Scott Heysell, MD, MPH

Primary Appointment

SCOTT HEYSELL MDThomas H. Hunter Associate Professor of International Medicine


Education and Training

  • BA, Vanderbilt University (English)
  • MD and MPH, Oregon Health and Sciences University
  • Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency, Yale University
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Tropical Infectious Diseases, Yale University, Tugela Ferry, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of Virginia

Lab Research

Research Areas

  • Tuberculosis
  • HIV
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Equity Interventions
  • Global Health Education

Research Summary

Our research group focuses on optimizing technologies and gaining a better understanding of anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to improve treatment outcomes in patients with mycobacterial diseases or with comorbid HIV, diabetes, and/or malnutrition. Consequent secondary areas of interest include the development of laboratory assays for pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies, the building of infrastructure for community-based research in TB-endemic settings, clinical trials of TB drug regimens, machine learning analyses for outcomes prediction, and health systems research for growing equity-based solutions to social drivers of health.



  • Photo of research group

    Atlas Research Group

  • Photo of UVA Drs. Scott Heysell and Stellah Mpagama

    UVA Drs. Scott Heysell and Stellah Mpagama

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    East Africa Meeting

  • Photo of ICIDR Research Team

    ICIDR Research Team

  • Photo of In the Lab KCRI Tanzania

    In the Lab KCRI Tanzania

  • Photo of Kibong'oto Research Team

    Kibong'oto Research Team

  • Kibong'oto Team