Research & Publications
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 at Yale and the HPV Vaccine Working Group at Yale.
Her research is primarily focused on sexually transmitted infections. Her current research projects include a 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. 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. Her other research interests are in social determinants of HIV risk including mass incarceration and housing instability.
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
- PhDTulane University, Epidemiology (2000)
- MScHarvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology (1995)
- BSGeorgetown University, Mathematics (1991)
- HIV/AIDS, RussiaRussia 2010Potential for HIV Transmission in Relationships of Drug-Using Women in Russia
- HIV/AIDS, RussiaSaint Petersburg, Russia 2010The Context of HIV Testing for Detection of Early HIV Infection in St. Petersburg
- International TrainingRussia 2010Co-Investigator, AIDS International Training and Research Program in Russia
- AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP)China; India; Russia; South Africa 2009Training researchers from the Russian Federation, China, India, and South Africa in HIV prevention research.
Honors & Recognition
|Chair||National Institutes of Health Study Section: Health Promotion in Communities||2021|
|Elected Member||Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering||2021|
|Population Science Research Prize||Yale Cancer Center||2019|
|Immunization Champion for State of Connecticut||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||2017|
|Award for Excellence in Teaching||Yale School of Public Health||2004|