemic areas, including rural South Africa, the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, and Eastern Siberia. Dr. Heysell's research focuses on supporting partners in TB endemic settings achieve their aims of reducing reducing morbidity and mortality related to TB, correcting underlying drivers of TB including poverty, health systems management, and chronic medical conditions such as HIV and diabetes. The work is supported by the National Institutes of Health and non-governmental organizations.

Selected Publications