Alison P Galvani, PhD

Burnett and Stender Families Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA)

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Africa, Southern; Ecology; Economics; Epidemiologic Methods; Epidemiology; Biological Evolution; HIV; Influenza, Human; Parasitology; Public Health; Tuberculosis; Global Health; Evolution, Planetary; Infectious Disease Medicine

Public Health Interests

Cost-effectiveness; Economics; Epidemiology Methods; Modeling

Research Organizations

School of Public Health: CIDMA | Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases: Vaccine Group; Vector-borne | Parasitology Program | YSPH Global Health Concentration

Faculty Research

Global Health Initiative

MacMillan Center

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Professor Galvani's research focuses on integrating epidemiology and the evolutionary ecology or economics in order to generate predictions that could not be made by these disciplines alone. This interdisciplinary approach has widespread potential for answering evolutionary questions, explaining empirical observations and informing public health policy. Professor Galvani has applied modeling and cost-effectiveness analyses to improve national and international public health policies of influenza, TB and HPV, HIV, rotavirus and Ebola, among other diseases.


Extensive Research Description

Professor Galvani's research focuses on integrating epidemiology and the evolutionary ecology or economics in order to generate predictions that could not be made by these disciplines alone. This interdisciplinary approach has widespread potential for answering evolutionary questions, explaining empirical observations and informing public health policy. Professor Galvani has applied modeling and cost-effectiveness analyses to improve national and international public health policies of influenza, TB and HPV, HIV, rotavirus and Ebola, among other diseases.


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Contact Info

Alison P Galvani, PhD
Office Location
135 College Street, Ste 200 Rm 235
New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034

Curriculum Vitae

Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis

Dogs and their owners wait in line for canine rabies vaccination during a campaign in northwest Tanzania

We showed that canine rabies vaccination was both an epidemiologically effective and economically cost-effective approach to protect people from rabies transmission (Fitzpatrick et al 2014 Annals of Internal Medicine).