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)

Departments & Organizations

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

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS)

Yale Institute for Global Health

Global Health Studies

MacMillan Center

Office of Cooperative Research

Education & Training

PhD University of Oxford (2002)

Honors & Recognition

  • Bellman Prize (2013)

  • The Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists from the New York Academy of Sciences (2012)

  • Guggenheim Fellowship (2006)

  • MacMillan Center Director’s Award (2006)

  • Fellowship from Institute for Advanced Studies, Berlin (2006)

  • Young Investigator’s Prize, American Society of Naturalists (2005)


  • 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

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Contact Info

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

New Haven, CT 06520-8034

Curriculum Vitae

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).