Alison Galvani, PhD

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

Research Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA) | Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases | YSPH Global Health Concentration

Yale Institute for Global Health

Global Health Studies

MacMillan Center

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Africa, Southern; Biological Evolution; Ecology; Economics; Epidemiologic Methods; Epidemiology; Evolution, Planetary; Global Health; HIV; Infectious Disease Medicine; Influenza, Human; Parasitology; Public Health; Tuberculosis

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.


Activities

  • Evolutionary Medicine Zurich, Switzerland; Copenhagen, Denmark; Cambridge, United Kingdom; Oxford, United Kingdom; 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, 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

Selected Publications

See list of PubMed publications

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Contact Info

Alison Galvani, PhD
Office Location
135 College Street, Ste 200 Rm 235
New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Epidemiology of Microbial DiseasesPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034

Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis

Dogs and their owners wait in line for canine rabies vaccination during a campaign in northwest Tanzania

We showed that canine rabies vaccination was both an epidemiologically effective and economically cost-effective approach to protect people from rabies transmission (Fitzpatrick et al 2014 Annals of Internal Medicine).