Tassos C. Kyriakides, Ph.D '99, President
Tassos C. Kyriakides, Ph.D., Yale University, 1999, is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist/Biostatistician. Born and raised in Cyprus, he received a Fulbright Scholarship and completed his B.Sc in Biochemistry at UCLA in 1993. He has worked as a biostatistician on numerous national and international medical research projects. He is a statistical consultant/analyst on numerous research protocols, has served on US and Canadian scientific evaluation committees and is a statistical reviewer for the Lancet Infectious Diseases. He is an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (Yale School of Public Health) and Yale School of Medicine (Internal Medicine-AIDS Program); he is also a Biostatistician at the Department of Veterans' Affairs Cooperative Studies Program, West Haven. He is a faculty affiliate of the Yale Hellenic Studies Program. His primary research focus is in the area of infectious diseases with particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS and its treatment. He also has an interest in the history of medicine and social determinants of health. He has recently being looking at the socio-cultural dimension of the benefits of Greek/Mediterranean nutrition and has planned events including a theme cruise featuring the food of the Mediterranean. He has served as Chair of the Global Health Committee, AYAPH and he is a fellow at Saybrook College.