David Segal

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Public Health

Dr. David Segal has over 30 years of experience as a research scientist and consultant for private corporations, public health agencies, and medical research universities. Throughout his career, he has been involved in several research and teaching roles with over 85 peer-reviewed publications and presentations, and several sponsored grants to his credit. He currently serves as a reviewer for several national and international peer-reviewed journals as well as a subject matter expert chair and reviewer on numerous HRSA and ONC federal research panels. His research interests include the pathogenesis, molecular epidemiology, and microbiome dysbiosis of infectious diseases. Dr Segal currently serves as a Contributing Faculty member in the School of Health Sciences and Public Policy at Walden University with the PhD Public Health program, Professor, Program Director, and Director of Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Sciences at Keiser University, and Adjunct Faculty in Genomic Data Sciences at Saint Joseph’s University. He received his PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the University of South Florida College of Medicine working on the purification and characterization of a rRNA Nucleolar 2’-O-methyltransferase from tumor cells. He completed two post-doctoral fellowships in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences studying the evolution of HIV-1 in different regions of the human brain, the molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 transmission amongst injection drug users, and identifying viral molecular signatures associated with the onset and progression of AIDS-associated neurological disorders. In addition, Dr Segal is an accomplished software developer, database administrator, network engineer, and information systems and security analyst.

Courses Taught

HINF 6100 - Introduction to Health Informatics


PhD, University of South Florida

BS, University of Florida

Awards / Honors

¥ Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and, 19th International Conference on College Teaching & Learning, 2008


Segal, D. (2015). Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Surveillance and Disease Severity.


Segal, D. (1995). Quantitation of dopamine transporter proteins in cocaine fatalities using immunological approaches. Society for Neuroscience