Linda M. Niccolai, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Director, HPV-IMPACT Project (Emerging Infections Program); Deputy Director, Office International Training (CIRA); Director, Development Core at Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS; Director, HPV Working Group at Yale; Acting Director, CT Emerging Infections Program at Yale

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS | Connecticut Emerging Infections Program | Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases: Vaccine Group | HPV | YSPH Global Health Concentration

Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention and Control

Faculty Research

Global Health Studies: HIV/AIDS

Office of Cooperative Research


Linda Niccolai is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases and Director of the HPV-IMPACT Project at the CT Emerging Infections Program. She is also Deputy Director of the Office of International Training and Director of the Development Core for the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS.

Her research is primarily focused on sexually transmitted infections (STI), including HIV. Her current research projects include a special 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. She is also working on HIV transmission dynamic studies in Russia.

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 boards for Sexually Transmitted Diseases and PLoS One and has served as an advisor and reviewer for National Institues of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conferences and grant programs. In 2004, she was the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Education & Training

PhD Tulane University (2000)
MSc Harvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology (1995)

Honors & Recognition

  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, Yale School of Public Health (2004)

Professional Service

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International Activity

  • - (2013 - 2013)

  • HIV/AIDS, Russia Russia (2010)

    Potential for HIV Transmission in Relationships of Drug-Using Women in Russia

  • HIV/AIDS, Russia Saint Petersburg, Russia (2010)

    The Context of HIV Testing for Detection of Early HIV Infection in St. Petersburg

  • International Training Russia (2010)

    Co-Investigator, AIDS International Training and Research Program in Russia

  • AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) China; India; Russia; South Africa (2009)

    Training researchers from the Russian Federation, China, India, and South Africa in HIV prevention research.

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Contact Info

Linda M. Niccolai, PhD
Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street, Ste 404

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Yale School of Public HealthPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034

HPV Working Group