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Alison Galvani, PhD

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

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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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

Epidemiology Methods; Health Care Management; Modeling; COVID-19

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Selected Publications

  • Epidemiology meets evolutionary ecology.Galvani, A.P. (2003) Trends in Ecology & Evolution 18: 132-139.