Research & Publications
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 (EIP) at Yale and the HPV Vaccine Working Group at Yale.
Her research is focused on the epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases. Her current projects include a focus on human papillomavirus (HPV). Specifically, her research is designed to understand uptake, impact, and effectiveness of HPV vaccines with an emphasis on addressing health disparities. Recently her work has expanded to other vaccines including those in the adolescent platform. Her research methods include surveillance, behavioral and clinical 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. As Director of the CT EIP at YSPH, she oversees a large program of public health surveillance and applied epidemiology research focused on respiratory viruses (including SARS-CoV-2), foodborne illness, healthcare associated infections at the community interface, and tickborne diseases. She has been teaching epidemiology methods courses to MPH, MS, and PhD students for over 20 years.
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
- PhDTulane University, Epidemiology (2000)
- MScHarvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology (1995)
- BSGeorgetown University, Mathematics (1991)
- -2013See CV for complete list
Honors & Recognition
|Chair||National Institutes of Health Study Section: Health Promotion in Communities||2021|
|Elected Member||Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering||2021|
|Population Science Research Prize||Yale Cancer Center||2019|
|Immunization Champion for State of Connecticut||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||2017|
|Award for Excellence in Teaching||Yale School of Public Health||2004|