Linda M. Niccolai PhD, ScM

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Director, HPV-IMPACT Project (Emerging Infections Program); Deputy Director, Office International Training (CIRA); Director, Development Core at Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS; Member, Yale Cancer Center (Cancer Prevention and Control)

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchHIV/AIDSCancer Prevention and ControlSchool of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases: Vaccine Group; Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS; Global Health Concentration; Connecticut Emerging Infections Program; HPV


Linda Niccolai is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases and Director of the HPV-IMPACT Project at the CT Emerging Infections Program. She is also Deputy Director of the Office of International Training and Director of the Development Core for the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS.

Her research is primarily focused on sexually transmitted infections (STI), including HIV. Her current research projects include a special focus on human papillomavirus. Specifically, her research is designed to understand uptake and impact of HPV vaccines with an emphasis on addressing health disparities. Her research methods include surveillance, behavioral epidemiology, and qualitative approaches. She is also working on HIV transmission dynamic studies in Russia.

Linda Niccolai received her Sc.M. at Harvard School of Public Health and her Ph.D. at Tulane University. She is currently on the editorial boards for Sexually Transmitted Diseases and PLoS One and has served as an advisor and reviewer for National Institues of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conferences and grant programs. In 2004, she was the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Teaching.


  • M.Sc., Harvard School of Public Health , 1995
  • Ph.D., Tulane University , 2000

Selected Publication

  • Niccolai LM, Hansen CE, Credle M, Ryan S, Shapiro ED. Parents’ views on human papillomavirus vaccination for sexually transmitted infection prevention: A qualitative study. Sexual Health 2014;11:274-9.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, Yale School of Public Health(2004)
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