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Linda Niccolai, PhD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Director, HPV Working Group at Yale; Director, CT Emerging Infections Program at Yale, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Contact Information

Linda Niccolai, PhD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

    PO Box 208034, 60 College Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8034

    United States



Linda Niccolai is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Yale School of Public Health. She currently serves as Director of the Connecticut Emerging Infections Program (EIP) at Yale and the HPV Vaccine Working Group at Yale.

Her research is focused on the epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases. Her current projects include a focus on human papillomavirus (HPV). Specifically, her research is designed to understand uptake, impact, and effectiveness of HPV vaccines with an emphasis on addressing health disparities. Recently her work has expanded to other vaccines including those in the adolescent platform. Her research methods include surveillance, behavioral and clinical epidemiology, and qualitative approaches. Her current projects are funded by National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For this work, she has been awarded the CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award and the Yale Cancer Center Population Research Prize. As Director of the CT EIP at YSPH, she oversees a large program of public health surveillance and applied epidemiology research focused on respiratory viruses (including SARS-CoV-2), foodborne illness, healthcare associated infections at the community interface, and tickborne diseases. She has been teaching epidemiology methods courses to MPH, MS, and PhD students for over 20 years.

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 board for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and has served as an adviser and reviewer for National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conferences and grant programs.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Tulane University, Epidemiology (2000)
  • MSc
    Harvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology (1995)
  • BS
    Georgetown University, Mathematics (1991)


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    See CV for complete list
  • HIV/AIDS, Russia
    Russia 2010
    Potential for HIV Transmission in Relationships of Drug-Using Women in Russia
  • HIV/AIDS, Russia
    Saint Petersburg, St.-Petersburg, Russia 2010
    The Context of HIV Testing for Detection of Early HIV Infection in St. Petersburg
  • International Training
    Russia 2010
    Co-Investigator, AIDS International Training and Research Program in Russia
  • AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP)
    China; India; Russia; South Africa 2009
    Training researchers from the Russian Federation, China, India, and South Africa in HIV prevention research.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
ChairNational Institutes of Health Study Section: Health Promotion in Communities2021
Elected MemberConnecticut Academy of Science and Engineering2021
Population Science Research PrizeYale Cancer Center2019
Immunization Champion for State of ConnecticutCenters for Disease Control and Prevention2017
Award for Excellence in TeachingYale School of Public Health2004

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