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Alison Galvani, PhD

Burnett and Stender Families Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA)

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Alison Galvani, PhD

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Mailing Address

  • Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

    PO Box 208034, 60 College Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8034

    United States



Alison Galvani, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Yale Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA) and the Burnett and Stender Families Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine. She has applied her modelling and health economics skills to address myriad public health challenges, including HIV/AIDS, Zika, Ebola, influenza, and COVID-19. In 2015, Galvani became the youngest faculty member ever appointed to an endowed chair in the history of the Yale School of Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. and B.A. from the University of Oxford.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Oxford (2002)


  • Evolutionary Medicine
    Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark; Cambridge, England, United Kingdom; Oxford, England, United Kingdom; Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan 2011
    Program aims to establish the first world-wide research and training program in Evolutionary Medicine and to set the agenda for this rapidly developing field.
  • Infectious disease, South Africa
    Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 2010
    Workshop on Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control, Durban, South Africa
  • Tsetse
    South Africa 2010
    Integrated Tsetse Fly Ecology and Genetics for Improved HAT Control

Honors & Recognition

Bellman Prize2013
The Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists from the New York Academy of Sciences2012
Guggenheim Fellowship2006
MacMillan Center Director’s Award2006
Fellowship from Institute for Advanced Studies, Berlin2006
Young Investigator’s Prize, American Society of Naturalists2005

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