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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



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

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


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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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