Tassos C. Kyriakides, PhD
Research & Publications
Dr. Kyriakides collaborates with clinical researchers on numerous research projects and he provides statistical consulting on numerous research protocols. He has been an abstract mentor for young researchers at the International AIDS Conferences since 2012, leads the VACSPCC internship program and is a statistical reviewer for high-impact medical journals (Lancet Infectious Diseases and the Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology).
He is the Director at the Department of Veterans' Affairs Cooperative Studies Program (VACSPCC-West Haven) and has worked, as a Senior Biostatistician, on pivotal clinical trials (The OPTIMA Trial, a multi-national HIV/AIDS treatment clinical trial; a surgical clinical trial (The OVER Trial); and a PTSD clinical trial (The VIP-STAR Trial).
Even though his primary research focus is in the area of infectious diseases with particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS and its treatment, he has an interest in the history of medicine, social determinants of health and the socio-cultural dimension of the benefits of Greek/Mediterranean nutrition. He has recently been certified as an Olive Oil Sommelier by the International Culinary Center and the Olive Oil Education Lab in NY City. He is the co-proponent for the establishment of a Yale institute dedicated to the olive tree, its products and their impact on human and planetary health.
Education & Training
- PhDYale University (1999)
- MPhilYale University (1996)
- BSUniversity of California at Los Angeles (1993)
|NIH Collaboratory, Rethinking Clinical Trials, NIH||Serving on an external advisory panel on the future direction of clinical trials||2021|
|Olive Wellness Institute, Olive Wellness Institute||Provides consultation and expertise to the Australian Olive Wellness Institute that deals with wellness and health related to the olive tree and its products.||2018 - Present|
|Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health (AYAPH)||Board President||2015 - 2021|
|Olympism For Humanity||Faculty mentor on activities of the Olympism for Humanity Alliance; an international group that focuses on the use of sports and the Olympic ideals for the promotion of social development programs||2013 - Present|
|XIX International AIDS Conference||Mentor||2012|
|Society for Clinical Trials||Education Committee||2012 - 2013|
|Yale Center for Clinical Investigation||Pediatric Protocol Review Committee||2012 - Present|
|Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health||Board of Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health||2012 - Present|
|The Lancet Infectious Diseases||Reviewer||2012 - Present|
|Medical Surgical Clinical Science Research & Development (VA) Centralized Data Monitoring Committee||Member||2011 - 2017|
|Mental Health Merit Review Group, Research & Development (VA)||Member||2011 - 2014|
|Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health (AYAPH)||Member, Board of the Association of Yale Association in Public Health Chair, Global Health Committee||2010 - 2014|
|Cyprus Delegation to the UN Special Session on AIDS||Attended UN Special Session on AIDS, June 2001||2001|
|Clinical Trials Committee, Canadian Institute of Health Research||Member||2001 - 2004|