Tassos Constantino Kyriakides, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Biostatistics; Biostatistician; Director, Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center (West Haven, CT), Department of Veterans Affairs; Director, Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center (West Haven, CT), Department of Veterans Affairs

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Biostatistics | Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS)

Yale Center for Health & Learning Games

MacMillan Center


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.

Education & Training

PhD Yale University (1999)
MPhil Yale University (1996)
BS University of California at Los Angeles (1993)

Professional Service

  • Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health (AYAPH) (2015 - Present) President of the Board

  • XIX International AIDS Conference (2012 - Present) Mentor

  • Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, Since 9/2012 (2012 - Present) Pediatric Protocol Review Committee

  • Society for Clinical Trials (2012 - Present) Education Committee

  • Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health (2012 - Present) Board of Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health

  • The Lancet Infectious Diseases (2012 - Present) Reviewer

  • Medical Surgical Clinical Science Research & Development (VA) Centralized Data Monitoring Committee (2011 - Present)

  • Mental Health Merit Review Group, Research & Development (VA) (2011 - Present) Member

  • Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health (AYAPH) (2010 - 2014) Member, Board of the Association of Yale Association in Public Health Chair, Global Health Committee

  • Cyprus Delegation to the UN Special Session on AIDS (2001) Attended UN Special Session on AIDS, June 2001

  • Clinical Trials Committee, Canadian Institute of Health Research (2001 - 2004) Member


  • Public Health/Research Capacity building Nicosia, Cyprus (2015)

    Short courses and didactic modules have been constructed and delivered in Cyprus. In addition, summer internships have been provided for Public Health students at organizations in Cyprus through this partnership

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Tassos Constantino Kyriakides, PhD
Office Location
YCAS300 George Street, Ste 555
New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
BiostatisticsPO Box 208056
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8056